SIMPSON BAY–Looters targeted several hotels on St. Maarten, including Simpson Bay Resorts on Friday. Post Hurricane Irma, persons stormed into the hotel in Pelican and attacked and robbed guests and staff Friday morning.
One tourist told The Daily Herald that a group of men overpowered security and staff and made their way to guest’s rooms taking jewellery and money from them. “They even punched and kicked another tourist for trying to stop them from looting. Thank god for marines and police who came and got the situation under control,” she said.
Military personnel arrested five men and the area was cleared by police and coastguard officials.
Black jeep plate no. R753 with 4 military is on their way to simpsonbay resort in pelican. I just flagged them down on main road.
In jeep with them