82.1 F
Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesTeen Charged with Vessup Beach Robbery

Teen Charged with Vessup Beach Robbery

Officers on St. Thomas arrested 18-year-old Travis John on Friday, charging him with stealing a victim’s cell phone and money at gunpoint, the V.I. Police Department said.

The robbery occurred Friday, and the suspect was arrested the same day.

The male victim told police he was walking his dog on Vessup Beach when he saw an older model sedan pass him and then turn around and drive up behind him. According to the victim, one man, with a bandana covering half his face, got out of the vehicle and demanded money. Another man got out of the car and demanded money and the victims’ cell phone.

The victim said he gave the suspects $50 and his iPhone. The suspects drove off in the vehicle.

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

According to police, the victim said the suspects were holding their hands under their shirts like they had weapons but he did not see an actual weapon.

Based on the information from the victim, detectives were able to arrest John, of Estate Annas’ Retreat. He was in possession of the victim’s phone when he was arrested. He was charged with second-degree robbery and was held on a $10,000 bail pending further court action.

This case is still under active investigation, police said, and the second suspect is still being sought.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more

Officers on St. Thomas arrested 18-year-old Travis John on Friday, charging him with stealing a victim’s cell phone and money at gunpoint, the V.I. Police Department said.

The robbery occurred Friday, and the suspect was arrested the same day.

The male victim told police he was walking his dog on Vessup Beach when he saw an older model sedan pass him and then turn around and drive up behind him. According to the victim, one man, with a bandana covering half his face, got out of the vehicle and demanded money. Another man got out of the car and demanded money and the victims’ cell phone.

The victim said he gave the suspects $50 and his iPhone. The suspects drove off in the vehicle.

According to police, the victim said the suspects were holding their hands under their shirts like they had weapons but he did not see an actual weapon.

Based on the information from the victim, detectives were able to arrest John, of Estate Annas’ Retreat. He was in possession of the victim's phone when he was arrested. He was charged with second-degree robbery and was held on a $10,000 bail pending further court action.

This case is still under active investigation, police said, and the second suspect is still being sought.