Cell Tower Workers Robbed Of Cash At Gunpoint In Cheeseburgers In Paradise Parking Lot
East End, ST. CROIX — Two men working on the AT&T cell tower were held up at gunpoint in broad daylight in a popular Southgate Gardens restaurant parking lot this morning, authorities said.
The two unidentified men reported being robbed near Cheeseburgers In Paradise restaurant at 11:24 a.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
The two men were working when a tall, slim, black man approached one of the two tower workers, pointed at gun at him and demanded money, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
The first victim gave the funds he had to the suspect, who then turned his attention to the second victim, pointed the gun at him, and demanded the second victim’s cash as well, according to Derima.
The suspect left the area. Police did not specify if the armed robber left on foot.
No one was injured during the incident, according to the VIPD.
This case is currently under active investigation.
If you have information about this incident, please tell police what you know by calling 911, the Crime Tip Line at (340) 778-4950, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.