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Burglary of Estate Contant Restaurant Captured on Video Surveillance

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas business located in Estate Contant was burglarized on Friday and police have obtained video surveillance of the time when the burglary occurred.

Police are asking that the general public view the surveillance video to see if they can identify the person in the video at the time of the burglary.

At about 11:00 p.m. August 28 the owner of the Flight Deck Restaurant closed and secured the business for the day, according to police.

At 6:00 a.m. the following morning, the owner arrived at the establishment and noticed that the eastern side, glass window had been shattered and upon entering the premises, discovered that a Toshiba laptop had been taken in addition to an undetermined amount of currency  from the cash register, police said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the thief shattered the window with a rock, entered the establishment through the window and removed the cash and computer from the premises.
In the video clip, the burglar is clearly seen removing the items mentioned.

If you recognize the suspect in the clip, you are urged to contact the Criminal Investigation Unit at (340) 714-9803, (340) 714-9849 or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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