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Two Masked Men Tail A Woman To Her Destination on St. Croix’s East End, Beat Her and Steal Her Car

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CHRISTIANSTED — A woman told police that she was trailed to a friend’s house by two masked men on St. Croix’s East End, and when she got out of the car, they beat her, threatened her at gunpoint and then stole her vehicle.

On March 1, 2017, about 11:23 p.m., polie were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center to investigate an assault in Mount Pleasant, Christiansted, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

When police arrived in Mt. Pleasant, they met with a woman who said that she had been traveling to her friend’s home and noticed that a vehicle had followed her to that location, according to the VIPD.

The woman said that two masked men shoved her out the car, threatened her at gunpoint, assaulted her, took her vehicle and fled the area.

The woman sustained a visible laceration to the forehead, according to police.

This incident is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau, police said.

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

The VIPD is asking for your assistance making more arrest, call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (340) 778-2211 on STX (340) 774-2211 STT Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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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