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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.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Monday February 27th at approximately 10.00 p.m. during a general control held at border round about on Union road a white Hyundai I-10 with license plate R-1862 in which three men were drive was stopped and controlled by police.

During a search of the vehicle a pistol was found under the drivers’ seat.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Detectives are presently investigating a shooting which took place Over the Bank on Friday February 24th at approximately 10.00 p.m. The call came into the Emergency Dispatch that a father had shot his son during a very heated argument.

The son who was shot in his arm had already gone to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for medical treatment. At the Medical Center the victim stated to the investigating officers that he was shot by his father during an argument. The scene of the shooting was immediately closed off for the Forensic Department to collect evidence and the detectives to interview potential witnesses.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In connection with the same MARS investigation the Judge of Instruction on Friday, February 24 deemed the arrest and detention of K.K.K.S. on February 21 lawful.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Joint Court of Justice on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 sentenced A.H. to 16 months to jail of which 8 months suspended with a probation period of 3 years for the possession of 2,904 XTC pills.
The Court of First Instance had sentenced A.H. On September 7, 2016 to 2 years in jail. During the hearing by the Joint Court of Justice the Solicitor General had asked again for a two year prison sentence.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Judge of Instruction of Friday, February 24 deemed the arrest and detention of B.B. lawful.

This means that the Judge believes there are sufficient suspicions of involvement in bribing and human smuggling.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Joint Court of Justice on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 sentenced A.H. to 16 months to jail of which 8 months suspended with a probation period of 3 years for the possession of 2,904 XTC pills.

The Court of First Instance had sentenced A.H. On September 7, 2016 to 2 years in jail. During the hearing by the Joint Court of Justice the Solicitor General had asked again for a two year prison sentence.

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