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Woman Robbed At Gunpoint While Waiting For Take-Out Food In Breezez Parking Lot

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman waiting for her take-out food order from a Golden Rock restaurant was robbed at gunpoint of her purse this afternoon, authorities said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to a reported robbery at the Breezez Bar and Restaurant in Estate Golden Rock at 1:56 p.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The parking lot for Breezez Restaurant & Bar in Golden Rock, St. Croix.

“The female victim reported that while sitting in her vehicle outside of Breezez Bar and Restaurant waiting for her order, a young, slim, dark-skinned male wearing a white shirt and a dark colored do-rag over his face pointed a gun to her head and demanded that she hand over her purse,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The suspect threatened to kill the victim and she complied by giving her handbag which contained cash and documents.”

The suspect then fled the scene in Golden Rock leaving in an unknown direction. Breezez is near Club St. Croix condominiums and within proximity of John F. Kennedy Terrace.

Breezez Restaurant patio (right) and lap pool for Club St. Croix residents.

“They’re gonna try and rob the wrong person one day,” Samantha Olivia Nieves said on Facebook today.

This incident is currently under active investigation.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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