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The Detective Department is presently investigating a stabbing which took place on Friday May 6th at approximately 04.45 p.m. at the entrance of Grand Marche in Cul-de-Sac. The victim stated that he was about to enter the establishment to do some shopping and was unexpectedly attacked by an unknown man who was standing outside and stabbed three time in his back with a ice pick.
The victim was treated on the scene by paramedics and the taken to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. The suspect who turned out the be a mental patient and well-known to police was arrested on the scene and taken to the Police station for further investigation. The ice pick used in this case was also confiscated for further investigation.
The stabbing was the second incident of the night according to the police
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The Special Robbery Unit is presently investigating and armed robbery which took place on Friday May 6th at approximately 12.50 p.m. at the “Sport Gallery” shoe store located opposite the last bus stop on Back Street. This is when an unknown man wearing a motorcycle helmet armed with pistol stormed in to the establishment with intention to commit a robbery.
The security guard on duty saw what was going and attacked the suspect who struck with the weapon to the back of his head. The security guard and suspect got into an altercation and the security guard managed to take the fire arm from the suspect. The suspect noticed that he was unsuccessful in his attempt fled the scene and jumped on a scooter along with another suspect that was waiting on him.
The suspects fled the scene; however the information regarding the suspects were immediately given to the Emergency Dispatch who sent police patrols the direction of Cole Bay where the suspects were seen. The patrols chased the suspects through the Cole Bay area; however the suspects managed to get away leaving the scooter behind.
Several items involved in this case were confiscated by the Special Robbery Unit for further investigation.