2 men rob Tipico Bar and Restaurant at gunpoint


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ST. THOMAS - Police are investigating an armed robbery at El Tipico Bar and Restaurant in Contant this weekend.

Witnesses said two men, at least one carrying a handgun, threatened those at the hole-in-the-wall restaurant just before midnight Saturday and took about $500 in cash, as well as two ladies handbags.

According to V.I. Police Department spokeswoman Melody Rames, witnesses told police that one of the men entered the establishment through the kitchen door, and the second man may have entered through the front door.

The two robbers emptied the cash register and took personal belongings from two employees before fleeing through the western door, witnesses said.

One of the men, who had braided hair and a hat, was wearing a white T-shirt with a bandana covering his face while the second man was wearing a dark, hooded jacket, witnesses said.

Witnesses said that the second man had a silver handgun.

Anyone with information regarding this case can contact the police at 714-9834, 715-5522.

People also can contact the Crimes Stoppers USVI anonymous tipline at 1-800-222-8477, or send a text message including "USVI," to 274637.

- Contact Jenny Kane at 714-9102 or email jkane@dailynews.vi.

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