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Police Investigate St. Croix Robberies

Police are investigating three acts of robbery or attempted robbery that occurred Sunday on St. Croix. Police do not believe these crimes are related but are pursuing all leads, according to a statement from the V.I. Police Department.

The first robbery victim, a 33-year-old woman, told police that she was on Company Street in Christiansted about 9:45 a.m. Sunday when she was approached by a Hispanic man wearing a green T-shirt and blue jeans. She said the man threatened her with a knife and told her to walk to a nearby abandoned building. Once there the suspect robbed her of cash and then fled the area. The victim was not harmed.

Later that same night a man told police that a few minutes before 8 p.m. he was in Frederiksted, just north of the ball field, when an armed man walked up to him and demanded his money. The victim said he took money from his wallet and gave it to the suspect, and then saw the suspect enter into the passenger side of a small red pickup truck which then toward Frederiksted town. The victim described the suspect as being about 5-feet, 10-inches tall, with a slim build and dark complexion.

About 11 p.m. another man told police that two suspects tried to rob him near the Frederiksted pier. He said he noticed two young men acting in a suspicious manner and decided to go to his car and leave. He said when he got to his car and tried to close the door, one of the men, who was armed with a black handgun, demanded his gold chain. The victim pulled the door closed and drove off. He described the suspects as being two Hispanic men with light complexions, both about 18 years old.

In all cases, police searched the areas for the suspects but did not locate them. These cases will be followed up by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Anyone with information about the incidents or recognizes the descriptions of the suspects or the vehicle can call detectives at 712-6037 or 712-6077, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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