2 masked gunmen rob Kmart in Lockhart Gardens
Published: October 25, 2013
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ST. THOMAS - Two armed, masked men made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Kmart in Lockhart Gardens on Wednesday night.
An assistant store manager reported the incident to 911 about 10:45 p.m., according to V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames.
The manager told police he had just secured the day's deposits in the store's safe while another employee looked on. He and the other employee walked out of the room, with the manager following the employee, Rames said.
Two men wearing hoodies, cloths over the lower part of their faces, blue jeans and white sneakers and carrying guns confronted the manager. They also wore gloves on their hands.
The robbers told the manager to go back into the room and open the safe or he would be hurt, Rames said.
The manager opened the safe, and the robbers took most of the cash that was in the safe, Rames said.
Rames said she did not know the amount that was stolen, because preliminary reports did not contain that information.
The men left the store through an exit door, Rames said.
Rames said police do not believe at this time that the robbery is connected to any other armed robberies that have occurred recently, but she said that all the information is still preliminary.
"You can't predict which way an investigation is going to go," Rames said.
The case is being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives. Anyone with information can call detectives at 714-9834, 715-5522 or 911, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.