Attempted Robbery near Western Cemetery

Officers responded to the area of Western Cemetery Friday evening after a citizen reported an attempted robbery, the V.I. Police Department reported.

The 911 call center received the report at about 8:36 p.m. The Investigation Units traveled to the area of Petrus Gas, where they made contact with the victim, whose name was not reported by police. The victim said that while he was driving in the area of Altona and Welgunst he stopped his vehicle and was approached by a gunman who pointed a firearm to his head and demanded his money.

The man said he drove south onto Veterans Drive and was able to escape the assailant.

The victim also told police that while driving away he heard shots fired that caused damage to his vehicle. Once he felt safe, he called the 911 center for assistance.

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Anyone with information about this crime can contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at 340-774-2211, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9801, the 911 call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477. 

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