A restaurant owner in Estate Smithfield on St. Croix reported to police Thursday that she had been robbed at gunpoint while leaving work.
According to the V.I. Police Department, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday the 911 emergency call center dispatched officers to the Belly Full Bar & Restaurant in Estate Smithfield to investigate a robbery. The owner of the establishment reported as she was leaving for the day she was approached by a slim Black male, wearing a black hoodie and a red shirt, brandishing a firearm and demanded her valuables.
The victim complied, and the suspect fled the area towards the Walter I. M. Hodge Pavilion housing community.
Detectives urged anyone with information about the robbery to call 911, the Crime TipLine at 340-778-4950, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).