Philipsburg, September 19th, 2019
From: Acting head of P.R Inspector E.S Josepha
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Armed robbery at a Restaurant on the L.B Scott road.
On Thursday, September 19th, 2019, the Patrol from Philipsburg was directed to a popular restaurant on the L.B. Scott road where an armed robbery had taken place. According to information gathered at the scene, 3 masked men dressed in black entered the establishment about 22.30 in the evening. 2 of the 3 suspects were brandishing firearms and under threat robbed the cashiers of the cash. The robbers also took cellular phones and money from all the patrons in the restaurant before escaping on foot in the direction of St. Johns. The Special Robbery Unit and the Forensics Department are investigating this serious matter. The Police Force of Sint Maarten is requesting the community to assist with information that can lead to arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators.