Suspect in supermarket robberies arrested on the French side

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Inspector Steven Carty acting police spokesman

 

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten —  On Wednesday December 28, 2016, at approximately 12.45 am the Star Ocean supermarket in Dutch Quarter was robbed and several minutes later the Wing Li supermarket in Middle Region was also robbed by the same culprit brandishing a firearm.

In both cases the culprit fled on a scooter after the robberies. When patrols arrived at the scene they were given a description of the culprit. French authorities were contacted and they were able to make an arrest of the culprit for several robberies he had committed on the French side.

Dutch authorities were contacted regarding the arrest. An update will be given in a subsequent press release.