Castries vendor Bertha Nicholas has told a local television station that a tourist stole from her booth at the Vendors Arcade.
MBC Prime reported Wednesday night that Nicholas was returning from a visit to the washroom when she noticed a Caucasian male near the booth.
The vendor told MBC Prime that she tried to get his attention.
“When I reached close to him I said ‘Hello sir, are you interested in a cap or something?’ He didn’t answer me – he paid no mind,” Nicholas recalled.
She disclosed that when she checked her items, she noticed that a small glass pyramid was missing.
According to Nicholas, she followed the visitor requesting to see what was under his cap and eventually discovered that he had the item in his possession, which she took.
“A grown up man like you – why you doing that?” She recalled telling the visitor.
“He said nothing to me – he just turned his back and then he left,” Nicholas stated.
According to MBC Prime, the man was a passenger aboard a cruise ship berthed in the Castries harbour and was accompanied by a woman.
The vendor said the case was not an isolated one as tourists sometimes visit vendors’ booths in groups and only after they depart, the vendors discover that items are missing.
But she explained that Wednesday’s incident happened ‘live’.
“I saw him – people witnessed it,” Nicholas explained.