Marigot:--- The Gendarmes have arrested three persons who were caught robbing a business establishment in Howell Center on the night of January 1st, 2012. A press release from the Gendarmerie states that the Gendarmes were in the area when the culprits were burglarizing the store. The suspects are currently awaiting their day in court.
In an unrelated case, the Gendarmes arrested another suspect who snatched a handbag from a woman who was walking in the center of Marigot. The culprit used a machete to cut the straps of the handbag before taking off. Bystanders who witnessed the robbery chased the suspect and eventually caught him. The suspect is expected to appear in court at a later date. The Gendarmes also arrested nine persons on Orient Beach for working illegally on the beach while they are also accused of selling illegal merchandize. The suspects will be summoned to court at a later date while the prosecutor ordered the destruction of the 50kg of merchandize that was seized.