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Be vigilant! Burglaries on the rise

Property owners and business owners on Virgin Gorda (VG) are being advised to take precautions to properly secure their premises amid a spike in burglaries on the sister island.

The police said they received reports last week of illegal entries into three guest villas and one residence on VG. Cash was taken from all four premises.

Over on Tortola, the cops said they have arrested and charged Orville Christopher of Sea Cows Bay for illegally entering a villa in Long Bay. He appeared before the Magistrate’s Court and was remanded. In that burglary, jewellery was taken along with grocery items.

Thirty-year-old Timron Layne of Josiah’s Bay was also charged late last month for illegally entering a home in Lambert Bay. Layne was additionally charged with unlawful possession of cannabis.

According to the police, burglaries in the territory are down this year when compared to the same time last year. The month of September 2022 recorded 14 burglaries — a 22 per cent decrease when compared to September of last year.

At the same time, the cops said they saw an increase in house burglaries in September. Residents are being asked to secure their homes and businesses as officers of the Criminal Investigation Department work to keep the number of burglaries low.

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  1. Yup says:

    Yes be vigilant. Wherever the African lives crime is on the rise. They just can’t help themselves.

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  2. Not Africans says:

    We are Americans. Majority of our people were always in the Americas, we are the Olmecs.

    As for the lie of Columbus you can find West Indians in India, not in the Americas! Our people no longer share the legacy of European slave trade of the Atlantic.

    Although many of our people live on the continent of Africa we are indigenous to the west!

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  3. Why should we be vigilant says:

    Have we given up on the police force?

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  4. WHAT IS THIS ? says:

    POETRY CORNER 🤔

  5. Mick Mars says:

    I take you still mad that she left you for an actual “Tall, Dark and Handsome” man after she realized you were nothing but a whinging, milquetoast sod, eh?

    Continue crying about it online by slandering coloured folk. I’m sure that will win you points with your numerous like minded imbeciles you call friends.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    X cop pay and I tell you who it’s.

  7. Gadaman. says:

    Oh oh someone hates seeing black people owning their land and businesses. Lol you will be worshipping at my feet sooner then you think. Keep it up Esua, Jacob is awake. Lol you poor thing. We are Israelites, not Africans by the way.

  8. LG says:

    Wow, i thought we were all HUMANS!!
    Crime is not dependent on race, mostly upbringing.
    All that said we need to be crime free to have a good tourist product and be comfortable living here.
    Usually some punks that think it easier to steal than to work!
    if you know something tell the Police.
    only come around my door if you want to meet my dog!

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  9. to LG says:

    Are you freaking kidding?!?

    You racist F!

  10. The Answer says:

    Too bad…. VG went from a great place to a total dump
    after Irma.

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