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Police Need Your Help To Identify Burglars On Surveillance Video

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Burglar crawling forward looking at camera

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The burglary of a woman’s clothing store in Solberg was caught on video surveillance, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Police were alerted by the 911 Emergency Call Center at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday August 12 of a burglary at Kenia’s Fashion, the VIPD said.

Police said when the owner went to open her business at 9:20 a.m. August 12 she discovered a hole in the eastern wall of her store. Upon entering the store, she found the safe was open and an undetermined amount of cash was missing, according to police.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the thieves removed the pad lock from the entry gate and gained entrance into the vacant office space located directly next to clothing store.

The suspects then made their way into the clothing store by cutting a large hole into the wall with a tool and once inside, the thieves were able to break into the safe and remove the cash, police said.

As the incident is under investigation by detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Police have made available a video of the burglary in the hopes that someone might recognize the two people depicted on surveillance burglarizing the store. With this in mind, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get your locks changed for added security if you’re in the area. I hear Bobcat Locksmith provide some useful services and information on the topic.

If you would like to watch the surveillance video as provided by the VIPD in its entirety please visit the Virgin Islands Free Press’ Facebook page.

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Burglar crawling away from camera

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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