Sint Maarten Police report : Attempted robbery investigated – False / counterfeit U.S. bills in circulation – Two persons arrested illegal fire arm possession

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten juillet 10, 2016 13:46

Sint Maarten Police report : Attempted robbery investigated – False / counterfeit U.S. bills in circulation – Two persons arrested illegal fire arm possession

Attempted robbery investigated
The Special Robbery Unit is presently investigating an attempted armed robbery on the Star Mart Gas Station located on Welfare Road in Cole bay. The incident took place on Thursday July 7th at approximately 12.55 p.m. This is when the suspect who was driving approached the gas-attendant to by gasoline. The attendant did not trust the situation and noticed that the suspect had a gun in his hand. The suspect threatened the attendant with the weapon and which time the attendant stepped away from the car. When the suspect noticed that he was not successful in his attempt he drove away in his vehicle.

DSC00278False/ counterfeit U.S. bills in circulation

On Tuesday June 21st 2016 the Police Department sent out a press release informing the General Public and in particular the business community to be very aware of false/counterfeit U.S. $100.00 bills that are in circulation on the Dutch Side of the island. Several of these bills were turned into the police department and confiscated for further investigation.

As the investigation continued, the investigators realized that many of the bills carry the same serial number, which is LF31343908E . These false/counterfeit continue to be in circulation and anyone receiving any U.S. $100.00 bills with this serial number should not accept it and immediately inform the police department.

Two persons arrested illegal fire arm possession

On Friday July 7th at approximately 05.00 p.m. two persons were arrested by the Multi Disciplinary team for the possession of an illegal fire-arm. The arrest took place on the Union road Cole Bay at the round about close to the border. During a routine control and the search of the vehicle the suspect were driving in, a black pistol fell from under the center console in the vehicle. The suspects with initials V.P.T. (21) en X.A.A. (38) were taken to the Philipsburg Police Station for further investigation.

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Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten juillet 10, 2016 13:46

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