St. Croix police investigate 2 separate weekend robberies

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Police on St. Croix are investigating two separate first-degree robberies that occurred in front of the victims' homes and in which cash was taken but no one was injured.

The first robbery occurred just before 2 a.m. Saturday in Estate Whim, police said.

A man said he left the Cock Pit in Estate Glynn, and when he arrived in front of his home, he was rushed by two adult males. One robber pointed a gun at him and demanded money, and the victim gave the robber about $1,000 from his pockets, police said. The robbers then left the scene on foot, and the victim said he did not recognize anything about the robbers.

The second robbery occurred about 11:45 p.m. Sunday in Estate Smithfield, police said.

The victim said when he arrived home, he was approached by a slim male dressed in black with a black bandana covering his face, and another man stood to the side of the house. The robber demanded money and the keys to the victim's 2011 black four-door Jeep Compass, which the victim gave him, police said.

Both robbers fled in the victim's vehicle, and police issued an all-points bulletin for the Compass, which has the license plate CEL- 609.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau are following up on the case. Anyone with information can call detectives at 712-6077, 712-6037 or 911 or call the Crime Stoppers USVI anonymous tip line at 1-800-222-8477.

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