VIPD, Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands: On February 20, 2017 the 911 Call Center reported at 10:02p.m., a 22 year old female being abducted from her residence and robbed. The Victim stated that her friend, Tiffany Mendez, 34 years old, came to her house and Ms. Iesha Smith, 35 years old, demanded that she go with them. The victim refused and Ms. Mendez drew a gun on her and forced her into the vehicle.
Another female in the vehicle, Ebony Hercules, 30 years old punched her while she was in the back seat as they drove to the Lagoon Beach entrance in Christiansted. The victim reported she was robbed of $40.00 and personal identifications.
On February 21, 2017 between the 3 a.m to 4 a.m. Iesha Smith, Tiffany Mendez and Ebony Hercules were all arrested and charged with kidnapping for Robbery. All three individuals were remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Facility pending advice of rights hearing.