PHILIPSBURG:--- The Special Unit Armed Robbery is investigating an armed robbery with a firearm that took place on the Grapefruit Road in St.Peters.
On the scene, the police patrol learned that 5 men all dressed in dark clothing, one of the men armed with a handgun approached a scooter rider who was parked on the side of the road, under the threat of the weapon they forced the rider to hand over his scooter.
After robbing the young victim of his scooter the suspects fled all in different directions.
The police force is asking the community of Sint Maarten to be vigilant since there is a slight increase in armed robberies of scooters owners and robberies are being done with scooters over the last few weeks. We are urging the community to come forward with information concerning these crimes. Only together we can stop these types of combat crimes.
The detectives investigating this armed robbery case is asking anyone who has information about this robbery to contact the Sint Maarten Police Force, at +1 721- 542 22 22 ext. 204 or 205 or the anonymous tip line on 9300 (free of charge). You can also visit the website at www.policesxm.sx to
Report crime anonymous via the tip contact form. Or you can leave a Private Message via our Facebook page (Police Force of Sint Maarten - Korps Politie Sint Maarten) if you know or suspect something.
KPSM Press Release.