A Ciceron woman who told Hot 7 News that she wrestled with one of two gunmen who attacked her Friday, made it clear that her intention was to ‘put him down.’
“I think right now business people are sick of these thieves – frustrated with them. These young boys need to go and get work to do,” the businesswoman told the news channel.
The Ciceron woman, whose identity was not revealed, told Hot 7 News that she was cooking about 11.00 a.m when two males entered her premises.
She said they were not wearing masks.
The woman told Hot 7 News one of the men entered her kitchen and pulled out a gun from a bag he was carrying.
She identified the firearm as being a .22 calibre weapon.
“We end up wrestling, because he said ‘gimme the cash you have ‘ so we started wrestling,” the woman told the news channel.
She said at this point, the other gunman who was outside came in.
“He had a .45 firearm. He had it by my head and then is when I had to give up the cash and the bag,” the woman recalled.
“The fight I put up with the one with the .22 -my intention was to get the firearm to put him down. Trust me that was all in my mind – to put him down then the law would have take it from there,” the woman told Hot 7 News.
She spoke against the backdrop of a spate of robberies in the capital.
On Saturday, a Canadian couple visiting Saint Lucia for the first time had their bag snatched by a youth in the Sans Souci area.
Police later recovered the bag, minus the cash it had contained, but with credit and debit cards, a health card and a driver’s license inside.