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Crime Stoppers: The High Cost of Crime

Crime Stoppers needs 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 to know to identify these criminals.

St. Croix: On Dec. 5 police responded to a robbery in the Whim area where suspects entered a home, held the resident at gunpoint and, speaking in Patois, told her they would not harm her if she gave them all her money. After taking cash from her purse, they went through the home looking for more money before leaving. The suspects wore dark clothing and masks.

St. John: On Nov. 6 at 11:55 p.m., police were dispatched to Island Blues Bar in Coral Bay in reference to an assault. A man reported that someone struck him in the head with an unknown object and was then attacked by about six other men. If you have any information about this crime, please call.

St. Thomas: On Nov. 24 about 6:45 a.m., a man was found face down in a pool of blood on the floor of the ladies bathroom at Magens Bay beach. The man, who had been attacked by unknown assailants, was admitted to the hospital for trauma to his head and upper body, as well as a broken nose.

Be part of the solution. Continue to help make our community become a safer place to live or visit by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs or weapons, you will receive a reward to be paid according to your instructions.

You can also help by contributing to the Crime Stoppers reward fund. For details please go to our website and click on “Support Us.”

The minimum cash reward for the arrest of an assailant is $900. For an armed robber, the reward is $900 plus 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered. The maximum reward is $2,500.

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