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Burglar Breaks Into Woman’s Apartment In LBJ Gardens And Tries To Rape Her

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CHRISTIANSTED – A man broke into a woman’s apartment at LBJ Gardens in Estate Richmond and tried to rape her early Saturday morning, according to police.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a break-in and attempted sexual assault at 4:31 a.m. Saturday in the LBJ Gardens housing community, police said.

Police met with a woman who told them that she had been sleeping when she was awakened by loud noises in her apartment.



The woman said she got up out of bed to investigate the sounds when she came into contact with the man who had broken into her apartment. She told police that she recognized him as someone who lives in her neighborhood.

When the man started to fondle her and tried to initiate sex, the woman said that she told the man that she knew who he was and that she was going to call the police.

The man then fled the residence and as he was leaving begged the woman to not contact the authorities.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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