The Detective Department is seeking the assistance of the public to locate a person of interest whose images were taken off surveillance cameras at the scene of a broad daylight murder that was committed on Sunday in the vicinity of Garden Market in Simpson Bay.
A wanted suspect is a person of interest in the brutal murder of Josep Jihad Soboh who was shot to death around 2 pm as the suspect approached him to rob him of his scooter valued at $1,500.00.
Police Spokesman Inspector Joe Josepha said that even though the images of the suspect have been released since Sunday the detective department did not get one phone call that would lead them to the arrest of the wanted man who is considered armed and dangerous.
Josepha said that the community of St. Maarten needs to assist the police in locating the suspect since it is unimaginable that someone among us would rob and kill another person during broad daylight. “ The police will not let go, this person has to be apprehended and face the judicial system for his actions. We need our people to root this person out from society before he strikes again” Josepha further warned the community of St. Maarten that is punishable by law to harbor a criminal in your homes. He called on everyone to be law-abiding citizens by assisting the police in locating the wanted suspect.
Soboh was a former employee of Sale & Pepper while he was also working for Roxy Beach Bar in Simpson Bay.
Request for more information on the suspect of shooting by Market Garden.
On Sunday, March 22th 2020, a man was shot dead in broad daylight by an unknown suspect during a robbery of his scooter on the parking lot of Market Garden on Welfare Road.
The detectives of the Special Robbery Unite are hard at work investigating this cruel and coldblooded act. The police have received information from various sources, of who the suspect is and where he could be hanging out.
The leads received from the community over the last days have not materialized in getting the personal details of the suspect or the location where he should be residing.
We are again requesting the public, to assist us with any info possible that can lead to the whereabouts and arrest of the suspect.
We requesting anyone who may have information about the suspect and who may have information concerning his whereabouts to please contact the Sint Maarten Police Force at +1 721- 542 22 22 ext. 204 or 205 or the anonymous tip line at the number 9300. You can
also visit the police website at www.policesxm.sx or leave a message via our
Facebook page (Police Force of Sint Maarten - Korps Politie Sint Maarten.
!!!!! This victim could have been your family member!!!!!
KPSM Press Release.