Police on St. Thomas are investigating three armed robberies that took place over the weekend.
Three women were robbed about 8:45 p.m. Friday in Estate Thomas. The women told police they were dining at La Vejita Restaurant when two armed men came into the restaurant and demanded money. The suspects took the women’s handbags, $200 in cash and two cellular phones.
One suspect was wearing a black hoodie and the other was wearing a black hat that was pulled down over his eyes, according to the victims.
After the robbery the suspects fled into nearby bushes
Also Friday, police were notified of a robbery that occurred in Ulke Gade, also known as Simmonds Alley. Police said a male victim told them he was in the area when he was approached by two men, one of whom had a machete and began poking him with it.
According to police, the suspects wrestled the victim to the ground and tried to put a blanket over his head. The suspects took the victim’s wallet and removed nine dollars in cash, and then fled the area.
Police were dispatched Saturday to another robbery, this one in Hospital Ground. The male victim told police that, about 10:15 p.m., he was throwing away trash when a suspect pointed a gun at his face and said, "Give me all you got." The victim said he pushed the suspect away and turned to leave. At that time the suspect reached into the victims back pocket and removed his wallet containing $800.
The victim said he ran to his vehicle and there he saw two more suspects attempting to get into it. He was able to drive the vehicle away from the area and call the police.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau are investigating these cases.