UP board and leader extend deepest condolences to family of gas station attendant


~Commend Police for quick apprehension of armed robbers~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The United People’s Party (UP) family, Leader Member of Parliament (MP) Theodore Heyliger, and board extends its deepest condolences to the family of the gas station attendant who was killed in an armed robbery at a gas station in Cole Bay on Monday evening.  Condolences are also expressed to the attendant co-workers and friends.

The UP Family would also like to commend for the Sint Maarten Police Force for their quick action in the apprehension of the two armed robbers who committed this heinous crime.

“The UP family extend prayers to the loved ones of the gas station attendant who lost his life on Monday evening. May the Almighty give them strength during this difficult period,” the UP Party Board President Sylvia Meyers said on Tuesday.

The UP Family and Board are of the opinion that the Police Force program of enhanced controls and more presence in the districts has allowed it to apprehend the culprits who are responsible for the murder of the gas station attendant, whereby they were apprehended 25 minutes later after the call came into the Emergency Dispatch Center.

“The assistance of the community also resulted in allowing the Police to apprehend the culprits who took the life of an innocent man who was making an honest living.

“The UP Board is hoping that the House of Parliament will continue urgently with the Central Committee Meeting of Parliament about Crime which was started back in August after the slaying of Police Officer Benjamin.  UP MP Franklin Meyers this week already called on the Democratic Party President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams to schedule such a meeting and we hope that this will take place urgently,” President of the UP Party Board Sylvia Meyers said on Tuesday.