Gunpoint Robbery at Marina Market-Red Hook
I cant believe what i was reading....
This makes me really depressed, and people need to talk about it. I love Red Hook, i have never been exposed to a crime when i was there. More security cameras with infrared might have helped, or a couple big dogs and a better alarm! I hope those guys get caught. They got away with 1250 dollars, but if they get caught they will be making so much less with a police record for the rest of their life. Quite a gamble and if someone could just show them this, education is the key.
The USVI's are part of the USA, which in my opinion has one of the best Police Forces in the world (I have to qualify that by saying I have only lived in South Florida in mainland USA, but I have lived in several different countries in the world) Why when the VI Police can't handle something, don't they send in Police from the mainland to help them out?
"Why when the VI Police can't handle something, don't they send in Police from the mainland to help them out?"
Most police are limited to a particular jurisdiction and police that can work in any jurisdiction, like the FBI, generally need to be asked for help to enter a jurisdiction. VI law enforcement doesn't want to ask for help because they don't want to admit they aren't up to the task.
Gee, I thought that there was a robbery every day at the Marina Market. At least that is how I felt in the check out line.
Seriously, this robbery looks to be planned far in advance. Not your usual smash the glass and grab. One has to wonder about the growing organizational crime on STT. You would think that there would be a merchants advocacy group leaning on the police dept.
Maybe you should think about how all the drugs get on the islands, the weapons in the warehouse, the money laundering, the gangs that pop up. The distribution and sale of stolen items from burglarized homes and businesses alike. The police special task force, the US Justice Dept and the FBI on the islands. Google organized crime in the usvi.