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Suspect Arrested For In and Out Service Station Robbery

Mug Shot - Lawrence Greenidge

FREDERIKSTED – A 36-year-old Estate Harvey man was arrested over the weekend on weapons and other charges in connection with a mid-island robbery that took place in January, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Lawrence Greenidge was arrested at 7:45 p.m. Friday on a warrant issued by the Virgin Islands Superior Court and executived by members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau, the VIPD said.

Greenidge was arrested on the charges of first-degree robbery; third-degree assault; carrying or using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence; grand larceny; brandishing, exhibiting or using a deadly weapon, and disturbance of the peace,  in connection with the robbery of the In and Out Service Station that occurred on January 5, according to police.

Bail for Lawrence Greenidge was set at $75,000.00. Unable to post bail, Greenidge was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights hearing.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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