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BANK ROBBERY IN ST. THOMAS? VIPD Won’t Say, But They Say ‘Shots Fired’ Near Scotiabank Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man is in the hospital in St. Thomas tonight after shots were fired near a Scotiabank branch near Frenchtown just after the bank opened, authorities said.

Police were dispatched to Altona and Welgunst, vicinity of Scotiabank of shots being discharged, about 9:01 a.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“One male individual was shot and was transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital and remains in stable condition at this time,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

This incident is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau.

The VIPD says that this incident, as hundreds of others are, is under “active” investigation. 

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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