St. Thomas police investigate three separate robberies


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ST. THOMAS - Police on St. Thomas are investigating three separate robberies that occurred during the holiday weekend.

In two cases the victims were robbed of gold jewelry, and no one was injured in any of the robberies, police said.

On Monday, police were notified of a robbery on First Avenue in Estate Thomas. The victim told police that he was walking in the area about 2:30 p.m. when a man came up from behind and demanded his gold chain.

The victim saw the robber holding a black handgun, so he gave him the gold chain, police said. At that time another robber walked up to him and took his gold bracelet, and both men ran from the scene, according to police.

The victim said the robbers took more than $2,500 in gold jewelry, including a wedding ring.

On Sunday, a woman told police she was robbed at gunpoint on Hospital Line a few minutes before 5 p.m. by a man who fled on foot. The robber took her gold necklace, gold bracelet, gold Virgin Islands flag pendant and gold Nefertiti charm, police said.

On Saturday, a woman was robbed on Prindsens Gade about 11:45 p.m., police said. The woman told police she was walking home through the Human Services parking lot when she was approached by a man who pointed a silver handgun at her and demanded money and her cellular phone. The robber also asked for the phone password before fleeing, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies can call detectives at 714-9834, 715-5522 or 911, call the Crime Stoppers USVI anonymous tip line at 1-800-222-8477 or text "USVI" plus the message to CRIMES (274637).

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