Police seeks community assistance to locate suspect in armed robberies

Police seeks community assistance to locate suspect in armed robberies

Police photo of the suspect. Police photo of the suspect.

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In connection with the ongoing investigation into two supermarket armed robberies which took place on September 11th, 2019 at Chinese supermarkets, the police department is again requesting cooperation from the community to help locate a suspect in this investigation, the police announced in a statement on Sunday.

The first robbery took place on Cannegieter Street at approximately 11.30 am. The two suspects entered the establishment, and under threat of a knife robbed the cashier of the cash.

After committing their act, the suspects ran away in an unknown direction.

Later in the day, about 12.30 pm, the police patrol was sent to A.Th. Illidge road for a robbery that took place at another Chinese supermarket.

One of the robbers had a mask over his face and was armed with a knife. After robbing the cashier, both suspects ran in the direction of Madame Estate.

The Special Unit Robbery (SUR) is requesting any information from persons who may have seen or recognize the suspect in the photo, connected to this investigation to share this information with the investigating Detectives.

It is only with the help of the community that together we can solve many of these cases, the police said on Sunday.

The detectives can be contacted via phone at 542-2222 ext 203 204 205, the anonymous tip line # 9300 or persons with information can also send a private message via the Police Facebook Page- Police Force of Sint Maarten - Korps Politie Sint Maarten or website https://www.policesxm.sx/ 24/7. (Sint Maarten Police Force)

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