Two young thugs attacked a woman while she was sitting a minibus in Castries, it has been reported.
Bernadette Hinds told St Lucia Times that on Wednesday morning she boarded a mini-bus for Castries, and when the vehicle was near the Vigie roundabout it stopped to let a passenger off.
“I was sitting by the door – there were two young men standing under the shanty and I felt suspicious,” she recalled.
According to the woman, one of the young men made as if to board the bus, at which point she made way for him to enter as she was sitting near the door.
“Right away he just grabbed me, grabbed my neck, pushing his hand in my shirt looking for my chain,” Hinds stated.
She said she was wrestling with the aggressor and screaming.
“The bus had a lot of people, but I know the people could not come out because the bus is so tight, it was packed,” the victim explained.
She told St Lucia Times the only person who could have exited was the driver.
“I don’t know if he was surprised or everybody was shocked, but they allowed the guy – after I was screaming, nobody gave a helping hand,” Hinds lamented.
She said the young man took her chain and fled, after which she reported the incident to the police.
The woman called on Saint Lucians to be on guard when sitting in or boarding a bus.
“I want to tell the public, don’t take anything for granted – if it could happen to me today, it could happen to you tomorrow,” she asserted.
Hinds urged victims of crime, small or large, to report the matter to the police and the media to put others on guard.
“We have to be in it together,” the robbery victim stated