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July 6, 2002 – Two tourists from Illinois were robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon on St. Croix's East End while sightseeing in the Point Udall area.
Deputy Police Chief Angel Santos said as the couple drove a rented jeep down a dirt road leading to a beach east of Cramer's Park, they were stopped by two men. The victims said one appeared to be a minor, according to Santos.
The couple reported that the men were armed with a handgun and a rifle and ordered them to exit the vehicle and get onto their knees. Santos said the tourists were robbed of $500 in cash, a purse and a wallet. The assailants then fled through the bushes on foot, taking the keys to the jeep with them.
The visitors, who were on island to attend a wedding, got a ride back to the rental agency, where they notified police, Santos said. He said the incident is under investigation. He didn't know whether the tourists had left the island.

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