SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Detective Department is presently investigating a case of breaking and entering at the Family Book Store and an attempt at the UTS building in Philipsburg, police said in a statement on Saturday.
The arrest of the suspect took place after a security guard on duty in that area saw the suspect as he committed these two acts. After the security guard had seen what had taken place, he immediately went to the police station in Philipsburg and informed them what he had seen including a description of the suspect.
Immediately a police patrol went into Philipsburg to search for the suspect. Shortly after in the vicinity of the Roman Catholic Church on Front Street, the patrol saw a man fitting the description of the suspect.
The suspect was also sweating quite heavily. During a search of the suspect identified with initials J.E. (23) a sum of money and other evidence were found on the suspect.
He was arrested immediately on the spot and taken to the Police Station where he remains in custody for further investigation. The items found on the suspect were also confiscated for further investigation. (Sint Maarten Police Force)