Police report: Armed Robberies between December 28th 2016 and January 2nd 2017

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Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson

 

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Special Unit Robbery of the KPSM is presently investigating three separate armed robberies which took place between December 28th 2016 and January 2nd 2017.

The first one took place at Fu Yuan Supermarket on December 28th at approximately 07.00 p.m. The lone suspect armed with a handgun stormed into the establishment and threatened the cashier with his weapon forcing him to open the cash register. The suspect then took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and also took the belonging to the cashier. The suspect fled scene on foot.

The second robbery took place on December 29th 2016 at approximately 08.15 a.m. in the vicinity of Ennia Insurances on the Walter Nisbeth road. According to the victim he was standing outside of the establishment, when he was suddenly approached by two unknown men who verbally threatened him and demanded that he surrendered his handbag which he had with him. The victim handed one of the men the bag however the other suspect struck the victim with an unknown object in his head. As a result of this blow the victim suffered a wound to his head and had to be taken to the Sint Maarten medical Center for treatment. After committing this act the suspects fled the scene.

The third robbery took place on Friday December 30th at approximately 07.50 p.m. at Welcome Supermarket in Cole Bay. Two unknown armed masked men dressed in dark clothing, each with a handgun stormed into the establishment threatened the cashier and forced him to open the cash register at which time the money was stolen. After committing this act the suspect fled on foot.

The Special Unit Robbery is asking anyone who may have information in connection with any of these cases to get in contact with Detective Department at 54-22222 ext. 214-215.