Sint Maarten : Suspect in home break-in arrested by police

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten 27 Jan 2015 18:27

Sint Maarten : Suspect in home break-in arrested by police

On Tuesday at approximately 08.00 a.m. several police patrols responded to a call stating that a well-known young man who is responsible for numerous break-ins in the Ebenezer area was seen by witnesses breaking into a home in that same area.

During a search of the area by the investigating officers they were informed by concerned citizens, that a group of young men possibly students, was seen running from the area and trying to hide in the nearby gutters.

While searching the gutters a group of young men, one fitting the description of the suspect, was seen hiding behind a house. Before the officers could reach the young men in question they took off running in different directions. A foot pursuit started during which a warning shot was fired by police in order to force the suspects to stop, however they suspects continued fleeing. The main suspect was seen running into the bushes nearby.

As the officers continued their pursuit they saw the main suspect running into a home. The officers went to the home where the spoke to the female resident of that home. The main suspect was arrested shortly after. The 18 year old suspect was taken to the Philipsburg Police Station where he remains in custody for further investigation.

No one was injured during this pursuit.

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten 27 Jan 2015 18:27