Armed Trio Rob Frenchtown Bar

Three armed men robbed the Pony Bar in Frenchtown Wednesday night, threatening the employees and a customer and making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to police, the 911 emergency call center received a report at 10:12 p.m. Wednesday that a business had been robbed. At the scene, the Pony Bar located in Frenchtown, officers spoke to the owner, who reported the following:

At about 9:30 p.m. three men entered the bar, pointing firearms at the employees and asked for money. One of the men went behind the bar, removed money from the cash register and took a money bag that contained an unknown amount of cash.

While this was going on, the other two men continued to point their guns at the employees and at one patron who were inside.

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The men then exited the business and fled the area in a SUV type vehicle in an unknown direction.

None of the employees or patrons reported that they were injured during this incident, police said.

Police urged anyone with information about the incident to contact the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 ext. 5579 and 5557, or any of the following: the St. Thomas/St. John District chief’s office at 340-715-5548, the police commissioner’s office at 340-715-5506, the 911 call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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