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Citizens Help Police Apprehend Intruder

Citizens helped the V.I. Police Department capture a man who forcefully entered an Estate Little Princess home and used duct tape to restrain two residents, according to a news release from the department.

Another resident, who was in another section of the home, was able to restrain the suspect until police arrived minutes later, the police said.

At about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday a woman who live in the home looked from her bedroom window into another part of the house and saw an armed, masked individual, dressed in black, restraining two other residents with duct tape. The woman called 911. She then told her boyfriend who was in another room of the house.

The boyfriend was able to enter the area without the suspect noticing. He was able to hold him down with the help of a male victim who was already restrained by duct tape. As the pair was restraining the suspect, police arrived and took the suspect into custody.

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The suspect originally gave police a false name and was later identified by police as Richard Horseford, 22, of Estate Hannah’s Rest.

Horseford was taken to the Juan F. Luis Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained while struggling with the homeowners. He was charged with first-degree robbery, and his bail was set at $75,000.

He was later remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending further court action.

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Citizens helped the V.I. Police Department capture a man who forcefully entered an Estate Little Princess home and used duct tape to restrain two residents, according to a news release from the department.

Another resident, who was in another section of the home, was able to restrain the suspect until police arrived minutes later, the police said.

At about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday a woman who live in the home looked from her bedroom window into another part of the house and saw an armed, masked individual, dressed in black, restraining two other residents with duct tape. The woman called 911. She then told her boyfriend who was in another room of the house.

The boyfriend was able to enter the area without the suspect noticing. He was able to hold him down with the help of a male victim who was already restrained by duct tape. As the pair was restraining the suspect, police arrived and took the suspect into custody.

The suspect originally gave police a false name and was later identified by police as Richard Horseford, 22, of Estate Hannah’s Rest.

Horseford was taken to the Juan F. Luis Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained while struggling with the homeowners. He was charged with first-degree robbery, and his bail was set at $75,000.

He was later remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending further court action.