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Robbery suspect held

Road Town Police Station

Road Town Police Station

Police have held a suspect in at least one of several robberies that unfolded on the island of Tortola last last year, usually reliable sources have told BVI News Online.

A young man who resides at Lower Estate has been taken into police custody in relation to the robbery at Hunthums Ghut Service Station on the night of December 12.

Police, late this week, swooped down on the suspect who is a native of the British Virgin Islands.

They executed a search warrant at the young man’s residence and allegedly found various items including a pair of black gloves and a number of cellular phones.

Up to publication time, it was not clear if police had charged the suspect, who reportedly is still being held at Road Town Police Station.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) recently reported that the operator of Hunthums Ghut Service Station had just entered his vehicle after closing the establishment when a masked man with an object in his hand approached the businessman.

The robber instructed the victim to hand over proceeds.

The hoodlum then took a bag containing money from the front passenger seat of the businessman’s vehicle, said the RVIPF.

The robber was then joined by a masked accomplice who used an instrument to deflate one of the tyres on the businessman’s vehicle.

The two criminals then fled the scene on foot.

No one was injured in the incident.

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  1. wikileaks says:

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 8 Thumb down 7

    a fire woman and taxi man son is the next one.

    • -_- says:

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 17 Thumb down 4

      Either say what you know or don’t say nothing at all. Stop this riddle nonsense.

    • Hmm says:

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      And them shot and killed a bar owner Vanterpool estate last night set of senseless killing and robbery

  2. Jokers says:

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    How are they going to get info or help if we do not know who they might suspect but lack evidence.

  3. duck1951 says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0

    Good job. Now let us get some good evidence and set an example by punishing to the max .

  4. Another robbery says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 0

    But this time they kill a man I hope the police then
    Get off their butts and do something.. parents turn up your children rooms. Turn them in

    • @PM says:

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      Yeah because is only the police have to get off their butts, while you watch the crime and say nothing.

  5. Down island man says:

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 4 Thumb down 5

    Deport him . Send him back to his island.. why they come here and cause crimes… oh wait… he from the bvi!!!!

    • . says:

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 9 Thumb down 7

      The majority of robberies here are carried out by locals. That is a fact! So you go sit down somewhere with your deport nonsense.

      • son of the soil says:

        Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 8 Thumb down 7

        Locals with expat parents that spoilt our breed

        • tha-time says:

          Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 1

          In breeding spoil most things. what you still advocating to s72 you fam. my words that’s just wrong.

      • Jan says:

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        Yes! because the BVI government issues work permits to sell gas – no where else this happens. Cayman issues 1200 work permits a year and the BVI issues 12,000

        • So you know? says:

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          They issue work permits to sell gas because our BVI young people feel they are too good to sell gas.

          If the little “bad boys” would seek employment selling gas and act with respect on the job, Labour Dept wouldn’t have to grant those types of work permits. Think about it!

  6. The watcher says:

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    Don’t let him get away.

  7. Lol says:

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    What is James and the crew doing

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