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Man Who Returned To Scene of Robbery In Savan Is Captured By Police

Mug Shot - Christian Rojas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 25-year-old Lytton Fancy man was arrested this weekend on robbery and related charges Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Christian J. Rojas was charged at 12 p.m. Saturday in connection with a robbery that took place on June 19, the VIPD said.

On Saturday August 1 about 10:35 a.m., the owner of the Savan Grocery Store phoned the 911 Emergency Call Center and reported that one of the persons who had robbed his business on June 19 was standing outside, according to police.

The store owner said Rojas was one of the persons who not only robbed Savan Grocery Store, but that he also assaulted him, police said.

Several officers responded to the 911 call and while attempting to apprehend the suspect, Rojas physically assaulted an officer and began to run away on foot, according to police. But he was apprehended moments later in the alley near the Leonard Dober Elementary School on Kronprindsens Gade.

Rojas was then transported to the Criminal Investigation Bureau where he was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, aggravated assault, and simple possession of a controlled substance.

Bail for Rojas was set at $100,000.00. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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