St. Croix police investigate report of man robbed at gunpoint
Published: October 9, 2013
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ST. CROIX - Police are investigating an armed robbery reported early Tuesday morning in Frederiksted.
V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames said that just before 8:30 a.m. emergency dispatchers received a call of a robbery in Estate Cane.
A man reported that he was sitting under a tree in the area when a black sedan drove up to him and two men got out, Rames said.
The victim said at least one of the men was armed with a handgun, and they demanded that he turn over his valuables to them. The victim said the armed robber hit him in the head with the gun then went through his pockets, taking about $100, before they got back in the car and left the area heading west, Rames said.
The robbery victim was taken to Luis Hospital by ambulance, where he was treated for a contusion to the left side of his forehead and face, according to Rames. She said no other information about the gunmen or their vehicle was available Tuesday night.
Anyone with information should call police at 911 or the anonymous tip line at Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.