Police are investigating a report that three masked bandits held up a number of persons visiting the New Jerusalem waterfall in Soufriere on Thursday afternoon.
The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m., according to information obtained by the Times.
One of the robbery victims is reported to have been hit on the head by one of the bandits.
There were conflicting reports regarding what weapons were carried by the criminals, whether guns or knives – or both.
However it is reported that about seven locals and one non-national who were visiting the waterfall at the time were relieved of their valuables, including a diamond ring.
The non-national was identified as an American citizen who has Saint Lucian parents and is visiting a cousin here for the holidays.