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Armed Robbery Leaves One Man Dead, One Critically Injured

May 9, 2007 — An armed robbery late Tuesday evening in the Bovoni area of St. Thomas has left one man dead and another in critical condition, according to Police spokeswoman Shawna Richards.
When contacted Wednesday afternoon, Richards said that 25-year-old victim Sandy Cruz, a native of the Dominican Republic, was pronounced dead at Schneider Regional Medical Center around 1:57 a.m. Wednesday.
The other victim, still unidentified, is recovering from his wounds, Richards added.
Richards said Police received reports of shooting in Bovoni around 11:17 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found two males with gunshot wounds and an unidentified female, who was not injured.
"According to Police reports, the individuals had just arrived at their Bovoni residence when they were approached by two masked gunmen, who stole an unidentified amount of cash and a laptop computer before fleeing the scene," Richards explained.
Cruz and the other male victim were then transported to the hospital, where Cruz was later pronounced dead.
While no suspects have presently been detained or arrested, a Police investigation into the incident is still ongoing, Richards said.
Residents with any information on this, or any other crime, are urged to contact the confidential police hotline at 715-5544 or 911.

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