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Public alerted about spike in burglaries on Tortola

June 10th, 2024 | Tags: Burglary RVIPF Spike police arrests patrols alert
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has alerted the public that there continue to be elevated numbers of commercial and residential burglaries in certain areas on Tortola. Photo: chicagocriminallawyer.com
The RVIPF said it has undertaken targeted patrols in the areas where the burglaries are seemingly concentrated, and this tactic has already begun to yield some results. Photo: RVIPF/File
The RVIPF said it has undertaken targeted patrols in the areas where the burglaries are seemingly concentrated, and this tactic has already begun to yield some results. Photo: RVIPF/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has alerted the public that there continue to be elevated numbers of commercial and residential burglaries in certain areas on Tortola.

During these burglaries, according to the RVIPF, the perpetrators often steal cash, electronics, gaming devices, power tools, weed whackers, and any other item from which they can derive a commercial gain.

The public is also being asked to be on the lookout for persons offering such items for sale, particularly if the prices are below market value.

The RVIPF, in a press release late June 9, 2024, encouraged persons to report such occurrences to the police if there is suspicion that the items were stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained.

Patrols yield arrests- RVIPF

In addition to investigative efforts, the RVIPF said it has undertaken targeted patrols in the areas where the burglaries are seemingly concentrated, and this tactic has already begun to yield some results.

Several arrests have been made, and some defendants have been charged and placed before the courts. 

19 Responses to “Public alerted about spike in burglaries on Tortola”

  • WOW (10/06/2024, 09:58) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    This little island is changing
  • IT LOOKS LIKE (10/06/2024, 10:11) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    it look like them ain learn from the last person that tried to break into a well known drugman house and got shot up Long bush days after.

    oh well
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (10/06/2024, 10:19) Like (7) Dislike (24) Reply
    Stealing or burglarizing commercial businesses and homes is an evil continuing reaction of financial pressure on many or some of the time by those that practice these crimes.
    We must, if we are honest, realized the hardship that has been brought to bears on many that are without work, others being underpaid and rising food prices of basic needs.
    I do not approved of robbery of any kind against our neighbors. I believe in the biblical principles of the Ten Commandments written in the Holy Scriptures as the true pathway, God by the power of His Spirit being our strength.

    Mankind that is now living was born with a selfish nature. Even though we try to hide this fact by lying and acting, we are by nature more selfish than we are selfless towards our neighborhood best interest.
    Unfortunately this behavior will continue, as per the Topic Issue will to spike as greedy practices continue against especially underpaid and overcharge people continue.

    I can assure you that when rich people and greedy politicians, and others too, curb their greedy and selfish mindset against the have-not and have-little their will be a lowering of this problem. The truth is, though, as the people of this world general behave same will we here in the BVI do, but we are not compelled to follow the the pattern of this world, but rather God our Father and Creator's pattern.

    LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE EVERY WHERE AND BVI, TOO.

    Until then expect the spiking of burglarizing to continue in the BVI as it is in the other countries of this world.
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (10/06/2024, 10:23) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    I support our RVIPF effort to help curb burglarizing in the BVI in all it's form.
  • jack@$$ (10/06/2024, 11:00) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    every summertime and christmas time and the beat goes on
  • Curiouser and curiouser (10/06/2024, 11:52) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    What are the “certain areas on Tortola” where the burglaries have been occurring?
    That would be important to be aware of, for those living in them.
    • Correct (11/06/2024, 05:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Location information is key. This information should be shared in the future so that persons can be vigilant and take extra caution.
    • jah know (12/06/2024, 20:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      That's why I came to the article to see what areas are listed but there's none. Very bad reporting from news site or info from police.
  • Ninja (10/06/2024, 12:40) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Ok but what are we supposed to do keep our eyes peeled? Hide? Transform?

    If I pick up a stick and knock a burglar down I will be charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

    God forbid it’s a heavy rock or machete close by rather than a stick.
  • One for the lady. (10/06/2024, 12:55) Like (12) Dislike (12) Reply
    The 70th coming up and the ladies need a lot of stuff that they can't afford so the men have to step up to keep up, by the hook or by the crook...It's going get bad.
  • Chewed Up. (10/06/2024, 13:52) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    3 nights ago at 1:20 a.m., 2 burglars came to break into my beach bar. My alarms went off and I have their pictures on camera clear as day. The tall skinny one wearing the hoodie was the driver standing to the side, and the short curly dark haired one with the bag across his body was going towards my doors. The alarms went off and they jumped over the fence and drove away. I was inside asleep and woke up. I wish they had gotten inside because my PITBULLS won't bark. If they had gotten inside my dogs would have chewed them up real good. They cannot outrun my dogs and I would not have called them off until I knew they couldn't run away. I would have taken the car keys first and then called the police to take them to Peebles Hospital to sew them back together. I won't say my location because I want to surprise them and video tape their stupid behinds screaming for mercy.
    • Chewed Up (12/06/2024, 08:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      For the person who hit Dislike, I can see you are either involved or have never busted your behind to finally have something, and then a low-life scum breaks in and take all you have worked so hard for in one burglary. Save the sympathy for yourself when you get violated. Once a person illegally enters a premise with the intention to steal, they do it to themselves. I NEVER leave any money in my place and I leave my car at home and walk my dogs down every night, so they will leave empty-handed and badly Chewed Up. I am the victim, NOT THEM!
  • @ CHEWED UP (10/06/2024, 17:04) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    MY PITBULLS ARE QUIET TOO , / I TRAINED THEM MYSELF AND THEY WERE TRAINED TO GO FOR THE BALLZ AND THEY DON'T EAT THEM , IF AM NOT AT
    HOME , WHEN I GET HOME THEY WILL HAVE THEM THERE WAITING FOR ME TO BAR - B - Q THE BODY PARTS FOR THEM / THERE ARE A COUPLE OF YOUTHS THAT ARE WALKING AROUNG WITHOUT THEIR SEEDZ / ONE THING FOR SURE THEY WON'T BE COMING BACK / THEY HAD ON MASKS BUT I GOT THEM ON VIDEO ,
  • concerned citizen (10/06/2024, 19:00) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am not a big fan of rvipf but I must I spoke to a detective inspector 3 days ago and told me how I feel about what's going on in my area. They burglarized my store several times and I never heard anything from the police. I gave statement after statement still nothing. The inspector reassured me and my employees that I would hear from him soon. Two days after the inspector called me and told me that they had 2 of them arrested. I was so glad to hear that. Good job officers.
  • ccc (10/06/2024, 19:56) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    the Uk police are on a vacation doing nothing to fight crime only locking up locals who oppose to white supremacy and racism
  • Maria Louisa Varlack (11/06/2024, 06:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the world has been plunged into a world of evil and wickedness.
  • jack (11/06/2024, 06:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    LOL, you can't make this stuff up, even the criminals are cutting the fat!
  • Hum (11/06/2024, 08:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    are we allow to shoo.......


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