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Two Daring Daylight Armed Robbers Net $10 Each From T-Shirt Store

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MID-ISLAND – Two men armed with one gun held up a t-shirt store in broad daylight and got $10 each for their efforts, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted police to a robbery at Paradise Tees and Novelties in Barren Spot at 12:11 p.m. Thursday, the VIPD said.

According to the police report, two men entered the store brandishing a gun and demanded money from the storekeeper. The men were able to get $20.00 from the business and fled the area on foot.

The men were described as being of Hispanic descent, police said. The first suspect, an adult, was said to be of slim build, wearing a black t-shirt and khaki pants, with a mask covering his face. The second suspect is described as being a slim, minor male wearing a black t-shirt and in possession of a small, chrome handgun.

No one was harmed during the incident. The case is being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.
Anyone with information concerning this robbery may phone the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 712-6037, 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1 (800) 222-8477.
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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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