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Man Taking Tools Out Of His Vehicle For Work Held Up At Gunpoint By 3 Men: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man taking tools out of his vehicle for work was held up at gunpoint in Savan early on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report that a first-degree robbery occurred in upper Savan before 6:33 a.m. Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“The initial report states that the victim was at his residence retrieving tools out of his vehicle when three unknown males, dressed in black with masks over their faces and what appeared to be firearms, approached him and demanded that he give them everything he had,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The suspects took the victim’s money and fled the area in an unknown direction.”

This case is currently under active investigation by police. 

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

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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