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VIPD: Homeless Man Arrested On St. Thomas For Stealing Tools From Business

ARRESTED: Ryan Baskin, 29, on St. Thomas.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A homeless man was arrested by police on St. Thomas after he allegedly stole tools from a business, authorities said.

Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives arrested Ryan Kendal Baskin, 29 of no fixed address about 2 p.m. on Friday and charged him with third-degree burglary, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Baskin was observed on surveillance video and positively identified as one of the people who “removed several tools from a business,” according to the VIPD spokesman Toby Derima.

Bail for Baskin was set at $25,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

This case is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5579 or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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