Philipsburg, April 5th 2019

From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON


                        POLICE PRESS RELEASE

Police requests assistance in ongoing criminal investigation

In the early morning hours, on Thursday March 21st 2019, a man with gunshot wounds was discovered laying on the ground in the street near the Emergency homes in Dutch Quarter. A few days later the victim succumbed to his injuries.

There have been no suspects arrested in this case. The Detective Department of the Police Force of Sint Maarten has intensified their investigation in search of the suspect (s). However, detectives are still looking for witnesses to assist with this investigation.

The Detective Department would like to request from the general public to call the Police Station with any additional information which will lead to the arrests, in connection to this case using the phone number +1721 5422222 ext. 216/224 or the temporary tip line +1721 5567498 if you wish to remain anonymous.

Three suspects arrested in attempted car theft

Three male suspects identified with initials B.S. (19), D.A.R.S. (20) en I.I. (24) were arrested by police on Friday April 5th at approximately 03.25 A.M. on the Airport road after they were seen by the security officer on duty driving very suspiciously in a Hyundai Accent with license-plate M-12014 in Jordan Village in Cupe Coy.

The security officer immediately notified police when the suspects left the area at high speed after been seen. The suspects were stopped by police on the Airport Boulevard for control. None of the suspects could properly identify themselves. The suspects could also not give an acceptable account of what they were doing in Jordan Village at the time.

While controlling the vehicle the investigating officers found two on-board computers for cars and a vehicle master-key which are used for the stealing of cars. Also in the vehicles were a number of tools used to commit car theft. All suspects were arrested on the spot and taken to the Police Head Quarters where they are held for questioning. The Hyundai Accent with license-plate M-12014 and items found in the vehicle were all confiscated for further investigation.



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