UPDATE: Murder suspect remains in custody on the French side. Gendarmes arrest Simpson Bay parking lot murder suspect
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UPDATE: Murder suspect remains in custody on the French side. Gendarmes arrest Simpson Bay parking lot murder suspect

Photo of the suspect. Photo of the suspect.

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The suspect in the shooting at the that took place on Sunday March 22nd, 2020 at approximately 02.00 pm in the parking lot of Market Garden was arrested by French police on early Friday March 27th 2020, police said on Friday afternoon in an official statement. The suspect who was staying on the French side of the island Saint-Martin was arrested by Gendarmes.    

The suspect identified with initials W.J.A. remains in custody on the French side of the island. This investigation is still ongoing. 

ARCHIVE - SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) – The police announced early Friday morning that the suspect involved in the murder of a scooter owner on Sunday, March 22, has been arrested by the Gendarmes on the French side of the island. Additional information will be released later today.

The St. Maarten Police Force further stated that they would like to thank the public for the information that they have provided to the Special Unit Robbery of the force who worked around the clock to solve this crime.

ARCHIVE - SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - On Sunday March 22nd, 2020, a man was shot dead in broad daylight by an unknown suspect during a robbery of the victim’s scooter at the parking lot of Market Garden grocer on Welfare road.

The detectives of the Special Robbery Unit are hard at work investigating this cruel and coldblooded act, police said on Wednesday. The police have received information from various sources, of who the suspect is and where he could be hanging out.

“The leads received from the community over the last days have not materialized in getting the personal details of the suspect or the location where he should be residing. We are again requesting the public, to assist us with any info possible that can lead to the whereabouts and arrest of the suspect,” the police said in its statement on Wednesday afternoon.

The police is requesting anyone who may have information about the suspect and who may have information concerning his whereabouts to please contact the Sint Maarten Police Force at +1 721- 542 22 22 ext. 204 or 205 or the anonymous tip line at the number 9300. You can

also visit the police website at www.policesxm.sx or leave a message via the police Facebook page (Police Force of Sint Maarten - Korps Politie Sint Maarten.

!!!!! This victim could have been your family member!!!!!

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