Two armed robberies, two men arrested

POSTED: 09/7/16 9:58 AM

St.maarten – Police arrested two suspects in the armed robbery that took place last Thursday at the Fu Yuan supermarket and is busy investigating a second robbery that took place Monday morning around 10.45 a.m. at Divinitii Jewelers on Front Street.

The Thursday robbery also took place in the morning, around 10.30 a.m. Two men stormed inside and threatened the cashier with a machete. They stole an undisclosed amount of cash and some other items and fled on foot. The next day, police arrested two 20-year-old suspects, identified as O.C.V. and J.O.M. Both are now in custody pending further investigation.

Yesterday morning a masked man entered the Divinitii Jewelry Store, jumped over the counter and stole a considerable amount of gold jewelry. He threatened staff with a firearm and also fled on foot.

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