Representatives of the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF), joined Marine Police, tourism and other officials Thursday morning, in discussing a plan to beef up security in Soufriere, following a recent robbery of UK visitors to the town at gunpoint.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, at around 2:30 am on October 27, 2017, two masked gunmen boarded a rented vessel that was anchored in the Soufriere Bay.
A source close to law enforcement said that five persons, including two children, were on board the vessel ‘Priorities’, at the time.
According to the source, the children and their mother were locked in the cabin at the time of the robbery.
It is reported that the two armed intruders confronted two male boaters and made of with some EC$1,500 in cash and four iPhones.
Several persons are understood to be assisting the police with the investigation into the incident.
It is reported that Thursday’s emergency meeting was aimed at drawing up a security plan to prevent a recurrence of the recent armed robbery in the Soufriere Bay.