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Under investigation: Police shoot at car PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 February 2013 19:03
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The attorney general said on Saturday during a press conference that his office has received a request from the police department to investigate an incident that took place during the arrest and investigation of the RBC bank robbery suspects. In the process of the investigation and arrests on Friday, police shot at the car of a woman who was not involved in the robbery.
 
Police arrest bank robbery suspects mere hours later PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 February 2013 15:09
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Early Friday afternoon three men robbed the RBC Bank in Palm Beach at gunpoint, taking money and the personal belongings of clients and staff, while a fourth man waited outside. A few blocks away, the men swapped their sedan for a gold color pickup truck and disappeared. The men had stolen about 100 thousand florin.
 
"Let the Fly Fly" disappears, Gio Leer missing at sea PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 February 2013 08:22
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Gio Leer is missing at sea since Wednesday morning, when he called 911 to advice the service that his boat's motor had stopped functioning.
 
Armed robbery team makes six arrests PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 January 2013 23:52
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The police corps' armed robbery team have carried out various arrests in an investigation into robberies that took place last year. The thieves were armed and the robberies were violent. Among the six suspects arrested were a young man who just recently attended his first day as a student of the Police Academy, the son of a former policeman (Richardson) and a former police officer (Arrindel), the other arrestees carry the last names Weindal and Brison. Police confiscated a pellet gun, which, among others, was used to commit the robberies. The robberies were committed in the region of the island known as "pariba di brug", which includes Savaneta, Pos Chiquito and San Nicolas. Police will not give any details on the robberies nor the arrests to safeguard the investigation.
 
Emergency services in action for American Airlines flight PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 January 2013 23:38
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Saturday evening the pilot of flight AA 1305, arriving on Aruba from Miami, notified the Beatrix Tower his aircraft was experiencing challenges with its flaps. Authorities immediately went into action and stood on standby for the arrival of the flight.
 
Carnaval 59: Jeffrey Kelly is Tumba King PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 January 2013 23:37
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Sunday at 12:30 a.m. organizers announced Jeffrey Kelly as the island's 2013 Tumba King. The traditional music genre has lost some of its popularity to Calypso (Caiso) and Roadmarch (Soca), but remains a very important element in the island's Carnaval celebration. The title of Kelly's song was "Nos Tey pa Keda" (We are here to stay); he was accompanied by Robert y Su Solo Banda Show. This year's festival was dedicated to Eduardo Tromp, Bencho Giel and Reynold Kelly; Alexander James received a special recognition. Second and third place were won, respectively, by Richard "Tatoo" Quant with Zeta Band and Anouschka Odor with Robert y Su Solo Banda Show.
 
Venezuelan arrested for using fake credit card PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 January 2013 23:37
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Saturday morning Sams personnel received a second visit from a Venezuelan man who already had stolen goods for a total of $4,000 from the store in Oranjestad on October 16, 2012 by using a fake credit card. The credit card company advised Sams later that the card was fake and Sams' insurance covered the loss.
 
Two tourists hit by Taxi van PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 January 2013 09:05
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A Taxi van driver hit two tourists with his car while they were crossing the road on Wednesday. The driver said he saw the two senior citizens too late.
 
Fatal accident; car falls on mechanic PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 January 2013 09:03
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An elderly mechanic working on a car was killed on Monday when the car fell on top of him. Pedro Croes had been working under the car when the vehicle fell on him. He died shortly after. Police say there was no crime, but an accident.

 

 
Police catch thief with knife seeking house to rob PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 23:31
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A thief was caught Monday seeking a house to rob in Eagle. A homeowner noticed the man and notified police. Officers caught up with him in Ierlandstraat, as he had run off, but had not gotten far. He ran into a yard when he saw the police, but was found and detained immediately. The man had a crackpipe, a lighter and a knife. He was taken to a precinct for further investigation and questioning.
 
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