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With Three Cruise Ships Docked at WICO, Masked Gunmen Rob Jewelry Store at Havensight

Crime Published On February 05, 2020 04:33 PM
Staff Consortium | February 05, 2020 04:33:28 PM

WICO Dock in St. Thomas By ERNICE GILBERT/ VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS -- While three cruise ships were anchored at the West Indian Company dock today, with thousands of tourists visiting the territory, two masked men, brandishing guns, entered a local jewelry store while tourists were shopping and grabbed multiple pieces of jewelry. 

According to a release issued by WICO Wednesday afternoon, the robbery at Havensight occurred at 10:05 a.m. WICO said security reported no vendors or customers were hurt during the incident.

WICO said the men hastily grabbed handfuls of jewelry at a local store before running back to a vehicle and exiting the property. 

The company said the brazen action was captured on the closed circuit camera system, recordings of which have been turned over to the Virgin Islands Police Department, who, along with WICO security officials, responded swiftly and professionally after the incident.

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