The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is urging residents to take precautions to protect their property this weekend and warns that response to non-emergency reports during the period may be slower than usual.
The RVIPF gave the caution ahead of the Buju Banton Long Walk to Freedom concert which is expected to attracted thousands to the territory.
“If you are planning to be out all night, make sure your property remains secure or ask somebody to look after your home,” police said via public statement.
The law enforcers are also encouraging persons to park their vehicles in well-lit areas and to remove all valuables or any items which may be prone to theft, especially if parked in vulnerable areas in Road Town.
The RVIPF is also asking residents to be aware of their surroundings, especially if in possession of a large quantity of cash. The Force is also urging resident to carefully consider whether it is necessary to walk with expensive items or jewellery when attending events this weekend.
There will be an increase of police presence throughout the various events and normal patrols within the territory will also be maintained, but the Force is pleading with persons who may require police assistance to “be patient”.
“Our response to a non-emergency may be slower during periods of peak demand where our focus will be on safety and security of those attending the different events,” the RVIPF said.
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