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Four Armed Masked Men Hold Up Galaxy Bar In Smith Bay Early Sunday Morning

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say they need your help to solve a series of armed robberies that have occurred in the St. Thomas-St. John District.

The latest of these armed robberies happened at the Galaxy Bar located at the bottom of Cassi Hill in Smith Bay about 4:15 a.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Officers responded and upon arrival to the Galaxy Bar contact was made with the victims who stated while closing the bar, four mask(ed) men entered the bar armed with big guns,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

A victim said one of the suspects went to the cash register and emptied the register while another suspect searched one searched a purse belonging to another victim.

Another victim said they had $1,200 in their pocket which was stolen by the armed robbers, according to the VIPD.

The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and the $1,200 from a victim’s pocket. They immediately fled the area to an unknown location.

The Virgin Islands police Department is investigating a series of robberies in the St. Thomas-St. John District according to Deputy Police Chief David Canonnier. Canonnier is asking the community to “be vigilant and report any and all suspicious activities.”

“If you are going to be out late night working, or out socially please be aware of your environment and keep as much light on as possible,” he said.

If you feel unsafe call 911 immediately and if you as a community member have information on these incidents please call the CIB at 340-778-2211 or the paying anonymous tip line Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

1 Comment

  1. July 30, 2019 at 9:17 AM — Reply

    Police say they need your help !!!!
    Let’s go and start ratting… Then when I need help, police ain’t gonna come to help me… They going to tell me… snitches get stitches…

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