PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Special Robbery Unit is presently investigating three separate armed robberies:
The first one took place on Sunday, January 22, at Wang Yueng Restaurant on Sucker Garden Road at 6:40pm. A lone masked gunman dressed in dark clothing stormed into the building, and held up the cashier. He went on to steal an undisclosed sum of cash from the register and after committing this act fled the scene on foot.
The second one took place on Sunday, January 22, at Kim Sha Beach at 9:45pm. Three unknown men, each with a firearm, attacked a couple who were on the beach. The mail victim was beaten by the robbers and had to be transported to the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) for treatment. The handbag and contents belonging to the female victim were stolen. After committing this act the robbers fled on foot.
The third robbery took place on Monday, January 23, at Yan Yan Supermarket on Sucker Garden Road at 1:45pm. Two men armed with guns went into the establishment, held up the cashier and stole an undisclosed sum of cash. After committing this act the culprits fled in the direction of Hope Estate. A search to apprehend these suspects was done, but had no positive results.