A woman from a cruise ship, which is presently docked on the Dame Eugenia Boulevard, was robbed in Roseau on Friday morning.
An eyewitness told Dominica News Online that the victim and another lady was about to enter a wine store on Long Lane when she was pounced upon by a young man.
“The guy ran up, grabbed the lady’s chain from her neck and threw her down in the drain,” the eyewitness said.
He said the victim was totally shocked from the experience.
“She was shaking like a leaf,” the eyewitness stated.
She was eventually taken to a building where she was given water and attempts were made to calm her down.
The eyewitness, who said he couldn’t believe such incident could happen in broad daylight, said the perpetrator made good his escape in the direction of the Old Market. He said no attempts were made by anyone to stop him.
“There are all the bus drivers and vendors and nobody stopped the guy,” he said.
The police were quick on the scene and the victim was eventually taken to the Police Headquarters to file a report.