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POLICE NAB PAIR OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS

May 27, 2001 – Quick response by police on St. Croix led to the arrest of two men believed to have robbed a couple in downtown Christiansted late Saturday night.
Police Commissioner Franz Christian identified the two suspects on Sunday as Jaime Delgado, 31, of 162 Peter's Rest and Jose Manuel Acosta, 24, of 134 Peter's Rest.
A minute before midnight Sunday, the couple, whose names were not released, reported to police that while they were sitting in a vehicle outside a residence, Delgado and Acosta robbed them at gunpoint, taking $93. The couple told police the men fled on foot.
Christian said police conducting a search with the robbery victims apprehended and arrested the two suspects. Police recovered the stolen money and five crack cocaine rocks from Acosta, he said.
Both men were charged with first-degree robbery and bail was set at $75,000. Unable to post bond, both were remanded to the Anna's Hope Detention Center.

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