On Sunday, June 25, 2017, at approximately 2315 hrs., St. Thomas officers from the Richard N. Callwood Command traveled to the area of Estate Lerkenlund in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival on the scene, officers observed an unresponsive black male with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds about his body. Emergency Medical Technicians concluded that the male did not have any vital signs; his next of kin identified him as twenty-two (22) year old Vascott David.
November 14, 2018, 911 Emergency Call Center notified St. Croix officers of an armed robbery that occurred at Castaway’s Bar and Restaurant in Estate Solitude, on the East End of St. Croix. Upon officer’s arrival they observed a Caucasian male victim who had sustained gunshot wounds to the body.
Preliminary investigation reveals that three masked men, armed with handguns, entered Castaway’s Bar and Restaurant from different directions and ordered everyone inside the establishment to get on the ground. One of the masked men approached the cash register behind the bar and removed an undetermined amount of cash from inside the cash register.
Two of the suspects discharged several shots at a one of the patrons who was still standing inside the restaurant, shooting him multiple times about the body. The suspects then fled the area in a blue Jeep Wrangler. CPR was administered to the victim until the ambulance arrived on the scene. EMT’s later transported the victim to the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center. The victim, later identified as 33-year-old Derrick Cribb, succumbed to his injuries sustained from the gunshot wounds.
Please submit tips for either of these unsolved cases to Crime Stoppers USVI 1-800-222-8477(Tips) or submit the tip online at www.crimestoppersvi.org or www.P3Tips.com.