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Armed Men Rob Crucian Gold

Two armed men stole an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry from the Crucian Gold jewelry store Saturday in downtown Christiansted, one of two recent robberies that police are investigating.

The V.I. Police Department Police said concerned citizens called the 911 emergency dispatch at about 11:15 a.m. to report it.

According to the preliminary information police said two suspects entered Crucian Gold, on Strand Street in Christiansted and demanded jewelry and cash. The two employees who were present were secured in a back room by the suspects, who took an undisclosed amount of jewelry and cash from the business.

No one was injured, the police said. The suspects fled the business on foot.

Police are also investigating a robbery and assault that occurred just after 10 p.m. Friday. According to the preliminary report police said a man in his 30s was walking in the area of Watergut, south of the Seaplane terminal, when he was robbed and assaulted by unknown persons. The victim walked to the Christiansted Boardwalk area and contacted police.

Police urged people with information about either of the robberies to call to report what they know. Detectives can be reached at 1-340-712-6031 or 1-340-712-6024. People with information also can call 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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