Philipsburg, Thursday September 12th 2019
From: Acting Head of P.R. Mr. E.S. Josepha
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Arrest for gun possession
On Wednesday September 11th 2019, approximately 15.00 hr. the arrest team conducted police operation whereby the man with the initials J.A.H was arrested. Earlier the Police received reliable information that the suspect was driving car while being in position of a fire arm. During the arrest of the suspect a firearm was found in his vehicle. The firearm was confiscated for further investigation. The suspect was later brought over to the police station in Philipsburg, and handed over to the detective department for questioning.
Armed robbery on 2 supermarkets
The Special Unit Robbery is investigating two (2) arm robberies that took place on (2) Chines supermarkets on Wednesday September 11th 2019. The first robbery took place on Cannegier street at approximately 11.30 am. The two suspects who were dressed in dark colored clothing, entered the establishment, and under threat of a knife robber the cashier of the cash. After committing their act, the suspects ran away in an unknown direction. Later in the day, about12.30 pm, the police patrol was sent to A.Th Illidge road for a robbery that took place on another Chinese supermarket. According to the information gather at the scene, two suspects who were both dressed in dark clothing and relatively young, robbed the cashier at the establishment. One of the robbers had a mask over his face and was armed with a knife. After robbing the cashier ,both suspects ran in the direction of Madame estate. The SUR is busy with the investigation into these robberies