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condominim crime on stx

stcmike
August 22, 2010 07:42PM

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I am curious, we always hear stories about house break ins, what is the story with condo break ins.

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Bombi
August 22, 2010 09:27PM

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It depends on the location and how seriously the owners consider security. Where I work we have security guards 5PM to 8AM and surveillance cameras. No break ins.

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curran17
August 23, 2010 12:27AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 47

Nosey neighbors are really a blessing in disguise. I live in a condo in FL and the older people watch EVERYTHING.......and ask quesitons
and call the police over the smallest things but....we have NO CRIME AT ALL, they won;t let anyone in and are very light sleepers!

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marlene
August 23, 2010 07:11AM

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Posts: 477

On condo row about over a year ago a woman found a man in her condo during the night. He was robbing her and when she got up he ran.

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terry
August 23, 2010 10:29AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 2,544

Last year there was a unit broken into during the weekday. A neighbor saw it but didn't want to get involvedthumbs down.

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Jumbie
August 23, 2010 10:45AM

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Posts: 677

To my knowledge the 66 condo unit complex on the other side of Salt River has had zero issues with breakins. The homeowner association there has put an emphasis on security over the years. 24/7 video cameras are installed at key locations on the property.

Jumbie -STX

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STXBob
August 23, 2010 11:31AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,131

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Jumbie
To my knowledge the 66 condo unit complex on the other side of Salt River has had zero issues with breakins. The homeowner association there has put an emphasis on security over the years. 24/7 video cameras are installed at key locations on the property.

I agree. That would be the Gentle Winds condos. I live near there, and I have never heard of any break-ins there.

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stcmike
August 23, 2010 06:48PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 239

very interesting comments

bambi what condo complex do you work at

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Bombi
August 23, 2010 07:03PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,104

I manage Colony Cove on Condo Row. I freaked out the first time I saw the location. I had a lot of experience in Facilities management in the corporate world and they are serious about security. I worked in the states , DR and PR so I had an insight to the process. Security is all about access and demonstrating a secure presence. A combination of entry gate, off hour guards and surveillance cameras as well as promoting a sense of community are vital to securing a property. People need to feel safe, especially visitors who have heard the stories.

Security is an ongoing process that can be adjusted for the seasons, also it is important for owners and guests to be informed how the system works and take some responsibility for their own safety. The balance is to have the property secure without looking or feeling like Fort Knox

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diana robinson
August 24, 2010 12:47PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 5

One of the greatest features of St C condos is #1-they are situated on seaside rock cliffs so undesirables are unable to walk the beachfront to look for easy access to condo units. #2 There is a security gate #3 There are security guards at the gate as well as on the property. #4 The condo employees are vigilant about keeping an eye out for unusual behavior or unfamiliar faces as well as condo residents at home during the day and night.

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Diggity
August 24, 2010 02:42PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 7

stx crime is worse than stt dont you think so?

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Linda J
August 24, 2010 07:25PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 3,903

About the same.

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stxer
August 24, 2010 07:44PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 183

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Diggity
stx crime is worse than stt dont you think so?

No I don't think so. Actually, because STT has more tourism, property crimes are much greater there. The murder rate on both islands is similar and changes from week to week. As most people who post here know, the murders are mostly drug, gang and domestic.

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Neil
August 24, 2010 09:26PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 988

Here we go again. surprised

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Diggity
August 25, 2010 12:39AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 7

still way too high per capita for 'Paradise"

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Linda J
August 25, 2010 01:27AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 3,903

So you're better off staying whereever you are, much safer.

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Diggity
August 25, 2010 02:33AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 7

I'm definitley moving. I heard that BVI crime rate is much lower.

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stxer
August 25, 2010 03:00AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 183

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Diggity
I'm definitley moving. I heard that BVI crime rate is much lower.


OK You must be the one the "Three Billy Goats Gruff" were worried about.. enough said

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Linda J
August 25, 2010 07:08AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 3,903

Do you realize that, if you are a US citizen, you will not be allowed to work in the BVI? I think it sounds like you need to do a little more research.

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Hiya!
August 25, 2010 08:13AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 727

Actually you absolutely can work there as an American. First the job must be unable to be filled by a local/belonger. Then it's open to whomever, long as they have to proper paperwork to work. I've met plenty of Americans working there. Love the BVIs. But like St John, just don't see how I can afford it.

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Diggity
August 25, 2010 02:01PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 7

i dont have to work if i dont want to toots smiling

But I'm going to work. My research has already revealed many things.



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