CRUZ BAY — Police are investigating after a house-sitter left a residence for nine days only to return to find that the St. John home had been burglarized in their absence, authorities said.
Detectives were notified about 2:26 p.m. Wednesday of a burglary that occurred at Quacco and Zimmerman in St. John, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
“On Monday, January 9, 2023, at an unknown time, a house sitter locked and secured the residence,” VIPD spokeswoman Kishma Chichester said. “On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the house sitter returned to the residence and discovered the break-in, with an unknown number of items missing from the residence.”
This case is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.
Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact 911, Criminal Investigation Bureau, Detective J. Carty 340-693-8880 ext. 5207 or Detective S. Rhymer at 340-774-2211 ext.
5572 or Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).