PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Police Force is deeply concerned about a series of armed robberies that have occurred throughout the past month in various locations across our beautiful island. Our priority is the safety and security of our residents and visitors, and we are taking immediate actions to address these incidents.
Several of these armed robberies have occurred in the vicinity of the Cole Bay Area, primarily targeting individuals leaving casinos in the area. Additionally, there have been reports of armed robberies committed by suspects on scooters, as well as on foot, targeting restaurants and supermarkets.
In response to these incidents, the Sint Maarten Police Force has intensified its efforts to prevent further occurrences and apprehend those responsible. We are actively working on strategies to increase public safety and restore a sense of security within our community.
We kindly request the cooperation of our residents and business owners in these challenging times. To enhance your safety, please remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings, whether you are on the road or conducting business. If you witness any suspicious activity or have any information related to these robberies, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
Important Safety Tips:
Stay aware of your surroundings.
If you notice any suspicious individuals or activities, report them to the police.
Use well-lit and populated areas when possible, especially during late hours.
When leaving a casino, be cautious and aware of your surroundings.
Business owners should ensure their security systems are in good working order.
We understand the concern and fear that these incidents may cause within our community. Please rest assured that the Sint Maarten Police Force is committed to doing everything in its power to ensure your safety and bring those responsible to justice.
We will continue to keep the public informed of our progress in this matter. Together, we can make our beautiful island a safer place for everyone.
The detectives investigating these armed robbery cases are asking anyone who has information about any of these robberies to contact the Sint
Maarten Police Force, at +1 721- 542 22 22 ext. 204 or 205 or the anonymous tip line on
9300 (free of charge). You can also leave a Private Message via our Facebook page (Police
Force of Sint Maarten – Korps Politie Sint Maarten) if you know or suspect something.