Police are probing a first-degree burglary that occurred in Estate Work and Rest on St. Croix minutes before 9 p.m. on Thursday.
According to the V.I. Police Department, the victim told police that two armed and masked men forced their way into his house, assaulted him, removed items from his home, and stole a car.
The victim informed the police that he answered a knock at his door, and two unknown persons in black clothing and masks, one armed with a handgun, forced their way into his home and demanded money. The victim allegedly told the suspects he only had $20 and the men began to assault him. The suspects allegedly took $200.00, a 52-inch television, and a PlayStation 2.
According to the victim, the suspects also took the keys to a 1995 green Honda Civic and left in the vehicle. He said the vehicle belonged to a friend and he did not know the license plate number.
The victim was interviewed at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, where he was being treated for bruises to his face.
The case will be followed by Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives. Anyone having any knowledge of this crime is asked to call detectives at 712-6037, 712-6077 or you can call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.