A man walking on the sidewalk in the Mount Pleasant area near Plaza Extra West Saturday was stabbed and left lying on the sidewalk by an unknown male individual, the V.I. Police Department reported Monday.
Officers dispatched to the area Saturday found the victim, whose name was not released by police, on the sidewalk.
The victim told the officers he had been walking traveling north on the sidewalk, heading into Grove Place, when he saw a vehicle stopped in the roadway. A man he said he did not know got out of the vehicle and stabbed him with an unknown object. He was transported to the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital and treated for a puncture to his abdominal area.
The victim told officers the man then jumped back into the vehicle and sped off. He said he did not know the attacker and did not know why he was stabbed.
Police urged anyone with information about this incident or any crime in the community to call the VIPD on St. Croix at 340-778-2211, on St. Thomas at 340-774-2211, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip services, Crime Stoppers VI, at 1-800-222-8477.