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UPDATE: Police seeking witnesses in daring TPP robbery; Hunt on for gunmen

July 1st, 2023 | Tags: shooting Robbery gunmen TPP Tortola Pier Park
Police public relations in a statement said the police are now seeking witnesses where two persons dressed in all-white were seen walking towards House of Luxury and shortly after running towards the parking lot discharging a firearm in the air. Photo: VINO
Video seen by our newsroom showed men dressed in white running amidst the sound of screams of gunshots ringing out at Pier Park. Photo: Team of Reporters
Video seen by our newsroom showed men dressed in white running amidst the sound of screams of gunshots ringing out at Pier Park. Photo: Team of Reporters
Still from a video showing gunmen running from the scene: Photo: Team of Reporters
Still from a video showing gunmen running from the scene: Photo: Team of Reporters
WICKAMS CAY I, Tortola, VI – As first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) on a robbery today, Saturday, July 1, 2023, in the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park, police are now on the hunt for the two men who carried out the daring daylight robbery at House of Luxury this afternoon.

Police public relations in an update this afternnon said the police are now seeking witnesses where two persons dressed in all-white were seen walking towards House of Luxury and shortly after running towards the parking lot discharging a firearm in the air.

Video of the incident showed persons screaming in terror as gunshots rang out in the Park, with two men dressed in all-white running. The Police however said no injuries were reported in the incident.

“Several persons were in or around the Pier Park at the time of the incident. Those who witnessed the robbery are asked to provide any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem,” the release added.

The RVIPF is encouraging persons to report what they know to the Intelligence Unit at 368-9339 or Crimestoppers at 8008477.

See the previous story published earlier today, July 1, 2023

CBR TPP store 'House of Luxury' reportedly robbed by armed gunmen

WICKAMS CAY I, Tortola, VI – [Post Time: 14:32pm] Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that around 2:00 PM, today, July 1, 2023, one of the many stores at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (CBR TPP) was reportedly robbed.

Sources have indicated that the store is ‘House of Luxury’ at the Pier Park and it is being alleged that the robbery was carried out by two men carrying high-powered rifles.

Up to publication time, Police and other officials were still on the scene investigating the matter.

It is our understanding that the Pier Park is now closed to vehicular traffic until further notice.

Video seen by our newsroom showed men dressed in white running amidst the sound of screams of gunshots ringing out at Pier Park. 

VINO also understands that there was another reported shooting earlier today in East End, however, it remains unclear if that shooting was carried out by the same assailants. 

Our News Centre will bring more details as the story develops.

135 Responses to “UPDATE: Police seeking witnesses in daring TPP robbery; Hunt on for gunmen”

  • Hmm (01/07/2023, 14:52) Like (126) Dislike (3) Reply
    I don't care where them from these people needs to be off the streets. Tola was not like this before.
    • Dumb and Dumber You WILL be CAUGHT (01/07/2023, 15:14) Like (68) Dislike (6) Reply
      Two PUNKS running like girls dressed like they’re early for an All White Party proves they don’t have a bit of common sense to know that not only did they draw attention to themselves in their Dumb and Dumber outfits but there are cameras EVERYWHERE!!
      • in other news (01/07/2023, 15:51) Like (33) Dislike (42) Reply
        Meanwhile the politicians out here robbing the populace for a lot more without a gun or mask. If the elected leader of a country was a rotten crook that profess Christianity every opportunity he get what you expect of the people that elected him?
        • @ in other news (01/07/2023, 18:17) Like (33) Dislike (5) Reply
          What the that have to do with what just transpired?? Every damn thing is politicians this and government that sickening
        • @ in other news (01/07/2023, 21:28) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
          Keep lying on the politicians and wrongfully blaming them for everything while ignoring the governor and commissioner of police and some of these irresponsible parents. The commissioner of police has more officers than ever before, yet you cannot find one on the streets. Let him use the plenty white undercover UK officers he has here roaming around unnoticed looking news only on certain people while getting paid hefty salaries to do nothing but create mischief and lies just to say they are working.
      • Insursnce. (01/07/2023, 22:53) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
        Glad no one got hurt. Insurance will take care House of Luxury. But if things not put in place, its going be someone else soon... Where were TPP super Cop who sees everything. How come he didn't see this? .TPP needs to get serious with the protection of their clients and their tenants. I don't know for the BVI but in some countries they can be sued for failing to provide adeguate security... Then again. The Police needs to step up, get out on the street and protect., everybody got some kind of nonsense excuse for not doing their Jobs.. High day. This is total disrespect and disregards for Security, customers the authorities.... Is it bravery, stupidity, or well planned? .This may trigger a pattern of Copy Cats. We have to find these Robbers quickly and send a strong message to others "Don't think of trying it".
        • @Insurance (02/07/2023, 09:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          Even if they are found quickly, the punishment won’t be a deterrent as we have not updated penalties to match the kinds of crimes that we are seeing today. The approach to crime needs to be holistic. The prison needs to be seen as a real prison rather than a country club. We also need well trained and experienced lawyers to prosecute these criminals. There needs to be a no nonsense approach when it comes to crime. Until then, good luck to us.
          • @@Insurance (03/07/2023, 08:45) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
            Problem is what punishment deter? The death penalty has proven itself not to be much of a deterrent, neither have long prison terms. Maybe hard labor 6 days a week, 8 hours a day. Sharia law calls for cutting off the right hand of a convicted thief. No matter what punishment, it will take tax dolllars to pay for it.

