City Police officers have information about two suspects who carried out an attack on a mother and her daughter who were first time visitors to Saint Lucia aboard a cruise ship, the office of the Mayor of Castries has announced.
“Our City Police are ahead of it – we actually have information about the two individuals and we are pursuing this vigorously to ensure that those persons responsible will be hauled before the courts,” Press and Communications Manager at the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC), Jason Hullingseeed said.
Hullingseed made the comments in an interview with Radio Caribbean International (RCI), Monday.
He disclosed that both he and Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, were in office at the time of the attack on Saturday morning in Sans Soucis.
“During that time we deployed our City Police to the area,” Hullingseed told the RCI Midday News Edition.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, the mother, in her late fifties and her 29 year old daughter, both from Germany, were attacked by two young males as they left Serenity Park.
The victims put up a struggle as an attempt was made to relieve the older woman of a pouch that she was wearing around her waist, it was reported.
Passersby converged on the scene after hearing screams and the attackers fled empty handed.
The victims, who are said to have sustained multiple abrasions, later returned to their vessel, identified as the AidaPerla.