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Crime Stoppers: Help Prevent Guns from Entering Territory

Crime Stoppers is asking you to help law enforcement make the Virgin Islands a safe place to live, work and raise a family. If you know something, say something as the cost of all crime is ultimately paid for by the law-abiding citizens of the community.

St. Thomas:
On May 1 at 12:35 a.m., police responded to a call of shots fired in Estate Bovoni near the Gas Works Service Station and School Bus Inc. Upon arrival police discovered the lifeless body of a black male slumped over in the driver’s seat of a Jeep that still had the engine running and lights on. The driver, about 38 to 44 years of age, was shot to death. His identification is being withheld pending notification and identification by his next of kin. If you know anything about this homicide, please tell Crime Stoppers.

St. John: On April 24 about 7:30 a.m., police received a report that the Shipwreck Landing Bar and Restaurant in Coral Bay was broken into. The break-in occurred between midnight and 7 a.m. The safe was also broken into but had been left empty so there was nothing to steal. Please help police and tell us what you know about this incident.

St. Croix: On April 19 a 32-year-old male was shot and killed at the Frontline Bar and Restaurant in Estate Calquhoun. A police officer who was present was also shot when he attempted to intervene in the argument that led to the first shooting. Later officers confiscated several illegal guns that were present at the crime scene. Crime Stoppers needs your help to stop the influx of guns into the territory. If you know how they are entering our borders, please let us know.

Report these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a homicide suspect is $1500. Crime Stoppers’ maximum reward is $2,500. If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs or weapons, you will be paid a cash reward according to your instructions.

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