Virgin Islands senator carjacked while campaigning
US Virgin Islands senator, staffer robbed by armed bandits during campaigning
Associated Press
2014-08-27 03:22 AM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- A U.S. Virgin Islands legislator has suffered a carjacking as she and a staff member were posting campaign signs.

Police on the island of St. Croix say they are searching for bandits who robbed Democratic Sen. Diane Capehart and a male staffer of money, jewelry and a Jeep Wrangler.

In a statement Tuesday, police say two men brandishing pistols robbed the staffer as he was erecting re-election signs for Capehart along a roadside as the senator was nearby in her idling car.

The gunmen then ordered Capehart out of the car and picked up three other people who were hiding in bushes a short distance away. Her blue Jeep was emblazoned with campaign stickers.

Police Commissioner Rodney Querrard lifted overtime restrictions for officers to catch the culprits.

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