A gunman boarded a bus in Castries and robbed a female passenger before escaping.
The vehicle was on its way from Bocage to Castries.
The incident occurred about 6:10 am Friday, according to bus driver Lucius Reynold.
Reynold, of Bocage, told St Lucia Times that a male individual estimated to be in his thirties, stopped the vehicle in Marchand, Castries and boarded it.
He said once on board, the man robbed a female passenger at the back, taking away her handbag which contained a mobile telephone and other valuables.
Reynold disclosed that at the time of the incident, he and three others were aboard the vehicle.
He said the bandit, who wore no maask, took nothing from him.
The bus driver explained that during the commotion at the back of the bus where the female victim was sitting, he had difficulty controlling the vehicle.
He said after robbing the woman, the bandit escaped.
Reynold noted that as a result of the Friday morning incident, he is afraid and considering getting another occupation.
The President of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT), Godfrey Ferdinand, told St Lucia Times that the latest incident demonstrates the need for bus drivers to be vigilant and security conscious.
He also cited the need to introduce the long mooted cashless system for the public transport system.
In addition, Ferdinand spoke of the need to consider the use of CCTV cameras and for increased police patrols in some areas.