PHILIPSBURG:– On Tuesday, June 13th at approximately 11.45 p.m. two masked men armed with guns robbed Abu Ghazi snack located in Madame Estate of an undisclosed of cash. An official report was filed in connection with this case and the Special Robbery Unit immediately started an investigation. As a result of this investigation, a 29-year-old male suspect with initials J.C. was arrested on Wednesday, June 14th. The suspect remains in custody while the investigation continues. Anyone who has information regarding this case should immediately get in contact with the Detectives by calling 54-22222 ext. 213-214, the police anonymous tip line #9300 or the emergency phone line 911.
Suspect caught in the act
During the past few days, several reports were made to the police department regarding home break-ins in the Saunders area. On Thursday, June 15th at approximately 10.45 a.m. another such a call came from a resident of Queen of Flowers Road to the Community Police Officer of that area, who stated that an unknown person was busy breaking into her home. This information she had received from her daughter that is ill and alone at home.
The Central Dispatch immediately sent several police patrols to investigate what was taken place. On the scene, a male suspect with initials K.S. (19) was arrested after he gained access to the home by forcing the locks of a glass sliding door. Tools and other items used during this break-in were also found and confiscated for further investigation. The suspect was taken to the Philipsburg Police Station where he remains in custody.
The Police Department is encouraging residents of all neighborhoods to join the “Lookout Alert” group chats of their respective community and to remain in contact with their CPO. In addition, the police department wants to also improve the cooperation and communication by continuing to call in and share information with the police regarding any crime or criminal activity.
It is due to the great communication between the resident of this home and the CPO and the quick response of the police patrols that the suspect, in this case, was caught in the act and immediately arrested.
KPSM Press Release
Source: St. Martin News Network
Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested.