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Saint Lucia, Soufriere, Hummingbird Dock: Armed Assault & Robbery - March 2016

By CSSN — last modified Jun 19, 2017 01:52 PM
First Hand Report from the Caribbean Security & Safety Net (CSSN).

Published: 2016-03-10 00:00:00
Topics: Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2016
Countries: St Lucia

https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/date-2016-03-03-country-name-st-lucia-location-detail-soufriere-event-assault/

DATE: 2016-03-02
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Soufriere
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: Wallets and camera

DETAILS:

On the evening of March 2, 2016, returning from dinner ashore at 10 PM, on the SMMA dock that serves the Hummingbird and Still Resorts at Soufriere, St. Lucia, a party of 7 cruisers, accompanied by the Still Resort security guard, were robbed by 3 masked attackers who had a gun, a machete and a club.

The security guard was knocked down.

The robbers demanded money at gunpoint. They were given wallets and a camera. One woman’s purse was cut off her shoulder with the machete. Her husband was struck on the head with the blunt side of the machete.

When the group came into the dock originally, they declined the dinghy watching “service” of some teenagers. The teens were quite unhappy about it and threatened to return with a machete.

The cruisers departed St. Lucia immediately.

The Still Resort staff has kept the victims advised after making a report to the Royal St. Lucia Police, who are investigating.

The camera and wallets (containing only ID) have been recovered.

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