Crime Stoppers is asking your help to solve the following crimes. If you know something, say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without your help. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs.
St. Croix: On June 30, the home office of By Deh Fence Productions in Estate Whim was burglarized. Items stolen included a Sony HD FX1 stainless steel carrying case containing a Sony High Definition FX1 commercial video camcorder, a Carl Zeiss tele and wide lens, backup batteries, cables and transmitting receivers, as well as Shure wireless microphones. The burglars also stole the owners’ Chow puppy. The total value of the equipment exceeds $7,000. A picture of the carrying case and dog is on our website.
St. John: On July 16 at 2:30 p.m., it was discovered that Gifft Hill School had been vandalized. The suspect(s) broke a glass door and vandalized the premises by pulling and throwing books from the shelves onto the floor and pouring an unknown liquid over the floor.
St. Thomas: On July 7 at 8:45 p.m., the owners of Value Foods Grocery located in Smith Bay and two customers were robbed at gunpoint. After the suspect ran out of the store, the victims saw a white or brown four-door Chevy or Toyota vehicle (license plate # TD?-929) containing three black males coming from the northwest side of the building and traveling toward Cassi Hill. The items stolen were $20,900 in cash, two passports and a gold chain.
Let’s continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Your tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages.
If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs or weapons, you will receive a cash reward of up to $2,500. The reward for the recovery of stolen property is 10 percent of its retail value. The reward for the arrest of a vandal is $357, for a burglar it is $714 and for a robber it is $900.