Thieves grab nearly $1, 500 dollars, assorted items in weekend robberies

POSTED: 04/4/11 12:06 PM

St. Maarten – Police are investigating robberies of an assortment of items and a total of $1, 439 dollars in cash on Saturday. The items and money were stolen in different incidents throughout the day.

The largest robbery of cash too place at Suns Nails on Welfare road. The owner told police that thieves entered between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., likely with a forged key and took $834 dollars from the closet.

The second largest robbery was of the Robby’s Lottery on Union Road. Police report that two masked men entered the establishment at 8:00 p.m., demanded the cash from the worker and left with $405 dollars.

The smallest robbery of the day was at a Chinese store on Wellington Road. The police state that a man who was armed and masked entered the store at 9:15 p.m. and managed to steal $200 dollars.

Police are investigating a robbery reported by E.C. who stated that his neighbor, who he knows as Colo., but who is known to police as E.P.K. stole his L.G. cell phone. The victim has identified the suspect from a photo lineup and police spokesman Geronimo Juliet said, “Police will be looking for him.”

Police are also looking into the theft of a laptop from A.R. According to the victim, the thief put a gun to her head outside of a candy shop in Bobby’s Marina and took her computer, before running towards Back Street. The description she gave was of a man roughly 5.4 feet tall with a dark complexion who was wearing a yellow T-shirt, dark pants and a striped baseball cap.

The police are also investigating the theft of grey Yamaha scooter. The bike was stolen between 10:00 p.m. Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday near 6-A on the Wellington Road.

Police also responded to several robberies on Friday. According the police report thieves entered the offices of Notary Gijsbertha on Emmaplein between 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. Friday and stole a silver colored Mac and a 24” 20 giga-byte hard disc. The police have asked that anyone who has information on the robbery contact the owner.

Also on Friday, I.D.Z.R reported to Detectives that he heard his dogs barking around 4:00 a.m. When he looked out the window, he saw someone attempting to steal his car, which was parked on Strawberry Road. He was able to capture the thief after a scuffle, but in a moment of pity he loosened his hold and the thief ran away.

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