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Sunday, Apr 18, 2021

RVIPF appeals to public to identify persons with illegal firearms

RVIPF appeals to public to identify persons with illegal firearms

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force continues its appeal to the public for information into the identity of the individuals in possession of illegal firearms as it continues its fight to remove guns from the streets.
Within the past week, several incidents involving firearms were reportedly used and even discharged which is evidence that there are a number of these illegal weapons on the street.

Sunday morning one week ago, two young males were attacked by gunfire while on their scooters near Spring Bay. Fortunately, neither sustained life-threatening injuries.

On Saturday just after midnight, two masked males, both carrying firearms, robbed an establishment in Sea Cows Bay resulting in cash and a handbag being taken; no injuries were reported. Later that afternoon, a female reported that her ex-boyfriend pointed a handgun at her, threatened her and allegedly shot at the vehicle she was driving while in the West End area. On the same day, the sound of a gunshot was heard outside the East End Police Station soon after two persons entered seeking assistance for an earlier dispute. One shell was recovered at the scene.

Finally, last night, three men were arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm after six shots were heard in the Brewers Bay area.

In this year alone, the RVIPF seized 21 illegal firearms.

Persons with information about the identity of the individual responsible for Friday’s shooting or those in possession of illegal firearms are asked to contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339. All information will be held in the strictest confidence.
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