Supect Arrested in St. John Money Gram Robbery

Police on St. John arrested Cleavon V. Thomas at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 6. Details of the arrest were approved for public release on Thursday.
Thomas was charged with first degree robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence in connection with the Saturday, August 2, robbery of a Money Gram office in the St. John Lumberyard Complex.
Thomas allegedly walked into the Money Gram office and pointed a gun at the employee and demanded money, according to police reports. Thomas took approximately $700 in cash and two cell phones from the business before leaving the area.
 V.I. Police Department officers were still following up on related leads and did not immediately release the information on the arrest of Thomas.
Thomas was positively identified through a photo line up and police said he admitted to the crime during his interview at the Investigation Bureau on St. John.
VIPD Commissioner James McCall applauded the fast and effective police work done by the St. John Investigation Bureau in locating and apprehending this suspect.
Thomas was held on $100,000 bail by order of the court.