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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, April 18, 2024


A string of brazen burglaries in Frenchtown — some in broad daylight — has raised the ire of residents and business people in the normally safe and tranquil neighborhood.
In response, the Committee for the Betterment of Carenage, a local nonprofit group, has set a general meeting March 31 to develop a plan to check the pattern of crime developing in the area.
The burglars are getting bolder and bolder, according to Jean Greaux Jr., a Frenchtown resident. In one case, Greaux said, the burglars walked right past "someone sitting on their front porch" and into the house.
John Marcel Olive, president of CBC, said the V.I. Police Department's Crime Prevention Bureau will make a presentation at the meeting.
The area to be covered by the proposed crime watch will extend from the intersection of Addelita Cancryn Junior High School east to the Frenchtown Post Office and south to the shoreline.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at the Frenchtown
Community Center. All residents and business people are invited.

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