            As to the holistic suggestion, it needs to start from the top. It’s not too difficult for anyone reading BVIs online media to discern that corruption exists at the highest level. That needs to be stamped out. Few are ever brought to account, notwithstanding tens of millions of wasted/missing funds. It’s not too difficult to figure out education is not a prioprity here. It should be. What programs do we provide youth during summers? They could be learnimng how to swim, operate a boat safely, or they could be learning vocational trades by helping to rebuild schools or fix hoime for the elderly or doing summer review course. Endless possibilities but here there are zero . We leave youth to their own devices, literally. There’s plenty of studies now that show that this can have a negative impact It’s also pretty obvious that there is little or no plan for the future for the Territory or it’s youth. Lamentably, there appears to be no vision for the future of the Territory.

            As to prosecution, the foundation rests on good police work. Do we have that here?
    • The one on the back looks like a female (01/07/2023, 15:34) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
      Don’t be fooled to think it’s definitely two males.
      • Agree (01/07/2023, 18:18) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
        I agree running like their shoes falling off… men does run like that??? Definitely a lady in the back.. 2 men would keep up with each other
      • Madussa (01/07/2023, 18:32) Like (43) Dislike (3) Reply
        Whoever they are, catch these BASTARDS!!!! Pier Park is the last place I would have thought These stupid Bastards would pull a stunt like this. When they are caught, I would personally like to beat the crap out of them because this affects all of us!
      • Just saying (01/07/2023, 19:20) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
        Sound like you know something
        • @ Just saying (01/07/2023, 20:11) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          Watch the video doesn't look like a male that's behind trying to keep up
    • So crazy (01/07/2023, 16:12) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
      @hmm that’s true. However those people are protected by the “We outside “ massive. It have a wicked sense energy in this place were we the drug lords and people who do crime are favored & endorse by many.
    • Banco Popular ATM (01/07/2023, 18:42) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
      Banco has an ATM right there where they were running and more than likely a camera outside.

