Man injured in armed robbery in Estate Smith Bay


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ST. THOMAS - V.I. police are investigating two armed robberies on St. Thomas, including one in which a man was shot.

The 38-year-old victim who sustained gunshot wounds told police he was in the area of Ivan's Bay in Estate Smith Bay on Tuesday evening when two young men, one of whom held a handgun, told him to hand over everything he had.

The victim refused, and the man with the gun shot the victim in the upper left area of the victim's chest, according to police.

The man continued to shoot the victim after he fell to the ground, though the robber failed to hit the victim.

Both suspects then fled, the victim told police, who visited him while he was being treated at Schneider Hospital.

The victim described the robbers as 5-feet, 3-inches tall and 5-feet, 8-inches tall and said one of the robbers wore his hair in braids and the other had short hair. They were about 18 to 25 years old and both had a slim build, according to the victim's account to police.

Police did not say whether the robbers were in a vehicle or how they approached the victim and fled the scene.

They also did not say whether witnesses were present or how the victim reached the hospital after he was shot.

Police also are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a convenience store on Sunday during a power outage.

Police released no other details about the Sunday robbery.

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

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