79.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Monday, November 28, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesBurglary Hurts Education Department

Burglary Hurts Education Department

Criminals burglarized the Department of Education’s main complex on St. Thomas over the weekend, stealing several desktop computers, monitors, laptops and other technical equipment, according to a statement from Education, which asks the public to be on the lookout for these items.

The break-in left many employees without critical on-the-job equipment.

A police report has already been filed, and an inventory of all items has been logged with the V.I. Police Department.

Expressing her frustration Monday, Education Commissioner Dr. LaVerne Terry said that the burglary forces the department to absorb the cost of replacing the equipment during a difficult fiscal time.

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

“We have already made public our need to cut costs and streamline services,” Terry said. “To have to take on such an unnecessary expense at this time will not only hurt the department financially, but also interferes with our ability to meet critical deadlines at this busy time of the year.”

“At this point,” she continued, “we are working very closely with the Police Department to recover the equipment, but we are also asking for the public to report any information they might have to the authorities."

Anyone who has any information regarding this robbery is urged to call detectives at 714-9834 or 715-5522 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.


Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.