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STT Man Is Carjacked Near Red Hook & Is Forced To Drive Home & Get More Cash

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A shaken motorist told police that he had been the victim of a gunpoint carjacking near Red Hook on Monday night.

The man said that he was walking in the area of Red Hook in the vicinity of the Fruit Stand when a masked man came running towards him with a gun pointed at him.

The man reported to police about 6:58 p.m. that he was ordered to get into his vehicle, as he pointed the gun at him and directed him to drive to his residence. He continued by stating that when they arrived at his residence the masked man took his jewelry, his wallet and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man then concluded by stating that the male then ordered him to drive him to the area of Brookman road, where he ran in an unknown direction.

This matter is currently under investigation. Anyone having any information about these crimes please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340) 774-2211 or Criminal Investigation Bureau (340) 714-9807. You can also contact Crimestoppers VI at 1  (800) 222-8477 or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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