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Two Armed Men Snatch Purse From Woman As She Exits Her Car In Bovoni

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two armed men snatched a purse from a woman getting out of her car in her driveway in Estate Bovoni on Friday night, according to police.

The woman told police that she had just parked her car in the driveway and exited her vehicle when she two black men with guns appeared and one of theem yelled: “Give me your bag!”

The woman said she was in the process of handing over her handbag when one of the men grabbed the bag off of her shoulder.

Once the men had the purse, they fled the area by a shortcut that leads to the Bovoni Housing Project.

Police were alerted to the robbery at 8:08 p.m. on Friday.

The case is currently under active investigation by Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Major Crimes at (340) 714-9823 ext. 5617, Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9807 ext. 5556, Crime Stoppers or the Chief’s Office at (340) 774-2211.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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