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Police Say La Grande Princess Man Went To Sleep With His Door Open … And Nearly Lost His Pickup Truck For Good

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who feel asleep at night in La Grande Princess and left his door wide open — is lucky to have his things back today — including his stolen pickup truck

On Saturday July 1, 2017 at approximately 4:53a.m., a concerned citizen called the 911 emergency Call Center in reference to 2 suspicious male individuals by a residence in the Lagrande Princess area.

Upon officers arrival at the residence they discovered an open door where inside the home; personal items including the keys for a pick-up truck were taken. The victim in the home stated he feel asleep and had left the door the unlocked.

The suspects were intercepted on a roadway not far from the home attempting to leave with the pick-up truck and members from the VIPD’s Special Response Team (SRT) foiled their escape.

The suspects exited the vehicle and fled the area by foot. The personal items were recovered.

The VIPD thanks the citizens of the community for assisting with the necessary information given making more successful arrest. Call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 778 2211 on St. Croix and (340) 774-2211 on St. Thomas, or the anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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