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Reports of Attempted Robbery and Robbery 1st Degree Being Investigated on St. Thomas
May 29, 2008
An attempted Robbery and a Robbery 1st Degree was reported to police on St. Thomas on Wednesday and Thursday of this week according to St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island Chief of Police Rodney F. Querrard Sr.
The attempted robbery, which was reported by the victim, who came to the police station for assistance, occurred on Wednesday, May 28 at about midnight in the area of Prindsens Gade. The 26-year-old victim said at approximately 11:45 p.m. Wednesday when he stopped his vehicle in the area of Prindsens Gade to retrieve a check from a friend, two unknown males wearing black masks and brandishing guns approached his vehicle. One suspect demanded money. The victim said he refused and tried to leave the area; however his vehicle became stuck so he jumped out and began to run. One suspect grabbed him and hit him on the head with the gun. The victim screamed for help and suspects fled the area.
The victim was taken to the Schneider Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he was treated for a laceration to his forehead.
On Thursday, May 29 at 3:18 a.m. police responded to a report of an assault and robbery. Upon arrival to the scene police found a male victim, approximately 40-years old who stated that while he was in the area of Jala Jala earlier that evening, four unknown males approached him. One hit him with a baseball bat, took his cellular phone and fled the area. The victim then walked to the area of Holiday Inn where he was met by Police.
The victim was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he was treated for bruises on his arms, head and back.
Chief Querrard said the Investigation Bureau is actively pursuing these cases and urges anyone who may have any knowledge of the circumstances surrounding these criminal acts to call the Investigation Bureau at 340-715-5522 or police emergency 911.