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Police Report Gunpoint Robbery In Estate Thomas On Friday Night


CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Friday, May 13, 2016 at approximately 2:30pm, officers from the Investigation Unit responded to a report of a robbery that took place in the vicinity of 1st Avenue in Estate Thomas.

Upon arrival to the scene, officers made contact with the victim who stated that while walking along 1st Avenue in Estate Thomas, a green SUV pulled up next to her and a black unknown male jumped out of the vehicle with a handgun and pointed it towards her head.

According to the victim, the suspect demanded the victim to give him her chain and tugged on it while it was still around on her neck. The suspect was unable to remove the chain and fearful for her life the victim removed the chain from her neck and gave it to the suspect.

The victim continued by stating that the male ran back into the vehicle and sped off in an unknown direction. The victim concluded by stating that she did not sustain any injuries during this robbery and no one else was present at the time when the incident took place.

The case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 at extensions 5579 and 5557. They can also call 911, Crime stoppers VI, the Commissioner’s Office at (340) 715-5506 and the Chief’s Office at (340) 715-5548.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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