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Man Robbed of Jewelry At Gunpoint On Basketball Court in Estate Glynn

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ROBBED AT THE BASKETBALL COURT

FREDERIKSTED — A man on a basketball court was robbed at gunpoint of jewelry and shot at last night in Estate Glynn, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

On Monday, September 26, 2016, at approximately 8:25 p.m., police officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center to investigate a report of a gunshot victim at the Juan F. Luis Hospital.

The victim stated that he was on basketball court in Estate Glynn, when two black male individuals came out of a vehicle approached him, and robbed him of his jewelry and started discharging of shots at him and struck the victim in the upper body.

The victim was treated for his gunshot wounds at the hospital.

This case actively is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau , anyone with information on this incident or any other crime in the territory call the CIB on St. Croix at (340) 778-2211, St. Thomas (340) 774-2211, Crimestoppers VI  1-800-222-TIPS or 911.

“We can make the Virgin Islands safer for all of us, the Information you provide may make that difference,” Dratte said.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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