On Jan. 2 officers were dispatched to Roy Lester Schneider Hospital at 11:58 pm regarding an armed robbery that took place in Al Cohens Mall. On arrival, officers and detectives contacted several individuals who had their rings and chains removed from them at gunpoint.
One of the victims was also assaulted and had to receive treatment at the hospital for a laceration above his brow after he was struck in his face with a gun. Everyone reported that two slim-built males covered in black approached them on foot. Both men were reported to be wearing all black, with ski masks and wheeling a weapon black in color. Victims state that they do not know who the suspects are. These suspects are still at large and they are armed and dangerous.
On Jan. 2 at approximately 5:08 am, the Adam Command Officers were dispatched to RLSH in reference to a shooting victim. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim who stated that while walking towards Crown Mountain area he observed a black Toyota SUV, possibly a RAV-4 with heavily tinted windows approaching him.
The victim stated that without any warning the passenger of the vehicle got out and began shooting at him with a handgun. The victim then stated that he was struck in the right knee and collapsed to the ground. The victim stated that the passenger got out of the rear passenger seat and was wearing a black baseball cap, black shirt tied across the face, long black Polo Sleeve shirt, and Black Cargo Pants. The suspect approached the victim and stated, “Give me Everything!”. The suspect removed several rings, a necklace, iPhone, diamond earrings, cash, and a bracelet. The suspect then got back into the vehicle and left the area. The victim collapsed to the ground and was later transported to the hospital by a family member for treatment.
These cases are presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Anyone with any information regarding these matters please call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or submit an anonymous Tip.