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Home burglarised in broad daylight in Josiah’s Bay

- Over $3k in jewellery taken
East End Police Station. Police are said to be investigating a daylight burglary on a home in Josiah's Bay on September 12, 2020. Photo: VINO/File
JOSIAH’S BAY, Tortola, VI- A female resident of Josiah’s Bay is counting her losses after her home was broken into in broad daylight on September 12, 2020, and a quantity of jewellery stolen.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), the woman had left her home sometime around 9:00am and returned shortly before the 1:00pm start of curfew.

On her return, she discovered her home had been ransacked and a broken into and a quantity of gold jewellery, valuing close to $4,000, missing.

It was noticed that someone had removed panes from her bathroom window to apparently gain entry to the home.

Series of burglaries reported

There have been several reports over the past weeks of persons home being broken into and monies and other items taken.

Four men are currently in police custody assisting with ongoing Investigations into a series of robberies on Tortola.

A loaded gun was found at the home occupied by two of the men.

Two of the men have also been charged for having a quantity of illegal drugs in their possession at the time of their arrest.

22 Responses to “Home burglarised in broad daylight in Josiah’s Bay”

  • bets? (13/09/2020, 10:59) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
    I bet the jewellery was insured ???
  • Dogs eating Cats (13/09/2020, 12:24) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Take a look at your friends,. Or those who know what you have in your house.
  • Cut deep (13/09/2020, 13:01) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    For the love of community please ask your followers to take it easy!!! Now would be a great time to used your platform as Host of C** D**P to gut out the real issues.
  • check your friends (13/09/2020, 13:41) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    maybe your friends or we have a set of folks in BVI living beyond there means so now times are tuff they stealing to keep impressing their friends: when these persons are apprehended simply take off fingers; time at HMP not sending the right message
  • Greg (13/09/2020, 14:26) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    If I hear someone tampering at my door or window, I won't say a word. I will allow them to enter in full view...lights out for them. They don't deserve another chance, because they might try to not just burglarize, but to kill me. Too bad for them.
  • Peaches (13/09/2020, 14:45) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    It seems like the Government will have to take us off of curfew as we are seeing a spike in crimes during the curfew. SAd!
  • Mickeymouse (13/09/2020, 15:21) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    Persons are experiencing the impact of Covid_19 due to job loss etc. However, it does not excuse one from committing robbery.

    It seems that criminal are becoming very brave in carrying out unscrupulous behavior in broad daylight.

    BVI be mindful of strange persons around your neighborhood. Be sure to close windows that be use as an entry point.

    Lastly, purchase a security camera for a great price at Amazon.
  • Well (13/09/2020, 16:14) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good thing they were gone when you got home, or it could have gotten ugly.
  • H (13/09/2020, 16:22) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Be careful who come around your home thay watching every move u make
  • Benjamin (13/09/2020, 16:45) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Experienced the same thing I had to move out from that area.
  • ikey (13/09/2020, 17:01) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    All lies
  • Sad (13/09/2020, 17:17) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sometimes is people on the outside looking in watching your every move,waiting for the opportunity to break in your place.
  • Don't even start... (13/09/2020, 20:53) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Covid-19 cannot be used as an excuse for burglary!
  • Will say (13/09/2020, 21:07) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Someone had to know she was not at home.
  • Real Talk (13/09/2020, 21:09) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Drove through there one scary place wiil never go there in the evening hell no twlight zone
  • DEPORT THEM!! (14/09/2020, 06:58) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    It is high time the Government gets serious on these down Island people, and especially those Spanish people and whites whether they are in the BVI legally or illegally, but are not working. And deport them. Stop being sympathetic towards them.
  • Observer (14/09/2020, 08:07) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are number of persons not working in the territory and they will resort to this behavior. Government please get the stats and name of persons in the territory who are not working. A decision will have to be made to deport persons who are not employed. We also need frequent patrols by the police in certain areas. People if you see something dont be afraid to sound the alarm.
  • Protect our families (14/09/2020, 08:27) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Next step forward is to make firearms legal for home and business protection to non felons and upstanding citizens
  • bee (14/09/2020, 09:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Two weeks ago they thief my friend fridge with all this
    Food stuff everything in it . I think is more than one person doing this. Form that area

  • Interesting to know... (14/09/2020, 22:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    People on here blaming the “down islanders”. Would be interesting to know where the 4 the police are holding, are from. Bet some of our own who don’t want to work are involved.
  • @bee (15/09/2020, 15:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now that situation is just ridiculous. Too bad the fridge didn't drop on their feet.

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