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Crime Stoppers reminds everyone that this is the time of year when burglars take advantage of us as we enjoy the festive season.

Recent examples include an early morning burglary in La Grande Princesse, St. Croix; a November 14th burglary of a store in Mongoose Junction, St John; and a series of burglaries on St. Thomas in the areas of Est. Fortuna, Santa Maria, Bonne Esperance, Est. Hope, Est. Pearl, Commandant Gade, Lindbergh Bay, Contant, Smith Bay, Nadir, Annas Retreat, Rosendahl and Wintberg.

Each year, as Christmas draws near, the number of burglaries increases. However, history shows that most burglaries are a crime of opportunity and are preventable. Make sure your doors and windows are locked and secure your homes and automobiles.

Don’t leave items worth stealing in plain view. Leave a light on in areas where your neighbors can’t easily see what is happening. Jot down the license plate numbers of strange cars in your neighborhood. Take a good second look at that person lurking suspiciously around your neighbor’s home or car and then call 911 with a description.

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The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising all business owners to activate alarm and surveillance systems as an additional means of preventing businesses from being targeted.

Law enforcement cannot control crime without the help of our citizens. You and your neighbors can reduce the chance of becoming a burglary victim.

Be vigilant. Implement the preventative tips we’ve just mentioned. Individuals, business owners, and villa companies, working together with the aggressive police initiatives that are being implemented throughout the territory this holiday season can make a difference.

If you see something, say something. If you know something about any of the prior burglaries throughout our territory, say something.

Let’s continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information 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 speak several languages. The minimum reward for the arrest of a burglar is $714 plus 10% of the retail value of any goods recovered.

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Crime Stoppers reminds everyone that this is the time of year when burglars take advantage of us as we enjoy the festive season.

Recent examples include an early morning burglary in La Grande Princesse, St. Croix; a November 14th burglary of a store in Mongoose Junction, St John; and a series of burglaries on St. Thomas in the areas of Est. Fortuna, Santa Maria, Bonne Esperance, Est. Hope, Est. Pearl, Commandant Gade, Lindbergh Bay, Contant, Smith Bay, Nadir, Annas Retreat, Rosendahl and Wintberg.

Each year, as Christmas draws near, the number of burglaries increases. However, history shows that most burglaries are a crime of opportunity and are preventable. Make sure your doors and windows are locked and secure your homes and automobiles.

Don’t leave items worth stealing in plain view. Leave a light on in areas where your neighbors can’t easily see what is happening. Jot down the license plate numbers of strange cars in your neighborhood. Take a good second look at that person lurking suspiciously around your neighbor’s home or car and then call 911 with a description.

The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising all business owners to activate alarm and surveillance systems as an additional means of preventing businesses from being targeted.

Law enforcement cannot control crime without the help of our citizens. You and your neighbors can reduce the chance of becoming a burglary victim.

Be vigilant. Implement the preventative tips we've just mentioned. Individuals, business owners, and villa companies, working together with the aggressive police initiatives that are being implemented throughout the territory this holiday season can make a difference.

If you see something, say something. If you know something about any of the prior burglaries throughout our territory, say something.

Let’s continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information 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 speak several languages. The minimum reward for the arrest of a burglar is $714 plus 10% of the retail value of any goods recovered.