Man pistol-whips Contant woman, steals watches, phones from home

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ST. THOMAS - A woman reported to police that a man broke into her home and stole several of her belongings after hitting her in the head with his gun.

The woman, who lives in Contant, reported the incident Sunday afternoon, though the home burglary took place Saturday night, according to St. Thomas-St. John Police Chief Darren Foy.

The woman was sleeping when she heard a noise in her home, Foy said. When she rose from her bed, she found a man who she described as a Rastaman whom she did not know rummaging through her closet, she told police.

He pointed a small gun at her, Foy said, and then he struck her in the back of the head. The man told her to get down, and asked her where her money was, though she responded that she did not have any, the victim told police.

The man insisted that she had some money, and then asked who lived downstairs, the woman told police. The woman, who speaks Spanish, said that she repeated over and over that she had no money.

The man stole four phones and two Michael Kors watches, Foy said.

The woman went to Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas later to have the wound on her head treated, Foy said.

Anyone with information about this crime, can call detectives at 712-6031, 712-6024 or 911, call the CrimeStoppers USVI anonymous tip line at 1-800-222-8477 or text "USVI" plus your message to 274637.

- Contact Jenny Kane at 714-9102 or email

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