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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2018

January 27, 2018



TRAFFIC FATALITY- GRAND BAHAMA
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic accident that has left a male dead.

Reports are that on Thursday 25th January 2018 shortly after 8:00am, police were called to a traffic accident at the junction on Grand Bahama Highway and Coral Road, which involved a red 2007 Nissan Cube with three occupants and a white 2001 Honda Accord with four occupants.

Both vehicles sustained extensive damages, all passengers sustained either serious or slight injuries and were transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via EMS Personnel.

On Saturday 27th January 2018 shortly after 8:00am, one male passenger of the 2007 Nissan Cube succumbed to his injuries at the Rand Memorial Hospital. Police are actively investigating this matter. 

DANGEROUS DRUGS SEIZED, 1 MALE IN CUSTODY
The dedicated services of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has led to the seizure of a large quantity of illegal drugs and prevented it from reaching the streets of New Providence. Shortly after 8:00am on Friday, 26th January, 2018, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers acting on information, searched a home and property at Tamarind Way, Golden Gates #2. While searching the roof top, officers recovered a bag which contained five packages of cocaine. One man was taken into custody and is expected to be formally charged before the Magistrate Court next week. The cocaine is weighed in at 12 pounds and has a street value of $75,000.

1 SUSPECT SHOT BY POLICE
According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm on Friday, 26th January, 2018, Police Officers were responding to a report of gunshots being fired in the area of Plantol Street and East Street. As officers approached Irish Spring Court and Plantol Street, the same area where a homicide had taken place a few nights before, they encountered two men on a motor cycle.

One of the men produced a firearm. The officers being in fear for their lives fired at the armed man, resulting in one of the men being fatally shot. Her Majesty's Coroner will continue investigation into this matter.

POLICE INVESTIGATES TRAFFIC FATALITY
Police are investigating a traffic accident that has left an adult female dead, on Friday, 26th January, 2018.

According to reports shortly after 11:00pm, a woman was walking on Boyd Road when she was struck by a white Nissan Sentra. The driver stopped and was enquiring on her condition, when a second vehicle came from behind, hit the woman and dragged her a short distance away.

Paramedic were called to the scene but were unable to revive the woman. She was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the second vehicle remained on the scene and is assisting police with this investigation. Police are appealing to the driver of the Nissan Sentra who left the scene of the accident, to contact the police as soon as possible. Investigations are ongoing.

ILLEGAL FIREARM SEIZED, 1 MALE IN CUSTODY
Shortly before 11:00pm on Friday, 26th January, 2018 officers from the Anti-Gang and Firearms Unit acting on information went to a stall at Potters Cay Dock, and conducted a search of a male.

Officers retrieved from the male a brown Austria Pistol. The male was taken into custody and is expected to be formally charged before the Magistrate Court next week.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN SOLVING ARMED ROBBERIES
Police are asking the public to come forward with any information they may have in solving two armed robberies which occurred on Friday, 26th January, 2018.

In the first incident, shortly after 3:00pm, a man armed with a firearm entered a local fast food restaurant on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway, held the employees at bay and robbed the establishment of an undetermined amount of cash before running into a nearby residential area.

In the second incident, shortly after 10:00pm, two men armed with firearms help up the driver and passengers of a public service bus while on Carmichael Road in the area of Bacardi Road, and robbed them of cash and other items before fleeing on foot.

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