Senior citizen attacked in Castries

A senior citizen was attacked by three youths near the Castries market on Friday, the President of the Vendors Association, Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac has reported.

Isaac said the incident occurred on Friday at around 7 pm.

“There was an old man coming from work or wherever and he was robbed by three persons right by the stairway going to to the  provision market,” he disclosed.

Isaac told the Times that three young men accosted the elderly citizen and robbed him of his bag and other items before escaping.

The Vendors Association President estimated that the victim was in his sixties or older.

“He was not a young man,” Isaac explained.

He said the incident happened in full view of a number of people.

Isaac told the Times that the victim was a local, adding that not only tourists are targets but Saint Lucians are being frequently robbed as well.

In recent weeks there have been a number of reports of attacks on persons near the Castries market.