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Two Minors Robbed on St. Thomas; Suspect in Custody

An arrest has been made on St. Thomas after one minor was robbed at gunpoint and another minor was robbed with the use of physical assault, the V.I. Police Department reported.

On Dec. 7, 2023, officers were dispatched to the area of Estate Thomas regarding the robbery of a 17-year-old minor. Contact was made with the minor along with his stepmother, who stated that he was robbed at gunpoint by a Black male he identified as Ajani Prentice. The minor stated that Prentice was wearing grey sweatpants, with a T-shirt, and black stocking on his head at the time of the incident. The minor went on to state, during his interview, that he could easily identify Prentice because he was not wearing any face coverings, according to the police report.

On Dec. 23, 2023, another minor was present at the Richard N. Callwood Command, reporting a robbery that occurred on Dec. 22, 2023, at about 1:30 p.m., in the area of the Hospital Ground Spring Hill Condominiums. The minor stated he went to meet a friend, the police report stated.

While waiting, he observed a Black male wearing a black hoodie, a camouflage mask and
black sunglasses coming down the hill towards him. The minor stated that he removed his
gold chain from his neck and held it in his hand. He further explained that the male
approached him and punched him with a closed fist to his face leading to a physical
altercation where he was able to pull the suspect’s mask from his face. The minor stated
that once the mask was off, he was able to identify the male as one Ajani Prentice, the report stated. 

On Monday, Prentice, 18, turned himself into the authorities after a wanted poster was circulated. Prentice was advised of his Constitutional Rights and declined to make a statement regarding this case. Prentice was processed, booked, and remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing, police said.

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