Three arrested shortly after double robbery

POSTED: 05/2/12 11:52 AM

St. Maarten – The Man Chung supermarket and the Ho supermarket in St. Peters were robbed by armed men within minutes of each other on Wednesday evening around eight o’clock, but the robbers did not get the time to enjoy the proceeds of their crime. Tips from neighborhood residents led the police to a house next to the Prince Willem Alexander School where officers managed to arrest R.M., J.M. and J.F.

The police stated in its report that at least one of the robbers had a gun in his hand during the robberies. The men were dressed in dark clothing and they fled towards the school after the second robbery.

Police officers surrounded the area before calling in an acting prosecutor to search the house they were hiding in. The search yielded a gun, clothing, a mask and all the stolen money.

The three suspects were arrested and taken to the police station for questioning and further investigation.

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