St. Maarten Police Report: Five suspects arrested in different offences and armed robbery on DIVINITII Jewelers

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Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson

Two suspects O.C.V. (20) and J.O.M. arrested in armed robbery

The Special Robbery Unit is presently investigating an armed robbery, which took place on Thursday, September 1, around 10:30am at Fu Yuan Supermarket. The two robbers stormed the supermarket threatening the female cashier with a machete.

Both suspects were wearing dark clothing and their faces were covered. The suspects stole an undisclosed sum from the cash register along with other items and fled the scene on foot.

The investigation done by the Special Robbery Unit led them to identify and arrest two suspects the following day. The suspects are identified as O.C.V. (20) and J.O.M. (20) and are presently in custody for further investigation.


Suspect J.L. arrested for threat and possession of a firearm

On Thursday, September 1, police arrested a man with initials J.L. at the home of his girlfriend for threat and possession of a firearm.

The arrest was made after Emergency Dispatch received several calls from the victim of her being threatened by her boyfriend. A search of the house was done and the firearm was found and confiscated.

The suspect was taken to the Philipsburg Police Station and remains in custody for further investigation.


Suspects H.L.A. (44) and S.E.W. (22) arrested for firearm, drugs possession

On Saturday, September 3, at 5:15am police were sent to Archimedes Road to investigate a case of threat. On the scene, investigating officers encountered two men who were involved in a fight.

One of the men had a flair gun in his hand, which was immediately taken away and confiscated. After intervening in the situation, the officers realized that it was a domestic situation, which got out of hand. During the investigation, a considerable amount of drugs were found and also confiscated.

The suspects, with initials H.L.A. (44) and S.E.W. (22), were arrested and taken to the Philipsburg Police Station. After questioning H.L.A. was released and S.E.W. remained in custody for further investigation.


Armed robbery at DIVINITII Jewelers

The Special Robbery Unit is presently investigating an armed robbery, which took place on Monday, September 5, at 10:45am at DIVINITII Jewelers on Front Street.

An unknown masked man entered the establishment and jumped over the counter. While behind the counter he stole a considerable amount of gold jewelry. He threatened to use a firearm he had in his possession.

After committing this act the suspect fled on foot.