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UPDATE: Phones, bank cards, $$ taken in Baughers Bay burglary- RVIPF

Items displayed in photo are not actual items taken: Cellphones, bank cards and a small amount of cash were allegedly taken from a Baughers Bay home by burglars on Saturday October 8, 2016. Photo: Internet Source
Police are investigating an aggravated burglary allegedly committed on a Filipino family in Baughers Bay Saturday morning, October 8, 2016. Photo: Internet Source
Police are investigating an aggravated burglary allegedly committed on a Filipino family in Baughers Bay Saturday morning, October 8, 2016. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following our first and accurate story of an aggravated burglary on a Filipino family in Baughers Bay on Saturday morning, October 8, 2016, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has since disclosed that cellphones, cash and bank cards were taken by the armed perpetrators.

According to police, the homeowner reported that he had left his premises early Saturday morning, leaving his family at home, but returned soon after to find two armed masked males in his home.

“One demanded money from the occupants while the other searched the premises. The perpetrators left the home with cellular phones, bank cards and a small amount of cash. No injuries were sustained,” a press release from the RVIPF today October 11, 2016 stated.

One of the perpetrators, police said, is described as 6’3 while other is around 5’11.

Police are appealing to the public for information that could be helpful with inquiries into this matter. Persons can contact CID through the RVIPF 311 or the Intelligence Unit at 368-9339. Persons can also report the information anonymously to Crimestoppers through its Miami-based hotline number 800-TIPS (8477).

See previous article published October 9, 2016

Filipino family terrorised by burglars in Baughers Bay

A Filipino family in Baughers Bay was reportedly terrorised early Saturday morning October 8, 2016 when burglars broke into their home demanding cash.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, the terrifying incident took place sometime around 4:00 A.M.

The armed robbers allegedly gained entry to the home via a window.

This news site was told by a source that the perpetrators demanded cash but were allegedly told that there was none in the home.

“They put a gun to the man’s daughter and they took two iPhones,” the source told this news site.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) confirmed the incident this morning, October 9, 2016.

“Police are investigating an aggravated burglary,” Police Information Officer Diane Drayton stated when asked about reports of the Baughers Bay robbery incident.

