Dominica News Online has been reliably informed that a tourist was robbed of her jewelry in Roseau on Wednesday.
This is the second such incident in Roseau in two days.
Wednesday’s incident occurred in the vicinity of Western Union.
An eyewitness, who saw everything unfold before her eyes, told DNO that she went to a nearby establishment with the aim of buying a pair of shoes.
While there she heard the owner shouting, “look they strangling a tourist on the road.”
The eyewitness said when she looked, she saw a man grabbing at the tourist’s neck and a brief struggle ensued.
The man eventually pulled off the tourist’s necklace and made good his escape.
The shaken and bewildered tourist, who appeared to be a visitor from a ship that’s now in port, eventually walked away in the direction of the Bay Front.
The eyewitness said no police appeared on the scene because apparently no one called them for assistance.
On Tuesday, a female tourist was robbed on Independence Street in Roseau.
Reports are that the tourist was in the company of another individual (believed to be her husband) when she started shouting for help.
At the same time, a young man was seen running towards the St Martin’s Primary School.
The police were called to the scene of that crime but by then the robber had gotten away with some personal items belonging to the tourist.