Armed bandits attacked Allied Sales in La Clery, Castries, Thursday afternoon and escaped in a waiting car after robbing two individuals who were at the business establishment, it has been reported.
An eyewitness who spoke to St Lucia Times on condition of anonymity said a vehicle dropped two male individuals at the front of the building and parked nearby.
“After that I saw two guys running and I hear ‘Hold them! Hold them!’, and the two guys went in a white Suzuki Swift and it just gone,” the eyewitness stated.
He said he later heard that the two masked men had robbed Allied Sales hardware store.
The men are reported to have relieved two persons who were in the business place at the time of cash and their mobile telephones.
“I don’t know what they could do to stop that,” the eyewitness lamented.
He said the incident occurred after noon.
Just last week, armed robbers shot dead 51 year old Saint Lucia businessman, Stan Pistol, at his business place – Kross Roads, at the junction of Cedars and Waterworks Roads.