PHILIPSBURG:--- The Special Robbery Unit is currently investigating(3) three armed robberies that took place on different supermarkets on the A.Th. Illidge on Saturday afternoon January 17th around 1.30 pm.
According to the information received from the detectives who were dispatched to the scenes, two (2) male suspects both about 5’6 tall and thin appeared on a black scooter by all the 3 supermarkets and robbed each one in a very short time span.
The driver of the scooter stayed outside on the bike, while the second suspect robbed the establishments.
The suspect who went into the supermarkets was brandishing a firearm. He threatened the cashier and forced them to hand over the day’s earnings.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of money from all the supermarkets, the robbers fled the scene on the scooter in the direction of Dutch Quarter.
Police are asking the community for any information that possibly would lead to the arrest of these culprits.
The detectives can be contacted via phone at 542-2222 ext 203 204 205, the anonymous tip line # 9300 or persons with information can also send a private message via our Facebook Page- Police Force of Sint
Maarten - Korps Politie Sint Maarten or website https://www.policesxm.sx/ 24/7.
A notorious burglar from Cole-Bay arrested again
On Saturday evening January 18th, 2020 about 8.00 pm, the police patrol arrested the notorious burglar A.R. in Cole-bay for breaking and entering into a supermarket.
The suspect was seen earlier in the evening by witnesses breaking into an establishment on the welfare road.
They decided to call the police dispatch center and informed them about the burglary. The police patrol was dispatched to the area of Cole-bay in an attempt to arrest A.R.
The patrol was later able to apprehend the suspect after information surfaced about his whereabouts. When the suspect encountered the police patrol, he was still in possession of some of the stolen goods. He brought it to the police station and held for further questioning.
KPSM Press Release.