Police Investigate Rape, Carjacking

Two women driving on the Eastern Road on Christiansted Saturday night when they were stopped, their vehicle stolen and one of the women raped.

According to the V.I. Police Department, the 911 dispatch center received a call at 11:36 p.m. reporting a carjacking.

The first of two victims told the 911 dispatcher that she and a friend had been driving on the Eastern Road when a vehicle started hitting theirs from behind, causing them to stop. The first victim said the two women because separated and her friend was taken by the individuals to another location.

The second victim was able to contact 911 later and said she had been sexually assaulted. She was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital for examination.

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The VIPD asked anyone with information about the attack to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-778-2211, the 911 call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers V.I.l at 1-800-222-8477.

The police reminded the driving public that if a vehicle approaches from behind and starts hitting theirs, they should drive to a populated, highly lit area and call 911, or travel to the closest police station.

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