After a string of recent shootings and armed robberies over the past two weeks, police are asking the public to report the owners of illegal firearms as officers continue their campaign to take guns off the streets.
On the morning of Nov. 29, two men were attacked by gunfire while riding their scooters in Spring Bay, Virgin Gorda, though neither sustained “life-threatening” injuries, police said in a Monday press release.
Then, just after midnight on Saturday, two armed, masked men stole cash and a handbag while robbing an establishment in Sea Cows Bay, police stated.
Later that afternoon, a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend pointed a handgun at her, threatened her, and shot at her vehicle while she was driving n the West End area, according to the press release.
The same day, shortly after two people sought assistance from the East End Police Station regarding an earlier dispute, a gunshot rang out in the building’s vicinity, police stated, adding that a shell was recovered at the scene.
The weekend’s violence continued on Sunday night, when “three men were arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm after six shots were heard in the Brewers Bay area,” police stated. Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact the police Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.