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Masked Men Stick Gun In Sion Farm Homeowner’s Mouth and Demand Money

CHRISTIANSTED – A Sion Farm homeowner told police he was accosted by three masked men – two armed with guns – when he walked out into his yard last night.

The 911 Emergency Call Center got a report of a home invasion in Sion Farm at 8:31 p.m. on Monday, according to police.

Police met with a 61-year-old man who said he was going to his truck parked in the yard when three masked men that he didn’t recognize appeared and began threatening him.

Two of the men were armed with hand guns and they demanded money from the homeowner, police said. The homeowner told the men that he had no money and when he did, one of the men struck him several times with the butt of his gun.

Then the homeowner said one of the gunmen put the gun into his mouth, according to police.

The men took the homeowner’s keys, wallet, mobile phone and his 2001 white Chevy S10 pickup truck (CDS-610) and left the area.

An All-Points Bulletin (APB) was immediately issued by police on the stolen truck.

The homeowner was taken to the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center’s Emergency Room for treatment of unspecified injuries.

The home invasion is under investigation and police are asking anyone with information about the crime to contact 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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