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Filipinos beaten by gunmen @ Brandywine Bay

The assault on the Filipino men reportedly took place at a home in Brandywine Bay. Photo: VINO/File
Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that two Filipino men were beaten by gunmen at their Brandywine Bay home and had to be taken to Peebles Hospital on Wednesday morning, September 30, 2015. Photo: VINO/File
Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that two Filipino men were beaten by gunmen at their Brandywine Bay home and had to be taken to Peebles Hospital on Wednesday morning, September 30, 2015. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that two Filipino men were beaten by gunmen and had to be taken to hospital on Wednesday morning, September 30, 2015.

This information was confirmed by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force via a press release when contacted on the matter this afternoon, October 1, 2015.

It said RVIPF Detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary which was reported at a home in Brandywine Bay early Wednesday morning.

“The two male occupants of the home stated that two men, one with a gun, came to their residence demanding money around 1am. The perpetrators subsequently assaulted both men and then fled the premises.”

The RVIPF also said the two men were taken to Peebles Hospital, treated and discharged.

“Nothing was taken from the premises. Investigations are ongoing in the matter.”

Only on Tuesday September 29, 2015, the RVIPF reported that around 11:10pm Saturday night, a 47-year-old male who recently moved to Lower Estate was reportedly attacked by a group of young males as he was walking in the area of the Sunday Morning Well. He sustained an injury to the head and is still being treated at Peebles Hospital.

Police are asking persons who were in the area who may have witness this assault to come forward. Persons should contact the RVIPF three-digit non-emergency number 311 if anything suspicious was seen or heard. Persons can also share information through the confidential Crimestoppers hotline number at 800-TIPS (8477) or any officer within the RVIPF.


19 Responses to “Filipinos beaten by gunmen @ Brandywine Bay”

  • Huh? (01/10/2015, 17:38) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    WTF?????????? Just like that?
  • hah (01/10/2015, 17:44) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    Them is fools to think they would find bags of cash and jewelry in the homes of Filipinos.
  • wize up (01/10/2015, 17:53) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    where are the police; we use to blame Morris for crimes he gone now and we still have crime so just goes to show that fighting crime need the residents and citzens: white boy came and gone but crime still here STOP playing the blame game for our social issues... we used to blame NDP and they pass stiffer gun laws BUT we still having gun crime...some persons in our territory just bent on doing a set of !uck but time longer than twine! because there are those among us that know who these @$$-holes that are committing these gun crimes and saying nothing

  • Cane (01/10/2015, 18:18) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    As Residents of the BVI, we must help stop & prevent crime! Crime has been on an incline for the past several years, 10 years ago, crime seemed few and far between! These last several years people are feeling unsafe, exposed, and wary! The BVI counts on tourism for the economy, it is already a difficult place to get to, if we become known as unsafe, tourism will decline, and to lose that stigma of an "unsafe environment" will be very difficult to overcome! If these crimes are committed by "down islanders" send them home, if they are Belongers, wise up, no good comes from violence, look at other islands which have a steady decrease in tourism due to violence. Are we frogs in a boiling pot of water? Is violence just becoming our way of life? Let's all Wake Up!
  • vex (01/10/2015, 18:51) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh my the bvi sick deman
  • True (01/10/2015, 19:47) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    What has their nationality got to do with the story?
  • useless comment (01/10/2015, 20:15) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    indeed this is: "if guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns." Guns are not the answer, but it is a better
    situation when all citizens can own them....just in case. But of course this sentiment is assuming intelligence is
    out there. So sorry you don't understand the importance of self-defence in a violent world.
    • @useless (02/10/2015, 08:25) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      ...tell that to the children of Oregon. So sorry that you don't understand that the possession of weapons of war by private citizens only leads to more innocent death. There is no evidence that private ownership leads to a decrease in gun deaths; in fact, the evidence is entirely and unequivocally to the opposite. useless indeed.
    • Violence (02/10/2015, 09:01) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      At useless: theoretically, having guns for self defense sounds reasonable. Problems are
      1. People won't just use them for self-defense. There's plenty of stories of domestic violence hereabouts, often filed by alcohol.
      2. What if guns kept for self defense are stolen and used in crimes, and forensics lead back to the original owner?
      3. The quote you cite is US National Rifle Association rhetoric, a rabid industry group the purpose of which is to protect the interests of gun manufacturers in the US under the guise of an amendment to the US constitution.
  • just asking.... (01/10/2015, 21:17) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    where is morris who lied and say crome was down
    • wize up (01/10/2015, 23:03) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ just asking: are you just stupid, Morris somewhere in Florida playing golf but we still facing crime day after day in our county so why are you still pointing your fingers at Morris......
  • Worried (02/10/2015, 08:12) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    They are saying making gambling legal in the BVI will be detrimental to the society, but it seems we may have bigger issues to worry about that a fellow placing a bet on a horse....what about the Wild Wild West vandals accosting innocent and hard working people for their earnings, and when they don't get, beating them into a pulp. Im more worried about feeling safe in my own home or even going to the atm whether day or night! We (Note I said WE) have gotten our priorities all wrong when it comes to our community! Some drastic change is needed and its needed FAST!
  • i from here (02/10/2015, 08:21) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    These some idiots! Filipinos ???? Guess them robbers was hungry because only food they will find, not money etc.
  • S.R. (02/10/2015, 08:38) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Gun control??????????????????????only criminals will have the guns. Mark my word!!!!!!!!
  • Ignorance (02/10/2015, 09:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    OMG! I can't believe the morons posting such rubbish about are they not human like everyone else??? SMH
  • Maverick (02/10/2015, 10:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We are living in an era when men's hearts are continually desperately wicked, no increase in jail-time will end the gun culture! We need laws to chop off the hands of persons illegally associating themselves with guns! Guns are made to kill and no person other than Law Enforcement should possess guns and ammunitions! Had we serious predatory animals, I would see the need for such, but we have none!
    • Champee (06/10/2015, 07:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      Chop off their hands? Are you mad? What religion inspired you to say that?

      A better punishment is a fine (money, cars, land, houses etc). A sliding scale from 1% up to 100% depending on the number of repeat offences. When they have nothing left to take, that is when you lock them up.
  • Guest (02/10/2015, 10:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    if a person tries to rob you and in the process, the thief ended up being killed? will the person who is most probably just defending himself go to prison? This is an honest question because with all these robberies, i might just have to sleep with a knife under my pillow.
  • Dunce (16/10/2015, 00:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If your hand offend you chop it off

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