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St. Croix Man Arrested on Kidnapping Charge

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Police arrested 25-year-old Talibe Suleiman of Clifton Hill, charging him with first degree kidnapping Wednesday.

According to a police report, Suleiman allegedly forced an adult man at gunpoint into his vehicle from the roadside of the Melvin Evans Highway, near the old Hovensa training school. He then reportedly headed west. The victim, found shortly after in Lorraine Village Apartments with lacerations to the head, received treatment at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital. Sulieman was found at home and arrested. Unable to post $75,000 bail, Sulieman was placed in the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.

St. Croix District Police Chief Sean Santos, Sr. thanked members of the community who came forward with information to cause the quick apprehension. “We have the ability to close these cases very quickly when the community assists. Let’s keep up the collaboration, and we can make our islands safer,” Chief Santos said. He encourages the community to contact the VIPD with information on crimes by calling 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

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