Philipsburg, July 4th 2019
From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Armed robbery/ two suspects shot
On Thursday July 4th at approximately 08.00 p.m. two armed robbers stormed into the Econo Food Market located on the Welgelegen road in Cay Hill, with the intention to rob the establishment. While robbing the place an off-duty female police officer who was in the supermarket at the time saw what was going on. She immediately pulled her service fire arm and confronted both suspects shooting both of them.
Immediately several police patrols, detectives, Forensic investigators and paramedics were sent to scene to investigate what had taken place. The area was immediately cordoned off for the Forensic officers to collect evidence and detectives to speak to potential witnesses.
The suspects were treated on the scene by paramedics and then transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further medical treatment. The identity of the suspects has not yet been established. The investigation is in the preliminary stages and more details are unavailable at this time. As soon as more information becomes available the media will be informed.