Crime Stoppers is asking your help to solve the following crimes. If you know something, say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases.
St. John: Sometime during the night Dec. 26, a burglar broke into a locked residence at 5G Estate Pastory by removing a screen and opening the latch on a door. A carry-on bag and a cell phone were removed. The bag was found on the patio with its contents on the floor. A wallet and the cell phone were recovered, but $80 in cash and a silver-colored Tissot ladies watch valued at $400 were stolen. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a burglar is $714.
St. Croix: On Dec. 28 at about midnight, VIPD officers were dispatched to investigate a call of shots fired in Christiansted. When they arrived, they found 23-year-old Christian Harley with several gunshot wounds, lying in the intersection of Prince and Water Gut Streets. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
St. Thomas: On Jan. 6 at about 2 a.m., the lifeless body of Shakir Richardson was discovered with a gunshot wound to his head in the area of Joseph Gomez Elementary School.
Please help VIPD to identify the persons responsible in the above murder cases. You will be helping to put the killers behind bars where they belong, and helping to bring closure for the families of these victims. The minimum cash reward for a homicide arrest is $1,500.
Community members can submit tips on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Your tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators are bilingual.
If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.
Our technology makes it virtually impossible for anyone to trace your tip back to you. To learn how it works, visit www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org.