Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, says he has apologised to a female who was robbed in Castries Tuesday morning.
The incident occurred in the William Peter Boulevard about 10.00. a.m.
The woman has been identified as an Italian national.
The young man who snatched her mobile device was pursued by members of the public and City Police officers, eventually being held near the Castries market and taken into custody.
He is reported to have been taken before the court and remanded until April 10.
Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, said he saw the female victim after the robbery and spoke with her.
“I apologised to her for the discourteous behaviour of our citizens,” Francis disclosed.
The Mayor stated that the telephone that was grabbed was retrieved.
Francis told reporters he is concerned about the fallout from crime in Saint Lucia.
“That is why we are doing everything in our power,” he explained.
The Mayor disclosed that the City Police will soon be increasing its numbers.
“My focus, as I have always said, cleanliness first and security as far as the City is concerned – that’s what I am passionate about and what I will do everything in my power to maintain,” he asserted.