The V.I. Police Department on Saturday arrested 27-year-old Wesly Jean of Anna’s Retreat on St. Thomas, and charged him with embezzlement.
According to the police report, the manager of the Racetrack gas station on Weymouth Rhymer Highway observed Jean, an employee, take cash from the register. When the manager confronted Jean, he attempted to flee, but was apprehended by the manager and bystanders. They detained him until officers’ arrival. The manager said as Jean attempted to flee, a gun fell from his person, which was later identified as a pellet gun.
Jean admitted to removing cash from the register and was placed under arrest. His bail was set at $35,000, which he was unable to post. He was subsequently turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing.
Police urged anyone with information on the incident to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 extension 5556, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.