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Loaded firearm seized in daylight stop/search operation

During a stop/search operation on Friday, March 24, 2023, officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force uncovered a loaded firearm with several rounds of ammunition after a search of scooter rider revealed the illegal weapon. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During a stop/search operation, officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force uncovered a loaded firearm with several rounds of ammunition after a search of scooter rider revealed the illegal weapon.

Akeem Robinson, 34 of West End, was charged with carrying an illegal firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, Police stated in a press release today, March 26, 2023.

It said Robinson will appear before Magistrate’s Court at the next available sitting.

Other arrests in stop/search operation

Friday’s daytime stop/search operation also resulted in the arrest of Johnoi Frank, 19, of Horsepath for failing to stop at the request of police among of traffic offences. Ten other persons were reported for various traffic violations, 96 tickets were issued, and ten motor scooters were detained.

Head of the Armed Response Team Acting Chief Inspector Dean Robin says the successful find and subsequent arrest is as a result of his team’s continued surveillance work targeting suspects and suspected areas. Within the operation’s team were recruits still in training who received the needed field exposure in preparation for upcoming graduation and integration into the Force.

The Acting Chief Inspector notes such operations will continue Territory-wide and therefore appeals for persons who have witnessed or have any knowledge of firearms being discharged or any firearm-related information to call the anonymous Crime Tips line 800-8477 or the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339. 

32 Responses to “Loaded firearm seized in daylight stop/search operation”

  • Ironic (26/03/2023, 18:26) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Somebody went kill a wsi dick rider on a bike and here is one getting catch
    • Confiscate those scooters (27/03/2023, 18:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      There were 2 asinine scooter riders on the road today.

      They would see you indicating while going in the other lane and still beep beeeep beeeeeeeep speeding scooting pass you after being a good distance away when you first start crossing over busy forming the a** zig-zagging through lanes.

      Another one out of nowhere almost got hit overtaking while vehicle indicator clearly on to turn onto a road.
  • Blind Man (26/03/2023, 18:39) Like (47) Dislike (2) Reply
    Good work keep your eyes on them scooter boys full of drugs and guns create a net.
  • smh (26/03/2023, 18:44) Like (54) Dislike (4) Reply
    These clowns come from good homes i dont know why they step foot off their mother porch
  • My BVI (26/03/2023, 19:22) Like (56) Dislike (1) Reply
    Now this is good news. This is what you guys (RVIPF) need to do consistently, you are guaranteed to confiscate many more illegal items.
  • .... (26/03/2023, 19:22) Like (21) Dislike (43) Reply
    hold yah head keem
  • say so (26/03/2023, 19:46) Like (9) Dislike (16) Reply
    Are they still conducting stop and search?hmmmm could have fooled me????
  • Citizen (26/03/2023, 19:51) Like (47) Dislike (0) Reply
    a life potentially saved
  • @ PSH (26/03/2023, 21:04) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
  • tell me (26/03/2023, 22:24) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    A who he fa'?
  • tola (27/03/2023, 01:48) Like (3) Dislike (51) Reply
    These racist uk officers
    • WHAT!!! (27/03/2023, 09:09) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
      Fool another gun off the streets and you say uk officers are racist.
      • Hmm (27/03/2023, 15:11) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        Hmmm I doubt the person identifying as "tola" is from tola. Some people love to stir up trouble but their attempts are shallow.

        Unfortunately its enough to fool many who only judge by first appearances.
  • Dem is wannabe (27/03/2023, 02:54) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    He know he don’t need a gun cause he not shooting nothing! Mommas boy should’ve stayed on her porch.
  • Jerry Teeler (27/03/2023, 06:12) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Great job!
  • vi (27/03/2023, 08:33) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    I hope that's the one that pull the gun on the guys them in Humtuns ghut that fool .
    Mighty God
  • The Slip Hammer (27/03/2023, 09:58) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    34 years old. Why a gun? You don't cheat stupid. Embarrass your family and your darn self you pay the price.
  • OB (27/03/2023, 15:09) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    He suddenly rise up liming with the west passe
  • l (29/03/2023, 21:24) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    This scum was going to shoot somebody that day because no one rides around with all of that ammo if they weren't going to use it soon. Glad he got caught.

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