SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Monday morning March 30th about 03.00 am the patrol saw two young men acting very suspicious in the area of Le’Escargot restaurant on Front Street.
While being approached by the patrol, both men fled the scene in the direction of Back Street and jumped over a wall making their escape into the dark. The officers started a foot chase in an attempt to apprehend the two men for being suspects of attempted burglary and for violating the measures laid down by the Prime Minister Chair of the Emergency Operations center (EOC).
After a quick search the officers located both men on the other side of the wall suffering from injuries to their knees and ankles. They were immediately arrested by the officers.
The men who were suffering from broken legs and ankles were later treated on the scene by the paramedics and transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center. After being treated for their injuries both suspects were given a fine and released. (KPSM)