Victim injured during attempted armed robbery

On Tuesday November 18th 2014 at approximately 12.15 a.m. a police patrol from the Simpson Bay area was sent to Dunes Casino in Beacon Hill to investigate an attempted armed robbery. On the scene the investigating officers spoke to the victim who was bleeding from a wound to his head. The victim stated that he and his female companion had just left the Atlantis Casino to go to their room at the Caravanaserai Hotel. When reaching the hotel premises they were attacked by two unknown men who stepped out of a small white car and attempted to steal his companion’s bag.  Both men were armed with a handgun. When he went to defend his companion one of the suspects struck him in his head with the gun. The suspects realizing that they were not successful stepped back into the small white car and drove off. The victim was treated on the scene by paramedics and then taken to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. The Special Robbery Unit is investigating this case.