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VIPD: Man Robbed Of His Money At Gunpoint In Christiansted Town

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The boardwalk in Christiansted town.

CHRISTIANSTED — On Saturday October 29, 2016 at approximately 8:24 p.m. officers from the Marshall Command Unit in Christiansted, were dispatched to a robbery in downtown Christiansted.

Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim who stated that he was walking on Strand Street in the vicinity of Crucian Gold when he was approached by a black male individual who pointed a gun to his face.

The victim also stated that a second black male individual came from behind and also pointed a gun at him and robbed him of his money; as they each took off running.

No injuries were reported in connection with the incident, according to police.

Although police referenced Crucian Gold to identify the location near where the incident took place, the jewelry store was no longer open at 8:24 p.m. on a Saturday.

The matter is under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau, police said.

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

Police issued their prepared statement about the incident to the V.I. Free Press at 3:34 p.m. on Sunday.

The VIPD is asking you to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 778-2211– STX (340) 774-2211– STT Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS or 911 if you have any information about this or any other incident.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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