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2 Armed Men Make St. Croix Homeowner Go Back Into The House For More Money

CHRISTIANSTED — Police responded to a burglary in progress in La Grande Princess on Tuesday night, authorities said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to a residential burglary in progress in La Grande Princesse at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who said that he was seated outside his home when two masked men approached him, according to the VIPD.

“One suspect pointed a firearm at him and demanded to go into his home,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The armed suspects demanded money and the victim gave the suspects cash. The suspects fled the area in a vehicle.”

The suspects are described by the VIPD as being:

Suspect #1 – 6 feet tall, wearing a red long-sleeved hoodie, black pants and shoes.

Suspect #2 – 5 feet 5 inches in height, wearing all black.

This incident was also officially reported by police as a “home invasion” and is currently under active investigation.

Detectives are asking anyone with information in this matter to call 911, the Crime Tip Line at (340) 778-4950, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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