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Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help

Crime Stoppers is asking the community to help the VIPD solve the following crimes, and reminds everyone that any information, no matter how insignificant, may be just what the police need to solve these cases:

  • St. Croix: Police are seeking additional information to solve the April 7, 2004 homicide of 44-year-old Francisco Martinez, who died when he was shot multiple times by an unknown suspect. Martinez was a fisherman and was killed as he was preparing his catch of fish for sale during the Easter holiday.
  • St. John: Police are seeking additional information on a robbery Monday, June 15, near the Islandia Building above the Dolphin Market area. A male victim was robbed of cash, shot at, and assaulted. The suspect was described as a black male about 5 feet 7 inches tall, wearing a gray shirt and dark pants. His face was covered with a shirt.
  • St. Thomas: Police need help identifying four men who robbed patrons and staff at Tipico Bar and Restaurant on Dronningens Gade on June 1. Witnesses said the four armed men were dressed in all black clothing. They took cash and jewelry and fled the area.

Community members can submit tips to Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tips are completely anonymous, and stateside operators are bilingual. Tipsters can also submit tips online at CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by texting "USVI" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or illegal drugs, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

Crime Stoppers authorized it’s 20th reward last week, increasing total authorized rewards to $19,535. If you have submitted a tip please check to see if you are entitled to a reward. Crime Stoppers USVI is run entirely by volunteers, and relies on the community’s donations to pay rewards. To donate, visit CrimeStoppersUSVI.org.

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