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Gunman Robs Man in Early Morning Incident

A man was robbed at gunpoint, abducted and beaten at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in Red Hook, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to the police, the victim, whose name was not released, told officers he was getting into his vehicle in the area of Tootsie’s parking lot in Red Hook when an unknown male got into his vehicle pointing a black gun towards him. The victim said the suspect told him to drive to an area close to Home Depot, where he was pistol whipped several times to his face and robbed of his wallet and mobile device.

He said the suspect then fled the area.

The victim was treated at the Schneider Regional Medical Center for a laceration to his upper lip, upper left eye and back of his head. Three of the victim’s teeth were chipped during the incident.

Police asked anyone with any information about this or any other crime to call the Virgin Islands Police Department at 340-774-2211, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807, the 911 dispatch center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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