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BROAD DAYLIGHT ARMED ROBBERY! At Honduras Area Bar & Restaurant St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man liming outside a downtown St. Thomas bar and restaurant in his vehicle was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight Thursday morning, authorities said.

Police were dispatched to the Delicia Bar & Restaurant in Estate Honduras in reference to a robbery about 11:38 a.m. Thursday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The initial police report states that the victim was sitting in his vehicle outside of the establishment when two suspects approached him, according to the VIPD.

One of the suspects demanded money, at which he responded that he had none, police said.

“The suspect threatened to shoot the victim and brandished a firearm, so the victim handed the suspect his wallet that contained cash.” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “Both suspects fled the area in a vehicle up Crown Mountain Road.”

This is case is currently under active investigation.

Anyone with information that can help solve this crime is asked to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) at (340) 774-2211 or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at 1(800) 222-8477 (TIPS).

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

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