46 Responses to “UPDATE: Phones, bank cards, $$ taken in Baughers Bay burglary- RVIPF”

  • dog (09/10/2016, 12:37) Like (20) Dislike (78) Reply
    no jobs and NDP don't care so crime will go up
    • CroDad (09/10/2016, 15:32) Like (59) Dislike (1) Reply
      So you are making excuses for the criminals? Nice.
    • nope (09/10/2016, 17:38) Like (71) Dislike (0) Reply
      @dog, even if there were jobs, crime would still be a issue. There is jobs that you can get. The problem is some people simply don't want to work, they feel that the jobs out there is beneath them. They want big money. The ones That is out here robbing people is the ones who want to be walking around in the flashy chains, latest sneakers, latest clothes, iPhone 7 etc... Stop using the excuse about the NDP. Hell, if I run out of toilet paper and I can't afford another roll is it the NDP's fault? So I should just go rob my neighbor for a roll of toilet paper? or figure out a way to make an honest dollar to buy another roll. Just asking. Waiting for your answer. P.S I would go wash Someone's car or clean someone's yard for a few dollars.
      • English (11/10/2016, 22:54) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        There are jobs, not there is jobs.
        The ones that are out here, not the ones that is out here..
    • WOWW (09/10/2016, 22:48) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
      @dog- don't blame the NDP to support (yourself) and the other criminals because if you want a job, labor department does deny some people work permit who is honest to make a living and give (SOME) y'all to go and work for a week and then never showing back up on the work ( oh how the sun is hot ) same way others does say but they does work still to make a honest live and then y'all come and want to rob them but my brothers don't try coming to my house because either you leave me dead or you gonna die*
    • Yes (10/10/2016, 09:22) Like (9) Dislike (11) Reply
      u know what.... if police would stop worrying about charging people for petty crimes like marijuana..... crimes would go down....... ANYBODY who is on it wont be able to go and do any crime..... unlike rum where you would go and do the crime...... they charge the poor young men for being on the block not harassing a soul.... so they have to pay bills that the have no income to pay..... so the go to stealing....... blame your authority
  • Binocs (09/10/2016, 13:08) Like (71) Dislike (0) Reply
    I still remember feeling comfy going to bed with my push up windows open, leaving for work with them open and leaving my wallet in my unlock car and returning the next morning and it was still there. Once bragged about how safe my country was, now I shake my head in disappointment.
  • thanks to NDP (09/10/2016, 13:59) Like (35) Dislike (2) Reply
    Soon all of the houses in the BVI will be loaded with burglar bars like does in puerto rico and jamaica.
  • SMH (09/10/2016, 14:52) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    @dog why do you ppl put everything on the political parties they have nothing to do with ignorant and lazy individuals that chose to break the law... there are jobs out there half of these clowns doing these foolishness want to live a lavish life on other ppl expense this is just my two cents
  • Sure is right (09/10/2016, 15:04) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    @Sad, I remember the same thing. Now we are living behind deadbolt doors and windows. Me, I am going to do what I have to do to protect my home and family. They might get in my home but they are not going to make it out.
  • Observer (09/10/2016, 15:18) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Desperate times and desperate people but the truth and fact is some just dont want to look or create work for themselves. But to think of it in a creative way this is creating work-for homeowners-cleaning up the mess and worriation, for the thieves-means of income or death, for the police- strugglinng to find clues,or extra or overtime work, for the prison limited space or everyday brawls,the country-depletion of taxpayers money, etc.LOL/OMG
  • Wendy (09/10/2016, 15:18) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sad indeed! Plenty hard work with little foresight went iinto making BVIslanders an endangered group and Natures Little Secret just another crime statistic in the Caribbean island chain.
  • let them keep it up. (09/10/2016, 15:19) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let them keep it up man, they going go in the RIGHT person house and as them
    reach in the house POW!!!! HEAD BLOW CLEAN OFF. Then that will be there wake up call.
    Only thing they aint going to wake up at all.
  • watching (09/10/2016, 15:41) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dog you are pathetic . Just more human garbage stealing because they are too lazy to do real work. This will ruin our country's brand very quickly and people making excuses for violent crime are as much a part of the problem . Wake up BVI !!
  • tola (09/10/2016, 17:08) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    More of this to come
  • rattie (09/10/2016, 17:09) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    If only we could begin again, by voting today
