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Frederiksted Man Says His Car Was Stolen From Him During Crucian Telephone Call


FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is reporting that a robbery took place in Mount Pleasant at 9:23 p.m.

Police said that a man told them that he was talking near the roadway in front of his house with another person when an Hispanic man approached and pulled out a black hand gun out and began making threats.

The Hispanic man then asked the home owner for his car keys and got into the man’s vehicle and drove off.

No one was injured in the incident, according to the VIPD.

The incident is under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

To hear an audio-only reading of this news story by VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte press play below:

If you have any information that might be helpful to police you can call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 778-2211, (340) 712 6106 or the anonymous tipline Crimestoppers VI at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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