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St. John Police Arrest Two for Robbery, Assault & Grand Larceny
May 8, 2009
Police on St. John have arrested 18-year-old Jah-Wada Jones and 19-year-old Lawrence Powell Jr. and charged them with Robbery Second Degree, Assault Third Degree and Grand Larceny in connection with the April 12 robbery of a 55-year-old visitor to the island.
The victim was discovered at about 1 a.m. Sunday, April 12 by a police officer on routine patrol in the Cruz Bay area. The officer administered first aid to the bleeding victim and called Emergency Medical Technicians.
The victim told police he got off the St. John ferry and began walking to find a taxi. He was approached by at least two unknown males who robbed and assaulted him. Witnesses told police that the suspects were joined with several other males who also participated in the robbery and assault.
The victim was robbed of cash and personal documents. He received a laceration to his head, injuries to his eye and abrasions about his body.
Jones, also known as “Smooth” was arrested on May 6 at about 3 p.m. He was born on St. Thomas and lives in the Glucksberg area.
Powell, also known as “Ups” was also arrested on May 6 at about 4:30 p.m. He was born on St. John and lives at Grundwall.
Both suspects’ bail was set at $100,000. They were remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.
Lawrence Powell Jr.