      Only a matter of time before they get locked up.
    • for real (01/07/2023, 18:49) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      It doesn't where they from or who they are. Theybare just two criminals who have cause fear in people. I prsy they find them soon and are dealt with severely. Those two are nothing, but low-life criminals
    • The Police.. (01/07/2023, 22:05) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      I have said on numerous occasions that the Police need to make TPP a beat Patrol zone 24/7. Its a lot of Expensive investment and bad behaviour in that place.. Port Security is useless security and they are now exposed..TPP has good Cameras, this case will be easy to solved, and I hope when they catch those responsible we ain't shock to know that a security company maybe behind of it... I remember way back in the 90s a certain security MO to get security contracts.
    • REMOVE THAT GREEN CLOTH FORMER PREMIER PUT UP (02/07/2023, 07:13) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Why the current Premier and 5th District Rep STILL have NOT REMOVED THAT GREEN CLOTH ON THE LAMPPOST across from that new hotel near Huntums Ghut?????!!!!????!!!!!
  • herbs power (01/07/2023, 14:55) Like (16) Dislike (9) Reply
    Thought the police was supposed to be behind the rass criminals trying to catch them in a shoot out.
  • Have mercy on us all (01/07/2023, 15:04) Like (42) Dislike (3) Reply
    I was in the area with my son and out of nowhere gunshots start blasting. My son and I took off running. Got in the house and is still shaking. I am not leaving the house for the next 4 days.
  • Blind Man (01/07/2023, 15:04) Like (36) Dislike (6) Reply
    These robbers are smart they had people fired shots up east to have police head that area while the others Carry out the robbery in the Pier park . But I will say this where are the police patrolling these are high foot traffic areas we need the police to patrol and stop driving up and down burning gas doing nothing, I drove through town this morning around 10 no police officers to be seen like town patrolling it self commissioner of police do your job we tired hearing stories from you and the Governor if you can't do it let the Port have their own police officers with firearms step out of the way.
    • @Blind Man (01/07/2023, 21:33) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
      You are so correct. The Governor & UK Commissioner of police are a complete failure. They are more interested in how the people of the BVI can afford what they have. They have no interest in these ongoing bold face crimes. Their mission is specific, so the people of the BVI are left to fend for themselves.
  • Distractions (01/07/2023, 15:10) Like (26) Dislike (4) Reply
    Could the shooting East have been a distraction from I get the popo ????‍♀️ tied up in there while they true crime wa the robbery of HOL? Check those ‘new’ faces in the place with that ‘unique’ style of gold chains….
  • party time (01/07/2023, 15:14) Like (9) Dislike (40) Reply
    Thank the Premier of the Virgin Islands. He put them in the mood. This place has now become the Wild, Wild West. At least his predecessor used to ask the prayer warriors to come out and pray.
    Mr Premier, If We Forget God satan will RULE.
    • & party time (01/07/2023, 15:46) Like (29) Dislike (8) Reply
      The predecessor was using God’s name for his own selfish gain and to deflect from the same crime he was committing.
      • To & party time (01/07/2023, 21:22) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        That is what the colonial masters want us to think but the majority knows better. What about the commissioner of police continue to get more police officers yearly but still no presence of them on the streets especially in the town. Poor leadership at the top of the police force.
  • Hmm (01/07/2023, 15:19) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    I think there might be cameras all around the area and business there. Hopefully it can show if they went in a vehicle or their directions. even the admin complex might have camera I hope they get caught soon.
    • @ Hmm (01/07/2023, 16:40) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      The banks in the area as well from every angle.

      Banco, First Caribbean, Scotia, First Bank and even if they went through the side by Maria's Hotel, Social Security Board, the Romney building more than likely have cameras.
  • Unanswered! (01/07/2023, 15:23) Like (38) Dislike (1) Reply
    HOW THE HELL DID THEY GET INTO THE PREMISES? They certainly didnt go in masked and if so, pull up those damn cameras and also security on duty need to take a lil break from work! This is absurd!
  • one eye (01/07/2023, 15:23) Like (6) Dislike (35) Reply
    People are hungry
    • @one eye (01/07/2023, 15:50) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
      those hungry need work and get money to buy food
    • @ one eye (01/07/2023, 15:51) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
      People too lazy and watch too much Netflix …copycats
    • @one eye (01/07/2023, 16:10) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
      Please go and get your other eye fix. This ain’t about people hungry. Ain’t nobody safe on this Island, just suppose the pier park was crowded. High daylight they out here spraying up with high power guns.
    • @@one eye (01/07/2023, 17:30) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Yall damn well know no one with anything wrong with their eyes will be commenting under that name. Some idiot mocking people with actual visual problems always. Strupes.
      • @ “@@one eye” (01/07/2023, 18:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        It’s called sarcasm. The poster didn’t really think something was wrong with their eye.
  • Tola Gone Now! (01/07/2023, 15:23) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is it now, we can't say this place is safe for tourist and locals anymore. For such a small country there is too much crime and violence. What is the government doing, are they solving or contributing to the problem?
    • @ Tola Gone Now! (01/07/2023, 15:50) Like (32) Dislike (16) Reply
      Government is contributing to the problem by bringing bad influences in such as for festival to perform and THEY KNOW IT!!!!
  • owl (01/07/2023, 15:30) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Police to busy loccking up thwir own. Much less the salry aint worth it putti g ur life at risk with no guns. They are o ly i investigators for their own. When the cats are away the mices will take the cheese.
  • MATT. 7:6 (01/07/2023, 15:39) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
    Young Black males with ties to the upper Caribbean Islands
    Known to have criminal record (s).
    Matthew 7:6
  • .... (01/07/2023, 15:41) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    free jam last night brokes today poker run tomorrow back st John Monday to come back in a next month for fete free the boss them them foot soldiers hungry
  • WOW (01/07/2023, 15:46) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    Check the cameras in the clothing store right next to House of Luxury, they had a $35 for everything WHITE sale this week. Its not far fetched to think the criminals went in that store right next door while surveilling house of luxury.

