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Police recover 'bag of guns' from men fleeing Lambert Estate

-3 guns recovered as 3 suspects in hoodies evaded officers near H.M Prison
September 21st, 2023 | Tags: police Guns RVIPF HM prison Tortola Lambert Estate
Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, during routine patrols in the Lambert Estate area, observed three males in hoodies heading in the direction of His Majesty’s Prison, behaving suspiciously. Photo: VINO/File
LAMBERT ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, during routine patrols in the Lambert Estate area, observed three males in hoodies heading in the direction of His Majesty’s Prison, behaving suspiciously.

Police in a release tonight September 21, 2023, said on seeing the officers, the men fled on foot and as a result, a chase ensued where the men managed to evade the officers.

“During the chase, a bag was discarded by one of the suspects which revealed three firearms. One semi-automatic weapon and two pistols were recovered,” the release detailed.   

It remains unclear when the incident happened, but the police is asking that anyone with information regarding the possible identity of the males, to contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.

The recent recovery of the guns, brings to five, the total number of firearms seized in September 2023 according to the RVIPF. 

Our News Centre will bring more information as it becomes available.

47 Responses to “Police recover 'bag of guns' from men fleeing Lambert Estate”

  • Hotmess (21/09/2023, 22:27) Like (67) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well sah.. Place in a hotmess
    • Excellent Work officers. (22/09/2023, 01:52) Like (85) Dislike (0) Reply
      This the kind of police work that needs commendation. Those Guns must or should have some kind. Of prints on them. Extract those prints run them. Send them to the US also to run and keep them on file, one day they will come to light. Hope it was a Prison coup to free their soldier..
    • Choose Wisely (22/09/2023, 07:43) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
      The devil got these people on a short leash.

      They making sure he reserve a special room in Hell for them.

      There’s a choice - obedience to satan or rebellion against God.
  • pray (21/09/2023, 22:38) Like (85) Dislike (4) Reply
    I am deeply saddened and filled with anxiety reading these articles. At what point did the country crime rate rise so quickly. Please, continue to patrol. You may stop a murder , drug/gun possession etc. This has to be controlled , especially the taking of lives! Pray for the BVI. Greed & ignorance will cost us more than our beautiful reputation.
  • Straight balo (21/09/2023, 22:47) Like (53) Dislike (2) Reply
    They were going. That’s exactly how other contraband enters the prison. They running a criminal organization right up there.
    • UK (22/09/2023, 04:47) Like (27) Dislike (8) Reply
      Come for your country. It is filled with thugs from top to bottom.
      • Real People (22/09/2023, 08:05) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        I was living there. Kindly go do the same for a while and see for your self.
  • Dogs (21/09/2023, 23:55) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why knot walk with the Dogs to aasist in situation like these. Smh. Or them only for drugs.
  • Random (22/09/2023, 00:52) Like (16) Dislike (16) Reply
    Police …randomly at lambert. Interesting in itself cuz u can’t ever find them. Wonder what brought on the proactivity.
  • NezRez (22/09/2023, 01:46) Like (40) Dislike (6) Reply
    As it has been proven, the Police have to be seen driving and walking around to put fear into these criminals. I am so glad they have stopped a crime that I am sure would have happened if these guns were not confiscated. The big problem is, how is all of this ammunition getting in here? Our borders are not safe on the water or in the air, because clearly, that is the only way the weapons are being dropped here. Deport anyone not from here involved in this deadly business and never allow them to return. I have stated before, "Let's take back our BVI".
    • @Nez Rez (22/09/2023, 08:42) Like (15) Dislike (13) Reply
      Ok so after deporting the ones who are not from here, what will you do with the ones who are from here? I am all for solutions but don't let your solutions be one sided.
      • How you mean? (22/09/2023, 13:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Lock them azz up
      • NezRez (24/09/2023, 00:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Nez Rez. Think about what you just asked about the ones who are from here. Clearly, they cannot be deported. The most that can be done to them is to take away their freedom by imprisoning them each time they commit a crime with a longer sentence each time they do something else illegal. If they cannot be rehabilitated through programs to put them on the right track and they keep on with their same pattern, there is no other solution. They will be doing life in prison until they are really old.
    • Lucy (22/09/2023, 09:34) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
      The water taxis come in and the captains take the passports to immigration and no one searches those vessels. They bring all they want and get away with it.
  • Good Media. (22/09/2023, 01:58) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Nice work Vino. When we get good, consisrent unbias,, uncompromised, fearless and fair media reporting that holds Govt, Criminals, Britain, Gov, Citizen and themselves accountable we will see progress. As it is now. Can't say all I hope for is so. I will continue praying and hoping for better days. We ain looking good rite now..
  • Hmm?? (22/09/2023, 02:00) Like (32) Dislike (16) Reply
    This is how wrong information is passed along.
    The prison is not the only place in that direction, they could be going home to where they lived,, or they could have been going to parham town or even beef island.
    There are many houses heading towards the prison.
  • Loosemouth (22/09/2023, 02:44) Like (45) Dislike (3) Reply
    Good job Officers! Your action may have prevented a heinous crime. Not many people would make positive comments here because they hate when you all are successful in the pursuit of crime fighting. It makes the Governor and Police Commissioner look too good since they are normally viewed as the "enemy".
    • @loosemouth (22/09/2023, 08:08) Like (4) Dislike (20) Reply
      People like you are nothing but a hypocrite. When it goes right you only praise the Governor & UK Commissioner of Police but when it goes wrong you blame the Premier and his Government. What a set of hypocrites.
      • @@loosemouth (22/09/2023, 09:21) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        Not sure what you read but you real of track. Calm down lol
  • freedom (22/09/2023, 02:45) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    And there you have it folks.
  • Hmm (22/09/2023, 03:11) Like (61) Dislike (4) Reply
    Send certain prisoners to the UK prison/ bring the soldiers here.
  • 2023 (22/09/2023, 03:47) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    the presence of police eradicates crime; please continue to move about the territory because our young people need to do much better after our forefathers work so hard.

