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SAY HELLO TO MY…. Elderly man outsmarts burglars in St Thomas

VIPD - Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Police on St. Thomas are investigating a Burglary that occurred on Friday, May 4 in Estate Lindberg.  A homeowner told police that two unknown people were inside his home at about 10:30 p.m. and demanded money from him.

The 63-year-old victim told police he was sleeping and was awaken by two armed males who motioned him to his safe and gestured for him to open the safe.  The victim said he told the suspect he did not have any money in the safe, but he had money in another room. The victim went to the other room, closed the door, got his licensed firearm and discharged at least two shots through the closed door.  The suspect fled the scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects entered the residence through a glass door in the living room. The suspects took a cell phone and less than $100 that was in the kitchen area.

This case is being followed up by the Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives. Police urge anyone who has any information on this burglary to call detectives at 714-9834, 715-5522. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Police remind residents to make sure to securely lock their home before going to bed or leaving the home.  Using security bars, motion sensor lights and alarm systems reduces the chances of being burglarized or robbed in your home.

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  1. 90footer
    May 9, 2012
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    st thomas man to dumb to pull a real robbery, dem deserve jail time or better yet a bullet for der trouble.

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  2. Anonymous
    May 8, 2012
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    Good Job Gramps.. *two thumbs up*

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  3. Sisterly Love!
    May 8, 2012
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    They came for something. You should have been able to give them something to go with. A shot in the leg or arm. I always say if you have a licensed firearm you should have the opportunity to let them feel something as a reward for their work. Good going old fellow!

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  4. school children
    May 8, 2012
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    shoot the bugular

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  5. smh
    May 8, 2012
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    This mustve been a nightmarish experience to be sleeping and to be awoken by two strangers with weapons. Could have given the man a heart attack. But he held his composure and senses.

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  6. Jok
    May 8, 2012
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    LOL this was good!

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  7. good for them
    May 8, 2012
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    It should have been a double barrel shotgun and blast them in pieces. disgusting a–holes

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  8. idiots
    May 8, 2012
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    This is soo funny. Those criminals need to star in home alone 10 lmao

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  9. criminal minds
    May 8, 2012
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    Those burglars were idiots. One rule is never let the victim be in charge of the situation. smh

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    • Hmmm!
      May 8, 2012
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      You sound like you does do this regularly.

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    • Nonsense
      May 8, 2012
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      Do what regularly. THis is just a little wangsta who watched too many movies, on here acting like he know anything. No real criminal have time to be online posting about their tactics. Get a life clown lol

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    • Rockwear
      May 8, 2012
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      No wonder you post that nonsense. With a criminal mind like yours thieving/ criminal activities will never stop.

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    • Peng!
      May 9, 2012
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      Is true, how can u let the victim be in charge of the situation and how stupid can u be to all the victim into a room by himself and close the door!!! dem is 2 moo moo! dumbest burglars in the history of the VI.

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  10. k
    May 8, 2012
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    good move Mr. Homeowner

    You should have caught one though

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