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Car wheel thieves reportedly on the loose in EE/LL

- Where are the community police? Residents ask
A photo posted on Facebook by a Mr Ian Clark who claimed that thieves took one of his car wheels. Photo: Facebook
Car wheel thieves seem to be on the loose in East End/Long Look community, according to reports. Photo: VINO/File
Car wheel thieves seem to be on the loose in East End/Long Look community, according to reports. Photo: VINO/File
EAST END, Tortola, VI – Persons waking up to their car wheels, especially spare wheels, missing seems to be becoming a norm in the East End/Long Look communities, according to reports.

Just yesterday, August 5, 2016, a post on social media gave further confirmation to this issue, which formed part of a discussion on August Monday where two persons spoke of waking up one morning to finding their car wheels gone.

“I had to ask myself if there is an evolution taking place with these thieves. Like them boys meeting up and studying and discussing what next line of thieving they going to start. It seems to be academics at another level,” opined one man.

On a Facebook post of August 5, 2016, Ian Clark wrote, “Keep an eye on your tires. Seems we have a tire thief in East End!”

At least one other person commented as having a similar experience recently.

Rikki Richardson said, “Oh they got you too! I had my spare stolen Jouvert morning.”

Where are the community police?

One of the persons who had first raised this concern with our news room questioned the vibrancy of the community police. “The previous commissioner was all out about this community policing group thing. He was even saying the best are in East End but it seems like after he left them boys resign or went to sleep or something because we are not seeing them out and so much small crimes happening around.”

Supporting that comment, another said, “This place has a good reputation of starting something and allowing it to die quick but we need both the people and the community police to re-strategize like them thieves doing so we can be ahead of them boys and stop them in them tracks.”

On the other hand, Mr Clarke gave praise to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) who he said were very quick in responding to a report he made. “Kudos to our police officers. Called them less than an hour ago to report a minor crime and they have already been out to the house even in this weather.”

27 Responses to “Car wheel thieves reportedly on the loose in EE/LL”

  • wize up (06/08/2016, 10:50) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am remember having less police and far less crime NOW the territory have far more police yet the crime rate out of control; as a matter of fact hardly anyone gets charged for these crimes BUT we have far more people wearing the uniform of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force
    • Thin Ice (06/08/2016, 16:25) Like (18) Dislike (14) Reply
      Boy u seems to have a serious problem with the RVIPF. You can bring a million police, crime will not stop. You seems to be living in the past but you needs to get in tune with reality. This country has progress into economic prosperity. Because of this, crime will increase and criminals will step up on their tactics. There must be police officers in offices to deal with operational and administrative issues, the whole police force cannot be on the street. Again I will lament that it also take the community's effort to combat crime, the police alone cannot do it. Number of police might increase but so the demands of the communities, so don't be fool by numbers.
      • wize up (07/08/2016, 05:46) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
        @ thin ice: just a point of any society you will always have more criminals than police(so what is your point) here is what I suggest for you to do; leave where you live and count the number of police that you see patrolling our villages).....I will never have a problem with the police because the police have problems with themselves; just one example some of them out on court bail all now on dope and other related criminal charges(and those are the ones that were cought)....within your department you have a set criminals(we talking about law enforcement personnel)....I dont need police I can defend me and my family at all cost(get your mind out your a$$ and help fix what need fixing stop taking fU@$).......
        • Thin Ice (07/08/2016, 11:09) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply

          @wize up. A$$h**e, you already echo my point so why u asking still. You recognized that the number of criminals outnumber the police, they lack resources all round you turn, no man is an island and people do make mistakes, glad that the police was able to investigate and lock up their own but you should dig deep and see which other department do that to their own. Afterall you are not that smart as you think you are.

