Former Minister Buncamper-Molanus puts up a fight against armed robbers

POSTED: 06/1/11 12:22 PM

Husband Claudius comes to the rescue

St. Maarten – Former Public Health and Labor affairs Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus became the victim of an armed robbery at her home on the Ponnum Drive in St. John’s yesterday, but the robbers fled when her husband Claudius Buncamper came home unexpectedly. The former politician sustained a minor cut to her right hand during a struggle with the robbers.
The police received a report about the robbery around a quarter to one yesterday. Shortly before that moment, two armed men had forced their way into the Buncamper’shome. Maria Buncamper-Molanus told the police that she had been working in her office and that she had gone to the kitchen. There she was attacked from behind by a man who had his face partially covered.
According to Buncamper-Molanus, the robber put a knife to her throat and he threatened to use it if she did not cooperate. The Former Minister however put up a fight and during her struggle with her attacker she sustained an injury to her right hand. She then realized that there was a second man in the house.
The two robbers wrestled Buncamper-Molanus to the ground and attempted to tie her up with wire and rope that they had brought with them.
At that moment Claudius Buncamper, the victim’s husband came home. The robbers took off through a hole they had cut in the perimeter fence and disappeared in the bushes.
Buncamper first made sure his wife was okay and then called the police. Officers who searched the environment of the house found a flat screen TV in the bushes.
The special robbery Unit and the forensic department are investigating the robbery. No suspects have been arrested yet.
The police department asks anyone who may have information about the case to come forward.

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