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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2018

January 8, 2018



POLICE INVESTIGATES SHOOTING INCIDENT, 1 MAN IN CUSTODY, ILEGAL FREARM RECOVERED
Police are investigating a shooting incident that has left one man with injuries on Saturday, 6th January, 2018.

Reports are that shortly after 6:00pm, three men, while on Malcolm Road, got into an argument with a male armed with a firearm, who shot one of them before calling the police. The gunman was taken into custody and a .38 revolver was recovered. The victim was taken to hospital where he remains in serious condition. Investigations are ongoing.

SUSPECTS TO BE ARRAIGNED IN COURT
Police are pleased to report that three firearm suspects will appear in the Magistrate Court on Monday, 8th January, 2018, at 12:00noon to be formally charged. They are:

  • 1 adult male and an adult female, to be charged with Possession of unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition. The pair were found in possession of an AK 47 firearm and 31 rounds of ammunition, on Thursday, 5th January, 2018.
  • 2 adult male to be charged with Armed Robbery, in connection with a matter which occurred on 3rd January, 2018, at West Bay Street. adult male to be charged with assault with a deadly weapon, in connection with a matter which occurred on 7th July, 2017.

Police wish to thank the public for their timely assistance and information that has led to the arrest of suspects in these and other matters.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN SOLVING ARMED ROBBERIES
Police are asking the public to come forth with any information they may have in solving a number of Armed Robberies that occurred on overnight.

In the first incident, shortly after 8:00pm on Sunday, 7th January, 2018, a woman was closing a local auto parts store on Gladstone Road, when she was approached by a male armed with a firearm who robbed her of cash, before fleeing on foot.

In the second incident, shortly after 9:00pm on Sunday, 7th January, 2018 a man was at Fleming Street off Market Street, when he was approached by a male armed with a firearm, who robbed him of cash and other items before fleeing on foot. In the third incident, shortly before 10:00pm a man armed with a firearm, entered a local bar on East Street and robbed an employee of cash before fleeing on foot.

In the final incident, shortly after 12:00mid night on Monday, 8th January, 2018 two men were at an ATM on Fox Hill Road, when they approached by two armed men, who robbed them of cash before fleeing on a motor cycle.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS) PREVENTION CRIME TIP – BE AWARE THAT YOU ARE A POTENTIAL VICTIM OF A CRIME. STAY ALERT AND ATTUNED TO PEOPLE AND CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND YOU.

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