    youth man try put down those weapons and mr peace officer continue to the patrols
  • Escape (22/09/2023, 04:04) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    They were going to get the returning Boss out of Prison. This is real Gangster shit happening in here thieve days. But it’s strange that the Police was just on Patrol right in time for the break. These young men these days have no conscience at all , it’s eaten away by the feminized weed that they smoke. Wow.
    • God's people (22/09/2023, 08:03) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      Those individuals have been seen before This young man had come back. He was not there mission.
    • @escape (22/09/2023, 08:39) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
      Please i beg dont mention weed in this… please it’s people like you why it illegal for so long!
    • Another @Escape (23/09/2023, 00:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Man/woman sir/madame you dont know the first thing about weed and I say that from the point of botany & science.

      When you eat a feminzed papaya from a hermaphrodite papaya plant does it make you lose your conscience?

      If you have no knowledge on a topic dont drag it through the mud. Educate yourself. Legalize it stop the injustice.
  • Wat a ting. (22/09/2023, 04:51) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please give our offices dogs. They should not be without their 4-legged companions.

    Sounds like a break out was in the making.
  • As he come bk (22/09/2023, 05:48) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    All kind of nonsense begin. What them was carrying the tools for the that guy to be safe for his home coming.
  • lol (22/09/2023, 06:04) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    Police them not fit some them to fat can’t even chase a snail
  • THE AVENGER (22/09/2023, 06:54) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Rubber Duck (22/09/2023, 07:35) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    Too many fat men and women in the RVIPF. Them need to get fit.
    • @ rubber duck (22/09/2023, 08:32) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      wait until the fat ones comes from
      United Kingdom they will shoot first

  • God's Child (22/09/2023, 07:59) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    This Ain't the first time a similar situation involving three individuals had been spotted near lambert. But they had been separated in three different locations near the area like they had been waiting or looking out. they wanted something or someone. God bless this happen with getting the weapons off the streets
  • Just saying (22/09/2023, 09:41) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    The real criminal is those that works at the prison. Go investigate them. How the hell I going get out if someone don't unlock my...../
  • ok (22/09/2023, 11:11) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Clearly these criminals not smart, wearing hoodie in this high hot sun with a backpack, 3 in a group would raise suspicion not only to police but any passerby. Good thinking officers.
  • HMMM (22/09/2023, 11:31) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    So its just three guns in a bag, but the news put a 'bag of guns' to clickbait people to find out its just 3 guns under the main heading.
  • Hmm (22/09/2023, 11:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The thing start
  • HUNTER (22/09/2023, 12:11) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    This incident happened weeks ago. The police weren't on no da*n patrol when it happened. Whoever they were let go some shots around Balo, had police up there searching for bullet casings for hours after. That never hit the news, now we reading this. Come on! VINO should have gotten all the particulars from the police before writing this piece. Of course, this is Tola, so the people commenting based on all kinds of speculation.

    Indeed, the police need to patrol up there and we need to get all those criminal elements off the street. No doubt about that. We also need to big up the police when they do their jobs correct and help in any way we can.
    • @ HUNTER (22/09/2023, 17:19) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why the prison suddenly on lock down indefinitely then…the incident was lastnight or the Police Statement would have mentioned a previous date.
  • yeah (22/09/2023, 13:35) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    The yellow laundry west them brother keep your eyes on them
  • kp (22/09/2023, 14:17) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why every time police officer try to safe guard this somè negative statement cant people open there eyes and see where this place is headed to you all may take this thing for a joke but this is serious pleas e encourage those officer's this is getting out of hand
  • Keep Fit (23/09/2023, 12:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How can two and three hundred pounds chase onehundred pounds
    The majority of people in the force and prision officers are obese and overweight
    Half of them cant run half a block shame on the force
  • jack (25/09/2023, 07:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good, another one off the streets . Hopefully it will be forensically tested for possible use in other gun related incidents.

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