Published On: Tue, Oct 15th, 2019

Police investigates robbery, makes arrests, and confiscates counterfeit bags

KPSM Police SXMPHILIPSBURG – Over the weekend, police have been working on various crimes – investigating the robbery at the restaurant in A.Th. Illidge, and confiscating the counterfeit bags found in numerous marketplaces in town. They’ve also managed to make different arrests, including the arrest of notorious A.R, a man with the initials J.K.H, and a suspect with the initials L.W.C.

Robbery on a restaurant on A.Th. Illidge
The special Unit Robbery is investigating a robbery that took place on Tuesday morning, approximately 00.35 am on a well-known restaurant located on the A.Th Illidge road. According to the information, 2 male suspects both dressed in all in black and brandishing a firearm, threatened the workers of the establishment and took an undisclosed amount of cash from out of the register. After robbing the cashiers the perpetrators also took the opportunity to relieve the patrons who were at the restaurant of their wallets. The suspects fled in the direction of the Prince Bernard Bridge after committing their criminal act. The detective department is investigating this case and asking anyone who has information to share, please contact the police department or call the tip line on 9300.

Different arrests made over the long weekend.
The police were kept busy over the weekend with different arrests. Over the long weekend, the notorious A.R was again arrested on October 11th, 2019 in Cole bay for breaking into a garage a few days earlier. He was brought over to the police station and incarcerated pending further investigation.

The man with the initials J.K.H was arrested for threatening his uncle with bodily harm on October 11th, 2019, approximately 11.00 am on the Fort Hill road After being arrested brought over to the police station in Philipsburg, interrogated by the personnel of the detective department, given a fine and released.

In another incident that On October 11 th 2019 in the afternoon, the police dispatch received a call concerning a fight that was taken place in Belvedere. At the scene, the patrol encounters the male victim with his lip partly bitten off. According to the information the victim had a fight with the suspect with the initials L.W.C who after the incident fled the scene. The suspect later appeared about 02.20 pm at the police station in Philipsburg and was immediately arrested. He was handed over to the detective department pending further investigation.

Counterfeit brands confiscated
On Saturday, October 12, 2019, around 10.20 am, a coordinated control was carried out with representatives of Liance Law Firm, the Bailiffs office of Ramazan, a representative of Disosa Brand Protection Services Ltd, together with the St.Maarten Police Department. This action was focused on counterfeiting and piracy of intellectual property rights. Liance law firm took steps against different market vendors here on St.Maarten on behalf of Disosa Brand Protection Services Ltd based in Curacao. The company acts globally on behalf of a large number of trademark owners. This control happened with permission from the court of first instance. The action was done on the different marketplaces in Philipsburg whereby different counterfeit brands were checked and fake items confiscated.