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I-SMART burglarised

- Hours after armed robbery on VG
I-SMART, an electronics store located in Road Town, was burglarised on Saturday April 21, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Electronics store I-Smart, now located in the building that formerly housed Varieties Apparel in Road Town, fell victim to burglary on Saturday April 21, 2018.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, the burglar/s gained access to the place of business by breaking the locks for the iron grill at the entrance and then smashing one of the glass doors.

It is unclear what exactly was taken and the total loss suffered by the business.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) confirmed the reports to this news site.

“I can confirm that a burglary was reported at I-SMART…No arrests have been made in that matter,” Police Information Officer Diane L. Drayton stated.

Burglary on heels of armed robbery on VG

It was only on Friday April 20, 2018 that our newsroom first and accurately reported that a lone gunman forced his way into the office of a construction firm in Virgin Gorda around 2:45 P.M. in his attempt to make off with monies to pay construction workers.

Police on April 23, 2018 said inquiries suggest that the assailant came expecting funds made available by the contractor to be on the site located on Towers Road in the Valley; however, those funds had not arrived by that time. The gunman fled the premises with personal funds from one member of staff and a construction worker.

The suspect is described as dark in complexion and approximately 6’. At the time he was wearing all black with a mask on his face.

Persons with information into the identity of this suspect are asked to contact the Virgin Gorda Police Station directly or call the RVIPF access number 311. Persons can also call the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339. All information will be held in the strictest confidence.

Police continue to encourage businesses to use cheques or direct bank deposits rather than cash to pay workers at work sites. When large amounts of cash must be transported or held in a location, persons are asked to seek the advice or assistance of Police.

5 Responses to “I-SMART burglarised”

  • 123 (24/04/2018, 11:05) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    gun man them out
  • Gumption. Official (24/04/2018, 12:01) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    It’s sad in 2018 people are still stealing. So many ways to make a bit of change. Often it’s not for survival but for greed. Some people just have to maintain their ratchet lifestyle.

    Younger man and woman. Note that having a name for stealing can really hurt your future. After being caught the only people who win most times are lawyers. They will get pay either way. It’s sad how many people actually endorse people who steals, sell drugs and do bad things.
  • wize up (24/04/2018, 13:03) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Right in the hart of the city: I owned business in the city and it begins to love that business owners will soon have the laws in to our hand in a valiant effort to property our company’ s inventory:::how big is Road Town???Ty....if you are no longer gainfully employed simply go
  • chad (24/04/2018, 13:36) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    So they rob that building from the front, from the road? Wow, that's crazy. So they weren't worried about being caught, hmmm.
  • Hmm (24/04/2018, 14:06) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Coincidence after they publicised the lack of cctv cameras around the place?

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