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VIPD: Armed Robbery Of Woman At Guttets Gade In St. Thomas Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police Department Patrol Officers responded to a 911 call that directed officers to the downtown area of Guttets Gade, Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas in response to a first-degree robbery about 1:32 a.m. today.

“Upon arrival officers encountered the victim who stated that she was walking on Guttets Gade, talking on her cellphone when she observed an unknown black male with dreadlocks, wearing dark clothing walking behind of her<” VIPD spokesman Karl Caesar said. “The suspect then rushed towards her and struck her with what appeared to be a gun. As a result, the victim suffered injuries to her head area.”

The victim told officers that the suspect took her black Calvin Klein purse containing cash, her bank cards and her personal ID items. The suspect then ran away towards the Savan area.

The victim was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center via ambulance for treatment of her injuries. She concluded her statement of events by telling officers that she does not know who may have robbed her and that she has no issues with anyone.

This incident is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).

Anyone having any information about this or any other crime please contact the VIPD at (340)774-2211 ext. 5579 or the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9807. You can also contact the anonymous tip line Crimestoppers USVI at 1(800)222-8477 or 911.

“The Virgin Islands Police Department is always urging the community to be vigilant of your surroundings,” Caesar said.

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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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