Victim shot during armed robbery, required surgery

PHILIPSBURG–A delivery employee of Kam’s Trading N.V. in Cole Bay was shot in the stomach during an armed robbery, and sustained injuries that required surgery, a police report states

Detectives are currently investigating the robbery that was reported to the Police Central Dispatch on Tuesday, June 17, around 4:40pm.

The robbery took place at Kam’s Trading N.V. which is located in the Warehouse Complex in Cole Bay. The employee had just arrived at work when witnesses state they saw at least three armed men arrive in a small silver coloured vehicle.

The employee was shot twice in the stomach before the men were seen fleeing the scene in the same vehicle. What exactly was stolen from the establishment is still unknown.

The Forensic and Detective Department were on the scene to investigate the matter. The victim has been transported to the St. Maarten Medical Center where up to the time of the press release being sent, he was in surgery for the wounds he had sustained.

As they gather more information regarding this case the police will inform the public via the media. Anyone who has witnessed the event or who has any knowledge of the suspects or their whereabouts is requested to contact the St. Maarten Police Force.


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