Teenage boy robbed and beaten near National Park Service dock


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ST. THOMAS - A 17-year-old boy was beat up by three men while walking near the National Park Service dock in Red Hook on Sunday night.

V.I. Police responded to reports of a first-degree robbery about 8 p.m. in Red Hook and found that a boy had been robbed of his cell phone, a $20 bill and a black skull cap, according to St. Thomas-St. John Police Chief Darren Foy.

The boy had been walking near the dock area when the three men came up to him and demanded to search him, Foy said.

The men then punched him and kicked him in his face to the point where his face was badly swollen and bruised, according to Foy.

The boy was transported to Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas. He provided no description of the men who robbed him.

Anyone with information about this crime can call detectives at 712-6031, 712-6024 or 911, call the CrimeStoppers USVI anonymous tip line at 1-800-222-8477 or text "USVI" plus your message to 274637.

- Contact Jenny Kane at 714-9102 or email jkane@dailynews.vi.

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