Philipsburg, August 6th 2018
From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Man found shot to death in his vehicle
On Monday August 6th 2018 at approximately 06.40 a.m. the Emergency Dispatch received the first a call of man who was found shot to death in his vehicles on the premises of a home on Marigot Hill road in Sint Peters. Immediately several police patrols, detectives, crime scene investigators and paramedics were directed to the address in question to investigate what had taken place.
On the scene the investigating officers located a grey colored Hyundai SUV with license plate P1554 in which they found the body of a man who was later identified with initials J.C. The investigators also noticed that the victim was not showing any signs of life and apparently was shot while in his vehicle.
The area was immediately cordoned off by the police to preserve any evidence on the scene and for the detectives to interview potential witnesses. A medical doctor arrived on the scene and pronounced the death of the victim. By orders of the Public Prosecutor the body of the victim and the vehicle he was found in were both confiscated for further investigation.
More details of this investigation are not available at this time. As soon as more information becomes available the media will be informed.
This is the second shooting which took place within 24 hours. Both cases bare similarities, which may raise the suspicion in anyone’s mind that these cases are connected to each other, however there is no evidence thus far or any facts at this time to determine this. There is much more investigating to be done.
The Detective Department, in the meanwhile, have stepped up on the amount of detectives investigating these cases and assigned them with the task to assist in solving these cases as soon as possible and to arrest those that are responsible for the shootings. At the same time Police Department is reaching out to the community to also do their part by sharing any information they have in connection with these two cases by calling 556-7498, the anonymous tip line # 9300 or you can send a private message to our Face book page.
Police Department requesting assistance from community
The Special Unit Robbery department of the Police force is once again appealing to the general public for information on the following three (3) robberies.
- A robbery of the 20th of Mach 2018 that took place on the Road leading to the Red pond Dawn Beach Area where two gentlemen driving in a car were blocked off and robbed of the daily earning of a chain restaurant here on the Island.
- The robbery of the 6th of June of the Jump Up Casino. The management in collaboration with the police department has made an award of an amount of U.S. 10.000 dollars available to any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprits involved.
- A robbery of the 23rd of July 2018 where a front desk manager was robbed of her car on the Rhine Road in Mullet Bay and the culprits involved took off with here vehicle in the direction of the Low lands border.
Persons with information pertaining to these robberies are kindly asked to call 556-7498 or the anonymous tip-line at the number 9300. Persons are requested to call these numbers on weekdays between the hours of 08.00 am to 04.00 pm.
Drivers falls ill while driving and dies in collision
The Police Traffic Department is presently a traffic accident which occurred on Monday August 6th at approximately 07.50 a.m. According to the report the driver of a small Hyundai I-10 with license plate 368ZBG971 by the name of Cornel Scarborough (63) fell ill behind the steering wheel while driving on the Walter Nisbeth coming from Freedom Fighter Round about. The driver at that point lost control of his vehicle and colliding head on into the round-about. The victim lost consciousness and was treated on the scene by the paramedics however died shortly after. A medical doctor pronounced the death of the victim. The body of the victim was subsequently turned to family members.