    • Don't Understand (09/10/2016, 20:31) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Rattie, why can't you get it dude. Please man. People is elected into office as our Representatives. Stop blaming the Government for everything that goes wrong. Blame the low life, lazy set of vagabonds hoodlums that is going around disturbing and praying on the law abiding citizens. I'm telling you if these thieves come into my home to rob me, the police is going to have to scrape what is left of them off the wall, the ceiling and the floor. I get up everyday at 5AM and go to work while these lazy bums is sleeping all day in mommy house or some ignorant young girl house they mooching off.
      • yeh yeh (10/10/2016, 13:52) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
        Blame the gowerment. them is who won't reform immigration. keep letting in criminals and dem family. gowerment broke but dem naturalizing and renewing permits. how ur mean dont blame dem..yes blame all ay um. dem aint ga jobs for we but every minute expats n the country bring dem children n overcrowing de schools. blame um.
  • ... (09/10/2016, 17:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    WTF.. That’s crazy
  • Calabash (09/10/2016, 18:39) Like (6) Dislike (12) Reply
    The other Islands in the Caribbean chain ,except for one or maybe two literally,are infested with crimes of all sorts. It has always been far back as we can go. The BVIwas an exception ,hence the affluence,jobs and a thriving economy. The majority of residents now living in the BVI are from a culture of crime. It is the way of life they know.How on earth will it be possible for the BVI to not become another crime infested Caribbean poverty bowl? The majority of theBVI now population are from Caribbean countries that are ranked in the world's top ten crime spots.
    BVI did it to themselves. Say Goodbye to what once was and be prepared for another hell on Earth in paradise.
    • And I Born Here Too (10/10/2016, 08:23) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      @Calabash STOP. All the robberies that are being done by no expats, check the courts and tell us how much expats the police catch and are in prison for burglary as opposed to who from here. We need to stop laying blame for the shame and disgrace our own children and people are showing the world.
      • Calabash (10/10/2016, 09:59) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
        The majority of crimes committed in the BVI,most especially burglary are committed by expats or children of expats where at least one parent is an expat. That is a fact..Children of expats are the biggest. ≥:"* to the BVI . They become " BVIslanders " overnight but their DNA and the propensity for stealing and wielding a alethal weapon is in their soul. These children in most instances have no semblance to BVIslanders whose character resulted in the making of a BVI as we knew it. Hot headed,illogical and envious bunch.
      • Expat (12/10/2016, 08:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        The good book saysin the last days these things will happen in dIVERSE places!!! I always wonder why you all think here will be an exception
  • Just saying (09/10/2016, 19:58) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lazy SHAMELESS young people, They have no pride, sorry for those who work hard and have to give to these bastard who just roaming around watching and looking to see who they gonna go rob next. No one has nothing to do with these persons doing their robberies but they themselves, sorry to say it is so sad sad. They are the next generation wonder where they going. God help us.
  • Concerned (10/10/2016, 02:29) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    They say "the judge is the sinner " and one should not point fingers ; but you see how the Vincy men does beat up their women ( that s their culture ) same thing with St Kitts men ( most of them 40 and under are involved in gangs in their own land . That is being brought here ; I think NON No males 40 and under should be allowed in the BVI from st kitts / nevis. Before you critaize my opinion do a little research / ask a few questions
  • wize up (10/10/2016, 05:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Law enforcement is a big issue in the territory; I will continue to ask the question how often do you see the police patrolling your village you mostly see the police after a crime is reported and you will see 4 or 5 of them at a simple traffic accident......when you leave your house count the number of police you see on the public road actually patrolling.....
    • @wize up (10/10/2016, 11:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Understand your sentiment but me personally,police patrolling is simply another reminder of the level to which the VI has sunk.
      I never saw police at all growing up and never locked doors and left keys in the car when parked. Didn't have Police stations in the community cause their was no need due to the civility of inhabitants.Police and Policing in the BVI do double duty of insulting and reminding.They are insults to our character and reminders that they are imports brought to protect the BVi from their brethren imports and their offspring.
  • Do Right (10/10/2016, 06:57) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply

