An American couple with a toddler in a stroller reported being robbed Thursday in the Rodney Bay area by young men armed with guns and butcher knives.
The incident occurred around 10.30 pm.
The couple told St Lucia Times that the attackers were four men who appeared to be in their twenties.
The US nationals, who recently arrived in Saint Lucia, recalled that they were on foot walking from the Rodney Bay Massy Stores Supermarket when they we were targeted.
‘The boys who robbed us drove in a brand new shiny looking white four door sedan car,’ they told St Lucia Times.
‘They drove up past us in the dark, stopped their car at the top of the hill past the Cleopatra Villas and waited there in the dark where they knew we would be passing by. They then got out of their car with butcher knives and guns as we approached strolling our toddler inside his stroller. They ran over towards us with their weapons and told us not to scream,’ the visitors stated.
They told St Lucia Times that the young criminals robbed them of a silver iPhone 6s and other things, including cash.
The victims want help from members of the public to recover the iPhone which they described as being very important and contains ‘sacred pictures of our children which are non- replaceable.’
‘If any of them have offered to sell the iPhone to you please know that it is iCloud locked and has been red flagged as stolen. The phone cannot not be unlocked, wiped or swiped in any way. Without the iCloud account password, there is no amount of hard cracking that any expert can do to break into the phone in order to be able to restore it to use for resale on the black market – the iPhone 6s in non-crackable. It is nothing more than a brick to you,’ they declared.
According to the victims, if anyone that tries to activate the phone their geo- location will be marked so that police can be sent to that location to retrieve the phone and arrest anyone who is in possession of it.
They are asking anyone with information about the robbery to contact the Rodney Bay police station.
‘If they could do something like this to us while we have our little baby toddler with us, they could do it to any one of you as well. This organized crime is spoiling this beautiful country of ours and we need to make it stop!’ They asserted.
They are offering a cash reward of $US 100 to anyone who will bring the phone back to them.
The device has a transparent gray rubber cover on it that is ‘somewhat falling apart’.