A woman described by police as “elderly” was attacked in her home late Wednesday, tied up and robbed, the V.I. Police Department reported.
According to police, at 12:14 p.m. Thursday police were dispatched to investigate a possible home invasion at Lowry Hill area of Christiansted. At the scene, officers met with a woman, whose name and age were not released by the VIPD.
She said that around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday she was going to bed. As she lay down, she said, two black men came from “somewhere in the bedroom” and started pressing her down onto the mattress. They tied her hands with an electrical cord, she said.
The individuals attempted to sexually assault her. After a brief struggle they stopped and started asking for money.
The victim said she had no money and the individuals started searching the house. Personal items were taken and they left the house.
The victim did not request medical treatment.
Later on that evening a neighbor was checking the property and heard her shouting for help. He untied her hands and called 911.
The VIPD Forensic team along with Criminal Investigation Bureau processed and canvassed scene. This incident is under investigation by CIB.
The VIPD urged anyone with information to call 340-778-2211, the 911 emergency center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.