Police seeks assistance with confiscated items

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Inspector E.S Josepha Acting head of communication Department

 

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (KPSM) — The Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM is continuously working to halt the increase in vehicle thefts on both sides of the island. Over the last few weeks, several people were arrested for the possession of a stolen vehicle.

In the subsequent investigation in the stolen vehicles, it has become apparent that these suspects had damaged the VIN number and/or engine number of the vehicle in such a manner that it was almost impossible to trace the original owners. The detective department requests the community to assists them with locating the possible owners of the confiscated vehicles.

Police also request people whose vehicle has been impounded to visit the station in the Philipsburg Police Station and to collect their property as soon as possible. Impounded vehicles may be retrieved, with ownership paperwork, until October 21.
It’s imperative that residents avoid buying possible stolen vehicles. Some buyers have no idea that these vehicles were stolen until it is too late. At that point, they are at a double disadvantage, because the vehicle will be confiscated, they will be arrested and their monies lost.

Police continues to work tirelessly to prevent vehicle theft, but only with the help of the community can the circulation of stolen vehicles to halted.
If you or anyone you know may have information as to whom these vehicles belong, they can also contact the personnel of the Detective Department at +1 721 54 22222 or the anonymous tip line on 9300. You can also visit the website at www.policesxm.sx to report crime anonymously via the tip contact form, or you can leave a Private Message via our Facebook