St. Croix man wanted in connection with armed robbery turns himself in
Published: August 23, 2013
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ST. CROIX - Police are crediting the arrest of an armed robbery suspect to strong assistance from the community.
St. Croix Police Chief James Parris said Thursday that it was "pressure from the community" that was responsible for Martin Isidore surrendering to police Thursday morning.
On Tuesday, police had issued a wanted poster for Isidore that quickly spread through local media and social media sites.
V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames said Thursday morning that Isidore called police and told them he was ready to surrender.
She said he went to the Wilbur Francis Police Command in Frederiksted and was arrested just before 11 a.m. Thursday.
According to Rames, Isidore has been charged with two counts of first-degree robbery; four counts of third-degree assault; unauthorized possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence; using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence; grand larceny; possession of stolen property; possession of ammunition; failure to report a firearm brought into the territory; first-degree reckless endangerment; and aiming a firearm.
The charges stem from a July 13 incident, during which police said Isidore robbed two women at gunpoint at Hidden Island Bar and Restaurant in Estate Glynn.
Bail for Isidore was set at $125,000 and he remained jailed at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility unable to post bail on Thursday. He is expected to be advised of his rights in V.I. Superior Court at 9 a.m. today.
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