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Police crackdown – Four charged with robbery, illegal firearm

- Commissioner of Police continues to appeal for public’s help
Police on one of the crackdowns earlier this week in Sea Cows Bay. Photo: VINO Team of Reporters
There has been increased in armed robberies in the past few months in the Virgin Islands. On Wednesday evening August 2, 2017 around 8 PM, a lone gunman robbed Struggling Man's Bar and Restaurant of a sum of cash. Photo: VINO Team of Reporters
There has been increased in armed robberies in the past few months in the Virgin Islands. On Wednesday evening August 2, 2017 around 8 PM, a lone gunman robbed Struggling Man's Bar and Restaurant of a sum of cash. Photo: VINO Team of Reporters
The Police is appealing to residents for information that will lead to the arrest of perpetrators or the discovery of illegal firearms. Two masked men attempted to rob Bob’s Gas Station on Saturday evening July 29, 2017 after 10 PM. Photo: VINO Team of Reporters
The Police is appealing to residents for information that will lead to the arrest of perpetrators or the discovery of illegal firearms. Two masked men attempted to rob Bob’s Gas Station on Saturday evening July 29, 2017 after 10 PM. Photo: VINO Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following successful raids by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), four persons have been arrested in connection with a robbery and possession of an illegal firearm.

According to a Police Press Release issued today August 4, 2017, the four men are Richard Freeman, 20 and Jequan Reid, 19, both of Duff's Bottom, and Triston Liburd and Stephen Harrigan, both of Valley, Virgin Gorda. The four are jointly charged with robbery while other charges are likely to follow.

The arrest and charges are in relation to an incident which took place on July 17, 2017 where a male was robbed of a sum of cash in the vicinity of First Caribbean Bank.

Photos of two masked men fleeing the area on a motor scooter in the Admin Drive area were released by Police in connection with the robbery.

Increasing Robberies

Meanwhile, the Virgin Islands (VI) has been facing a series of robberies in recent times. Two masked men attempted to rob Bob’s Gas Station on Saturday evening July 29, 2017 after 10 PM.
In addition, two other robberies were reported by a lone gunman and another at Struggling Man Restaurant and Bar on Wednesday evening August 2, 2017 around 8:00 PM where cash was taken.

According to Police, no injuries were reported in those incidents.

Notably, assailants were all described as wearing black with their faces covered. In the robbery at the Struggling Man Restaurant, the assailant was described as approximately six feet tall and light skinned.

Public support

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews had engaged the community in a Territory-wide crackdown to reduce the number of firearms available for carrying out serious or violent crime and made a special appeal to the public to provide names of persons seen with, suspected of having or importing illegal firearms into the Territory.

“We don’t need your name. Just tell us who has a firearm or where it can be found. We will do the rest,” said the Commissioner who continues to appeal to the Public for their assistance.

 

 

29 Responses to “Police crackdown – Four charged with robbery, illegal firearm”

  • Decoyn (04/08/2017, 15:40) Like (4) Dislike (20) Reply
    They sure they got the right people?
    • Huu (04/08/2017, 19:32) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Yes they are sure!
      Those little rascals!
    • Mark (04/08/2017, 19:54) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      I tired of hearing ay yo with this. If u kno something go tell the police.
    • Blow fish (04/08/2017, 21:20) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Decoyn, shut the h.ll up with your S,?t about if they are sure they have the right people. I believe they have the right scrubs that is up and down destroying this place.
      • @blow fish (05/08/2017, 01:02) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        Decoyn asking cause he probly one of them and they ain't find he yet. Don't worry. They coming to get you shortly
  • wize up (04/08/2017, 15:45) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    ok
  • police (04/08/2017, 15:47) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    I tell dem COP Mathews is the man this one here working
  • Windy (04/08/2017, 15:50) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    The police trying a thing!
  • Rob the rich (04/08/2017, 16:37) Like (15) Dislike (34) Reply
    No job no money what we going do?
    • See (04/08/2017, 18:53) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
      try working you pathetic moroon
    • island man (04/08/2017, 19:34) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Come to my house at night and find out.
      I don't call 911.
    • who cares (05/08/2017, 01:08) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Get a life. Be creative. Go round the rock and fish. Pick whelks . Look conch. Plant peas and potato. What you can't get sell then eat. At least you won't starve.
  • Surprised! (04/08/2017, 19:51) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    I cannot believe Tristan did such an act. I'm surprised and disappointed.
  • cay (04/08/2017, 19:52) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    The politians steel all the money
  • Real (04/08/2017, 20:46) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply

    Scotland Yard in your ra$$ dealing with the streets
    First government politicians next I see the head rat on media looking sampathty to late

  • wize up (04/08/2017, 23:13) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    The robbery at first caribbean was white so the heat turned up: balck on black crime is alright time you touch the other the police gets hypo active.....yes I said it and I know you won't like it but what can you do(nothing)
  • Ital creator (04/08/2017, 23:41) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    They got some not all from that duff bottom area,i saw this crime in action live, i would talk for couple thousands though but ndp gone with the money so crime would stay unsolved
  • Wellsah (05/08/2017, 03:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stephen why did you do such an act??? You are not badly off. Come on man you came from a good family that brought you up in church.
  • judge (05/08/2017, 05:14) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Caant believe Tristan in dem kinda tings
    Working on speedy boat n doing dem kinda tings
    Mek ALL O WE in VG shame d man ☹️
  • God is good (05/08/2017, 12:03) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    All ayu talking an ayu don't know the real true... Only God an them know wa them going tru the mother the family ayu need to stop talking things wa ayu ain't see
  • Real (05/08/2017, 12:07) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    Why police don't go wit that east end man who rob scb I see who do that.. I see a east end man them does call him Tessy he have a BMW an a tall red boy coin that
    • Dolcie (06/08/2017, 11:51) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Please be mature and responsible and call the police and tell them what you know. believe me this medium is less safe
  • Seventh day adventist (05/08/2017, 14:49) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord lency them children making u shame
  • rock man (06/08/2017, 10:33) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ayo does do a Lotta ratting on here anonymously
  • Help the Police (07/08/2017, 09:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    every one knew who was and didn't say anything. God is good. what happen in the dark eventually comes to light. it is clear they been doing a lot of damage and hurt to the country and business owners throw away the key on those young thugs. and find the missing one before he run out the island


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