Published On: Fri, Apr 28th, 2017


RBC Cannegieter BankGREAT BAY — According to sources inside the RBC Bank at the Cannegieter Street in Philipsburg, a man robbed a teller of an unknown amount of cash around closing time this afternoon, Friday, April 28th, 2017.

The robber took the cash and casually walked out of the bank. The fact that the teller handed over so much cash to the man in such a short span of time drew the attention of the co-workers and as they approached her, she informed them that the man was a robber.

The police was quickly on the scene after the incident and the bank was immediately closed. Everyone present on the inside had to give a short statement and identify themselves before being let out via the backdoor after giving the police their phone numbers and contact information.

News reaching Today.sx indicates that the robber was unarmed and the bank was quickly surrounded by the police after the incident had occurred.

Today.sx is trying to get an official statement from authorities on this matter. We will be updating our Facebook post and the news here on this newspage as more information comes in.

Caption photo above: RBC Bank on Cannegieterstreet in Philipsburg closed after robbery incident Friday afternoon, April 28th, 2017.


UPDATE: Official Statement from the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM)

Robbery at RBC-bank in Philipsburg

Detectives are presently investigating a robbery which took place at RBC-BANK in Philipsburg on Friday April 28th 2017 at approximately 03.30 p.m.

This is when a still unidentified man walked up to a female teller of the bank and slipped her a note which stated that he was in the possession of an explosive device and that she hand over all of the cash. The teller complied with the demand of this unknown man and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect then left the bank without raising any suspicion of the robbery he had just committed. The teller immediately informed management what had taken place.

The police was immediately notified and an investigation into the matter is ongoing.

No further details in connection with this case are available at this time and as soon as more details become available the media will be informed.

The Police is asking anyone who may have information regarding this robbery to get in contact with the police department by calling 54-22222 ext. 213-214, the anonymous tip line 9300 or 911.