Police foil robbery at First District Court

St Lucia Police successfully foiled a robbery at the First District Court in Castries today, officials say.

Law enforcement officers arrested three men inside the administrative section of the court around 5:30am.

The thieves are thought to have made their way into the building through an opening in the security bars, according to Sonia Monrose – Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice.

The break-in forced the closure of the court while the police conducted their investigation.

Ms. Monrose said nothing was taken from the building although there was damage to the doors and air condition.

“There are a number of things that persons could be looking for. It could be money because persons do pay monies to the courts,” Monrose said. “It could be files. It could be the equipment. We’re not sure what their intentions were.”

A crew from the Ministry of Infrastructure was brought in to assess the damage and begin the repairs.

The administrative section of the building is expected to remain closed for at least two days, Monrose said.

Sonia Monrose


  1. LB
    June 13, 2017 at 11:32 am

    The grammar!! The grammar … fix it!!

    1. Elegal
      June 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Not grammar alone. Dem people need to know the difference between a robbery and a breaking or burglary. Come on now in this day and age. The headline is misleading.

  2. Lucian
    June 13, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Lucia iut if control

  3. Anonymous
    June 13, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Like the three bandits reported to the court very early that morning to face the charges of housebreaking and burglary.

  4. Anonymous
    June 13, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Lol omg get it right pls

  5. Anonymous
    June 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Lol yo peh

  6. Anonymous
    June 13, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    You’ll trying to correct, but you’ll more stupid.

    1. Think
      June 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      @anonymous the accepted contraction of ‘you all’ is y’all. ‘You’ll’ actually denotes ‘you will’, therefore your sentence reads as “You will trying to correct, but you will more stupid”.
      You might want to ask yourself who is more stupid here.

      1. Like seriously?
        June 14, 2017 at 9:10 am

        Dwl! I just had to laugh this morning. Your comment is on point though. You’ll = you will or you shall. This is what happens when we insult others by calling them stupid and can’t even write standard English. Like you said…who is stupid now? Lol

  7. Anonymous
    June 18, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Wow. Lucians really think they kn English. .wanting to correct others and they more damm…you all…you’ll. ..standard English

  8. Anonymous
    June 18, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Come on English what while it’s important to speak standard English, just remember it also important to stick to a topic , the topic spoke about robbery and not English stop criticizing each other, stop putting each other down at the end of the day we are all st Lucian’s please.

  9. Kim
    June 18, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Mob life

  10. Odear
    June 18, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    They forget all about the incident, but focusing on someone’s else grammar. Lucians again !!!!!!