PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – On June 6 th 2018 at approximately 12.10 a.m. an armed robbery took place at the Jump-Up Casino in Philipsburg. Three (3) armed men stormed into the casino brandishing a least two (2) firearms. During this robbery two (2) innocent workers of the casino were shot and seriously wounded.
The culprit that shot these two workers directly hereafter engaged in an exchange of gunfire with an off duty policeman. This culprit was shot and subsequently died in the casino of gunshot(s) wounds he sustained.
The other two culprits of the robbery managed to escape leaving the third culprit dead behind. The management of the Jump-Up Casino seeing the seriousness of the crime and the importance to have the other two culprits of this robbery arrested and convicted, have found it fit to come to the aid of the police department by making a cash reward of U.S. $ 2000, — dollars available to anyone who can provide reliable information that can lead the to arrest and conviction of the other culprits involved in this robbery.
Persons with information can call the number +1721-5567498. The officer taking the calls on this telephone will guide the caller through a process that has to be followed in order for him or her to give their information anonymously.
The management of the Jump-Up Casino is appealing to anyone of the general public with reliable information to please come forward.