    Probably need revive some cruel and unusual punishments for these types. Public hanging for instance
    • @ wow (01/07/2023, 17:41) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
      Looks more like overalls you use when painting.

      Check CTL, Drakes, and paint stores.
    • @ wow (01/07/2023, 18:39) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      That scene was probably scoped out from the concert they had there some night last week.
  • BIG voice (01/07/2023, 15:47) Like (6) Dislike (19) Reply
    NOTICE withEvidence to the Internatiknal Tourism.
    The BVI is unsafe. Visit at your own risk.
    • boy (01/07/2023, 19:07) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Now dis is not shoting at people home dis is were the main money coming from the must be involved this easy camera all around
  • Jane (01/07/2023, 15:48) Like (37) Dislike (5) Reply
    Police up and down all week giving tickets. There priority set wrong. Summer coming up so there main focus are on commission. So they trying to see who can give more tickets
  • dogman (01/07/2023, 15:51) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    Can never be a down-islander smh
  • streets (01/07/2023, 16:02) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    The shots that was popping off up East was a distraction to through the police focus up East. This robbery was well planned.
  • uh (01/07/2023, 16:04) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ tola gorn now tola ain't gorn not one way that is just carma me son
  • james (01/07/2023, 16:10) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    Why are the white governor and police chief?
  • WOW (01/07/2023, 16:10) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    High midday Saturday.
    Under no cover
    Prepared to kill
  • All I'm saying (01/07/2023, 16:11) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    You can run run but you can't hide! See you in the news.
    • @ All I'm saying (01/07/2023, 16:46) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
      Right back in here in the news with photos.

      Ports should be on the look out and officers should be trained to identify suspicious persons.

  • tola (01/07/2023, 16:38) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    I talk about this some time back these new police they hiring. They need to be in them places especially there and do work not just walking and texting doing nothing.
  • Business Owner (01/07/2023, 16:38) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    The robbers were in the same store casing the store. As business owners you have to be very careful because you don’t know who is plotting to rob your business.
  • Citizen (01/07/2023, 16:41) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
    Now you will see police presence through town. Them have real work to do now. Once these guys get away on this one it’s open season. Looks very well planned. The Governor shut down all the little ways the government gave out contracts to clean drains and cut bush and other jobs to keep money in people’s pockets. Now to do a 300.00 job everyone has to be able to bid on it. Not saying what happened is right, but we can not ignore that side of the equation when making decisions to keep money from flowing through the territory. When one of the Governor’s friend is affected, only then will they understand. But it’s a script that keeps colonies colonized so his friend will just be a pawn in the name of colonization.
  • ... (01/07/2023, 16:55) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    how this looks for the tourists when they get off the cruise? what happened to makin this country beautiful. all it takes is one mother to google "bvi" before they vacation and cancel cause they see these things.
    • “how this looks for the…” (01/07/2023, 23:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      How DOES this look to the cruise ship managers and CEOs? Are they going to be thinking twice before they book into the BVI again? With armed robbery occurring IN BROAD DAYLIGHT on the Cruise Pier?!!!

      They are going to CUT and RUN!! Too much of a potential risk for them and their customers.
  • Like really (01/07/2023, 17:04) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Firstly these young people don't have not respect for life.

    Secondly they had to enter the area either driving or riding

    The whole public needs to assist with this one. If we don't get these punk many will think it's okay to do such.

    And when we do get them hit them 25 years plus give them all long time to think of what they did.

    I do not feel sorry for people who go and commit crime then looking people to find remorse for them.

    No I do not. They was not thinking about the public when life was good and getting monies or drugs from these criminals

    Lock them they don't even desire bail

    I do not know why the one SCB get bail snd I'm sure the lady from the bank out on bail too. But if it was a man they wouldn't of see the light.

    Whole system causing the whole problem
  • Vic Tim (01/07/2023, 17:04) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Possibly 2 of those that were supposed to be deported.
    Of note is that their faces nor destination was listed. Sooo what they look like and if they already left and where to, who knows? Brazen high midday Saturday...they were confident. A high up assist they must have had, in my opinion.

