Breaking

9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot in Head in Croixville Housing Community; Police Detain 15-Year-Old

Concerned Residents Clean Christiansted Town Using Their Own Tools, Money, and Some Help from the VI Fire Service

Territory May See Veterans Cemetery Through DeGazon-Sponsored Bill

Credit and Debit Cards of WAPA Customers Were Compromised Since August 30th, WAPA Says, Authority to Finally Start Issuing Notification Via Mail and Email

Sports Tourism in VI Gains Momentum as DC United Team is set to Play Exhibition Soccer Game on St. Croix

Carnival Breeze Brings 3,700 Tourists to St. Croix During Maiden Call; Senators, Tourism Officials Want to See More

Limetree Bay Willing To Provide $10 Million To Help Add Life to a Dying G.E.R.S.

American Airlines to Serve St. Croix With New Flights Next Summer

The Sudden Death of Influential Roots Reggae Visionary, Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite Band and Akae Beka, Has Rocked the Virgin Islands and Reggae Community Around the World

Arthur A. Richards K-8 School Hosts Anti-Bullying Campaign

Come Out. Hang Out. Have Fun at The Meat Up, One of St. Thomas’ Latest Hot-Spot for Good Food with Friends and Family.

UVI Board of Trustees Approves $47.1 Million Fiscal Year 2020 Budget; Sets $3 Million Fundraising Goal

Man Dies During Early Morning Car Accident on St. Croix; Driver of Car Arrested (Updated)

'You Did Everything You Could to Prevent this from Happening': An Emotional Goodbye to Young Aaron Benjamin

Back in Business: Cost U Less on St. Thomas Opened its Doors Friday to Thousands of Customers 2 Years after Irma and Maria

Bill Aimed at Regulating Credit Use by Gov't Departments and Agencies Among Others Held in Committee

Juan Luis Hospital Announces Completion and Availability of Mobile Dialysis Facilities

Tractor Trailer With Tank Carrying Thousands Of Gallons of Liquified Gas Flips Near Cool Out Bar; Driver Injured But Alive

Credit and Debit Card Hack Through WAPA Appears to be Widespread in Virgin Islands; WAPA Says Support Services Will be Made Available to Affected Customers

Facing Life in Prison Without Parole, Mother and Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty in Murder of 4-Year-Old Boy

Crucian Gold Robbed, Employees Held At Gunpoint

Breaking News / News / Virgin Islands / August 10, 2014

Update: The V.I. Police Department responded to the robbery at 11:15 a.m., indicating that the crime occurred in the morning and not afternoon, as an earlier version of this story implied. According to V.I.P.D. spokesperson Melody Rames, “the suspects secured the two employees who were present in a back room and took an undisclosed amount of jewelry and cash from the business.”

Video Footage of the Crucian Gold robbery shows a red sedan, similar to the one involved in Friday’s Mid-Island Credit Union robbery, fleeing the scene. One person stayed in the vehicle while the two others robbed the store and threatened the employees. According to Nathan Bishop, co-owner of the Crucian Gold store, the two suspects tied up the two female employees and threatened to shoot them if they resisted. Upon robbing the store, the gunmen proceeded to threaten the employees again before escaping, telling them that they would be shot to death if they called the police.

cruciangoldstore2

“They took whatever cash was in the store and stole some jewelry,” Bishop revealed. He added that the suspects seemed very organized and were not novices to these criminal acts.

“They are terrorists, bent on hurting and traumatizing the community,” he continued, clearly upset. “This needs to stop or else we’ll have no more businesses operating here.”

Original Story: The Crucian Gold store located in downtown Christiansted was robbed by masked gunmen on Saturday morning, the company has revealed through a post on its Facebook page.

While details were scant as to what exactly was stolen and how many people were involved in the robbery, the Crucian Gold Facebook page revealed the grim nature of the incident.

Apparently two workers were tied and forced to the ground with guns pointed to their heads while the store was being looted, but in the end no one was physically hurt. It’s also not known what exactly was stolen, if the men were captured or if they got away, and the exact time that the robbery occurred.

According to a description of the company’s website, “Crucian Gold is the artist jewelry studio of the Bishop family, located on the Caribbean Island of St. Croix, in the U. S. Virgin Islands”, and offers “uniquely handcrafted, artful jewelry pieces. Creatively designed in gold and silver, each Crucian Gold jewelry piece reflects the islands captivating charm.”

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that the Crucian Gold store was robbed on Saturday afternoon. That’s incorrect, the robbery occurred in the morning as police were on the scene at about 11:15 a.m. the same day. We’ve updated the story to align with the correct information.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tags: , , ,



Ernice Gilbert
I wear many hats, I suppose, but the one which fits me best would be journalism, second to that would be radio personality, thirdly singer/songwriter and down the line. I've been the Editor-In-Chief at my videogames website, Gamesthirst, for over 5 years, writing over 7,000 articles and more than 2 million words. I'm also very passionate about where I live, the United States Virgin Islands, and I'm intent on making it a better place by being resourceful and keeping our leaders honest. VI Consortium was birthed out of said desire, hopefully my efforts bear fruit. Reach me at [email protected]




Previous Post

2013 Property Tax Bills To Be Issued In Coming Weeks

Next Post

How Stacey Plaskett Defeated Senator Malone



Leave a Reply


More Story

2013 Property Tax Bills To Be Issued In Coming Weeks

Property tax bills for 2013 will be issued to Virgin Islands property owners in the coming weeks, the Division of Real Property...

August 9, 2014