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Man With Dreadlocks And A Bandage On His Hand Holds Up Mountain Top Gas Station

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FREDERIKSTED – A man with dreadlocks and a bandage on his hand held up an Estate Diamond service station early Sunday evening, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

The 911 Emergency Call Center got notification of a robbery at the Mountain Top Gas Station in Frederiksted at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, the VIPD said.

A gas station attendant told police he was inside his booth when a tall, black man with dreadlocks approached him with a handgun.

The man demanded all the money the attendant had, so he turned over an undetermined amount of cash to the gun-wielding man, police said. The robber then fled the scene on foot.

The attendant described the suspect as having been a tall, black male with dreadlocks, with a bandage on his hand, wearing a brown shirt.

No one was injured during the incident, and the matter is still under investigation by police.

In June 2014, two masked armed men robbed three men and struck one of them on the head during the robbery at Mountain Top Gas Station.

Anyone with information concerning this incident may phone 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or go to www.crimestoppersusvi.org

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/st-croix-man-faces-multiple-charges-in-connection-to-gas-station-robbery-1.1713213

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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