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Police Investigate Pair of Holiday Robberies

Police on St. Croix are investigating two burglaries that took place during the holidays. The V.I. Police Department reported that no one was injured during the two crimes.

At about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, police officers were dispatched to the site of a robbery in Estate Carlton. According to the preliminary police report, officers spoke to a male victim at the scene who told police he had fallen asleep in his living room, watching television, and was awakened by a noise and saw a person standing over him pointing an object at him.

The suspect tied the victim’s hands and feet with an electric cord and asked the victim if he had any firearms in the house. The victim said no.

The victim told police he heard at least two other voices in his house as well as the sounds of his belongings being searched. The victim said the suspect told him to wait 20 minutes before he moved and then left the home. The victim waited and then untied himself and tried to call 911, but the telephone cord had been removed from the wall. He made the call from a neighbor’s home.

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The victim said the rooms in his home were ransacked, and $300 and the keys to his vehicle were taken.

The victim was not hurt but was unable to describe the suspect he saw and was not clear whether the suspect was holding a gun.

On Wednesday, which was Christmas Day, a woman reported to police that she had been robbed of $3,000 in jewelry and a cell phone while she was sleeping in her Estate Williams Delight home.

She told police that she went to sleep about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and woke up at about 1 a.m. and then discovered the items missing from her dresser.

These cases are being followed up by the Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives.

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Police on St. Croix are investigating two burglaries that took place during the holidays. The V.I. Police Department reported that no one was injured during the two crimes.

At about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, police officers were dispatched to the site of a robbery in Estate Carlton. According to the preliminary police report, officers spoke to a male victim at the scene who told police he had fallen asleep in his living room, watching television, and was awakened by a noise and saw a person standing over him pointing an object at him.

The suspect tied the victim’s hands and feet with an electric cord and asked the victim if he had any firearms in the house. The victim said no.

The victim told police he heard at least two other voices in his house as well as the sounds of his belongings being searched. The victim said the suspect told him to wait 20 minutes before he moved and then left the home. The victim waited and then untied himself and tried to call 911, but the telephone cord had been removed from the wall. He made the call from a neighbor’s home.

The victim said the rooms in his home were ransacked, and $300 and the keys to his vehicle were taken.

The victim was not hurt but was unable to describe the suspect he saw and was not clear whether the suspect was holding a gun.

On Wednesday, which was Christmas Day, a woman reported to police that she had been robbed of $3,000 in jewelry and a cell phone while she was sleeping in her Estate Williams Delight home.

She told police that she went to sleep about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and woke up at about 1 a.m. and then discovered the items missing from her dresser.

These cases are being followed up by the Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives.