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Cruise Ship Passenger Holdup

Authorities in St. Kitts say two masked gunmen have held up a tour bus, robbing 16 cruise ship passengers of their cash and cameras. No one has been harmed.

Police say the tourists from the Celebrity Mercury ship were traveling to the Brimstone Hill Fortress, a park popular with visitors.

Park manager Joseph Woodley tells local radio the robbers blocked the road with a fallen tree. When the bus driver got out to clear the way, they emerged from bushes and robbed the tourists before disappearing back into the woodlands.

A police statement calls Sunday’s robbery “an unprecedented incident in St. Kitts.” It calls visitors’ safety a “highest priority.”

Police are hunting for the robbers.