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TWO INCIDENTS DRAW POLICE TO GARDEN STREET

Two teen-aged boys have been arrested by St. Thomas police in connection with an attempted robbery incident on Garden Street late Tuesday afternoon.
The incident occurred around 4:40 p.m. in the area of Poor Richard's boutique. About two hours after the attempted robbery, in which an unidentified suspect suffered a superficial gunshot wound to the right side of the body, the minors, ages 14 and 15, were taken into custody.
In addition to robbery, they were both charged with first-degree assault. It was not clear whether the minors were detained overnight or released to parental custody.
When the late afternoon call about the shooting came in, police units from the patrol division, special operations bureau and investigation bureau all converged on the Garden Street area for the second time Tuesday
Earlier in the day, in an unrelated incident, an off-duty police officer ran down a suspect from Garden Street to the "Jah Yard" area of Hospital Ground after the suspect held up a convenience store. The unnamed suspect made off with $80 and a watch during the robbery at the Food Plus store on Commandant Gade.
The off-duty police officer had walked into the store as the robbery was going down, then chased and apprehended the suspect. The suspect, a minor, was charged with first-degree armed robbery.

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Two teen-aged boys have been arrested by St. Thomas police in connection with an attempted robbery incident on Garden Street late Tuesday afternoon.
The incident occurred around 4:40 p.m. in the area of Poor Richard's boutique. About two hours after the attempted robbery, in which an unidentified suspect suffered a superficial gunshot wound to the right side of the body, the minors, ages 14 and 15, were taken into custody.
In addition to robbery, they were both charged with first-degree assault. It was not clear whether the minors were detained overnight or released to parental custody.
When the late afternoon call about the shooting came in, police units from the patrol division, special operations bureau and investigation bureau all converged on the Garden Street area for the second time Tuesday
Earlier in the day, in an unrelated incident, an off-duty police officer ran down a suspect from Garden Street to the "Jah Yard" area of Hospital Ground after the suspect held up a convenience store. The unnamed suspect made off with $80 and a watch during the robbery at the Food Plus store on Commandant Gade.
The off-duty police officer had walked into the store as the robbery was going down, then chased and apprehended the suspect. The suspect, a minor, was charged with first-degree armed robbery.