PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday August 17, around 1:30pm the Central Dispatch received a call about an armed robbery that took place at Gold Star Jewelry, front street in Philipsburg.
The bike patrol was immediately informed and at the venue they were told that a lone gunman entered the establishment and threatened the owner, demanding gold and money. After he committed the crime, he fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and jewelry.
One of the officers saw a man who fit the description of the suspect, who at the time was accompanied by another man, who was behaving quite suspicious.
He asked for assistance from the bike patrols and the main suspect and the other man were both arrested and brought to the Police Station. They will remain in Police custody for further investigation.