MARIGOT–A woman who lied about a carjacking attempt is to be prosecuted and will face charges for possession of cannabis, the prosecutor disclosed.
The woman reported the carjacking (stealing a car from a driver at gunpoint) in the Lowlands on Thursday morning, to which the Gendarmes responded quickly and caught the alleged perpetrator. However, the investigation showed the victim had lied and knew the person who had borrowed the car.
She invented a violent theft to be able to recover the car, the prosecutor indicated. A small amount of cannabis was also found, intended for personal consumption.
In a separate case, two 20-year-olds from Dutch St. Maarten with no previous records will be summoned to court accused of committing five aggravated robberies against Chinese mini-markets between April 17 and April 29, and a sixth robbery committed on the Dutch side on April 22. The technical and scientific investigations carried out made it possible to isolate DNA and other traces to link the suspects to two vehicles found that were used to commit the thefts at gunpoint with faces concealed.
The two defendants were supposed to appear in court on Friday morning, but due to blockades of the prisons in Guadeloupe, their trial was postponed to June 7. They remain under judicial control.
A simultaneous joint operation in French Quarter and Dutch Quarter conducted with The St. Maarten Police Force KPSM under the supervision of the St. Martin and St. Maarten Prosecutors’ Offices led to the arrest of the third member of the gang, discovered in his home. He is 10 years older than the others and already convicted of similar offences in France. He will be prosecuted in Philipsburg.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/87791-carjacking-complaint-backfires-on-victim