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Scotia Bank robbed

 
Bombi
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Melvin Evans highway closed, Scotia Bank in Sunny Isle robbed just now

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Topic starter Posted : October 26, 2011 5:33 pm
FranknBeans
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I just got the same news. Road blocks in place. What next?

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Posted : October 26, 2011 6:04 pm
jbatl
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They catch him? Seems like it would be hard to get away with robbing a bank on an island, but here who knows?

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Posted : October 26, 2011 6:07 pm
meowruff
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I'm a teacher at Ricardo Richards Elementary School and we're still on lock down, so I'm thinking that they're still searching.

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Posted : October 26, 2011 6:15 pm
DonExodus
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He got away, and he was dressed as a woman lol...

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Posted : October 26, 2011 6:20 pm
missburrito
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Was just told that HE was dressed as a SHE.

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Posted : October 26, 2011 6:21 pm
Bombi
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Newsline340
Police are investigating an armed robbery at Scotia Bank Sunny Isle. A man dressed in womens' clothing brandished a gun and demanded money from the teller. No one was hurt. Police continue to investigate.

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Topic starter Posted : October 26, 2011 6:41 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Dressed as a woman or not....You'd think a bank has many cameras capturing images. Should be easy to identify.
But,.........here ya never know.

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Posted : October 26, 2011 7:33 pm
poorthang
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Based on some of the"she's" on this island that may be harder than you think !:D

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Posted : October 26, 2011 10:32 pm
Ronnie
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What's next for real! A highjacking? Oh yeah, they did that already. Hope they stop this. Don't want a reocurrence of past experience.

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Posted : October 27, 2011 12:07 am
jbatl
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This will be an interesting one to follow, because under US law, any bank robbery falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

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Posted : October 27, 2011 4:15 am
speee1dy
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but is that only if it is a federaly insured bank. scotia is not fdic. do the same rules apply for them

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Posted : October 27, 2011 12:00 pm
DixieChick
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purple lipstick???
the fashion police should be all over this as well

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Posted : October 27, 2011 12:07 pm
jbatl
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but is that only if it is a federaly insured bank. scotia is not fdic. do the same rules apply for them

Thanks for pointing that out, speed. I hadn't considered that. From the research I've done this morning, it's not completely clear.

So, looking at our reputable news sources and the press release put out by the VIPD, there is no mention of FBI involvement.

"Police on St. Croix are investigating the armed robbery of Scotia Bank in Estate Diamond on Wednesday, October 26."

Source: http://www.vipd.gov.vi/Public_Interest/Press_Releases/Show_Press_Release/11-10-26/Man_Dressed_Like_Woman_Robs_Bank.aspx

This from FBI's website, could be read both ways, since USVI is "jurisdiction delegated to the FBI" ...

"In 1934, it became a federal crime to rob any national bank or state member bank of the Federal Reserve. The law soon expanded to include bank burglary, larceny, and similar crimes, with jurisdiction delegated to the FBI."

Source: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/vc_majorthefts/bankrobbery

And then, Wikipedia weighs in ...

"Accounts at all U.S. banks are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, a corporation of the federal government, bringing bank robbery under federal jurisdiction and involving the FBI."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_robbery

Watching Wes Small's report last night, I did take note of the lack of the trademark "FBI" blue amongst the gathered throng of law enforcement, so I think I have to lean with you, speed. I guess that would make the folks at Bank of St Croix and First and Popular feel a bit more protected. Is it possible the crooks are smart enough to target the bank that won't put the feds on their tail?

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Posted : October 27, 2011 12:47 pm
ms411
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Scotia isn't a US bank. Even if it were, few bank robberies anywhere are solved.

Remarkably, someone who robbed a jewelry store yesterday on St Thomas was captured shortly after the crime. That's a bigger story, IMO, because he wasn't able to get away.

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Posted : October 27, 2011 3:15 pm
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