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vicanuck
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What purpose does the security chain warmer person serve other than to just sit there all day? If he does nothing, why does the bank pay him to sit there? Everyone knows he's not there to protect the bank. Its the same thing at the other banks. I don't get it.

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Posted : September 3, 2014 12:30 pm
noOne
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I don't think he is suggesting security guards (some of which are off duty police officers) but more of direct involvement of the FBI in the ongoing corruption that prevents any sort of reform of the criminal element.

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Posted : September 3, 2014 1:04 pm
C_Ray6
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Just personal experience Speedy1. It is not to be critical of the FBI, they have many more important investigations they are conducting. No amount of money is worth any Innocent getting killed for and that is the reasoning for not arming the security guard. Give them some money and hopefully a die pack or gps locator and hopefully the locality has the man power to track the criminals down. A helicopter or drone might help.

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Posted : September 3, 2014 1:19 pm
speee1dy
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i understand your point on the guards, i just always thought that all bank robberies were fbi as long as the banks were fdic insured

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Posted : September 3, 2014 3:38 pm
C_Ray6
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Technically you are correct it is just that crime in America is triaged.

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Posted : September 3, 2014 4:16 pm
speee1dy
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true

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Posted : September 4, 2014 12:06 pm
Jamison
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There have been a ton of car jackings too. Crime is quickly on the rise. Tis the season I guess. This time of year rarely goes too quiet. Christmas it spikes again too.

We finally graduated a bunch of new cops, which is great. I don't think the new cops know they can go sleep at home, while on duty yet either.

It's a good thing they are cracking down on the important stuff, like car registrations and seatbelts or things could really get out of hand.

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Posted : September 4, 2014 12:30 pm
OldTart
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It's a good thing they are cracking down on the important stuff, like car registrations and seatbelts or things could really get out of hand.

If you're in compliance with the law then you've nothing to worry about. On the other side of the coin, there are numerous times when these traffic checks have resulted in finding unlicensed/unregistered firearms and drugs in the stopped vehicles.

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Posted : September 4, 2014 12:53 pm
STXjill
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I tried to post this in the "Crime in St. Croix How to evaluate objectively" topic, but it's been closed?

I'd say crime is spiraling out of control here on St. Croix, IMO.

A story in today's Avis:

"The rash of carjacking incidents and robberies on St. Croix continued Tuesday night when armed suspects held up a prominent St. Croix resident and carjacked his vehicle in Frederiksted, police said.
According to the preliminary police report, the male victim told police that he left a bar and restaurant just north of Frederiksted town and went to his vehicle which was parked in a parking area directly across the street.
"When he approached his vehicle two armed, masked men in dark clothing approached him, thew him to the ground, took his car keys and his vehicle, a white 4-door Honda CRV license number CEM-860 and drove off in an easterly direction," Rames said.
On Wednesday, the victim, who asked not to be identified, told The Avis that he was leaving Coconuts on the Beach shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday when he was accosted by the gunmen.
He said he usually parks his vehicle under a utility pole near the establishment, but another person had taken the spot Tuesday evening, which forced him to park the vehicle near to a container, adjacent to the business.
As he exited the business, and approached his vehicle, the victim said two men ran from behind the container and held him up at gunpoint.
"One suspect placed a gun to my heart and demanded the keys to the vehicle," the victim said.
Before he could give them, the suspects knocked him to the ground and snatched the keys from his hand, the man said.
He said the gunman snatched the keys so forcefully that it left the locking and opening device in his hand.
"They are professional criminals, very strong and appeared to have planned out every step," the victim said.
"It only lasted a few seconds. They moved very fast, and were inside the car in a split second, and burning rubber as they sped off," he said.
Although he was unable to identify either suspect, the victim said the men spoke with a local accent.
He described the suspect with the gun as tall and athletic, about 6 feet in height, wearing black clothing and a black stocking over his face. The other person is about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and also was wearing all black with a black stocking covering his face.
There may have been a third suspect, who operated a vehicle that dropped them off, according to the victim.
"It's quite possible, they are the same suspects, involved in recent robberies and carjacking incidents on the island," he said.
Police spokesperson Melody Rames said officers are searching for the two suspects who were involved in the carjacking around 8:10 p.m.
According to the victim, his 2012 white Honda CRV is one of a few similar vehicles on the island that is easily discernible, even from a distance.
"The spare tire is not on the back, as with similar vehicles, but is secured under the vehicle," he said.

