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Armed robbery leaves one dead, one hospitalized

MADAME ESTATE – One suspected armed robber is dead and another wounded and hospitalized following an armed robbery of a Front Street jewelry store on Wednesday around 10:30 a.m. Police were alerted about the robbery and responded rapidly to give chase from Front Street to Arch Road where shots were fired.

The three armed suspects, dressed in dark clothing, robbed the store and fled the scene on two scooters. Police patrol pursued the trio and shots were fired in the vicinity of Abu Gazi on Arch Road, leaving one suspect dead. The other suspect on the same scooter was wounded and taken to Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) for treatment.

The third suspect fled the area on his scooter and is still at large. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The investigation into this case is ongoing.

Anyone with information with about this or any of the other armed robbery that took place in the last weeks is encouraged by Police to contact Special Unit Robberies (SUR) detectives on + 1 721 542 2222 ext. 203-5, the anonymous tip line  9300, send a private message via Facebook.com: Police Force of Sint Maarten – Korps Politie Sint Maarten or via www.policesxm.sx.

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