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Car Break-in At Pt Udall

 
specialk
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One of our neighbors parked his car just before the entrance to Point Udall today while he and his girlfriend spent a few hours down at the water diving. On their way back up the trail he spotted a couple of guys near his car. One had a crowbar and had just pryed open the driver's door. My neighbor yelled and the guys jumped into their car and sped off. But not before taking their cell phones and her wallet from the car. They dumped her wallet on the roadside. Everything was there except a little bit of cash she had in it.

He described the perps as "two local guys in a turquoise Suzuki type SUV."

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Topic starter Posted : July 4, 2010 9:20 pm
Linda J
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And just how do "local guys" look? If they were black, just say so. This is a very isolated location. I would never leave a car there, locked and with valuables inside.

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Posted : July 4, 2010 10:42 pm
islandtyme
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Sorry to hear about your neighbor's break-in. Sadly that is an area where black guys who live on the island and are generally regarded as "locals" by the" continentials", hang or troll looking for cars & things to steal. Never no matter where you are leave anything of value in your vehicle. And if you can, never lock it.....less damage when it gets ramsacked! Glad you at least got the wallet back in tact less the cash. No credit cards nor id's to replace......be thankful for the small things.

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Posted : July 5, 2010 12:06 pm
meowruff
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Where did you park? At the entrance to walk down to Jack and Isaac's Bay (on the right as you're driving towards Pt Udall)? Or further back (on the left) - I don't know the name of the beach/bay? I snorkel there regularly, but don't ever leave anything in my car and always leave it unlocked. But, there are times when I return that I feel like someone has been in my car - looking for things. Obviously, they haven't found anything, but things are just "different". I'll keep my eyes out for a turqoise Suzuki SUV and see if I can get a license plate # or something.

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Posted : July 5, 2010 12:27 pm
Jumbie
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Basic rule I follow & I've never had a break in or anything stolen is:: NEVER leave anything in your parked car that you "value" & NEVER lock it . If the bad guys want in your car, a locked car is not going to stop them. If you leave it open and nothing is there to steal like wallets, cell phones, etc;, then you save yourself the cost of broken windows or damaged doors.

My son-in-law & daughter just visited from Ohio and I told them this & they had nothing stolen. They went to Point Udall and several other beaches leaving the car unattended for periods of time..

Jumbie -STX

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Posted : July 5, 2010 6:26 pm
Bratt
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Linda, you are a bitch..........this person was just venting. And, we all know that the locals are dark skinned...........get real. Why do you always have to be so mean?

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Posted : July 7, 2010 1:40 pm
Linda J
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No, not all of the "locals" are dark skinned. I know many native virgin islanders and long time residents who are caucasian.

Bratt, I do not appreciate being sworn at, even on the internet. I treat posters with respect and except the same treatment.

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Posted : July 7, 2010 9:41 pm
Edward
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The consensus of the people I've asked - and I've asked many - is that you should remove everything from the car and leave the doors unlocked.

BTW, with a few exceptions, this has always been a civil forum. No need for incivility.

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Posted : July 9, 2010 10:51 am
Jim Dandy
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When I park there, Sandy Pt, Grape Tree, etc. I leave the windows down AND the glove box open. Some jerk once went to the trouble to pry my glove box open even though it wasn't locked.

Jim

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Posted : July 9, 2010 11:49 am
islandlola
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Hear, hear.

Thank you, Edward, and others who recognize that freedom of expression and civility are not mutually exclusive.

Best to All,

Islandlola

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Posted : July 9, 2010 12:20 pm
SkysTheLimit
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And just how do "local guys" look? If they were black, just say so. This is a very isolated location. I would never leave a car there, locked and with valuables inside.

How do locals look? Look around!

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Posted : July 9, 2010 12:27 pm
curran17
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Locals do not look like "tourists"
Same deal in Florida beaches........not always black but we can tell by what they wear , the cars they drive and what they bring to the beach........
yeah Linda that was pretty mean. I was not thinking black ..............local

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Posted : July 11, 2010 3:51 pm
swans
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Good afternoon everyone,

What about leaving the cookies? The little thieves love the cookies, don't they?

Swan

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Posted : July 11, 2010 4:02 pm
Irijah
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greetings...

my my...such stereotyping...locals come in all hues and so...puerto rican, crucian, ones of african descent...of danish descent...some are even caucasion...no need for anyone to make undercover racist statements...just be up front and honest and you will gain more raspect, no matter your opinion or stance on things.

blessings

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Posted : July 11, 2010 10:30 pm
stiphy
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It seems to me that if what was seen was 2 "black" guys just say 2 "black" guys.

I'd like to think that we all know that describing one's physical characteristics is very different from assuming that all people who share those physical characteristics are somehow criminals.

Sometimes in trying to be politically correct you end up not communicating exactly what it is you are trying to say and you also end up insulting people anyway. This is why political correctness really needs to be done away with!

Sean

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Posted : July 12, 2010 7:53 pm
vigem
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Linda J, I totally understand where you're coming from. Should I be on the look out for 2 hispanics, asians, whites, blacks, or whatsoever in a turquoise Suzuki SUV? Be specific. Stop beating around the bush people. & no need to curse, its not necessary.

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Posted : July 14, 2010 6:08 pm
StCroix
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It seems to me that if what was seen was 2 "black" guys just say 2 "black" guys.

I'd like to think that we all know that describing one's physical characteristics is very different from assuming that all people who share those physical characteristics are somehow criminals.

Sometimes in trying to be politically correct you end up not communicating exactly what it is you are trying to say and you also end up insulting people anyway. This is why political correctness really needs to be done away with!

Sean

I agree with this.
"Local" is not synonymous with black.
And among locals of color, there are many useful descriptive terms used to differentiate appearance.

And quite frankly, using the term "black" to describe the appearance of a criminal -without the inclusion any other useful distinguishing characteristics on an island where the majority of citizens are of african descent, can be construed as racist "coded language".

Such usage may be unintended by the user, but some habits need to be broken.

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Posted : July 15, 2010 11:46 am
Bombi
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The "locals I work with everyday refer to one another as "he's a dark man", "she has Light skin", white man/ women, some times black man/women. I use dark and lite and feel comfortable with it in conversation but when discussing race I use black, Hispanic, Asian and so on. It's to bad Bob Marley isn't alive to sing us all into one love.

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Posted : July 15, 2010 11:59 am
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