A German mother and her daughter have been identified as the two cruise ship visitors who were attacked in Sans Souci, Castries, Saturday morning.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times from reliable sources, the two were pounced on by two young thugs after they exited Serenity Park about 10.00 a.m.
It was their first visit here, it was reported.
The young criminals are said to have attempted to snatch a pouch from the older woman, but she and her daughter put up a struggle.
Both women sustained multiple abrasions during the attack.
The screams of the mother and daughter attracted the attention of others and the bandits fled empty handed.
The two females later returned to their vessel.
A Saint Lucian who operates a business establishment in Sans Souci told St Lucia Times that it appears that a group of criminals is bent on targeting individuals and businesses in the area.
According to the businessman, who said he was aware of the attempt to rob the German visitors, several people have been mugged in Sans Souci and a number of business places have been broken into in recent times.
Earlier his week, a couple reported being robbed at gunpoint in Serenity Park.