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Aladdin robbers' vehicle reportedly had licence plate taken from unused car

The getaway vehicle was located by police on the day of the robbery on Aladdin Jewellery Store; however, the robbers remain on the run. Photo: Team of Reporters
It is unclear whether any arrests have been made in relation to the robbery of Aladdin Jewellery Store on February 9, 2024. Photo: Team of Reporters
It is unclear whether any arrests have been made in relation to the robbery of Aladdin Jewellery Store on February 9, 2024. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our newsroom is that one of the licence plates found on the getaway car used by the armed robbers who carried out a daring daylight heist on Aladdin Jewellery Store on Fleming Street on February 9, 2024, was taken from an unused vehicle.

The getaway vehicle was located by police on the day of the robbery; however, the robbers remain on the run.

Stolen licence plates

Our News Centre was told by sources close to the investigation that investigators discovered two different number (licence) plates on the car suspected to have been stolen.

One of the licence plates found was reportedly removed from an unused car. The owner of the car reportedly told investigators that she was intending to fix the vehicle.

It was early last year that police urged persons with disabled or inoperable vehicles along roadsides or in unsecured lots, whether temporarily or permanently, to secure their licence plates.

According to a press release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on February 1, 2023, the Force had recorded an upsurge in theft of not one but both licence plates from vehicles left at unsecured locations.

Plates could be used on vehicles to commit crimes- Police

Road Town Chief Inspector Smyrna Brewley had said these licence plates could easily be used on other vehicles to commit crime and evade detection from police and had advised vehicle owners to remove and secure their plates and all other easily removable items in and around the vehicle.

Chief Inspector Brewley had also advised persons to make a report to Police as soon as their licence plates are discovered missing.

Meanwhile, it is unclear whether any arrests have been made in relation to the robbery of Aladdin Jewellery Store.

22 Responses to “Aladdin robbers' vehicle reportedly had licence plate taken from unused car”

  • SHAME (20/02/2024, 09:32) Like (29) Dislike (3) Reply
    It's a shame that no one has yet been charged after all the evidence. Nevertheless, I am confident the police will get someone eventually.
  • xcv (20/02/2024, 09:34) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Captain Obvious strikes again!
  • smart (20/02/2024, 09:43) Like (40) Dislike (2) Reply
    Don’t need license plate to know who the vehicle belong to the sticker on the windshield from the dmv says it all cause I know them ain’t change that so go to dmv an get the information you need I should been a detective
  • lol (20/02/2024, 09:43) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
  • talk (20/02/2024, 09:58) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Police needs to invest in license plate readers in there vehicles and cameras
    • Me (20/02/2024, 11:40) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      That’s how I got stopped when I used to live i the uk. I was taking it to get sell and I removed the insurance off of it. While on the way the police made a u turn and followed me and told me the reader Detected I had no insurance. So yes I agree we need those.
  • HMMM (20/02/2024, 10:15) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Was the VIN from an unused car as well?
  • Real Macoy (20/02/2024, 10:43) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think the government should pass a law for anyone with vehicles not been used, to remove their license plates and locked them in a safe place until they are ready to drive them again. Also if your plates ae missing, you need to report it to the police station within 24hrs if you observed them missing. This could help prevent a lot of vehicle theft. Failure to remove your plates after been parked for some days, weeks or months may result in the vehicle owner or garage owner getting a fine.
  • To shame (20/02/2024, 10:45) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    What is all the evidence that they have? Just curiously asking.
  • Retarded bums (20/02/2024, 11:15) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    The bums will get caught with all that jewelry. It’s a reason they’re stealing in the first place. Broke and stupid!
    • SAYLESS (20/02/2024, 12:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Fresh for vg, rock and the70th outside
      • @SAYLESS (20/02/2024, 13:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        All you have to do is read these blogs and the fools will reveal themselves. @SAYLESS is saying more. Read between the lines.
  • my, my (20/02/2024, 13:08) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Imagine a report was made to police the other day about a few vehicle on the road daily with windshield stickers stating 2022 and up to present those same vehicles are still on the road moving at the end of the day and reparking again day after day right in the Road town area and you want to tell me police patrolling. patrolling what and how. police you need to make a check in the areas by bobbies, travel wise, bang good, taxi stand, bolos, around the bank areas and even long bush. Too many vehicles driving up and down the place with outdated stickers. I couldn't happen nowhere else in the world. If you can't afford to license your vehicle, then take it off the road until you can, before something serious happen and then what no insurance to cover person or property. say what you want about super cop but the man does his work.
  • we (20/02/2024, 14:34) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Let start put the district on our license plate so we can know who is who ,for exapmle if you living in west end on the license plate should say PV 1267 west-end so whenever a car a scooter committed criminal things people's can see and kno
  • @ smart (20/02/2024, 15:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That was intelligently put ✊️ AMD yhe police should be familiar with what uou said ( thank God no one was killed or we would be hearing the same sh*t ) ☆ the criminals are still on the run ☆ even the premier say that there are cold blooded execution style killers walking in the
    streets amongst us / what kind if message is that sending to our people and as a tourist destination / is that something to be proud of ? ???? those youths are so brazen that they probably done went back in that store and bought something there / I won't be surprised . And probably checking out their next TARGET ???? meanwhile we still singing our racism songs and scapegoating the UK and the GOVERNOR who has walked into an ants nest with these hypocrites we have on the loose here
  • vi (20/02/2024, 15:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sets of cowards had enough time to call police
  • Vin (20/02/2024, 19:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The car has a VIN. If DMV cannot search by the VIN then they must can search the model and then manual search for the VIN.
  • investigator (20/02/2024, 21:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This should be an easy investigation,that vehicle must have an owner an all vehicles that was use for crime must have an owner vehicle has vin number an is tag to one person at the insurance company an dmv, big question is if the owner Did not give the people who commit the crime the key how did they get it, if it’s a rental the owner of company must know who rent the vehicle an have ID.
  • ummm? (21/02/2024, 11:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What about vin numbers? all vehicle vin numbers should be registered at the dmv or the port upon import. can track back to whose car it is.

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