Sint Maarten Police Group of men arrested in an ongoing fraud investigation. 


Philipsburg, October 2nd  2019

From:  Inspector  E.S. Josepha

                       POLICE PRESS RELEASE


Group of men arrested in an ongoing fraud investigation. 

The detective department arrested 3 men on Tuesday October 1st 2019 in an ongoing investigation .The suspects with the initials E.N.M, I.L and R.J are all accused of theft and fraud from a well-known liquor store on the Buncamper road. After being arrested the suspects where all brought over to the police station in Philipsburg where they were incarcerated pending further investigation.  This investigation is still ongoing.     


Arrests for  being in position of a stolen motorbike  

The central dispatch directed the police patrol on Tuesday October 1st 2019 to an insurance company, where a man tried to insured a stolen motorbike. After a short investigation at the insurance company, the police became aware that the motorbike the suspect had in his possession was stolen some days ago.  The suspect with the initials E.CV.P was immediately arrested for being in possession of stolen goods. The motorbike was also confiscated . The suspect was brought over to the police station for questioning. During questioning of the suspect by the detective department it became clear that 2 other men were also involved in the fencing of the motorbike.  Later in the day, the men with initials R.C.C and V.E were summand to the police station in Phillipsburg and were immediately arrested. All suspects involved, are now being held for questioning. This detective department is still busy with this investigation.  

The police department is warning the public about buying vehicles suspected of being stolen.  Police is reminding the public that :

    • Any person being in possession of a stolen vehicle can be arrested and the vehicle confiscated. 


  • If it was reported stolen to the owner’s insurance company, they will likely recover the vehicle and return it to the owner. 
  • Chances are that You will not be able to recover this vehicle nor your money paid for it.  So “Buyer beware”


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