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UPDATE: Purcell robbery victim was hit with a gun; $$ taken- Police

December 29th, 2017 | Tags: Robbery gold chain gun Purcell Estate
The man who was robbed of cash in Purcell Estate, Tortola on December 23, 2017 had to be treated at Peebles Hospital after being hit with a gun during the incident. Photo: VINO/File
A robbery reportedly took place in Purcell Estate, Tortola today December 23, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
A robbery reportedly took place in Purcell Estate, Tortola today December 23, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Police have confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s first reported story that a man was robbed in Purcell Estate, Tortola on December 23, 2017.

Diane L. Drayton, Information Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), also confirmed that a gun was used in the incident.

“I am confirming that there was a robbery of a male on December 23, 2017. Two men approached the victim, one with a gun, while he was entering his  vehicle. Cash was the only item taken,” Drayton stated.

Police also stated that the victim was injured after being hit with a gun. “He was treated at Peebles Hospital and released,” Drayton added.

See previous article published December 23, 2017

Man robbed of gold chain in Purcell

Reports reaching our newsroom is that a man was reportedly robbed of a gold chain in the early hours of this morning Saturday December 23, 2017 in Purcell Estate on Tortola.

Information is sketchy; however, an eyewitness told our newsroom that a man was leaving his automobile in the new BVI Ports Authority Purcell parking lot when a young man came up to him and allegedy snatched his gold chain.

The man being robbed tried to defend himself from the attacker and it was alleged that a gun may have been used; however, it is unclear if it was the robber or the victim who allegedly had a gun.

Police spokeswoman Diane L. Drayton did not immediately respond to our queries before publication time; however, police are investigating the matter.

22 Responses to “UPDATE: Purcell robbery victim was hit with a gun; $$ taken- Police”

  • wize up (23/12/2017, 13:03) Like (55) Dislike (2) Reply
    we need legislation which grants us to shoot these gun boys in the defense of ourself
    • @ wize up (23/12/2017, 13:23) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      I could not agree more deman
    • @wize up (24/12/2017, 02:14) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      You do not need legislation to defend yourself. The law allows that. What you need is a licensed firearm. That's where it becomes difficult. Someone may say we'll the criminals don't need a licence to carry one but that is why they are call criminals. What should happen is that the process to obtain a firearm licence should be easier.
      • Concerned (29/12/2017, 08:04) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        Anti gun control??? I do not believe it. Hey, it is not working in U.S.A. (look at Chicago & D.C.) yet Obama says, Hillary says, & the rest of the democrats say IT WILL. You have it right, It will NOT. Criminals have guns no matter what. Be careful what you say, Trump advocates are not very popular in these islands!!
  • police (23/12/2017, 13:08) Like (20) Dislike (14) Reply
    Waiting to hear these fools blaming it on the lifting of the curfew
  • B (23/12/2017, 14:55) Like (10) Dislike (23) Reply
    Well well for what I am hearing the 6 to 6 will go back on. People do not care for no one that is what going on in the Island.
  • smdh (23/12/2017, 16:19) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    Curfew or not these idiots out there will still do nonsense
  • @wise up & wise (23/12/2017, 18:17) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    There's already law in the defense of yourself or another in the VI, u just have to know where to find it. If one attempts to rob or is a threat to you or another and he is killed by you defending your self or another, or is trying to escape from law enforcement, the law says that person has forfeited his life. Meaning his killing once not excessive is lawful. Know your laws BVI ppl.
    • @ wise n up (24/12/2017, 01:22) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      But first its to get licensed fire arm
    • Just saying (24/12/2017, 09:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don’t think you can take someone’s life for taking your gold chain ar snatching your bag.Think you can only do it if your life or another’s is in imminent danger.
  • Gus (23/12/2017, 18:41) Like (21) Dislike (7) Reply
    If you people are disobedient I will return the CURFEW
  • @Gus (24/12/2017, 02:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    No!!! No !! You have to use the word "miss behave" or you wouldn't be quoted.
  • hmmmmmm (24/12/2017, 08:15) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    Deeds tolans really getting desperate
  • Pepper spray (24/12/2017, 18:03) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I made my own homemade pepper spray. My pepper spray will take down a elephant. Im anywhere, and you get to close up on me, im spraying. I am always vigilant of my surroundings.
  • Gumption. Official (29/12/2017, 09:22) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Smh! This just a talk as always. By next week it’s back to normal. Still wondering why people not speaking up enough on guns and drugs? Everyday I try to highlight this but no one study’s me. No one ain’t really interested as they friends involved or someone they know and by them talking about it will make them look soft. Illegal Guns and drugs have to room in our community. Will be good if those popular ratchet dudes and ladies strike up conversation about guns and drugs, but they won’t cause they too endorse that duty stinking filthy lifestyle
  • Pitbull (29/12/2017, 12:54) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply

    Sir, it is a pity you did not have a double barrel shot gun on you to blow them into the next century when they approach you to rob you. I don't give a flying @#$& anymore. I am keeping myself armed now. If they step to me, I am going to blow the mother@$!Kers into the next century. I don't have a problem spending a few years in jail for taking out street scams. enough is f×$#ING enough.

  • yess (29/12/2017, 15:00) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love America licence to carry use when needed an in danger of life or defenseless citizen .tola laws just allows us to take to many losses beatings an deaths just my opinion
  • Eagle Eye (29/12/2017, 18:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Light up purcell streets first
    • Truth (31/12/2017, 07:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree in there is to dark at nights it scared me at times passing through there
  • Just thinking (29/12/2017, 18:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Im just thinking why people feel the need to just help themselves to other people things. Idiots, it is not going to last and someone is going to do it back to you so you can feel how the person you violated and rob felt. Hey, we all doing iffy, iffy right now after the hurricane but robbing people is not going to make your situation any better. I know a lot of you is sucking your teeth saying I am talking stupidness and I don't understand but I dont care

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