Phase 2 of the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative resulted in arrests and confiscations on St. Thomas and St. Croix, the police reported in a news release issued Wednesday.
At 2:14 a.m. Tuesday, officers on St. Croix, arrested Robert Mason, age 44 of Little Princesse, charging him with possession of an unlicensed firearm. He was found at a gas station with a gun on his person, police said.
That afternoon on St. Thomas, officers of the Ten-Day Rush Initiative arrested 24-year-old Shamoi Allamby of Santa Maria, charging him with possession of an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition after being found at a gas station with a firearm with a conversion kit and an extended magazine, according to the VIPD.
Bail for Mason was set at $50,000, while bail for Allamby was set at $25,000. Neither of the men were able to post bail, and both were turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending their advice of rights hearings.
Police urged anyone with information about these or other cases to call 911 or the anonymous tip line, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.