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Looters struck as tropical storm Matthew bore down on Saint Lucia, targeting several business places in the capital and its environs.

“A young man came to inform me home this morning about after seven that the shop was broken into and when I came down later about minutes to ten, we discovered that two coolers were missing and some of the hard liquor inside,” store owner Janelle Auguste told the Times as workmen fixed the  store door that the looters had been able to pry open.

janelle-augusteAuguste, who operates her business on St Louis Street, said the matter was reported to the police who were able to retrieve one of the coolers.

The container was empty.

store-2“Basically there was nothing in the shop – the coolers they took, it was a lady we were helping who sells at the side of the road,” she told the Times.

She explained that the woman is allowed to leave her belongings in the store.

“When that lady comes tomorrow and we inform her of what took place – she has nothing,” Auguste declared.

According to the shop owner, she received information that the looters took advantage of the blackout after 3: am Thursday morning to break into her business place.

hang-tenThere are  reports that  other places including Hang Ten clothing store, a business  in Corinth and the National Skills Development Centre (NSDC) were also were broken into.

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