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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

August 17, 2017



12 ARRESTED, 283 DRIVERS TICKETED DURING POLICE ISLAND-WIDE OPERATION
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, an island-wide operation the conducted by several policing divisions in New Providence on Wednesday 16th August 2017 has led to the arrest of a number of persons and several drivers being ticketed for various traffic violations.

The operation was aimed at suppressing crime in a number of areas and to send a clear message to those responsible for committing criminal acts on members of our communities that the police will proactively identify them and ensure that they are prosecuted and brought to justice. During yesterday’s operation twelve 12 persons were arrested for a number of criminal offenses and outstanding court warrants. Additionally, 283 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

24 ARRESTED, 64 DRIVERS TICKETED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS DURING 24 HOURS PERIOD
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of twenty-four (24) persons during the past 24 hours for, possession of dangerous drugs, assault with a deadly weapon and outstanding court warrants.

Additionally, 64 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN TWO SEPARATE ARMED ROBBERIES
Police are seeking the public's help in solving two separate armed robberies that occurred on Wednesday 16th August 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 1:30pm, two men armed with handguns robbed a business establishment located on West Bay Street of cash before fleeing on foot.

Then shortly after 3:30pm, a lone gunman robbed a business establishment located on Deans Lane of cash before fleeing on foot. 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 a crime occurs - report it! Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur.

If you don't report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference. In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of all citizens.

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