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TWO IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED CHASE

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Two armed robbery suspects are in jail after they crashed their getaway car into a utility pole in downtown St. Thomas following a high-speed chase by police Tuesday night.
Ira Haywood, 18, of Estate Tutu and Kevin "Smokey" White, 23, of 173C-60 Anna's Retreat are being held on first-degree robbery charges, St. Thomas Source has learned.
The two, wearing ski masks and brandishing a pistol and a sawed-off shotgun, stormed the America’’s Bar at the Crown Mountain Road-Moravian Highway intersection and made off with about $60 from patrons in the establishment.
In a preliminary report, Deputy Police Chief Theodore Carty said both weapons were recovered.
The robbery, which happened as a female dancer began an entertainment routine at the bar, was called in to police around 8:30 Tuesday night.
Police officers are said to have pursued the suspects, who were driving in a light blue sedan, across town until the suspects crashed into a utility pole at the Guttet’’s Gade intersection near the Enid Baa public library. The two were taken into police custody.
A wrecker remained at the scene for about an hour after the robbery to tow the remains of the getaway vehicle to the police station for forensics processing.

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