  • My lill two cente (01/07/2023, 17:11) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
  • lodger (01/07/2023, 17:13) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Did anyone go to the concert? Could not find it on line?
  • Really? (01/07/2023, 17:14) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    Right now as all of us ponder what is to become of our home, there are those amongst us that KNOWS all the details about today and EVERY other day like today when stupidness happens. But I can’t blame anybody because the people have no trust in the RVIPF. We have seen them sell the lives of witnesses to the highest bidders. They claim to not be able to solve crimes without the community’s help, but how can we help them when we know they are dirty and cannot be trusted?? I don’t know what can be done for us to have a better working relationship. Damned if we do and damned if we don’t. Maybe it’s also time for the RVIPF to have an office in Pier Park so they can be the eyes behind the cameras. The security officers at the park are really parking attendants, and even with that they are afraid to tell people they are parked illegally.
  • Some is saying (01/07/2023, 17:33) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    The one in the back might be a woman. On the live video when the person was running it looks like long braids or dreads.
    • @ Some is saying (01/07/2023, 18:37) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      That’s a woman’s figure. The way that person is holding the bag/gun whatever it is under their arm and how they are running.
  • The more and more (01/07/2023, 17:40) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    I look at the tape, it looks like two females.
    • @ The more and more (01/07/2023, 18:35) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Especially the one in the back running like a female and the physique.
    • Yes (01/07/2023, 22:43) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      The one in the back looks like a woman I keep watching the tape over and over. Down to my daughter said mommy that look like a woman when she look at the tape. It looks like some long braids or locks pull back in a ponytail.
  • Non stop (01/07/2023, 17:41) Like (17) Dislike (9) Reply
    Non stop party come one come all. We have non stop flights, non stop clowns, non stop lack of safety, security, Healthcare, good infrastructure, the stupidity is non stop and it is rampant. Come one and all tourists. Even the pier park that was developed just for you is now a hunting ground. No security guards around. No police officers. Everything non stop like a one way ticket to hell.
  • Poker Run (01/07/2023, 18:06) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Them same people going be out on a boat like regular people tomorrow. This is so crazy. Tola what’s going on yo!!!!!
    • craziness (01/07/2023, 22:00) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      I hope House of luxury give the police pictures of their items because they will be out and stunting in the ppl jewelry tmrw.

      Every person with that locs style man or woman should have gotten picked up since this afternoon for questioning.
      • Struppzz (02/07/2023, 06:55) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Realistically how would that have happen ?
        • Easily (03/07/2023, 01:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Like how they do it in the real world. Pick up people for questioning who fit the description and see if their alibi checks out. I forget you all like to operate like this is Zamunda but time will tell.
  • @ BLIND MAN ????‍???? (01/07/2023, 18:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Hmmmm (01/07/2023, 18:24) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    So much children does be in the pier on a Saturday with their families… I can’t begin to feel how those kids felt.. I usually go to the pier with my kids on a Saturday and thank goodness I decided to stay in today… Selfish arseholes
  • No Patriots (01/07/2023, 18:32) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply

    There are no patriots in this country. No one will stand up and say they know who did this even though there are many here who are well aware. A set of $%^&g cowards inhabit Tortola and the country is turning to shit. $%^& this place.

  • Xxx (01/07/2023, 18:35) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    They were just ready early for the all white party
  • THEM BOYZ / gALZ (01/07/2023, 18:36) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Guest (01/07/2023, 18:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    That stuff going St Maarten to one of those cash for gold locations.
  • You know….. (01/07/2023, 18:38) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    The pier park was the last place I would have thought would have gotten hit. I to believe it was females that carry out this brazen daylight robbery. Not being bias, men usually wear all black when they pull off a robbery not all white.
  • question (01/07/2023, 18:45) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
  • knowledge (01/07/2023, 18:47) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    The overall these guys have on had to be bought from somewhere they are cover work in fiberglass any business owner who know someone came in an buy these suits is the culprit
    • Hmm (01/07/2023, 21:19) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Those look like the disposable overalls sold at Drakes.
      • Start There (02/07/2023, 05:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Investigate who bought these overalls and flashlights etc. This should have been done already.
  • Real Talk (01/07/2023, 19:18) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Two idiot dress in white

