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The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is acknowledging receipt of a report of a robbery of a motorist which occurred today, August 30th at 11:20 am, on the eastern end of the island.
It was reported that a female motorist stopped her vehicle and offered a lift to a female pedestrian, who was hitchhiking in the area of Hodge’s Creek.
Shortly after entering the vehicle, the passenger asked the driver to stop to let her out. As the vehicle came to a stop, the passenger then held an object to the back of the driver and robbed her of her belongings.
The passenger exited the vehicle and escaped on a motor scooter which was travelling behind.
The Commissioner of Police stated that “the force was made aware yesterday of information circulating on social media indicating that these offenders were operating in the Territory, but no crimes had been reported at that time and it was not possible to verify the information. These are potentially dangerous individuals who need to be stopped.
We appeal to those who may have originally circulated the information and may know more about this to come forward. We also want to hear from anybody who may have been a victim already and not reported the matter to the force up until now.
The RVIPF urge the community to be vigilant and to help to police to get the perpetrators off our streets.
Persons with information are asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Department through the access number 311. Persons can also call the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339. All information will be held in the strictest confidence.