Police arrested a woman and at least three men in Babonneau in an area identified as Cacolie about 4:00 am Saturday as the officers investigated a stolen vehicle report.
According to reports, the woman had fallen asleep while on lookout duty for the gang.
Two individuals familiar with the incident told St Lucia Times that the stolen minibus had been in a garage.
But someone who knew the vehicle and its owner noticed it was on the road driven by an unfamiliar person.
The individual called the garage owner, who confirmed that the grey Toyota had been stolen and they summoned the police.
The individuals the police arrested had driven the Toyota deep into a bushy area and had already begun scrapping it.
They had several tools in their possession, including an engine hoist which police found near the stolen Toyota.
An individual familiar with the incident told St Lucia Times that when confronted by the police, one of the men said they were in the area looking for crabs.
But he could not explain why there was engine oil on his hands.
Saturday’s arrests came amid several reports of vehicle thefts in the Babonneau area, believed to have been carried out by one set of individuals.
There are no further details at present.