BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa who is suspected of the murder of Riky Dennis Bautista Familia
Bautista was stabbed during an incident at Maria’s Bar also known as Jazmin Bar in Sea Cow’s Bay on Friday, 16 November. He was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem confirmed that he died as a result of his stab wound.
A reward of $10,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa.
Head of the Crime Division Acting Superintendent Alexis Charles said, “The investigation is at an advanced stage and the initial response from the community was very good and we have secured plenty of evidence. A file with that evidence is with the Director of Public Prosecutions however the current whereabouts of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa is unclear.”
He continued, “It has been suggested that Rosa De La Rosa is still in the Territory however we have had information that he may have fled Tortola soon after the incident. We need to know where Rosa De La Rosa is.”
The reward of up to $10,000 is being offered and not a higher amount since there is a known suspect in this case. This reward is payable to persons overseas as well as within the BVI who can provide information that will lead to the arrest of Rosa de la Rosa.
The Superintendent of Crime is appealing for Rosa De La Rosa to give himself up and his family and friends are asked to encourage him to come forward.
“The alternative is a life on the run, always looking over your shoulders, waiting to be arrested. If you have an explanation of what happened that night then please stop forward and give it,” he said.
Alberto Rosa De La Rosa is 32 years, about 5’8” tall and slim built, and weighing about 140 lbs. During the incident it is believed that Rosa De La Rosa lost a tooth. Both suspect and the victim are citizens of the Dominican Republic.
Persons with information are asked to contact detectives from the Major Crime Team on (284) 468-2718 or speak to any police officer. Spanish-speaking detectives are available. All information will be treated in complete confidence. All reward payment amounts will be decided upon by the Commissioner of Police.