Police investigate robbery at Frederiksted gas station


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ST. CROIX - Police are investigating the armed robbery of a service station Wednesday night.

Just after 10 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Mountain Gas Station in Frederiksted, according to V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames.

An employee told police that, with the help of his cousin, he was closing the gas station and mini mart when two men with T-shirts over their faces and armed with handguns demanded money from them. The robbers pointed guns at them and hit one victim in his head with a gun, according to Rames.

She said the gunmen then took cash and the cousins' iPhones. Before leaving, Rames said the gunmen proceeded to rob another man who was in the area of his Andriod cellphone before disappearing into bushes near the gas station.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau are continuing to investigate the case and urge anyone who may have been in the area or who may have knowledge about the robbery to tell officers what they know about the person who may be involved.

Anyone with information can call detectives at 712-6031, 712-6024, 911 or call the anonymous tip line at Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be texted to 274637 by texting USVI and your message.

- Contact reporter Fiona Stokes at 714-9149 or email fstokes@dailynews.vi.

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