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Man and Woman Robbed At Gunpoint Near Western Cemetary in St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said a man and a woman were robbed at gunpoint near Western Cemetary on Friday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

According to the victim, he and a female friend were robbed at gunpoint by an unknown black male individual while in the area of the Western Cemetery.

The man said that the robber took his gold chain valued at $500, $70 cash, and about $100 cash from the woman, the VIPD said.

The robber then fled the area of the incident on foot, according to the victims. 

The case is currently under active investigation by Criminal Investigation Bureau. 

Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 at extensions 5611. They can call 911, Crime Stoppers VI, the Commissioner’s Office at (340) 715-5506 and the Chief’s Office at (340) 712-2248.


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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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