19-Year-Old Arrested, Charged with Robbery

The V.I. Police Department arrested 19-year-old Keishawn D. Monsanto of White Lady on St. Croix and charged hm with first-degree robbery.

According to police, 11:55 p.m. Tuesday police spotted Monsanto in a white Ford F-150 pickup that had been reported stolen.

After a brief chase, Monsanto was apprehended, police said, and items found in the stolen vehicle were from a robbery that had occurred just moments earlier at The Palms at Pelican Cove.

Bail for Monsanto was set at $75,000. Unable to post bail, he was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.

Detectives asked for the community’s assistance in identifying Monsanto’s accomplices by calling 911, the Crime TipLine at 340-778-4950, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).

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