PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Two female occupants who were driving in their vehicle on Friday evening August 31 st on Billy Folly Road were surprised by an unknown man who jumped into the backseat of their vehicle while on their way from a local restaurant. Both females, not knowing who this man was, feared for their life jumped out of the vehicle leaving the suspect behind. At the same time the suspect jumped into the driver seat and drove off with the car. The suspect crashed the vehicle on the Welfare road injuring him self shortly after stealing it.
A police patrol was sent to the scene to investigate the accident. At the same time the owner arrived on the scene and stated to the investigating officers that the injured man had stolen the vehicle from her. The suspect with initials G.P.R. was arrested on the spot after being treated by paramedics. The suspects remain in custody for further investigation.