SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Thursday afternoon February 25th, 2021, at approximately 1:30 pm, the Central Dispatch received several calls, that a man dressed in a black sweatshirt and white long pants man stole a bag containing an unknown amount of money from a delivery truck that was parked at a restaurant on the Soualiga road in Philipsburg.
After taking the bag the man stepped into a silver Toyota Corolla with the license plate number P-7550 and sped off in the direction of Arch road.
The police patrol was informed of what had taken place and began to search the area for the car and driver.
While the police patrol was busy searching the area for the suspect, the Dispatch Center received information about the car being spotted close to the entrance of the Dump driving towards the Arch road.
While patrolling on Soualiga road close to the entrance of the Dump the officers spotted the vehicle driving towards Arch Road and ordered the driver to stop.
The suspect with the initials S.N.P. was ultimately arrested without incident and brought to the police station in Philipsburg where he is being held for questioning. The black bag containing the stolen cash was found in the vehicle. The money and vehicle was confiscated for further investigation. (KPSM)