Philipsburg, June 7th 2019
From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Police asking witnesses to come forward
The Police Department and mainly the detective team investigating the latest armed robbery which took place on Wednesday June 5th at approximately 11.00 p.m. on Beacon Hill road in the vicinity of Drift Wood Beach Bar is asking for assistance from the community. This is where according to investigators; the victim a Canadian national identified with initials S.V. and his daughter were attacked by an unknown person who during a brief struggle was shot. The suspect then jumped into a small vehicle and fled the scene. Police and paramedics were called. The victim was treated on the scene and then taken to hospital for medical treatment and has since been flown abroad for further medical treatment.
This investigation is moving forward but the information is not coming in quickly enough. The investigators are making an appeal to anyone who has any information and mainly those persons who were in the immediate vicinity when the robbery took place to come forward. According to information at least three vehicles left the immediate area directly after the robbery took place. Those persons leaving in these vehicles after the incident are requested to get in contact with the Robbery Department by calling +1-721-556-7498. It is definitely in the best interest of Sint Maarten that we do our utmost to bring those responsible for this senseless act of violence to justice.
MAC school student visit Police Head Quarters
On Friday 07th June the Sint Maarten Police force welcomed over fifty students of the Methodist Agogic Center School to have a tour of the station. The very energetic and inquisitive group of 5-6 year olds got the opportunity to meet with several different officers and detectives as well as take the full tour of the station to learn the ins and outs of what goes on a daily basis within the walls of the station. The students were able to meet with the Head of the Juvenile Justice department, Head of the Immigration, Head of the Bike, the Head of the Communication and PR department, the watch commander on duty, among many others employed here at the police station. The tour ended with the students being about to check out the police patrol bikes and listen to the sirens of the police cars. They had a terrific day and we would like to thank them for being on their best behavior while on this visit. It is always our pleasure to help groom the minds of our upcoming young people and help to guide them on the right path. (See pic attached)