French tourists were the victims of a violent robbery on Sunday morning.
The group of four had parked their car at Mullet Bay in the vicinity of the Golf Shop. Upon exiting the car, a man appeared and tried to grab a shoulder bag from one of the females. A struggle ensued and a man who was with the victim intervened, only to be assaulted by the suspect.
The suspect was in possession of a knife with which he attacked the man, causing lacerations to his face and his arm. He further punched the man, causing him to lose a tooth.
The man was treated at the scene by paramedics, and he was later taken to hospital in St. Martin for further treatment.
After committing his cowardly act, the suspect made his escape on the back of a scooter together with another male who had been waiting. Both suspects fled in the direction of the Lowlands.
The Detective Department is currently investigating this case and is appealing to members of the public who were in the area and who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward with information. The police have enhanced their visibility in the area and are asking the public to be vigilant when parking cars or walking around in the hours of darkness.