PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The authorities are still investigating the brutal murder of a gas attendant at the Tackling Gas Station in Cole Bay early Monday night.
Two robbers robbed the gas attendant and during this process, fatally shot him after which they fled and attacked the Shell Gas Station in Simpson Bay where they conducted their second robbery for the night.
They were caught by the police shorty after on the Causeway as they tried to make their escape. The robbers drove a black Hyundai I 20 to facilitate their deadly crimes.
The two suspects with Brendon Dixen (22) from Sint Maarten and Ronald Robinson (23) from Nevis dressed in forensic garb, were brought before the judge on Thursday with their identity closely being protected by the authorities.
In his decision the judge of instruction authorized eight days detention requested by the Prosecutor in order to facilitate the investigation.
721news has now learnt that at least one of the robbers have an extensive police history on the island of Nevis, in 2012 he was arrested and charged with Burglary and Robbery committed on Thursday 2nd August 2012 at Ramsbury. Source SKNVibes News Website.