Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in response to an armed robbery report, executed a search warrant on a private premise in Virgin Gorda on Friday, January 19 which led to a drug bust on the sister island.
The operation resulted in the arrest of four individuals, Bob George (56), Bakembe George (32), Gabriella Vidalis George (29), and a 17-year-old male, all residents of the Valley, Virgin Gorda.
The individuals were charged with Unlawful Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Supply, following the discovery during the search. Subsequently, they were granted bail in the amount of $10,000 each and are scheduled to appear at the Magistrate’s Court in March 2024.
The RVIPF said while the arrests were made in connection with the reported armed robbery, the investigation into the robbery itself is ongoing, as officers are actively pursuing all leads to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.
“The commitment of the RVIPF to maintaining the safety and security of the community remains unwavering, and updates on the investigation will be provided as they become available,” the RVIPF stated.
The RVIPF encourages individuals with any information regarding the armed robbery to come forward and assist with the investigation. Confidential tips can be submitted to the Crime Stoppers line at 800-8477 (TIPS). Additionally, those with pertinent information can contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.