St Lucia Police successfully foiled a robbery at the First District Court in Castries today, officials say.
Law enforcement officers arrested three men inside the administrative section of the court around 5:30am.
The thieves are thought to have made their way into the building through an opening in the security bars, according to Sonia Monrose – Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice.
The break-in forced the closure of the court while the police conducted their investigation.
Ms. Monrose said nothing was taken from the building although there was damage to the doors and air condition.
“There are a number of things that persons could be looking for. It could be money because persons do pay monies to the courts,” Monrose said. “It could be files. It could be the equipment. We’re not sure what their intentions were.”
A crew from the Ministry of Infrastructure was brought in to assess the damage and begin the repairs.
The administrative section of the building is expected to remain closed for at least two days, Monrose said.