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Robbery victim pistol-whipped, left with broken teeth in USVI

October 14th, 2016 | Tags: pistol-whipped VIPD Sakeeda Freeman Robbery USVI
A victim of an alleged robbery in the USVI on October 12, 2016 old police he was pistol-whipped. Photo: Internet Source
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man told police in the US Virgin Islands on Wednesday October 12, 2016 that he was robbed of his belongings and assaulted by an unknown assailant, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman made known via press release on Thursday October 13, 2016.

Ms Freeman, citing a police report, said that a male victim, around 2:30 A.M. on Wednesday, reported that he was robbed at gunpoint. The victim said that while attempting to get into his vehicle in the area of Tootsie’s Parking Lot, an unknown male got into his vehicle pointing a black gun towards him.

The victim said he was told by the suspect to drive to the vicinity of Home Depot, where the suspect pistol-whipped him several times about his face and robbed him of his wallet and mobile device. The suspect then fled the area.

According to Ms Freeman, the victim was treated at the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital for a laceration to his upper lip, upper left eye and the back of his head. The victim also reported that three of his teeth were chipped during the incident.

Police are asking anyone with information about this robbery to contact the V.I.P.D.’s Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340)714-9807. You can also contact Crime Stoppers USVI, where your tip could net you a payday. And there’s also 911.

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