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Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint #294162
01/17/2023 11:53 AM
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Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #294163
01/17/2023 12:05 PM
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Not a good thing.


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Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #294165
01/17/2023 12:39 PM
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Not the first time for a jewelry store robbery in that area. Recall a robbery some years back with a shoot-out that saw bullets hitting the ice cream shop next to Cheri's.

Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #294173
01/17/2023 01:15 PM
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We were in Maho when it happened. We were walking back from the market and heard the shot. A person in a jeep wrangler took off after them but turned around and came back. Scary when it happens and from what I saw, the police were questioning several tourists in and outside the store. Not to put a damper on everyone's vacation but a female friend staying in Jordan Village was going to Mullet at 1:30 in the afternoon and was walking on the golf cart path when 2 men with a knife came out of the trees and robbed her. Police were called and a report was made but no one was caught. Safety is the biggest concern right now for visitors.

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Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #294175
01/17/2023 01:30 PM
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I thought the police had a small sub-station in the La Terrasse building which should be close enough to hear a gun shot. Maybe it's not there anymore, and if it is not, maybe they should re-think that decision.

Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #294178
01/17/2023 01:51 PM
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The police arrived approximately 8 to 10 minutes after it happened. So possibly the sub station is not open anymore.

Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #294180
01/17/2023 02:01 PM
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I’ve long felt there should be more of a police presence in that area and now, with the growth of Jordan Village and the entire Cupecoy area, it would be even more advantageous.

So sorry for those impacted by the robbery and the long term effects it may have on the area as a whole. We remember the other jewelry store robbery there a few years back and before that, the casino and patrons of what was then Atlantis, or possibly Starz.


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Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #294187
01/17/2023 05:17 PM
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Yikes…we walked by there last night not too long after it happened! We'd eaten dinner inside at Le Moulin Fou and were strolling through the area to see what new stores and restaurants had opened in the old Cheri's area. There were several police cars and officers standing in the area so figured something was going on. Guess we were lucky the restaurant was busy so it took a while to get our check!

Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #294188
01/17/2023 05:25 PM
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The main thing is no one was hurt.

Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: debnken] #294189
01/17/2023 05:28 PM
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It's quite concerning when a shot is fired.

Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: debnken] #294191
01/17/2023 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by debnken
The main thing is no one was hurt.

While that is always a good thing, the fact this happened in a densely visited area (and continues to happen on the island) is a major concern. You kill the tourism and you kill the economy of the island.


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Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: debnken] #294192
01/17/2023 05:55 PM
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Very scary - when did the incident happen with the knife on the golf cart path? I’m blown away that in broad daylight this happened. Beyond brazen with so many people around. The golf cart path is wide open through the fairway too Kalatua.

Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: ruralcarrier] #294193
01/17/2023 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Originally Posted by debnken
The main thing is no one was hurt.

While that is always a good thing, the fact this happened in a densely visited area (and continues to happen on the island) is a major concern. You kill the tourism and you kill the economy of the island.


Well said. I just hope someone in Gov't feels the same way.

Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: kim] #294212
01/18/2023 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by kim
Very scary - when did the incident happen with the knife on the golf cart path? I’m blown away that in broad daylight this happened. Beyond brazen with so many people around. The golf cart path is wide open through the fairway too Kalatua.


It happened last week. she walked onto the golf course from Rhine Road by Cupecoy Beach Resort. Just before the foot path joins the golf cart path the trees are fairly close and that is where it happened. 1:30 in the afternoon one would feel safe with golfers, beach goers and the Kalatua (sp) shuttle nearby but the thieves had an opportunity and took it. Like JD posted "You kill the tourism and you kill the economy of the island."

Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #294215
01/18/2023 09:39 AM
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One would think that the Dutch government would get on the ball and have a better presence in the Maho to Coup Coy area!! Grateful no one was hurt, it could have been a lot worse!! Has anyone been in Maho village when the kids on the bike and four wheelers come and terrorize the town??? It would be great if the police could box them in and confiscate all of those vehicles!! Some of those kids are carrying guns too!!


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Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #294337
01/21/2023 12:20 AM
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The substation has been gone for a few years now in Maho. I think it was no more than three years ago, when the other jewelry store in maho was robbed...and a few years before that if i remember correctly, was another jewelry store in Maho had the same fate. It's very sad. Once again, SXM is paradise, but surely not Utopia.

Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: EdB] #294346
01/21/2023 09:04 AM
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There is a Sub Station at Maho and Mr John Boiraird is in charge their. Formerly our neighbor in Beacon Hill.

Re: Maho Jewelry store robbed at Gunpoint [Re: EdB] #294353
01/21/2023 10:05 AM
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The substation was so hidden. It should be out on the main drag. That way the officers would get to know the “characters” that play the games in Maho. I see some of the same shady guys Year after year! It’s sad that you can’t even use bathrooms at certain places without being asked if you want drugs.


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