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ROCK CITY SHAKEDOWN: Dante Tonge Arrested In Robbery Of $2,005.00: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested on Tuesday after he “shook down” a man and removed at least $2,000 from him last month.

Dante Tonge, 28, of Charlotte Amalie was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting–grand larceny, conspiracy to commit robbery and third-degree robbery, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“On Saturday, March 30, 2019, at approximately 5:10 p.m., it was reported that Dante Tonge grabbed the victim while another unknown male individual  without authorization, searched the victim’s pockets and removed cash in the amount of two thousand and five Dollars ($2,005.00) U.S currency,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Tonge’s bail was set at $50,000.00 by the order of the V.I. Superior Court.

He was processed and turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

1 Comment

  1. April 11, 2019 at 9:35 AM — Reply

    Black lives matter…..
    That poor Christian man with a tattoo of a cross between his eyes, is going through rough times he just needed to lend some money to purchase his medical cannabis.
    Another one that bites the dust.

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