Two men are expected to appear in court today to answer to charges in connection with the alleged abduction of four women in Villa last Friday.
iWitness News has not ascertained the names of the accused men or the exact charges that have been brought against them.
However, we were reliably informed that they would appear before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court today.
Reports are that the women were abducted around 11 p.m. by three armed men while the women sitting in their car.
The vehicle was parked on the sidewalk near a hotel in Villa, located on St. Vincent’s tourism belt on the southeast coast.
The armed men boarded the women’s vehicle, relieved the women of their mobile phones and some EC$600 in cash.
They drove the women’s vehicle, with the women inside, along the Rose Cottage road in Villa.
During the drive, one of the men is said to have told his partners-in-crime to shoot one of the women who had turned on the vehicle’s hazard lights.
The women were able to escape after they came upon a vehicle belonging to Villa resident Jomorni “Small Man” Tash, who intervened and helped them to escape.
The bandits are said to have discharged a firearm before fleeing the scene.