Attempted burglary, police intervene and arrested one men

Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Sunday, August 13th at approximately 01.10 a.m. the Emergency Dispatch received a call of an ongoing burglary at a popular bar located at Back Street. When the patrol arrived on the scene they noticed that a window of the establishment was and informed to the Emergency Dispatch concerning the ongoing burglary.

While on the crime scene the investigating officers noticed a suspicious man walking away from the bar and as soon as the police officers identified themselves, he took off running in the direction of Front Street. The officers immediately started the pursuit and were successful in catching the suspect.

A.B. (26) was arrested on the scene and taken to the Police Station for further investigation. The Police want to thank the community for calling the emergency number 911 and giving the police the right information that lead to the arrest of the suspect.