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Police Investigating Burglary Arson Torching Incident In Morningstar Late Last Night

SALT RIVER — Police are investigating a burglary-arson incident that took place in Morningstar late last night.

The 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of a burglary and arson that occurred in Estate Morningstar at 10:45 p.m., the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Investigation revealed the dwelling was broken into, ransacked, and set ablaze while the occupants were not home,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “Firefighters from the Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) traveled to the scene and extinguished the fire.”

The occupants stated the home’s entrances were secured before leaving during the afternoon, according to the VIPD.

“The evidence of an accelerant used during the incident led VIFS Inspectors to classify the fire as an arson,” Derima said.

The case is currently under active investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

“Remember, if you see something, say something,” the VIPD says.

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