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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

June 29, 2017



HANDGUN AND DRUGS SEIZED, ONE MAN IN CUSTODY
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police took a man into custody following the seizure of a handgun and a quantity of dangerous drugs on Wednesday 28th June 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, Selective Enforcement Unit officers were on routine patrol on Samson Street, Nassau Village, when they saw a man who aroused their suspicion. When the officers approached the man, he threw a handgun to the ground and fled on foot. The officers gave chase, caught the man and found a quantity of marijuana on him. A .45 handgun with 7 rounds of ammunition was retrieved from the ground. The man was then taken into custody.

CORRECTION OFFICER ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION
A 45- year old Correction Officer from the Bahamas Department of Corrections is in custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs found in his possession on Wednesday 28th June 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00pm, acting on information, Department of Corrections officials conducted a search of a Corrections Officer when he arrived for duty and found six ounces of cocaine in his possession. The officer was detained and handed over to Drug Enforcement Unit officers who took him into custody.

MAN SHOT DURING ARMED ROBBERY
Police are searching for several suspects responsible for an armed robbery and shooting that has left a man detained in hospital on Wednesday 28th June 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 12:00noon, a man had just exited a vehicle in front of his home located on Yamacraw Lane off Yamacraw Hill Road, when several men approached and robbed him of a bag 2 containing a laptop computer and a cellphone. The men then shot him before speeding off in a red jeep. The man was transported to hospital where he is detained in stable condition. Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)

WEEKLY PREVENTION CRIME TIP
If You Witness a Crime If you see or suspect a crime is being committed, pay particular attention to the features of the offender(s) and any vehicles involved. Try to be prepared to provide at least the following about the offenders:

1. Age, complexion, height, and weight
2. Hair colour and style, beard and mustache;
3. Notable characteristics (scars, glasses, etc.)
4.Clothing description
5. Location where last seen
6. Last known direction of travel
7. Vehicle description and distinctive markings.

Witnesses who wish to remain anonymous may do so. It is more important that a response be 3 dispatched as quickly as possible

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