COLE BAY - On Wednesday August 30th at approximately 1.15 p.m. a call came in to Emergency Dispatch informing them that an unknown man had stolen a car that was parked in the vicinity of the I-store in Cole Bay.
The vehicle in question was stolen was a black Dodge Caliber with license plate M-2140. All police patrols were informed of the incident and were on the look-out for this vehicle.
At approximately 3.00 p.m. the stolen vehicle was sighted by a patrol driving on the Welfare road in the direction of Simpson Bay. When the suspect noticed the police patrol, which was coming from the other direction had him in sight, he drove the vehicle at high speed in reverse.
During this maneuver, he collided with several parked cars causing serious damage. He then continued in a forward motion driving recklessly, with no regard to human safety, at very high speed in the direction of Kruythof round about colliding with several other vehicles to avoid being captured by police.
The police chased after the suspect and in that process fired warning shots, however in the vicinity of Elder drive and Windsor road the suspect abandoned the vehicle and took off on foot. The entire area was searched to locate this suspect but he still remains at large.
This case is under investigation by the Detective Department as well the Police Traffic Department. It is still unclear how many vehicles were damage during this entire ordeal. (Sint Maarten Police Force)