SINT MAARTEN POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Philipsburg, July 10th 2019
From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Man seriously ill-treated
On Tuesday July 9th at approximately 04.15 p.m. KPSM bike patrols were directed to Emma plein in the vicinity of Jump Up Casino to investigate a call of ill-treatment with a weapon. On the scene the investigating officers encountered the victim later identified with initials F.R. (57) who was bleeding profusely from a large wound to his head. The officers also noticed that the lower left arm of the victim was in an awkward position and suspected that it was broken. Immediately the Emergency Dispatch was informed of the situation. Paramedics were immediately directed to the scene to provide medical treatment. According to reports the victim was ill-treated by another man who used a metal object. After committing this act the suspect fled on foot. From witnesses in the area a description of the suspect was provided to police. During a search in the area the suspect in question was apprehended by police and taken to the Police Head Quarters in Philipsburg where he remains in custody for further investigation. The victim remains in the hospital for further treatment and observation.
Theft with the use of violence
KPSM detectives are presently investigating a theft with the use of violence. This incident took place on Wednesday July 10th at approximately 01.45 A.M. on Well road in Cole Bay. According to reports the female victim while removing items from the pick-up truck belonging to her partner, she for a short period left the vehicle unattended to take the items into the house. During her absence she heard a noise coming from the pick-up. When she looked outside she saw an unknown man dressed in very dark clothing attempting to steal the vehicle. She immediately ran back to the pick-up to obstruct the suspect from taking the vehicle. At that point the suspect started to fight with victim and pushed her away from the vehicle. The suspect then used the keys which were left in the door of the vehicle to start the vehicle. He then drove away with the pick-up. While driving away the suspect collided with another vehicle that was parked in the area. The vehicle that was taken is a dark Blue Kia K2700 with license V-740 double cabin and tinted windows.
Anyone who have information about the vehicle or the suspect should immediately get in contact with the police department by calling. 54-22222 ext. 213/214 the anonymous tip-line #9300 or the emergency number 911.
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