The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has made further headway in solving the series of burglaries that have been happening in the territory.
Police this month arrested another three men on burglary charges. These busts come less than a month after nabbing a trio on similar charges.
The new batch of accused burglars has been identified as 18-year-old Huntums Ghut resident K’Shoy Alexander, 22-year-old Juwan Potter, and 28-year-old Kyle Baronville.
Alexander and Potter are charged in connection to a reported break-in at Royal Shop on Flemming Street last month while Baronville was charged with burglary and handling stolen goods in relation to a separate burglary.
I expect more arrests
Police Commissioner Michael Matthews has recognized the RVIPF’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for the latest busts, noting the team has clocked long hours probing the crimes.
“The CID burglary team is making great inroads in apprehending those few individuals who obviously intend to make a living from businesses trying to get back on their feet from the storms of last year. I appreciate the long hours already spent by the burglary team and I expect there will be more arrests,” Commissioner Matthews said.
The top cop said the RVIPF continues to appeal to persons with information about other break-ins to come forward.
An RVIPF media release on Wednesday said detectives are also encouraging owners of electronic items, jewellery, and tools to mark these items in concealed places so they can be identified if recovered by law enforcers.
Persons can contact the RVIPF’s Intelligence Unit at 284-368-9339 and all information will be held in the strictest confidence, police said.
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