Red Hook Good Samaritan stabbed, robbed of $1,000
Published: August 14, 2013
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ST. THOMAS - A man trying to help what he thought was a stranger in distress was stabbed in the abdomen and robbed of $1,000 early Tuesday morning in Red Hook, according to police.
Police would not release information about the victim's condition, and no suspects had been identified as of Tuesday evening.
The victim told police he was walking home along the road from the Red Hook area at about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday when he heard someone crying for help, according to a statement from V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames.
The victim looked behind a garbage bin, where he thought the crying was coming from, and found a man, Rames said. The victim asked the man if he was alright, and the man jumped up and stabbed the victim in the abdomen, she said.
The man then pushed the victim down and took $1,000 from a black bag that the victim had been carrying, Rames said.
She did not say why the victim was carrying the money at the time.
According to Rames, the victim could not identify the man, though he said that the man was black, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and wearing a black T-shirt, black jeans and a black bandana covering his face.
Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives are investigating the case. Anyone with information can call detectives at 715-5222, 714-9834, 911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
- Contact Jenny Kane at 714-9102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.