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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Based on information in regard to two separate ongoing investigations, two separate house searches was done by the police Arrest Team at Fort Willem on Thursday March 9th 2017 at 05.00 a.m. As the Police Arrest team was about to gain entrance into the first house a shot was fired at the officers from the inside of the house. No-one was injured and no gunfire was returned by police.

Nevertheless the Arrest Team gained access into the house and arrested one suspect with initials C.C.P. A search of that house followed at which time a firearm, ammunition and illegal drugs were found and confiscated for further investigation.

There were no incidents at the second house search, however one suspect with initials J.D.O.C. (19) was arrested and taken into custody for further investigation.

The Police Department today, because of their well trained and professional officers were able to resolve a very dangerous situation without any loss of life after shots were fired at officers carrying out an operation.

COLE BAY, St. Maarten - Two unknown armed men, who arrived on a scooter at DIVICO in Cole Bay on Wednesday March 8th at approximately 04.05 p.m., stormed into the establishment and robbed both cashiers of an undisclosed amount of cash. After committing this act both suspects jumped back on the scooter and fled the scene heading into the direction of the “Cause Way” round about.

Police patrols and detectives form the Special Unit Robbery were dispatched to the scene to investigate what had taken place.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Wednesday March 8th at approximately 10.15 a.m., police patrols, paramedics and Detectives were directed to the Sint Maarten Vocational school where a fight among students had taken place and one of the students was seriously wounded.

On the scene the investigating officers learnt that a fight had broken out after a heated argument between two students from that school with initials N.O.M (18) and J.D.A. (17). During the fight the suspect N.O.M. used a broken bottle and stabbed the victim J.D.A. in his stomach causing a very serious wound.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Special Unit Robbery is presently investigating two separate armed robberies which took place on Tuesday March 7th. The first robbery took place at approximately 08.00 p.m. at the Wing Dah Supermarket located on the Nazareth road. One masked and armed suspect came into the establishment and while threatening the cashier stole an undisclosed amount of cash and the fled the scene on foot.

The second robbery took place at approximately 08.15 p.m. at the Victory Mini-market located on the A. Th. Illidge road opposite the Sol Gas Station.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Special Unit robbery is presently investigating two separate armed robberies which took place on Thursday March 2nd.

The first robbery took place at around 02.30 a.m. in the vicinity of Sky Lounge bar on Amazon road. The female victim was walking on her way home, when two unknown men driving in a car drove up to her and forcefully stole her bag containing her personal belongings from her. After committing the act both suspects drove away.

The second robbery took place at around 07.45 p.m. close to Blue Mall and Villa Coral Beach.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Judge of Instruction on Friday March 3, 2017ordered the custody of the suspects H.H.M. and H.F.M. for eight (8) days. The two men are suspects in the ongoing investigation  into the fatal shooting at Hope-estate code-named Broccoli.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Special Unit Robbery is presently investigating an armed robbery which took place on Wednesday March 1st at approximately 02.55 p.m. at Hong Kong Supermarket located opposite the UTS building on the Cannegieter Street in Philipsburg.

According to reports an unknown man dressed in dark colored clothing with his face partially entered the establishment and held up the cashier with gun. The suspect went on to steal an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register and then fled in the scene on foot in the direction of Back street.

Several police patrols were sent to search the area for the suspect but they were not successful in locating him.

MAHO, St. Maarten - The Special Robbery Unit is presently investigating an armed robbery which took place on Tuesday February 28th at approximately 08.55 p.m. at Blue Rivera jewelry store located in the shopping complex at Maho.

According to the report two unknown men arrived on the scene on a scooter. The passenger of the scooter stormed into the establishment armed with a gun and threatened everyone that he would use his weapon.

The culprit then broke the showcase and stole and undisclosed amount of jewelry.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Wednesday morning March 1, 2017 the suspect N.N.H. (33) born on Dominica has been arrested in the Ostrich-investigation. She is suspected of bribery and human smuggling. She is the fourth employee of the immigration service to be arrested in this investigation.

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