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21 illegal firearms seized in 2020- RVIPF

- Police seeking public’s help to identify persons with illegal firearms
December 7th, 2020 | Tags: illegal firearms RVIPF Public Assistance weapons seized
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has disclosed it has seized 21 illegal firearms for 2020. Photo: VINO/File
Three men were arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm after six shots were heard in the Brewers Bay area on December 6, 2020, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has said. Photo: Facebook
Three men were arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm after six shots were heard in the Brewers Bay area on December 6, 2020, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has said. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI–In this year alone, 2020, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) seized 21 illegal firearms.

This disclosure was made this evening, December 7, 2020, via a police press release that appealed to the public for information into the identity of the individuals in possession of illegal firearms as it continues its fight to remove guns from the streets.

Spate of firearm incidents

According to the RVIPF, within the past week, several incidents involving firearms were reportedly used and even discharged, which it said is evidence there are a number of these illegal weapons on the street.

“Sunday morning one week ago, two young males were attacked by gunfire while on their scooters near Spring Bay. Fortunately, neither sustained life-threatening injuries.”

The RVIPF continued that on Saturday, December 5, 2020, just after midnight, two masked males, both carrying firearms, robbed an establishment in Sea Cows Bay resulting in cash and a handbag being taken; however, no injuries were reported.

Man allegedly shoots @ vehicle of ex-girlfriend

“Later that afternoon, a female reported that her ex-boyfriend pointed a handgun at her, threatened her and allegedly shot at the vehicle she was driving while in the West End area.

The RVIPF said on the same day, the sound of a gunshot was heard outside the East End Police Station and soon after two persons entered seeking assistance for an earlier dispute. One shell was recovered at the scene.

“Finally, last night, three men were arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm after six shots were heard in the Brewers Bay area.”

The RVIPF said persons with information about the identity of the individual responsible for Friday’s shooting or those in possession of illegal firearms are asked to contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.

“All information will be held in the strictest confidence,” the RVIPF assured.

9 Responses to “21 illegal firearms seized in 2020- RVIPF”

  • What!! (07/12/2020, 21:53) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well done police BUT still a lot of illegal guns out on the street.
  • craziness (07/12/2020, 22:30) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    Most belongs to island people
    • hello (08/12/2020, 03:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @craziness. Yea, you're so right about belonging to island people - the virgin island people.......u fool.
  • SMH (08/12/2020, 08:00) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    It be the cops selling um anyways
  • facts (08/12/2020, 08:11) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    we still need our local police chief Mathews and Gus must go!!!
  • Logic (08/12/2020, 08:48) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    Hold a gun amnesty. Give a chance of a couple months to bring in guns no questions asked. After that period gone if you get caught with one you get hit the full brunt of the law.
  • Real Talk (08/12/2020, 12:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    3 of very 10 boats that goes to Willy-T especially on Sunday’s have on an illegal firearms. The host of C** ***P knows that as well.
  • WEW (08/12/2020, 13:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is that all ? You can count that many in one evening at a strip club
  • SMH (08/12/2020, 14:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    No mention of the illegal fire arm by Cop.


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