A woman walking in Estate Thomas Friday afternoon was robbed at gunpoint by a man in a green SUV, the V.I. Police said.
According to police, at about 2:30 p.m. Friday officers from the Investigation Unit were dispatched to a report of a robbery that took place in the vicinity of First Avenue in Estate Thomas.
At the scene, officers made contact with the victim, a woman who told them she had been walking along First Avenue when a green SUV pulled up next to her and a black unknown male jumped out of the vehicle with a handgun, which he pointed towards her head.
According to the victim, the suspect demanded the victim give him her chain and tugged on it while it was still around her neck while she struggled with the clasp. Fearful for her life, the victim removed the chain from her neck and gave it to the suspect. She said the man then ran back into the vehicle and sped off in an unknown direction.
She told police she did not sustain any injuries during this robbery and no one else was present when the incident took place.
The case is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau, who asked that anyone with information about the incident contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 at extensions 5579 and 5557. They can also call 911, the Commissioner’s Office at 340-715-5506, the St. Thomas Chief’s Office at 340-715-5548, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.