Armed robbers hit Gomez Novelties in Estate Clifton Hill at about 4 p.m. Thursday, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash after striking the owner.
According to the initial report from police on St. Croix, three people were inside the store when two men armed with guns entered and demanded money from the owner. The suspects took a cash pan and hit the owner on the right side of his head with a pistol before fleeing the scene in a beige sedan. The other two individuals were unharmed.
One suspect was described as a light complexioned Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a black T-shirt and black pants with a b;ack bandana covering his face. The suspect carried a silver automatic pistol.
The second suspect was described as a dark-complexioned black man about 6 feet tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing a white T-shirt and black pants with a black bandana covering his face. The suspect was carrying a black rifle.
The case will be followed up by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Investigators urge anyone who knows anything about this robbery to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 712-6077, 712-6037, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-TIPS.