Residents of Sans Souci, Castries, say they are fed up with muggings and break-ins in their area.
One resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said the situation was bad.
“People cannot take a walk to the (Serenity) Park. If they do that they get mugged. It’s really bad,” he disclosed.
He said the criminals strike at any time – during the day or early evening.
“It’s getting out of hand,” he told St Lucia Times, adding that the latest incident occurred about a week ago.
“It was a young guy – he was walking towards the RCI Radio Station and some guys came from behind and robbed him. They took his phone and his wallet,” the Sans Souci resident recalled.
He expressed the view that the crimes were being perpetrated by young men from outside of the area.
Another man said his home had been burgled.
Another male who operates a business in the community confirmed that the situation is getting out of hand.
It was disclosed that the police are making attempts to organise a neighbourhood watch group in Sans Souci, a move that has been welcomed by one of the area’s oldest residents who has lived there for decades.