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Burglars pounce on Tortola Sports Club

-small sum of cash was left on premises
Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that bandits have pounced on the Tortola Sports Club in Pasea Estate, Tortola in the Virgin Islands, carting off a small sum of cash. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to sources, just before the 07:00 pm curfew on Thursday, the business premises was secured with a small amount of cash left in the till as well as the tipping jar totalling some $60. Photo: Facebook/File
According to sources, just before the 07:00 pm curfew on Thursday, the business premises was secured with a small amount of cash left in the till as well as the tipping jar totalling some $60. Photo: Facebook/File
PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that burglars have pounced on the Tortola Sports Club in Pasea Estate, Tortola in the Virgin Islands, carting off a small sum of cash.

The burglary is said to have occurred sometime between the evening of Thursday, May 21, 2020, into Friday morning.

According to sources, just before the 07:00 pm curfew on Thursday, the business premises was secured with a small amount of cash left in the till as well as the tipping jar totalling some $60.

It wasn’t until an employee reported for work the next day, that they noticed the club was ransacked with the burglars reportedly entering through a kitchen window.

It is unclear if it was a single bandit or a group who carried out the burglary, however, the alarm system at the premises was not triggered.

Police have retrieved fingerprints and the business is currently assisting with investigations through the provision of CCTV footage.

Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) will bring more information as it becomes available.


35 Responses to “Burglars pounce on Tortola Sports Club”

  • NezRez (23/05/2020, 11:35) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Once these lousy low life scum find money, they will try to come back for more. All businesses should take all cash out when closing, even loose change. A burglar will take anything he can put in his pocket. Make sure your alarm system and cameras are running so you can catch the lousy bums. SMDH
  • ? (23/05/2020, 12:07) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    More to come! But guess what? We are safe from COVID and thats all that matters.
    • @? (23/05/2020, 13:39) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
      Hope they were wearing their mask to promoting the fight of the so called virus
  • Z0ne6 (23/05/2020, 12:15) Like (3) Dislike (18) Reply
    Cappricio - take note and precautions. They will be targetting the white friendly places like after Irma.
    • WHAT??? (23/05/2020, 13:29) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
      what is white friendly? this must be south africa.
      • White friendly place (23/05/2020, 17:03) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
        ... that would be a place where the owner mingles with the guests offering them shots, and then tries to charge the guests for the shots consumed by the owner and the guests!
  • True (23/05/2020, 12:18) Like (8) Dislike (25) Reply
    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT STIMULUS.There are no jobs and people are hungry,just think is you had no savings and the last time you got paid was 9 weeks ago?

    This happenes in the off season it is ony going to get worse and with that curfew will stay at 7pm which means the country cannot restart.
    • HMMM (23/05/2020, 12:37) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
      Why dont you do a pop up shop? Bake something or make something to sell? STOP looking handouts. Go Riteway or one mart and ask to pack bags until you get something.
    • @ True (23/05/2020, 13:19) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
      we had crime in this territory long before covid 19: some persons on permits with no current gainfully employment should return home: one thing with some black people we love to blame everyone else for your demise: your child not doing well at school we blame the teacher: u working not saving money just spending like an ass now we blaming stimulus: the criminals must use the public roads while committing crimes and simply gets away with it
      • True (23/05/2020, 14:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        you are all so off base its funny, i have a business and the problem is people are bringing cutting tools to get safes out every place that takes cash, the place cannot start up unless the curfew time is removed and the longer they take to remove it the more people will feel the need to rob to feed not their habit but their family. Yes they should goout and get a job .......but wait there isn't any.
        • fool fool (24/05/2020, 01:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          never heard of ANY criminal in the VI robbing to feed a hungry family! That’s insane. These pieces of dung do it because they are greedy and entitled and never grew up with consequences to their behaviour. You see it after every crime, so many people blaming everything under the sun except the criminal and the parents, school and community

          Robbing the tip jar from the staff is low.

