Armed robberies/one victim seriously wounded

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ST PETERS, Sint Maarten (KPS) — Detectives from the Special Unit robbery and the Homicide Department are presently investigating at least three armed robberies involving several Venezuelean which took place over the weekend of July 6th and 7th. These armed robberies took place on Sint Peters road, Sour sap road and Marigot Hill road where the victims live or were simply walking on the street.

It is speculated that the Venezueleans victims are being targeted by youngster in the community because of their illegal status on the island. The ongoing investigation however did not lead to that conclusion as yet. These incidents have lead to a Venezuelan man being stabbed seriously in his back. The victim was transported in critical condition to the Sint Maarten Medical Center where he had to be operated on immediately and where he remains in serious but stable condition for observation and further treatment.

These cases are all under investigation and detectives are asking the community who has any information that can shed some light on these cases to step forward and share this information. To share any information you can call 54-22222 ext. 203/204  and 205 or the anonymous tip line #9300