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Police Investigating Armed Robbery Of Motorist In Charlotte Amalie West: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police are investigating an armed robbery of a motorist in downtown St. Thomas this evening, authorities said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Estate Nisky regarding a robbery about 5:52 p.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“The victim reported that he was seated in his vehicle when he was approached by two masked males who appeared to be armed, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The suspects demanded his money and took a bag that contained cash.”

The suspects left the area in a white Jeep Wrangler that was later found in Contact Knolls, according to Derima.

The VIPD is asking for the community’s assistance in finding these suspects.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5579 or 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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