The police have confirmed a woman was robbed over the weekend in Calibishie.
DNO understands that the victim is an American citizen who has been living in Dominica for the past nine years.
A source close to the individual told DNO that the woman was beaten with a cutlass and held at gunpoint by two masked men.
Reports are that the victim has since returned to the US to recuperate because she feared for her life.
DNO has been reliably informed that residents of Calibishie are living in fear because of the rise in criminal activity there and the fact that no one has been apprehended.
Investigations into this matter continue.