SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Personnel of the detective department are pursuing two cases of armed robbery that have taken place over the weekend.
The Special Robbery Unit is currently investigating an armed robbery which took place at a lottery booth on L.B. Scott road on August 14th, 2020, about 08.30 pm. According to the information received from the detectives who were dispatched to the scene, a male dressed in all black came into the lottery booth brandishing a firearm.
The suspect threatened the female worker with his firearm and forced her to hand over the day’s earnings. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the robber fled the scene on foot in the direction of Ebenezer.
The police were also called to a home in the Saunders area on Saturday evening August 15th 2020, around 08.30 pm, where a victim was robbed in his home by a male. According to the information received from the detectives who were dispatched to the scene, a male dressed in all black, entered the victim’s home brandishing a firearm.
The suspect threatened the male victim with his firearm and forced him to hand over his gold chain that he had around his neck. After robbing the victim of his chain, the suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
Police are asking the community for its assistance with any information that would lead to the arrest of this culprit. The detective department is investigating these armed robberies and asking anyone who has information to please contact the Sint Maarten Police Force.
They can call the Special Robbery Unit at +1 721- 542 22 22 ext. 204 or 205, the anonymous tip line at 9300, or by visiting the police website at www.policesx.sx or Facebook page and leave a private message. (KPSM)