    @concerned, you are correct. I grew up on this Island, this Island was peaceful, you could leave/sleep with your doors unlocked and open. Sorry but I am going to say this, as soon as they start letting certain people in, the crime wave started. My grandmother house was never robbed.She use to leave her back door crack, as soon as a family from StK..... move in next door, her house was robbed not once but 3 times.

    • wize up (10/10/2016, 07:57) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ concerned: just a reflection; from the 60s until now this territory has slipped away: what we had as tranquility is now a prime robbery opportunity: you had no issues leaving our doors and windows to get breeze but other sees that as an opportunity to commit crime....another issue; a substantial number of documented workers are currently in the territory out of work but still have bills to pay most of them have no real family connections in BVI so life is tuff.....and the royal Virgin Islands police do not patrol our villages any longer
  • Concerned (10/10/2016, 08:57) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    @Do right. Okay them U got it live i am told they doin all kinda s--- in V G too and ALL got SKB. Connections
    @ Wise up. Truth be told . I dont kno you But you have noticed that , Do you think ANY ONE from Immigration/Labour / Police / Politicians see this as something to be concerned about ?
    I think not ; mentality here now is ; " as long as d shit dont come inside my house it can run in front of my step "
    It is SADD
    Sanford Connor asked years ago "WHO TO BLAME "
    We have GOT to find a way to MAKE our politicians HEED to our cries ; they "ALL OF THEM " have become bull headed and self centered
  • rober man (10/10/2016, 09:16) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    You all here blaming other people from the Caribbean, let me tell you all something the robber man them from right hear in Baugher,s Bay
    • Is that so? (10/10/2016, 13:31) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      They may live in Baughers Bay but they are not from here. I am willing to bet.
  • ? $ ? (10/10/2016, 10:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ robber man
    U got d inside scoop ; dont rat , jus ck dey family connections / back ground .
    Any of dem visit SKB recently ?
  • B (10/10/2016, 14:37) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    @robber man, the thieves parents is not from here. Their parents better tell them to stop robbing people homes. This place use to be fine until they start letting all kind of Tom Dick and Harry in.
  • I from here. (10/10/2016, 15:56) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    What many of you who are blaming other Caribbean citizens for the surge in crime fail to understand is that the expats who are living here undergo a stringent and heavily scrutinized process to come here including getting security and background checks. The fact that you jump to the conclusion that because people come from a country that has a high crime rate they are criminals themselves is xenophobic and very stereotypical. Most of these petty crimes and transgressions are in fact being committed by our own, who choose to sit on the corners morning, noon and night as everyone else is heading to work. Spray painting Zone 6 all over the place like mindless idiots and putting on a facade as if they are thugs and this is Compton or Harlem. The only reasons expats have to come here is to occupy the jobs you refuse to take because of pride and laziness. Don't blame the government. The BVI beacon is constantly overflowing with vacancies that are yours for the taking but you sit there procrastinating and waiting for a high position government job with a large pay grade. We are the problem and we need to be the solution.
  • wize up (10/10/2016, 17:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    progress is a good thing BUT if such progress is unregulated then you have the kind of mess the territory have now...the question is how can it be controlled because you will always have all honesty we need to also take a good long look at white collar crimes(those of us that use our political office for financial gratification)....times have changed and most some of us can do is cherish those former years and now exercise caution BUT it is sad state of affairs
  • Well (10/10/2016, 18:06) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Tolians know Tolian. Tolian know the surnames of each and every Tolian family pre the massive updeislun import. So these alien names attached to the convicted criminals that appear daily in multiples on the media are the identifiers. 99% of the time Tis an expat or the pickaninny of an expat. Many vacancies are here to be filled for employment but immigration need to overhaul and revamp. Just because they come to work is no necessity for them to plant themselves and muck it up to resemble where they came from . No home away from here. It is detrimental to the economy.
  • confused (10/10/2016, 18:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what is skb
  • Teacher (10/10/2016, 19:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ confused. It seems u never travelled
    To st thomas. St T.
    To st martin. Sxm
    To beef island. Eis
    To st kitts. Skb

    Hope you be more attentive when u travel again
  • Kitty (10/10/2016, 21:09) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Pure stupidness (11/10/2016, 09:13) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    It seems as if it is only SKB people living in the BVI as there are jamaicans, indians,chinese and guyanese,others who are famous for stealing and fraudulent scamming, etc. As far as i can see these days are so evil and anything and everything can happen by insiders and outsiders.The blame shouldnt be place on no one until the right perpetrators are caught and caught red handed. Not no hear say and dem say. Red handed. Everyone everywhere is crying out.You travel to these same islands and they too are experiencing the same occurences. Sometimes some people are unable to make payments out to an indebtted person(s),owe rent, credit overdue etc. Then accusations are placed on some to hide their errors think of things like this. The filipino family sorry for your lost as you said but if you are not telling the truth your accusations may just backfired one day someday.People remember God sees and knows everything leave it to him
  • egg face (11/10/2016, 19:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Poorman (12/10/2016, 08:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • confused (12/10/2016, 18:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    St Kitts ppl from SKN not SKB,which is the airport.Half of yall got roots in SKN,or somewhere in the Caribbean.At least the police and the army in SKN doing something about the crime,yall police fraid.
  • SHAME (12/10/2016, 18:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We going see who is petty thief when them start putt them braclet pon ppl foot lol.
  • solution (13/10/2016, 10:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

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