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GRAND THEFT AUTO! Figueroa Brothers Caught By Alert VIPD After Heisting Car on STX

THE RINGLEADER: MOISES FIGUEROA, 20, THE OLDER BROTHER ON ST. CROIX

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police said that two St. Croix brothers stole personal items and a car in La Grande Princesse on Sunday morning.

On August 19, 2018 at approximately 7:00 a.m., a resident in La Grande Princesse called 911 reporting personal items in their home missing to include their vehicle.

On August 20 ,2018 at around 12:53 a.m., officers on patrol came across a suspicious vehicle in Whim, Frederiksted. Upon further investigation officers discovered a Gold Ford Fiesta in the presence of two male individuals.

The suspects were taken into custody where they gave a statement admitting the to the burglary in La Grande Princesse early morning on Sunday.

20-year-old Moises Figueroa lll, and 18-year-old Hassan Figueroa were arrested and charged with second-degree burglary, unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Bail was set at $50,000 individually; unable to post bail they were both remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Facility pending advice of rights hearing.

THE FOLLOWER: YOUNGER BROTHER HASAN FIGUEROA, 18, ON ST. CROIX

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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