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Williams Delight Man Arrested In Connection With Drake’s Passage Gold Heist


     ARRESTED: Shaquielle Correa

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that took place near the St. Thomas waterfront area three years ago, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

On Monday, September 16, 2013, at approximately 9:50 a.m., several black men entered the Gems and Gold Corner in Drake’s Passage in downtown Charlotte Amalie and robbed the store at gunpoint.

The men removed numerous gold items from the showcase and then exited the business, police said.

“The Criminal Investigation Bureau will continue to follow-up on all leads and make more arrests in pending cases,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, 21-year-old Shaquielle Correa of Williams Delight was arrested pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Unites States Virgin Islands, for Robbery 2nd, Assault 1st, Assault 3rd, Grand Larceny; Possession of Stolen Property and Aiding and Abetting. Correa was remanded to Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

In August 2014, Correa was arrested on Main Street in Williams Delight in a white Toyota Corolla with Shaquan Prentice of Lorraine Village when police found a loaded AK-47 in the vehicle.

Police are asking for your help to solve crimes in the territory.

You can call Criminal Investigations Bureau on St. Thomas at (340) 774-2211 on St. Croix (340) 778-2211 or Crimestoppers VI at 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.

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

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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