Crime Stoppers is asking the community to help the V.I. Police Department solve the following crimes, and would like to remind the public that any information, no matter how insignificant, may be just what the police need to solve these cases.
Police are seeking information on the robbery and assault of a male victim by several young males on Sunday, April 12, at about 1:40 a.m. in the vicinity of Joe’s Diner, in Cruz Bay.
Police are asking the community for assistance in solving a homicide that happened January 5, 2008. Edwin Dukes who was 21, was shot several times and later died. This happened at the Frederiksted Beach in the early morning hours. There were a lot of people around when Dukes got shot but the shooter was only described as a person in light clothing.
VIPD are seeking information on an armed robbery that happened at a St. Thomas hotel. On Wednesday, April 15, an armed robber gained entry into a cashiers’ office inside the hotel and demanded money from the two female employees.
The suspect removed an undetermined amount of cash from a safe and fled the area, possibly through a back exit. The suspect is describedas being about 5’9”, brown complexion with a close cropped haircut, wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.
Crime Stoppers is pleased to report that another tip has resulted in an arrest which means another reward has been approved. The total rewards authorized are $6,885 but only $250 has been claimed so far. All tipsters are urged to check with Crime Stoppers to see if they are eligible for a cash reward.
Community members can submit tips to Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators are bilingual. Tipsters can also submit tips online at CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by texting “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or illegal drugs, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.