Two supermarkets robbed within minutes

POSTED: 02/17/15 12:10 AM

St. Maarten -An armed gunman made away with undisclosed amounts of cash on Friday after robbing two supermarkets in Cole By within minutes of each other.

According to inspector Ricardo Henson the two Chinese supermarkets located in the Cole Bay area were robbed in the space 40 minutes. “Police patrols were sent to the scene to investigate and learnt that at both establishments a man dressed completely in dark clothing and armed with a handgun came into the establishments threatening to use his weapon if no cooperation was given. He then went on to take the money from the cash register. After committing these acts the suspect fled the scenes possibly in an awaiting get-away vehicle. Both cases are being investigated by the Special Robbery Unit,” Inspector Henson explained.

 

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