110730_2009_Armed_robbery

MARIGOT–The Gendarmerie disclosed it arrested three minors on Friday, January 9, in connection with the armed robbery of a Swedish tourist couple between Oyster Pond and French Quarter at 3:55pm on January 8.

The suspects appeared in court in Marigot at 2:00pm on Friday and have been placed under judiciary control pending their placement in a closed educational institution.

The couple was travelling along Coralita Road on a scooter when their path was blocked by the suspects brandishing two automatic pistols and a sawn-off shotgun. They were assaulted and had their personal possessions and scooter stolen.

Gendarmes succeeded in arresting two of the suspects at 5:00 that same afternoon, but the third suspect got away, although he was identified.

A subsequent search at the third suspect’s home at 7:00pm revealed a cache of weapons used by the suspects, although later, the weapons were found to be harmless, but realistic-looking replicas.

The third suspect gave himself up to the Gendarmerie in La Savane on Friday morning at 8:15, accompanied by his parents. – The Daily Herald