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Yacht Haven Grande’s Gucci Store Burglarized After Employees Leave For The Night

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A high-end jewelry and accessories store at Yacht Haven Grande was burglarized sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Police responded to a call of a burglary at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday and were dispatched to the Gucci store in Yacht Haven Grande, the VIPD said.

Arriving at the location, police met with the store’s manager who said that all the doors were locked and the alarm system activated before employees left the store Monday night.

According to the manager, she received a phone call about 2:30 a.m. from alarm company ADT informing her that the store’s alarm had been activated.

Once the manager arrived at the store she realized that several showcases were destroyed and various pieces of jewelry and accessories were missing, and that the suspect(s) had gained entry into the store through the southern glass door, police said.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9801, 911, the anonymous tip service Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or go to www.crimestoppersusvi.org

http://www.gucci.com/int/stores/5332-yacht-haven-grande

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Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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