Police pleased with bush clearing near walkway overpass

Saint Lucia police have described the clearing of bush at the base of the walkway overpass  near Gablewoods Mall as a “good example” of law enforcers and citizens working together to fight crime.

“I have no doubt the this action will cause much inconvenience to would be criminals who in the past would use the cover of these bushes to aid in their criminal activities,” police spokesman, Corporal Zachary Hippolyte told the Times.

Hippolyte, on  behalf of the Royal saint Lucia Police Force, expressed gratitude to the individual or individuals responsible for clearing the area.

On September 5, 2016, two women using the walkway overpass were robbed at knife point  within minutes of each other, while a third managed to fend off two young bandits with her umbrella.

The incident occurred opposite Gablewoods Mall shortly before 8:30 pm.

The women had apparently alighted from a bus and were about to cross the walkway overpass that would have taken them  to the Gablewoods Mall side, when they were attacked by two young men.

The first woman was robbed of a handbag containing unspecified items.

Minutes later, two other women who were walking together were attacked, one of them being relieved of her handbag although they screamed for help.

One member of the duo used her umbrella to fend off one of the attackers and managed to hold on to her handbag.


It appeared that the two young bandits  hid in bushes near the base of the walkway.

Similar attacks have occurred in the same area.


  1. Anonymous
    September 13, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    That’s what we do. That’s how we operate. That’s how things work in St lucia. Did it have to take the guys to hold up the ladies. I hope they do it in other places / spots and we always say better late than never. Smh

  2. Anonymous
    September 13, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Always after the fact.

  3. Anonymous
    September 13, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Not only in these types of area should bush be cleared but for persons who buy property (land) and abandon them for decades before they build. I feel for those who have attempted to cut bush on these types of property and have found themselves in trouble with these property owners or their families. The safety of our people needs to come first. Chastanet isn’t that your property? And if it is why did you not cut it after all, across the road is bringing enough business and by extension revenue for all these mall tenants.

  4. Anonymous
    September 14, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Thanks to the person or persons who have cut the bush at the top of Darling Road going down from La Clery, there too has been a hide out for a young thief.

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