CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- A taxi driver decided to make a stop at his home in Carrot Bay only to come face to face with a burglar on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
According to reports reaching our news centre, it was just past mid-morning when the man entered the home and caught the burglar in the act.
The burglar, who was reportedly wearing a ski mask and gloves, exited through a window that entry was gained from. The burglar had removed window louvres to gain access to the residence.
There were no reports of anything missing; however, the home was ransacked.
Licence plate for getaway car given to police
Our newsroom was told that the burglar then made his escape in a car. The description of the car, including a licence plate, was reportedly provided to police; however, it is unclear if any arrests have been made a week later.
Police have confirmed reports of the incident.
“Police responded to a report of a break-in in the Carrot Bay area on October 17, 2023, after 11:00 AM. Preliminary investigations indicate that the intruder was confronted by the occupants of the residence, and fled. Investigations are ongoing in this matter, and further details will be disclosed as warranted,” Police media liaison Akia L. Thomas told our news centre.
It was sometime between Thursday, October 19, and Friday, October 20, 2023, that burglars entered the Sweet Redemptive SDA Church in Slaney and reportedly made off with a number of audio and video equipment.
The RVIPF has already alerted the public of an increase in burglary, particularly on Tortola.