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Drive-Through Armed Robbery Performed At Bluebeard’s Hotel On St. Thomas

Bluebeard’s Castle Resort on St. Thomas
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman told police that when she drove up to pick up her husband at the Bluebeard’s Castle Resort she got a gun stuck in her face instead.
On Wednesday, July 27 at 11:26 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Blue beard’s Castle Resort, after having received a call of a robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival to the hotel, police met a woman who said that at about the victim who stated that at about 11:10 p.m. she pulled into the lower parking lot of the hotel to pick up her husband from work.

Suddenly, a slim, light-complected black man wearing a mask appeared with a black handgun to the window of her vehicle.

She then kicked open her door and screamed after she observed a second black man standing to the rear of her vehicle.

The female victim further explained that the first male then asked for her purse. She then removed her wallet from her purse and handed it over to the suspect, who also asked what else was in her purse. She pleaded for the thieves not to take her cell phone, but to no avail.

The suspect took her phone and continued to ask for her purse. The victim showed the inside of her purse to the suspect, while the second male individual said: “Let’s Go.”

The victim concluded by stating that both individuals then fled the area on foot.

The suspects took an unknown amount of cash from the victim along with her mobile device and several bank cards, according to police.

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The interior of Bluebeard’s Castle Resort.

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  1. Big daddy
    July 29, 2016 at 5:29 PM — Reply

    When people refuse to work this is what they do instead steal.

  2. July 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM — Reply

    I believe the police leadership is very defective, not withstanding, there are ways of dealing with the crime if there is more oversight by supervisors who behaved similar to subordinates(familiarity breeds contempt, it is said) All those deficiencies reflects on the leadership. The present Governor was a police officer at one time, so he is not ignorant of proper policing, maybe of administration, but basic policing I believe he is not ignorant of. Therefore by putting people in position of leadership who lacks the skills or the personality to lead the troops, to earn their respect and following is the Governor’s fault, plain and simple. If anyone doubt my assertion, check it out, interview the rank and file. A very effective tool in combating such crime is a “rapid response teams” and well trained and deployed canine units. St. Thomas is too small an island for criminals to enjoy such holidays.

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