          But why on earth are we still messing about with cash and cheques in 2020?! It is madness.
      • Bossa Nova (24/05/2020, 08:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        They really should! If they are indigent they should return home where they have rights to food and shelter. Andrew not sending people home but want help from UK plus the thousands that he gave rights to as guarantee for his reelection. UK not stupid .
    • jake (24/05/2020, 02:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      So it is okay to steal from others? Because everyone has the same problem. Those tip monies will be missed by some others so I suppose they should they go rob another.
    • @True (24/05/2020, 08:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      If u had no savings how are u to eat. Whose responsibility is your belly? Get some pride .
      You pay no tax that would come close to this country affording a stimulus.
      What stimulus? Is that a right.?
  • coming soon (23/05/2020, 12:45) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    an order from governor; stiffer penalties if found guilty of burglarizing certain classified businesses within the territory
  • vip (23/05/2020, 13:02) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
  • Pounce? (23/05/2020, 13:10) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    The thieves didn’t “pounce” - they broke in under the cover of darkness, like the desperate cowards they are. Let’s not use romantic and thrilling words to describe criminal acts. VINO please don’t encourage the lifestyle.
    • E. Leonard (23/05/2020, 13:44) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      Its a headline, that's what the media does. They write juicy headlines and pounce is correctly used here. No one is expecting a burglary. They pounced.
      • @E.Leonard (28/05/2020, 00:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        “Pounce - a sudden swoop or spring”
        ...No, it’s not correctly used here. The criminals “BROKE IN”!
  • Hmm (23/05/2020, 13:12) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ya’ll wont stop till some body beat ya’ll sick huh?
    • FEO GOMEZ (23/05/2020, 14:29) Like (0) Dislike (15) Reply

      Ummm beat who? You think I'm robbing with boxing gloves EDIAT you tooo bright. Is TIK TOK G** S*** bigman.

      • @£££££ (23/05/2020, 14:52) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        Thanks for sponsoring the aspiration of this young thug. I understand you are going for hits but blogs like this one (FEO GOMEZ) should be blocked. Probably mine will be.
      • @FEO GOMEZ (23/05/2020, 15:43) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        You sound really cool. Good for you, must be proud of yourself. Thing is, you’re not the only one who thinks they’re a cool thug. Wait until you rob the wrong person and you will get your ass beat down. Or better yet it’ll be Tik Tok on you. I look forward to reading about it in the news.
  • See (23/05/2020, 14:19) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stiffer penalties required. Mandatory prison no plea BS or this is my first offense .
  • The Original Tongue Fu (23/05/2020, 16:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Next thing is people house they coming in. This is serious! I hope they catch them as we got to nip this in the bud as it is happening far too frequent now.
  • I (23/05/2020, 16:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Told them people what to do when you close your business run life wire in place I bet d others will get d message bunch thief don't worry one day one day I canker day
  • Curfew (23/05/2020, 17:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    with a curfew in place and the criminals
    still moving around so easy at 7pm all should be off the road....the mask will be another issue when the mask person coming are they coming with good or bad intentions
  • ! (23/05/2020, 19:57) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    once white folks start to complain about crime only then will police develop a better strategy
  • Promoting Crime (23/05/2020, 23:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those blogs promoting Crime should be passed on to the police.
  • police (24/05/2020, 05:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All these robberies taking place when people supposed to be indoors. What happened to curfew? Nobody seeing these people walking or driving around after curfew? The police needs to start patrolling the streets. And it’s about time we put CCT cameras on the streets. This is ridiculous.
  • Hitting (24/05/2020, 07:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The criminals is hitting all the business places.
  • The telling (24/05/2020, 08:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So funny how The DOWN ISLAND PEOPLE GETTING BLAME FOR BS in this country,yet! it’s the innocent never wrong,did not do any wrong and can’t do nothing wrong,BVIslanders committing theft and burglary on their same people.sickening yet AYO like to come for outsiders.Stop taking up for these lil criminals,Tola is the only place on Gods earth people can be so with the law enforcers,a lot of you “so call mothers” would be crying all now.Be grateful!I support the Police Officers in everything they doing because these people need to wake up...I realize how humble y’all are when your in the states n elsewhere, y’all very calm And y’all AUTHOMATICALLY KNOW YALL place in society but here is y’all playing ground to do drugs,rob and kill y’all own And act as if outsiders are the worst!
    • @ The telling (24/05/2020, 10:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You said it, we know our place when we in a next man country so we expect the same from you. People like you must always find a reason to go after the locals. Nobody was saying anything about any Island man on here but you had to throw out your bait.
  • Ask Labour (24/05/2020, 08:39) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

    People cant get work... Once you are w.... you are automatically become a citizen, snd you are always right...Cant understnd for the life of me why these people here on permits and behaving like they run the place...My friends at pussers stay calm keep the faith Pusser's CGBay will soon be free ...

  • Expected (26/05/2020, 05:46) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Although I don't condone their behavior I understand it. The BVI is going through a global pandemic where countries around the world supporting its citizens in these difficult times. I currently residing the UK where the gov is paying 80% of my salary until I can work again. They need to help their people not everyone is rich or well off, that doesn't mean they should suffer.

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