A St. Thomas man was beaten, stabbed and robbed by three unknown assailants Friday evening in the areas of Nye Garden, also known as Garden Street, according to the V.I. Police Department.
The police said officers were dispatched at 8:06 p.m. Friday to the Schneider Regional Medical Center in response to a report of a stabbing that occurred during a robbery. Upon arrival, they made contact with the victim, who was being treated for lacerations to his back, left eye brow, and several scratches and bruises to his face, arms and body.
The man, whose name was not reported in accord with department policy, said that at roughly 8:30 p.m. Friday he was walking in the area of Nye Gade when three black men wearing masks rushed him from behind. He said one of the men put a black firearm to his head and pistol whipped him, while another approached him with a long, thin kitchen knife and stabbed him in his back.
He told officers he fell to the ground and the third man searched his pants pockets and removed his wallet, which contained $460, and a black ATT mobile device. The victim then was kicked about his body before being able to get up and take off running for his life.
The incident is under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Police asked anyone with information to notify Major Crimes at 340-714-9823 ext. 5617, Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807 ext. 5556, or the Chief’s Office at 340-774-2211, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.