A young man accused of using a fake gun to rob a female in Gros Islet is in police custody.
The incident occurred on Friday.
Residents of the area alleged that in addition to robbing the young female of some money, the suspect also indecently assaulted her.
Social media videos showed a young male with a backpack surrounded by a small, agitated crowd.
He sustains several blows from the angry residents, and, at one point, a member of the crowd displays the imitation firearm the residents accused him of carrying.
“As you start smoking you doing that?” A voice off-camera in one of the videos asks while a woman shouts, “Look – a gun. A fake gun!”
The young man appears to protest his innocence, declaring in one of the social media videos, “Is not me that do that!”
One of the videos showed him being led away.
Police are investigating the matter.