          • wize up (07/08/2016, 12:37) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
            @ thin are getting me very concerned; if I have offended you, kindly accept my sincere apologies; however stop trying to fool off the people;it took personnel from outside of this territory to conduct that investigation again your Depatment, therefore the BVI police had no choice but to press charges agin those guys but they tried desperately to sweep something under the rug; ask the one officer that will give the evidence for the crown; any how you keep the faith because at the end of the day it will take all of us to make that change which is needed in the territory...
            • Thin Ice (07/08/2016, 21:36) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
              You can never offend me so don't fool yourself. Others from outside. See you really don't know what's going on and that's my problem with you, always want to come and hid behind a computer or phone and blogged shit. Examine yourself before you point fingers, get your facts straight before you come and talk what u don't know.
    • TO WIZE UP (06/08/2016, 18:19) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
      I really like how you roll; all I hope after the NDP clear you off their books of people they owe, you keep talking like it is about our issues. A tough Fan! I give Respect where Respect is Due.
      • wize up (07/08/2016, 06:09) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ to wize up....just a follow up; I grew up during the days of the positive action movement so I understand the system and witness my first demonstration in 1972 so I know about the struggle that got this territory where we are today: it saddens some of us to see the direction the BVI is now heading while some of us have a set of excuses and stupid conversations rather that offering up solution to fix the issues of this territory: at the ending of the day it all comes back to leadership listen, within your own household and you dont put you foot down your children will get out line quick fast and in a hurry(leadership matters)....I have to make sure that my offspring can do well in this territory and I will do so without any apology(NDP/VIP/PPP I struggle to secure the little I have and must continue doing so...I have never relied on any political system)
  • NPD (06/08/2016, 10:51) Like (25) Dislike (6) Reply
    Take them out of office, rock bottom we falling.
    • Agree! (06/08/2016, 13:07) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ NPD. The NDP really let our country down with their so-called slogans- wise 'ist" and brightest.
  • VG (06/08/2016, 11:14) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
  • qc (06/08/2016, 11:29) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    crime gone mad in the VI bottom line
  • See (06/08/2016, 11:59) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    More human garbage at work . The trend will show itself this coming tourist season. The country and decent people will suffer because of gutless punks too lazy to work . Sorry to say. Check St Croix
  • Hmm (06/08/2016, 12:34) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply

    H**na man them is who doin tbis shit....a suzuki grand vitara was also stole on monday monday...boss ur day coming keep it up

  • just asking.. (06/08/2016, 15:30) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
    People hungry no jobs what you expect them to do where is the govetnment in all this?
    • Really??!! (08/08/2016, 09:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      These thieves don't want no job!! They don't want to work for nothing!

      How about, walk your A$$ or catch a ride to work (or going to look for work) and leave the man damn tire alone. I own a vehicle and if my tire flat I am not going to steal somebody else's because I don't have money. Stop making excuses for the damn thieves!!

      Had somebody stole a mirror from a rental (parked in Trellis Bay) I had a few years back. Had to fork up $225.00 because somebody felt they needed a mirror and don't want to pay for one!!
  • 1 (06/08/2016, 15:51) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    people are hurting
  • 4 squares and some, and they still hungry! (06/08/2016, 17:22) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP gang members have let us down. People now regreting. False advertising by politicians should be illegal in the Virgin Islands.
    • @ 4 squares and some, and they still hungry! (06/08/2016, 20:02) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      I pass Myrun yesterday and he give me a smile; I give a big smile back; he probably thought that smile was for him, but it was not- I was looking at someone who has completely failed our country. We can do better than this.
  • See (06/08/2016, 21:27) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    Stop looking for govt to give you everything . Pathetic
  • Working (07/08/2016, 08:51) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    There are jobs. They just require hard work.
  • tola (07/08/2016, 16:32) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    soon dem gong start leaving house on sticks
  • facts man (08/08/2016, 07:58) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Those Dominican thieves ,ran all the local police from the force so they could take over and run the force ,so now the public will suffer..
  • Lilly (08/08/2016, 10:46) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Not a new trend at all - happened to me a while back. Check dem spanish men
  • Lily Ann (08/08/2016, 12:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Police are only here to solve crimes .... not to prevent them ...people

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