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Progressive Crime Initiative Seizes More Guns

U.S. Virgin Islands – Phase 2 of the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative has again resulted in arrests and confiscations in St. Thomas and St. Croix.

On St. Croix on September 1 at approximately 2:14 a.m., officers arrested Robert Mason, age 44 of Little Princesse, charging him with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm. He was found at a gas station with a gun on his person.

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Robert Mason

Later that afternoon on St. Thomas, officers of the Ten-Day Rush Initiative arrested 24-year-old Shamoi Allamby of Santa Maria, charging him with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition after being found at a gas station with a firearm with a conversion kit and an extended magazine.

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Shamoi Allamby

Bail for Mason was set at $50,000, while bail for Allamby was set at $25,000. None of the men were able to post bail, and both were turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending their Advice of Rights hearings.

The community is urged to say what they know to police by calling 911 or the anonymous tip line, Crime Stoppers USVI by calling 1 (800) 222-TIPS. Remember, if you see something, say something.

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All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this press release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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