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One Stop Mall broken into

- Western Union may have been target, says Patsy C. Lake; Nothing discovered missing so far
The popular One Stop Mall in Road Town was broken into sometime last night, July 10, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
According to One Stop Mall owner Mrs Patsy C. Lake (left), from all indications, the Western Union outlet was the main target of the break and entry. Photo: VINO/File
According to One Stop Mall owner Mrs Patsy C. Lake (left), from all indications, the Western Union outlet was the main target of the break and entry. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The popular One Stop Mall in Road Town, owned by Virgin Islands icon Patsy C. Lake, was broken into sometime last night, July 10, 2016.

According to reports, the building which houses a number of businesses, including a restaurant, barber shop, tailor shop, spa, hotel, restaurant, clothing store and money transfer service, was broken into via the front entrance.

This information was confirmed by One Stop Mall owner, Mrs Lake, who told Virgin Islands News Online this morning, July 11, 2016 that the perpetrator/s gained access to the building by breaking the glass of the front door and cutting the security bars.

See further said that from all indications, the Western Union outlet was the main target.

"Well it seems they were trying to get to Western Union. That seems to have been their specific target."

Police are still on the scene conducting their investigations; however, nothing has so far been discovered missing.

"So far in the store and the rest of the business, no, it doesn't seem so," Mrs Lake said

The break and entry report was also confirmed by Sergeant Beverly James of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

30 Responses to “One Stop Mall broken into”

  • tears (11/07/2016, 09:53) Like (13) Dislike (19) Reply
    people are hungry look what the M & M team has done to my country
    • not smart (11/07/2016, 10:35) Like (48) Dislike (3) Reply
      if dem was hungry dey would try braking into the grocery store, dem just nasty man.
    • Really? (11/07/2016, 10:53) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
      Hungry what? Every jam and club session packed with people wearing weaves, nails done, driving new cars and spending money. Some people have it hard as will be the case no matter the economy but for the most part people here just too damn lazy and find it convenient to be a victim all the time. Any of the jobless want to get out in the hot sun and work?
    • Really? (11/07/2016, 16:31) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      Hungry? You mean hungry for gold chain, Jordan's, weed and liquor?
  • foxy (11/07/2016, 10:17) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Smh
  • chad (11/07/2016, 10:19) Like (15) Dislike (35) Reply
    In the heart of Road Town. The new Commissioner & the NDP has failed the economy and the people.
  • SMH (11/07/2016, 10:19) Like (29) Dislike (6) Reply

    They so £$%%^ stupid. They really think Western Union will have money lying around just like that? And how do you get time to cut security bars from the front entrance facing the street and also why doesn't she have an alarm system?

  • Strange (11/07/2016, 10:22) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Them lil man wasn't able to keep the thief/thieves inside until?
    • wize up (11/07/2016, 11:27) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ strange: those little men only comes out during election BUT now they will be placed on full active duty and whomever did that crime those little men will find dem
  • wize up (11/07/2016, 10:26) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Where are the police that should be patrolling our city....for crooks to have enough time to cut through security bar then enter someone's business place is outrageous while the police sitting on dem backside watching CCTV up in the police station ....the police needs to patrol because some business owners might just end up in the jail while defending their hard earned property
  • town gysl (11/07/2016, 10:34) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    i some times wondered why we have police.i go walking every morning for 5am from huntums ghut to the park macnamara and back. and i never pass a police .they need to patrol more often.
  • Eddie (11/07/2016, 11:06) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    They need to patrol with the K9 dogs.
  • watching (11/07/2016, 11:24) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lets not make any excuces for the garbage who commits these CRIMES . This type of crime is bad for the entire country and for all the people
  • jj (11/07/2016, 11:44) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    the new commissioner gone on vacation like Duncan fast me bouy
  • DOT (11/07/2016, 11:45) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    @tears u have to be a thief too.When someone kill one of them I hope u will be singing the same tune.
    • True (11/07/2016, 16:25) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Dot, I agree with you. They keep breaking in people businesses, someone is going to surprise their behinds when they break into something. Damn it, yes things is hard but go wash dishes, clean toilets, go clean yards, go wash cars, go pack bags in the supermarket to make money. Some of these young people want money the easy and fast way.They don't want to do an honest days work, to damn lazy.
  • virginislander (11/07/2016, 12:42) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply

    wait pasty little man was asleep

  • B Anonymous (11/07/2016, 12:44) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Real talk aint have CHIT in there you want to steal UNLESS you get into Western Union. #SLUMS
  • Jerez (11/07/2016, 13:57) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Damn set of useless idiots. Mumu, Mumu leading. Idiots, Western Union don't have money out like that. You idiots need be on worlds dumbest people. Hope they catch you all for being so stupid.
  • woow (11/07/2016, 14:08) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Government needs to hand out some bush cutting contracts to hold the young people than spending on themselves.
  • faith (11/07/2016, 14:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Miss lake god did not stop the thirves
  • Yes (11/07/2016, 15:18) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    THis a DIS if I ever seen one. YOU BREAK INTO A MALL AND NOT A THING MISSING!! LOOOOL! NO CLOTHES NOTHING? THEM CHIT WAS RIGHT THERE.
    • Really??!! (11/07/2016, 16:00) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lol. "The people them no war no clothes, the people them war monayyyyy....!!!" (Shebada voice!!)
  • hitting home (11/07/2016, 15:36) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    We make all those wicked comments without consideration. It does not matter who a building or business belong to. The situation of burglary and armed robberies is now out of control. If this place is in full public view and the perpetrators where not afraid, imagine what they will do to businesses and homes that are not in the public view. My small business is yards away. This is alarming and all of us need to be concerned. Those of you who laughing and finding it funny but remember that today is for me and tomorrow is for you and see who laughs last what happen.
  • de silent one (11/07/2016, 17:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow! These kind of crimes are just too common now, and right there in the middle of town. The police don't walk the streets anymore, they want to drive around with their A/C and radio playing and only the driver is awake. All the others are asleep. These mid town burglaries are totally unacceptable. Such behavior all starts with weak supervision, so you can't blame the Constables for their inefficiency.
  • police (11/07/2016, 18:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm so sorry for this territory. It seems like the ee police station don't have enough police. I went there today knocked on the window, say good afternoon, rang the bell and no answer. I am convinced people can do any thing and get away with it sad to say. This territory have its hands full.
  • The Old Bear (12/07/2016, 10:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    These thieves ain't afraid of that lady 'Ole Bear' buddy


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