P O L I C E P R E S S R E L E A S E
The Special Unit Robbery of the Sint Maarten Police Force is presently investigating an armed robbery which took place at Wah Yung Supermarket in Cole Bay on Tuesday January 24th at approximately 07.50 p.m. This is when two masked and armed men stormed into the establishment and threatened the cashier and the clients in the supermarket with their weapons. The robbers then proceeded to steal an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and the personal belongings of a client that was in the supermarket at the time. After committing this act the robbers fled on foot.
The police force is again reaching out to all business owners/operators and informing them that they should take all necessary precautions and make use of the safety tips which has been provided to them, to prevent them from becoming a victim.
Man shot to death
On Wednesday, January 24th at approximately 11.00 p.m., several police patrols were sent to Hope Estate to investigate a shooting. On the scene the officers located the lifeless body of a man identified as F.B. lying on the ground in front of his home. The victim had been shot while in his car by an unknown assailant(s). Immediately the scene was closed off. Detectives and the Forensic Department came to the scene to interview potential witnesses and collect evidence. A medical doctor who came on the scene pronounced the death of the victim. The body of the victim and his vehicle were both confiscated for further investigation. It is unknown who is responsible for this shooting and why. The police is asking anyone who may have information concerning this case to immediately get in contact with Detective Department by calling 54-22222 ext 214/215, the police anonymous tip line #9300 or the emergency number 911.