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Taxi driver Eugene I. Harrigan claims police misinformed media

- said two men who robbed him had Jamaican accents & that he was not stabbed
Taxi driver Eugene I. Harrigan has refuted police claims he was stabbed during a robbery on April 7, 2018. Photo: VINO
A taxi driver was robbed of cash by knife wielding assailants on April 7, 2018. Photo: Internet Source/File
A taxi driver was robbed of cash by knife wielding assailants on April 7, 2018. Photo: Internet Source/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was about a month ago that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) issued a press release about an incident in which a taxi driver was robbed of cash and stabbed by assailants on April 7, 2018.

However, speaking exclusively to our newsroom today Thursday May 3, 2018, the victim, taxi driver Eugene I. Harrigan, gave a different take on what happened that day.

He said, “the incident happened at the exit of the Tortola Pier Park late at night when two men came up to me with Jamaican accents and demanded money.”

The victim added that he told the two men, whose faces were not covered “but had on black hats”, that he had “no money” but they instead pulled him out of the vehicle.

I was never stabbed, just cut- Harrigan

Mr Harrigan claimed that once out the vehicle he had a scuffle with one of the robbers and suffered cuts from the knife that the man had, but he was “never stabbed.”

He told our newsroom that while out of the car the other man seemed to have known where he kept the money and “went straight for the money and ran away.” Mr Harrigan confirmed he went to Peebles Hospital where he received stitches for the two small cuts sustained.

The taxi driver said he knows “it was a set up and have given police all the leads” but claimed “the police have done nothing weeks after.”

Mr Harrigan did not disclose the amount of money taken, but said one of the persons involved, in what he described as a "set up robbery", has since left the Virgin Islands.

Our newsroom was the only media that did not publish the police press release issued April 10, 2018.

17 Responses to “Taxi driver Eugene I. Harrigan claims police misinformed media”

  • vex (03/05/2018, 14:31) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    So who did it?
  • wize up (03/05/2018, 14:40) Like (15) Dislike (10) Reply
    most of the of the police from Jamaica!!!! run talk that.......!!!!
    • Hmm (03/05/2018, 16:11) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
      That’s why it hard to trust them. I heard when it happened the police was given suspects name and never worked on the lead instead yes one of the alleged suspects left the island. See why crimes can’t be solved they to corrupt.
      • Outlaw (03/05/2018, 16:51) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
        Hmm, not because you are a police hater you must bash them at every possible convenience. This man never provided the police with any suspect(s) names but if you had listen to Douglas Wheatley show soon after the incident, Wheatley stated that he had a conversation with the suspect who told him who his attackers were. Yet he telling police he don’t know then
        • @Outlaw (04/05/2018, 20:08) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
          Dude can you friggin read and comprehend? All leads= All info
          The taxi driver said he knows “it was a set up and have given police all the leads” but claimed “the police have done nothing weeks after.”
    • Lardhawk (03/05/2018, 16:46) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
      Wize up so what has that got to do with anything, what are you implying. No body was more corrupt than you when you was in the force. That VC/victim is trying to protect someone to save his own skin.
      • BELIEVE IT (03/05/2018, 18:26) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
        The victim knew exactly who did it. If he chose to keep his mouth shut, that is on him. I'm in my vehicle late at night, two men come up to my car and demand money, I am burning rubber out of there. Dude/taxi driver need to come clean.
      • wize up (03/05/2018, 18:55) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        Landhawk: I love it: I personally spent less than 2 years RVIPF(1980-1982) we did not have corruption back them: but I know how you feel(poor ting) keep the faith because I can leave BVI and no police elsewhere????
  • wet (03/05/2018, 16:08) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    so a cut is a stabb?
  • Re (03/05/2018, 19:55) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    So now we even can't trust a police press release the country gone waaaay back
  • DOESN'T ADD UP (04/05/2018, 08:04) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Something about the way this taxi man is moving doesn't add up. You don't give police all the give Doug info...seems you didn't want the investigation to go to you blaming police...what are you into...what are you hiding..
  • tola (04/05/2018, 08:11) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr Harriman, cut or stab,no difference.Provide the police with the information they need to clear the streets of trash.Easy to blame the cops for all the unsolved crimes because nobody wants to be a snitch.If one of these “gentlemen “left ,the other is still roaming around and needs to be removed or he will kill his next victim.This is such a small place and people know who are committing these crimes but are afraid or unwilling to talk.
    • me to (04/05/2018, 16:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @tola, taxi driver is running some type of lie. He is not afraid to talk, if he was, he would be laying low. He is unwilling to talk. That's on him.
  • My say (04/05/2018, 13:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    He know exactly what happened, then he turned around and want to make the police look bad. Hey, if he want to keep his trap shut that's on his A#:. Yeah right, very late at night this happen at the Pier Park exit two men with Jamaican accent stick him up. Dude, pleaseeeeee.
  • Synonyms (06/05/2018, 07:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A cut is a stab. Synonyms

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