Looters take advantage of tropical storm Matthew

Looters struck as tropical storm Matthew bore down on Saint Lucia, targeting several business places in the capital and its environs.

“A young man came to inform me home this morning about after seven that the shop was broken into and when I came down later about minutes to ten, we discovered that two coolers were missing and some of the hard liquor inside,” store owner Janelle Auguste told the Times as workmen fixed the  store door that the looters had been able to pry open.

janelle-augusteAuguste, who operates her business on St Louis Street, said the matter was reported to the police who were able to retrieve one of the coolers.

The container was empty.

store-2“Basically there was nothing in the shop – the coolers they took, it was a lady we were helping who sells at the side of the road,” she told the Times.

She explained that the woman is allowed to leave her belongings in the store.

“When that lady comes tomorrow and we inform her of what took place – she has nothing,” Auguste declared.

According to the shop owner, she received information that the looters took advantage of the blackout after 3: am Thursday morning to break into her business place.

hang-tenThere are  reports that  other places including Hang Ten clothing store, a business  in Corinth and the National Skills Development Centre (NSDC) were also were broken into.


  1. love
    September 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    In Martinique,once its a certain time u cannot be idle just window shopping in the town or strolling. The police stops you and search you and sometimes put you in the cell for the night. The police need to do what is necessary for the safety and protection of people and their businesses in this country. We are too small of a country to have so much crime.it’s getting out of hands.

  2. Anonymous
    September 29, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Oh so true something hv to he done asap also they should hv emergency transformers in pastries central

  3. window shoper after storms
    September 29, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I agree where would cops be without donuts and coffee especially after hangovers, but I’m not sure about stop and search method especially if cop is gay ,cop with bad hangover and gay, stop and search could have dire consequences.

    1. Anon1
      September 30, 2016 at 9:33 am

      The reason you’ve just given for not wanting Stop and Search is so ridiculous.

      I would never want to see Stop and Search rolled out in St Lucia but definitely not for the reason you mentioned above.

  4. Aunt sejar
    September 30, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    donuts coffee and cops go hand in hand not all cops are straight,so you do the math Anon1,and with new system France is bringing in there will be stop and search,it’s only a matter of time and gay half drunk cop frisken one of your friends for running a stop sign is party time.