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Commercial burglaries on the rise- RVIPF

April 24th, 2018 | Tags: commercial burglaries RVIPF theft I-SMART security
There has been a spate of burglaries on places of business in Road Town and Wickham's Cay II, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Officers of the Criminal Investigation Department are actively investigating a number of commercial burglaries in Road Town and Wickham’s Cay II area and are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals responsible.

Police believe that the same group of offenders may be responsible for break-ins and are warning retailers to ensure their premises are properly secured with alarms and CCTV.

The latest burglary at I-SMART on deCastro Street was reported over the weekend. Laptops, cellular phones and other electronic items were taken. Targeted were other electronic stores and as well construction offices where valuable tools and cash are stored.

Police are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have been offered new, cheap electrical items.

Persons with information are asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Department through the access number 311. Persons can also call the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339. All information will be held in the strictest confidence.

5 Responses to “Commercial burglaries on the rise- RVIPF”

  • Night hawk (25/04/2018, 03:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr Commissioner , there has been much talk about community policing model . Hopefully this includes some beat officers who actually leave the police station at night on foot patrol . We old coppers know this is the way to deter commercial burglary.
    • wize up (26/04/2018, 06:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ night hawk: simply get a video camera and a Drive through Road Town, unless them hiding I don see any....if there one place in most countries that has strong police presence is the capital of that country: it is so funny how law enforcement turns the blame on the citizens when it come to crime: there is big difference between the citizen do his/her civil duty and the personnel directly for the enforcement of the laws of this countey
  • LCS (26/04/2018, 16:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    And let us not forget the millions Governor Duncan gave the Police to fight crime better. The situation is getting worst and worst. Soon the Police will get a few extra millions. Will Police do a better job protecting the businesses and citizens of the BVI?
    Where are the new motorcycles donated by a private citizen to deal with the scooter's problem?
    It is getting scary. :(
  • 2 grand (27/04/2018, 18:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Common sense says the place too dark light it up so if u even taking a pee it could be seen dropping. Town is too dark
  • GB (28/04/2018, 11:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Night hawk is spot on when he says the cops need to leave the station at night. They also need a patrol plan rather than just being allowed to drive around as they wish

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