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Update: Kmart Robbery Suspect in Custody, Police Say

March 4, 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Leon Wilkins was arrested for the robbery at Kmart located at Lockhart Gardens that took place on Feb. 29, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Wilkins removed several items from the store that exceeded $500 and brandished what appeared to be a firearm at the security officer before leaving the establishment on foot, according to the police report.

Wilkins, age unknown, was processed and turned over to the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing, the report stated.

This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Anyone with additional information regarding this crime is urged to contact 911 or Criminal Investigation Bureau Detective D. Greenaway-Thomas at 340-774-2211 ext. 5574 or Crime Stoppers V.I. at 800-222-8477.

Feb. 29, 9:25 p.m.

On Thursday, VIPD responded to reports of a robbery at Kmart Lockhart Mall, the V.I. Police Department reported.

At approximately 8:29 a.m., a call was made to the 911 Emergency Call Center regarding a robbery at Kmart Lockhart Mall. The 911 center stated that a Black male removed several items from the establishment, brandished what appeared to be a firearm at the security officer and fled on foot, according to the police report.

This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact 911 or Criminal Investigation Bureau Detective D. Greenaway-Thomas at 340-774-2211 ext. 5574 or Crime Stoppers V.I.

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