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Visiting couple reports $3k missing from villa on VG

A couple has reported $3,000 in cash missing from a villa where they were staying at Mahoe Bay, Virgin Gorda. Photo: Wikipedia/File
MAHOE BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A couple has reported $3,000 in cash missing from a villa where they were staying at Mahoe Bay, Virgin Gorda.

Information reaching our newsroom indicates that the couple was staying at the villa since earlier this year and as they were packing in preparation to leave sometime last week, they discovered $3,000 they had secured in a drawer was all gone.

Unfortunately, the couple couldn’t remain on the island for investigations but the villa's management was alerted to the situation and a report was said to have been filed with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for investigations.

35 Responses to “Visiting couple reports $3k missing from villa on VG”

  • Safe?? (19/05/2022, 12:09) Like (34) Dislike (3) Reply
    Doesn't the villa have a safe???
    • vi (19/05/2022, 13:12) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
      That’s not an excuse
      • Linda (19/05/2022, 22:32) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ vi. I agree with you. They should have cameras in the hallways to see who went into their room. It is a shame you can not go on vacation without getting ripped off. When I go on vacation, I take my money with me and I have a hidden compartment I wear under my clothes that no one can see. A shame we have to go to these lengths. I have seen a few times when my dresser drawer was messed with because I purposely leave it the same way when I am going out but they found nothing because I had it on me. Better safe than sorry. Thieving workers.
        • not local (23/05/2022, 08:06) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          I don't know the key access to the room

          but most modern ad updated hotels have a card reader system and the hotel would be able to identify who gained access to the room during the couple's stay

          again... found missing at the last moment
      • not local (23/05/2022, 08:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Seems VERY odd to me .. and at the last moment
        One would think... well someone of sound mind... I will be checking that DRAW every day

        and, why wouldn't i place the money in a safe for proper safe-keeping?
    • T (19/05/2022, 13:39) Like (7) Dislike (46) Reply
      now that they are leaving, are they trying to give vg a bad name. don't we have enough issues going on now
      • @ T (19/05/2022, 14:02) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
        You sound so silly.

        So if you go Hawaii and $3,000 of your money got stolen you’d keep quiet and not report it to the Police. You’d probably report $100 if it was stolen.

        Obviously, that is where the news site got their information.
      • Gumption Official (19/05/2022, 16:42) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
        @T I thought I was the high school dropout! You sound hella stupid!!
  • W*F (19/05/2022, 12:22) Like (11) Dislike (34) Reply
    set up maybe they had no money but its a fake story to extort
  • yea right (19/05/2022, 12:24) Like (5) Dislike (17) Reply
    Pure Talk, con plan
  • Inside Job (19/05/2022, 12:34) Like (25) Dislike (7) Reply
    Someone who works there or is familiar with the guest knew there was money. Check one of the cleaners or one who has access to the room.
  • robber man (19/05/2022, 12:39) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    christmas come early
  • US (19/05/2022, 12:43) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    I do villa work sometimes either they lost the money or someone gets in the villa
  • NICK (19/05/2022, 12:46) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Not a good report at all. Very bad for buisness and the stigma it leaves on these beautiful Islands. On the other hand i hope no one was intentional in crying "wolf, wolf, when there was none". Thorough investigation needed.
  • The LAW! (19/05/2022, 13:10) Like (13) Dislike (25) Reply
  • Wayne DEAD (19/05/2022, 13:15) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Now some cleaner got to lose their job for others negligence
  • musa (19/05/2022, 13:37) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bad news
  • resident (19/05/2022, 14:19) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Let’s not forget that the BVI is actually a very safe place with low petty crime (except drug related), so whilst this incident is unfortunate if true, such incidents are very rare.
  • STUPID!!! (19/05/2022, 14:37) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why would anyone be so stupid and leave 3,000 cash in a draw and only missing it when they are ready to leave
  • Lucky (19/05/2022, 15:14) Like (4) Dislike (16) Reply
    this is not likely, how will someone on the street know that a tourist have such amount of money in their room. will the tourist be out on the street advertising to the public where they are staying and how much money they have on them.
    this is just a misplacement or a maid accidently throw it in the trash or laundry. accidents do happen.
    • RD (20/05/2022, 00:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Pero cosa rara si ya la mayoría de las persona siempre usan su tarjeta para pagar principal mente los turistas ese robo me pareces muy raro
  • BS (19/05/2022, 15:51) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    You been staying a while and only now when you go to leave do you find you lost $3k you put in a drawer? So you weren't opening that draw any other time you were here and checking or using it?? That is an insurance claim. That is all.
    • @BS (19/05/2022, 20:04) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      An insurance policy more likely than not wouldn't cover loss of cash.
  • Investigate.. (19/05/2022, 16:42) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Lock up and fire anyone that did this crime...Greediness and dishonesty have truly infected the BVI from top to bottom, young and old, boy and girl, men and women...
  • Sticky fingers (19/05/2022, 17:09) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Kids grow up in the BVi stealing small items from friends, neighbors, relatives and nothing happens to them so the tiefing behaviour continues as they get older, start working for a living and stealing loose cash, jewellery, electronics, credit cards, tools, etc. until these thieves get caught. It's not the police that catch them but usually their own stupidity by using a stolen credit card, marked cash and jewellery, owner tagged electronics and tools, etc. Technology is a better detective than people.
  • Faithful (19/05/2022, 17:23) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
    You all on here ranting and casting blame on people. How many of you actually saw the 3000.00 cash before it went missing? My best guess is none of you saw it. They just dont want to pay their bill so they make up this story so that the resort will feel sorry for them and let them leave without paying.
    • @ Faithful (19/05/2022, 20:38) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      once they are non black the words coming from they mouth is gospel truth
  • Listen (19/05/2022, 23:39) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why only now after staying so long you notice your money missing... something ain't adding up. So that's mean for the hole trip you guys were using your credit cards and not cash.

    If I had money place in a draw and I know room service and clearner have to come into my room every night or the end of the week I would be checking on my money. Not when I ready to leave I notice it gone. And how many draws it had in the villa that you couldnt place it in your night stand right next to your bed.

    We're anyone else a guest staying with them or someone came to visit. It doesnt always have to be the workers.
  • resident (20/05/2022, 06:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who goes on vacation with so much cash. Tourists accustomed to use cards. What reason would you need all that cash with workers coming and going. Sounds fishy.
    • Lucy (20/05/2022, 10:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      what? Some People walk with more cash than that Who wants to go abroad and have cards stop working for whatever reason. I went to Florida some time ago, and could not use my debit card because the bank shut it down. Same thing happened on a trip to PR. Its just best to be certain and lock it up whether in your luggage or in a safe. Thieves are out on Anegada and Virgin Gorda.

      People feel comfortable on the islands, but things are changing and not for the better.
  • Pit of hell (20/05/2022, 16:34) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    That’s a lie from the pit of hell

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