0-tolerance arrests 2 armed robbery suspects
The Special Robbery Unit has reported that, the 0-tolerance team on Friday November 20th, during a control with regards to the numerous ongoing armed robbery investigations, has arrested two suspects.
These two suspects were driving in a red Hyundai Gets with a french license-plate on the Walter Nisbet road in Philipsburg, when they were stopped by members from the 0-tolerace team. During this control these two suspects ( men) could not properly identify themselves. The officers also noticed that the electrical wires leading to the switch of the vehicle in question were cut. This immediatley caused the officers to believe that the vehicle was stolen. Both men with the initials D.V. and L.T both from the island of Sint Lucia and residing in the Cole bay area, were arrested on the spot and taken to the Philipsburg Police Station. At the police station the vehicle was searched in depth and several items belonging that were found in the vehicle, were items that were reported stolen during several armed robberies which have taken place recently on te island. Both suspects were turned over to the Special Robbery Unit for questioning. During questioning the suspects admitted ,so far, to have been involved in at least five of these robberies. They also admitted that the red Hyundai Getz was a stolen vehicle. Both suspects remain in custody for furtrher questioning.
One suspect arrested/ various stolen items recovered.
Also on Friday November 20th, during a patrol, a unit of the 0-tolerance team spotted a suspicious green colored Hyundai Accent, with license -plate R-1474 in which four persons were, driving through the Dutch Quarter area. When the driver of this car realized that the police had them in sight he increased his speed and tried to get out of the area. A short chase took place and in the Gibbs drive the car was stopped. Three of the occupants took of running on foot leaving the driver behind. The driver with initials M.A.H. from Jamaica was arrested on the spot. During a search of the vehicle several items found in the vehicle are items that were reported stolen in several ongoing criminal investigations. The suspect was taken to the Philipsburg police station where he was turned over to the detective dept and where he will remain in custody for further investigation. More arrests are expected in this case as the investigation goes on.