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Man Sleeping In Car On King Street Christiansted Pulled From Car In Carjacking

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was pulled from his car as he was sleeping and lost his vehicle to his attacker, authorities said.

A first-degree robbery was reported to police at the Ancilmo Marshall Command in Christiansted about 2:43 a.m today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The male victim reported that he was asleep in his vehicle that was parked on King Street, according to the VIPD.

“He was awakened by an unknown individual wearing a ski mask, who opened the car door and pointed a gun at him,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The suspect pulled the victim out of the vehicle onto the ground, got into the vehicle and drove off.”

This incident is currently under active investigation.

Anyone with information that will lead to solving this crime are asked to call 911, the Crime Tip Line at (340) 778-4950, or the anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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