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Police Arrest One of V.I.'s Most Wanted on St. Thomas


March 3, 2008 — Police on St. Thomas Monday arrested one of the V.I.'s Most Wanted, a 21-year-old man sought on robbery and theft charges, at approximately 4:15 pm in the area of Building 8, Tutu High Rise.
Joel Vicars was wanted by the Investigation Bureau on St. Thomas on charges of first-degree robbery and grand larceny in connection with incidents June 15 and Nov. 7, 2007, in the area of Anna's Retreat and Tutu High Rise, according to a V.I. Police Department news release. A "concerned citizen" called police Sunday evening and reported seeing Vicars around Building 8 at Tutu High Rise.
Police responding to the scene "found Vicars hiding in an attic," the release said. Vicars was wearing a bulletproof vest and had a fully loaded Glock 9mm handgun, according to police.
The VIPD released a photo of Vicars to the media in January.
"Police Commissioner James H. McCall and St. Thomas Police Chief Rodney F. Querrard Sr. expressed their appreciation to the concerned citizen who called" with the information leading to Vicars' arrest, the release said.
"The community is continuing to call the police with information, which is leading to the arrest of these dangerous individuals," Querrard said. "The police cannot be everywhere at once, but once the community gets involved, everybody benefits."
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