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Police conduct ‘robbery’ simulation exercise @ Fish Bay

A scene from the robbery robbery simulation exercise at Fish Bay today, March 8, 2024. Photo: Team of Reporters
A scene from the robbery robbery simulation exercise at Fish Bay today, March 8, 2024. Photo: Team of Reporters
A scene from the robbery robbery simulation exercise at Fish Bay today, March 8, 2024. Photo: Team of Reporters
A scene from the robbery robbery simulation exercise at Fish Bay today, March 8, 2024. Photo: Team of Reporters
A scene from the robbery robbery simulation exercise at Fish Bay today, March 8, 2024. Photo: Team of Reporters
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- Videos have been circulating on social media of a situation where two “armed” masked men entered a building in Fish Bay and heavily armed police soon turned up and “arrested” the men.

Virgin Islands News Online can confirm this was a simulation exercise conducted at Bella Blooms by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) this morning, March 8, 2024.

In the recent past, ‘robbery’ simulation exercises by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have caused panic among residents unaware of the drill.

Some media houses have even erroneously reported that an actual crime had taken place.

19 Responses to “Police conduct ‘robbery’ simulation exercise @ Fish Bay”

  • Just a sell out (08/03/2024, 10:33) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    How them fake media was saying about a robbery and war on crime?
  • STOP PLAYING DOLLY HOUSE (08/03/2024, 10:43) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
  • (08/03/2024, 11:27) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Need catch the person around town going in businesses at night da wa they need to do
  • HMMM (08/03/2024, 11:43) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
    They all smiling like it’s a joke.
    • @hmm (08/03/2024, 14:56) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      ass%%$% probably it was all laughs at the end because that's when they might had just found out that it was a simulation dumbs&$$ and thank god that no one ain't got hurt.
    • @hmmm (08/03/2024, 16:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Same thing I here saying.
  • yea right (08/03/2024, 12:39) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    From what I see the police dem is a set a joke. A real situation all of dem would have gotten knocked down. Them man out here ain’t paying!
  • Bunch ah jokers (08/03/2024, 12:44) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
    and when the real thing happens they dont show up til hours after
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  • insiders (08/03/2024, 17:49) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    Police under Collins are weak and jokers
  • Great Job (08/03/2024, 20:34) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I saw the entire thing from a distance and I must say the officers did well.
  • Another Insider (08/03/2024, 22:23) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Collins is the most successful Commish we have had.
  • The Nation (09/03/2024, 06:33) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    Like really Rvipf???? After like 2 major robbery / heists in less than a year NOW is when you going do a simulation? Is that the reason none of the police show up to Alladin robbery when it was reported????? Yall got to be joking indeed!!! Is the CoP only concerned with fulfilling UK COI mandate or is he really serious about crime? Time for a wake up and shake up.
    • Strupps (09/03/2024, 13:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You read this one tiny article and run with it. You do some more research please.
  • insiders (09/03/2024, 09:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don’t mind the noise Commish. 95% of the officers are behind you. You can’t and won’t please all as you have seen. They had it their own way for to long with no challenge.
  • HMP (09/03/2024, 11:58) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    You got to let the public know about these surprise fake robberies! Already police had tourist running at the airport drill and has citizens calling each other to say there’s a robbery!

    The last time there was a tsunami rumor I ended up on sage mountain but you know why I don’t run when the siren goes off monthly because it says “this is a test of the early warning system.”

    Is this COP still trying to ruin us and our tourism?

    At school when we had fire drills they told us the date but the time was a surprise. That is enough.

    Have some respect for citizens mr police chief.

    You almost had tourist breaking their ankles at the airport already and rumors of robbery sending people into a panic.

    France went into Africa to kill terrorist they ended up training terrorist and getting kicked out. What is really going on in the bvi?
  • We need to be ready (09/03/2024, 13:03) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's cause of drills like these the first responders can be fully prepared for when the real thing happen. If people are fully aware how can we have a realistic training experience. You don't continue doing them drills and when the real thing come you get swollen up in the sea @HMP
    • @We need to be ready (09/03/2024, 21:53) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Other police departments have proper training facilities for their drills, they don’t conduct them in the public domain.
  • think twice (09/03/2024, 23:07) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I bet them bad boys going think twice now before pulling anything similar. Y'all see how our police officer showed up! Man y'all should be proud that these are the men and women out here busting their behind and putting their lives at risk to protect us. Great job officers. Continue to train and get better.

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