  • old (01/07/2023, 19:34) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    When you catch them. Life in prison to much gun on the streets. We have to start somewhere.
    • new (01/07/2023, 20:52) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Old smh! You’ll just jokers! When you find out it’s your people you’ve been hanging around you’d be singing a different song. It will never end until favoritism ends and that won’t end in the BVI
  • History (01/07/2023, 20:00) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    When I moved here what happened today started happening on a regular basis in St Croix. It within 6 months closed down the tourism industry in St Croix. Cruise ships stopped going, planes stopped going and it sent it in to the big decline that it’s 20 years later not really moved on from.
    The people here in formal and illegal authority realized that open crime was not good for the BVI and the little flare up that happened here was stopped. Anything that happened was by and large between the players in the illegal shipping industry and did not interfere with Jo Public. Everywhere was safe.
    Today’s shannagins has the danger, if allowed to continue to damage the entire economy of the BVI. Those who were babies and children 20 years ago need to understand that no matter how desperate, there are something’s that you don’t do because it will affect your friends and families long term future negatively for relatively small gain in the short term. Mainstream crime is not cool and is a threat to the economic wellbeing of everyone in this small society and damages most those that already have little. I hope that again those in the top of their respective industries will use their influence and understand that everyone looses when today’s actions are allowed to happen.
  • WHY WE ACTING SO (01/07/2023, 20:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Matthew (01/07/2023, 20:22) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    There are a few hundred Nationalities and varied ethnicities in what once not too long ago a peaceful and safe BVI. Characteristics which its contributed to economic success.
    Nevertheless,the culprits can be narrowed down to one and only one ethnicity and heritage. Loathsome reptilian cursed earthly forever needy dark thankless creatures.
  • Why (01/07/2023, 20:31) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is not going to impress the cruise ship companies, probably will STOP coming here, lots of other safe places to visit.
    Thousands of locals/residents rely on the ships for income, we need to band together and stop this madness. Worst of all lots of local kids at the park on weekends, thank God noone was shot.
    • dumb (02/07/2023, 01:01) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      Other safe place like where… just take the lil robbery n be happy no one was kill
  • Blow up the video (01/07/2023, 21:01) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    That one in the back running looks like a female. I may be wrong but the police needs to blow up the video or the two still photo that is circle in yellow and they might be able to see who they are. That was a brazen move. I would agree the robbers is going to be at porker run probably wearing some of the same jewelry they stole.
  • ship (01/07/2023, 21:05) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    If it qas a cruise day and ship in port, they would all cancel BVI destination. This is the cruise pier for goodness sake. BVI tourism at risk of sucking salt
    • To Ship (01/07/2023, 23:16) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      That is the Truth!
      Who in their right mind would want to bring their customers to a cruise pier destination where armed and masked robbers are free to roam and discharge their weapons.
      If the powers that be don’t take care of this situation, say GoodBye to the tourists!
  • suspicious (01/07/2023, 21:11) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Maybe one had a injury of some sort and locks...maybe the items they carrying are heavy...maybe thats why they running so...maybe they are not women...maybe they on here telling the public it look like women to throw the public off.
    • @ suspicious (02/07/2023, 06:58) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      It’s not them on here telling the public it looks like women. If it’s not a female they may be hoping the police runs with it BUT if you look at the video and take a screenshot then blow it up it REALLY LOOKS LIKE A WOMAN.
  • gamer (01/07/2023, 21:12) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yo all the boys , welcome to
    Grand theft auto 5 Tola heist edition. Watch the movie the town to Be inspired by this
  • gamer (01/07/2023, 21:13) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Welcome to grand theft auto 5 Tola guest edition. We got the masks to knock off the Camera , we got the suit ready .
  • WOW (01/07/2023, 21:13) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poker run coming up festival coming them need new jewelry to rock. Don't worry they will fall out over the loot n start kill each other
    • @wow (01/07/2023, 22:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      That is true, remember the money gram robbery? They all turn on each other and started knocking each other off? The whole gang can start knocking each other off when things go sour but go somewhere desolate and take each other out.
  • Real (01/07/2023, 21:31) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    If police presence were felt on the street and around businesses, such crimes would not happen. Two hundred plus police and none seen on the street or around businesses. Do not wait for a crime then ask for help. We are paying them to be out there to protect us.we. need to know our police men and women. That can only happen if they are on the beet.
  • ., (01/07/2023, 21:47) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    They used flash lights on their mask to interfere with the cameras. Only movie I’ve seen that done was “ inside job “ . Def these guys been watching Netflix! Catch them quick. They must learn movies are not reality .
    • Fake News (02/07/2023, 06:46) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      That picture with the flashlight on their heads is a googled picture someone sent out.
    • @., (02/07/2023, 07:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      They may be watching Netflix but they DEFINITELY are NOT that bright. That’s a fake pic.
  • fanbelt (01/07/2023, 21:49) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Robbery is a plan event.. (01/07/2023, 21:57) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    The Robbers Survey the place for a while, they know on Weekends Security is absent, weak or not available well in their little Cob lock up.. Visibility is Key in Security.. It prevents, the last thing a robber wants is confrontation or recognition before the act..This was coming.. And unless they get good security it will happen again..
    • HMMM (02/07/2023, 06:13) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Same amount of time they could invested in writing a resume to look a job.
  • Mike Larry (01/07/2023, 22:04) Like (2) Dislike (27) Reply
    So you never thief? People acting like we don’t got mouths to feed and bills to pay. Close the route cross the water and the action will happen here. Plain and simple. Still funny and it has me laughing.
    • @ Mike Larry (02/07/2023, 07:02) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      You and the other people who laughed at one of the news site Facebook posts about this incident lack any kind of morals.

