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longhorn
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Heard they just got robbed. Its going from bad to worse.

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Topic starter Posted : September 2, 2014 3:45 pm
CruzanIron
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Two people, in the bank for a very short time, escaped in a grey Chevy Equinox, headed east, police on hand very quickly, possibly in chase.

so I heard at 11:00

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Posted : September 2, 2014 3:50 pm
longhorn
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hopefully no one got injured.

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Topic starter Posted : September 2, 2014 3:51 pm
speee1dy
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from what i hear ( could be wrong ) no one got hurt. someone was in the parking lot when they saw the masked men enter the bank, probably why the cops got there so fast

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Posted : September 2, 2014 3:52 pm
golfstx13
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Thankfully no one was hurt.

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Posted : September 2, 2014 4:12 pm
Jamison
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not as fun as a scotia robbery. Glad no one was injured and the cops are on them.

Why can't they use a helicopter for this kind of thing?

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Posted : September 2, 2014 4:18 pm
LuckyGirl56
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Isn't there usually a "guard" of some type at the front door? If not, why not? Most banks always have a guard or guards at the front door. Just saying....

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Posted : September 2, 2014 4:26 pm
golfstx13
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Bank of St Croix does have an unarmed guard at front door. Robbery was committed by 2 men with guns.

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Posted : September 2, 2014 4:32 pm
terry
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an unarmed guard is like going for a drive in a car with no gas.

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Posted : September 2, 2014 4:35 pm
jostvandog
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Cops were out in force with all the roads out of Gallows having to pass a VIPD car. Good to see.
hopefully these scumbags will be caught and locked up ( for more than a day or so) Now that Capeharts car was found Chief of Police can use all hands to catch these scum

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Posted : September 2, 2014 5:45 pm
Jamison
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I asked a cop yesterday "did you get whoever jacked that car around the corner?"

cop said "which one?"lol

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Posted : September 2, 2014 5:51 pm
vicanuck
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The security guard is just there to keep the stool warm. They're usually the first to run and hide. Banks are frequent targets for robberies no matter where you live. STX is no different.

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Posted : September 2, 2014 6:09 pm
speee1dy
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even if he had a gun, it would have been foolish for him to have used it. he would have endangered everyone elses life at the bank more than it already was. especially with the fire power the bad guys have.

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Posted : September 2, 2014 6:14 pm
Rowdy802
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From the source... Click me... http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2014/09/02/armed-men-rob-bank-st-croix

Just a short article...

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Posted : September 2, 2014 8:02 pm
MosquitoBaitt
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even if he had a gun, it would have been foolish for him to have used it. he would have endangered everyone elses life at the bank more than it already was. especially with the fire power the bad guys have.

BUT, if he had a gun then the robbers may have "not" have taken the chance.

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Posted : September 2, 2014 8:27 pm
rmb2830
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Bank robbery is a federal crime so the FBI will be involved in the investigation.

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Posted : September 2, 2014 8:49 pm
longhorn
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there is 1 fbi agent in stx, and he is always busy.

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Topic starter Posted : September 2, 2014 9:25 pm
speee1dy
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correct mosquitobait. it could have gone either way if he had a gun

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Posted : September 2, 2014 10:19 pm
poodle
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#1) If there was a substation East, the police could have attempted to cut them off rather than chase them.
#2) If people didn't think it was ok to park in the no parking zone in front of the bank, then maybe there could have been something 'noticeably different' with a getaway car parked out front.

St Croix: Always picking up the pieces instead of planning for success.

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Posted : September 2, 2014 11:40 pm
Iris Tramm
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Isn't there usually a "guard" of some type at the front door? If not, why not? Most banks always have a guard or guards at the front door. Just saying....

That sweet old man who sits at the door to say Good Morning and Good Afternoon and help you find a pen? Seriously? I adore him, but he's hardly security. I hope he's okay. Hope everyone there is.

IT

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Posted : September 3, 2014 1:02 am
rmb2830
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Have a relative who ran the security for a many multi branch bank headquartered in the midwest, with branches south and west to california. He'd been on the police force in california before that. He can tell you about all the standards they have to exceed, but one of the fixed rules was no fighting during a robbery in a branch. Never worth the risk to staff or customers. Funny, he used to talk to the bstx owner about how he could set up a safe atm and a drivein window, before they had either

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Posted : September 3, 2014 1:45 am
Jamison
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This is when we need that freaking helicopter. Not to bust people growing weed. But when violent heavily armed assholes are attacking ad robbing people.

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Posted : September 3, 2014 2:43 am
Iris Tramm
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This is when we need that freaking helicopter. Not to bust people growing weed. But when violent heavily armed assholes are attacking ad robbing people.

SECONDED! Get them out of my yard and to Gallows Bay, STAT!

(But not before they scare the crap out of the ahole with the Rotties down the hill.)

IT

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Posted : September 3, 2014 10:38 am
C_Ray6
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The FBI will RARELY get involved in a bank robbery investigation despite being their jurisdiction unless a suspect is already identified or there are dangerous serial bank robbers involved. Seems to me the Feds need to get involved a little more for all violent crimes in the territory whether it be manpower of funds for a helicopter or perhaps even a drone. We are spending billions overseas. How about a few million in grants and manpower to curb violent crime in the USVI?

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Posted : September 3, 2014 11:38 am
speee1dy
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c ray, i think you are wrong-but why do you say that?

the security personnel do not make enough to make it worth their risk to have a gun. they only start at about 8 bucks or they did a few years ago

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Posted : September 3, 2014 12:24 pm
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