Police in St. Lucia arrest 1 of 4 suspects in armed robbery of cruise ship passengers

Police in St. Lucia say they have arrested one of four suspects being sought for the armed robbery of about 55 sightseers from a cruise ship last week.

Authorities say four masked men armed with homemade shotguns and pistols held up the passengers from Celebrity Cruise line's Eclipse vessel as they toured a botanical garden. No one was hurt in the Friday robbery.

A police statement issued Monday says the arrested man will be charged soon. It says he has confessed to his role in the crime in a written statement.

The other three suspects are still at large.

Detectives say the tourists were robbed of money, jewelry, cameras and cellphones.