      If you or your children were there while those criminals were shooting high powered rifles you would be singing a different song hopefully this time not off-key.

      It is time you grow up and stop being juvenile in your thinking, speech, and actions.

    • Who is Mike Larry? (02/07/2023, 10:41) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Seems to be an auto correct typo for "Mika Barry"
  • Fixit (01/07/2023, 23:22) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Perhaps this is what it will take to revise the immigration policies.
    Killing tourism is the last straw for these VI..
    The demograhic of these VI would have to be changed in a manner that would dilute the criminal human element and those with the proclivity .
    An easy excercise .

    • Fixit (02/07/2023, 08:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      What evidence is there as to the national origins of the perpetrators? Plenty of belongers up in
  • . (01/07/2023, 23:30) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    The country is going to fall apart sadly
  • God ie good (02/07/2023, 00:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This place got some real foolie people and guess what they are located up balo where these wana be criminals will end up real talk
  • Scotland Yard (02/07/2023, 02:28) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    another unsolved crime under the U.K. Commissioner and that number continues to grow in such a small territory

    What is seriously being done to address the criminal conduct in the territory; the political leadership have crime to be a joke while the under cover white police are here to place our people in HMP

    the people of this country have to come together in the effort to pull-down the bad behavior
  • go figure (02/07/2023, 02:58) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    The police here only want to be on beaches in the night hoping to catch men and women together doing what adults do......go figure
  • Norris Turnbull (02/07/2023, 07:12) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply

    So bad you a man. Why run after committing crimes? Punk @&^.

  • bvi (02/07/2023, 07:19) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Be careful of where we are heading. Remember years back St. Croix was big in the tourism industry & due to the high rate in crime they lost this day they have not recovered. Tola is a small place & note the crime rate; our main industry is tourism.... do the Maths.
    Yes every Country has crime but it is the ratio.......
    • @ bvi (02/07/2023, 10:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Are you referring to the Fountain Valley Golf Club? That killed the tourist industry in St.Croix.
      • @@bvi (03/07/2023, 08:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        It sounds like it. That happened 41 years ago. It was not just a hold up. See The equivalent act here would be shoting up a bunch of tourist in Cane Garden Bay while shouting the same epiphets as one of the perpetrators did at the golf course.
        That said, armed robbery anywhere is never going to boost tourism.
  • pat (02/07/2023, 07:31) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    Free the drew he was the best premier
  • @ QUESTION (02/07/2023, 08:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
  • smh (02/07/2023, 08:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This place is filled with low life, jealous, hating ass bums. On a lovely Saturday morning they found it in themselves to do this. For material stuff. Smh.
  • tt (02/07/2023, 08:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    When ever then two got caught do not send to the hotel up bolo send then england
  • Security (02/07/2023, 09:12) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Get back Javelin security the George guy on the job at Pier Park.
  • British Virgin Islands (02/07/2023, 09:54) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why isn’t there anything for the new generation to do in this country.Do this country care about their young?
  • Vegetables (02/07/2023, 10:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The entire tortola need to be surrounded by camera because it is getting dangerous now all those utilities pole need camera every cornet dark spots camera
  • On guard (03/07/2023, 01:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need a ready on guard security or police helicopter.

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