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RVIPF warns of increase in attempted theft from vehicles

September 18th, 2023 | Tags: theft attempted theft vehicles warning RVIPF police
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has noted an increase in reports of individuals attempting to gain unauthorized access to vehicles by pulling at the exterior door handles within the Road Town area. Photo:
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has noted an increase in reports of individuals attempting to gain unauthorised access to vehicles by pulling at the exterior door handles within the Road Town area.

The RVIPF in a press release today, September 18, 2023, said it strongly advises residents to take proactive measures to safeguard their vehicles by ensuring all doors and windows are securely locked, especially when left unattended in parking lots during the day and night.

‘Be on the lookout'- RVIPF

Residents are also reminded to ensure that valuables remain concealed from view.

The public is also asked to be on the lookout for individuals loitering and acting suspiciously in or around parking lots.

Persons with information can contact the Police through its 311-access number.

“Your cooperation is vital in maintaining the safety and security of our community,” the RVIPF stated.

21 Responses to “RVIPF warns of increase in attempted theft from vehicles”

  • NezRez (18/09/2023, 10:21) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    The problem with securing my vehicle is it is so hot, that I must leave my window cracked open to get rid of this unbearable heat so my car doesn't explode. It is a shame we must live this way when we never had to years ago. I remember falling asleep at home, forgetting to lock my outside door and no one entered to burglarize me. Now I have to make sure everything is secure before I can relax. I want my old Tortola back! To all of the top officials growing up here, don't you feel ashamed that this has gone on much too long? How will your children be raised now in this unsafe environment? Let them know you are part of the problem that has allowed people to do what they want with a slap on the wrist.
    • ras (23/09/2023, 12:28) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Hmm. It is crazy cause they people who are burglarising they place are they son and daughter of police officer . And they are protected by law inforcement and they judge don't hit them hard cause there father or mother are working for they judge so they get off scott free check it out and u will see example callwood up and down running people for seatbelt and his son burglarising they place and he
  • Yeah yeah (18/09/2023, 10:46) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    We know the culprit that is always walking around looking for things to THIEF. She's always checking people vehicle doors, but nothing will be done because of who she is.
    • @yeah yeah (18/09/2023, 11:22) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      Because of who she is? They are just tired of arresting her. Meds can't help in removing sticky fingers. Plus, she's happy in and out of prison.
  • HMMM (18/09/2023, 10:59) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let them come I have a nice cow skin belt to whoop that a$$
  • Comment (18/09/2023, 11:02) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I saw the lady at it again on Friday. She was across from Bobby's parking lot and after the police spoke with her, she started back again next to the lot by the church near the gas station.
  • lol (18/09/2023, 11:02) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please take Gumbs, Gladys, and Yellow off the streets
    • Yep (18/09/2023, 11:40) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      You forgot Sonnell
    • @LOL (18/09/2023, 13:23) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      You forgot about that fat one that likes to attack women and tourist for their money. One day I saw him chase a woman down the street with a 2 by 4. Then there's that pervert from East End that likes to hang around Bobby's and Rite Way harassing and stalking women around town.
      Gumbs is another nuisance! up and down the street with his pants below is butt and he don't wear underwear. Just NASTY!!!!
  • facts (18/09/2023, 12:12) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I absolutely do not condone any crime but hear me well a poor economy and rise in crime goes hand in glove.
  • HMMM (18/09/2023, 12:16) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    The Commissioner of Police cannot be blamed for crime but he must take blame for poor management of the police force. He seems to think that unless he gets an ocean of money and the passing (as is now) oppressive police act, he cannot fight crime. This is a poor excuse. He has more officers than in the history of the force yet he is still failing to ensure continuous police pressence in Road Town & territory wide especially the known hot spots. He is a failure but it is being covered up because he is from the UK and under the Governor responsibility.
  • Please install CCTV (18/09/2023, 12:39) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please just install CCTV. Why are we stuck in the dark ages
    • @Please install CCTV (19/09/2023, 11:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      CCTV cameras have been installed but the question to be answered is, are they working? Just like all things BVI, wonderful ideas are implemented with no plan for maintenance or repair. Even if plans are made, monies are always been shifted to the next thing that wasn’t even a priority in the first place.
  • Bvi islanders (18/09/2023, 14:52) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    are addicted to driving everywhere there are roads. Very few walk or ride pedal bikes. Realistically there is no public transport system. So if you leave a vehicle unattended in car parks or on the road for many hours during the day and night it is fair game for the desperate thieves and criminals roaming these islands.
    • @bvi (18/09/2023, 15:44) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Don't worry about us BVIslanders the roads are ours to ride about as much as we please!
  • Comment (18/09/2023, 15:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Last week I was at the stop light by the Red Cross building and the light had just turned green. Then out of nowhere, that E.E. perv ran in front of my car waving with this psychotic grin trying to get my attention....'like he never saw a woman before, and he was willing to risk his life to see one". I WAS SOOOOOO MAD! The Government better do something about these mentally ill people roaming the streets!
  • Real Talk (18/09/2023, 18:01) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some night ago around 230am on the side of the road that gumbs boy was naked as he born maybe it the thing them does smoke I wonder if police remember some years ago gumbs went running to the police station telling them a snake was running him that is when he had a t-shirt around his neck said snake want bite him there
  • hmph! (19/09/2023, 08:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    JameTod need tie up he sister, woman would catch a ride with you today, and rob your same vehicle tomorrow
  • Real Talk (19/09/2023, 16:31) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think he has try his best most time welthy people does look out for them family
  • O2 (20/09/2023, 08:09) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    This morning around 435am I saw that gumbsboy by first Caribbean bank parking lot trying to open a Suzuki Jimmy jeep and one or two others I hope they don't get too desperate start smach vehicle window to gain entry
    • @O2 (20/09/2023, 14:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      A few months back, a family member's car alarm system malfunctioned, and the key would not start the car. Gumbs was observed walking away from the car when she approached. It took a week to get the key replaced because the local key company didn't have time to assist. This costed her a week in car rental fees. This is getting out of hand now...something must be done immediately!!!

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