The article goes on to reference the other crimes that have occurred on St. Croix recently.

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Posted : September 4, 2014 1:19 pm
janeinstx
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And another incident at No Bones in gallows Bay last night.

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Posted : September 4, 2014 1:39 pm
vicanuck
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No Bones? What happened at No Bones last night? Robbery?

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Posted : September 4, 2014 1:57 pm
janeinstx
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Attempted car jacking. Husband and wife. Sounds like the husband was hit pretty hard

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Posted : September 4, 2014 2:16 pm
jostvandog
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Time to start caging the animals. Too many hard working residents getting hurt trying to liver their lives.

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Posted : September 4, 2014 2:18 pm
janeinstx
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http://www.viconsortium.com/virgin-islands-2/gallows-bay-robbery/

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Posted : September 4, 2014 2:21 pm
Rowdy802
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No Bones? What happened at No Bones last night? Robbery?

No Bones incident... click on this... http://www.viconsortium.com/virgin-islands-2/gallows-bay-robbery/

Ooooops... guess we posted seconds apart at 10:21...

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Posted : September 4, 2014 2:21 pm
OldTart
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... trying to liver their lives.

Reminds me of that piece on tattoos on an episode of the Ellen DeGeneres show showing one large one which read, "You Only Life Once" ... !!!

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Posted : September 4, 2014 2:37 pm
jostvandog
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Damn it. stupid spell check. Exactly why I won't get a tattoo

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Posted : September 4, 2014 2:50 pm
speee1dy
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a school is on lock down, elena christenson i believe. the cops were chasing someone and they ran into the school

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Posted : September 4, 2014 7:14 pm
Iris Tramm
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It's a good thing they are cracking down on the important stuff, like car registrations and seatbelts or things could really get out of hand.

HA! Second decent laugh today. I like your sense of humor.

IT

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Posted : September 4, 2014 9:07 pm
ICEMAN
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It's a good thing they are cracking down on the important stuff, like car registrations and seatbelts or things could really get out of hand.

HA! Second decent laugh today. I like your sense of humor.

IT

So true.
This is easy picking, generates money too. Alot less paperwork too I'm sure.

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Posted : September 5, 2014 12:02 am
lily1025
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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.

let me unfortunately remind you all..LAND WAS DONATED FOR A POLICE STATION EAST!!!! the government,as usual PISSED away the chance for free land,by not claiming it under the legal statue of claiming it within 4 maybe 5 years,wow how hard could that have been to do?

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Posted : September 5, 2014 12:39 am
LuckyGirl56
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And I'll add... they built a police sub-station on North Shore Rd that to this day SITS EMPTY!!!! Overgrown with bush! WHY don't they man this station? Is it too dangerous? What about the people who live in this area? Pissed away the money, I'm sure ...Build it and they will come????? Yea, the criminals and scum bags! Why doesn't our government hear "the people"?

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Posted : September 5, 2014 12:59 am
STXjill
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a school is on lock down, elena christenson i believe. the cops were chasing someone and they ran into the school

What happened?

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Posted : September 5, 2014 1:23 am
divinggirl
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I just read that they caught the bank robbers. It was on facebook - I read it on the internet so it must be true...bonjour!
I have not been able to confirm it from any news source - we shall see what today brings.

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Posted : September 5, 2014 10:34 am
speee1dy
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what i heard was the police tried to stop a person in his car, he ran whether on foot or car? school was on lock down. not sure if he went into the school or not. not sure what happened. from what i hear, they had the area around the school blocked off? a co worker went to school with this fellow.
so i really have nothing new to add, she is not at work yet

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Posted : September 5, 2014 12:14 pm
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