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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

August 21, 2017



MURDER SUSPECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, shortly after 11:30pm on Sunday 20th August 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team, acting on information arrested an adult male at his residence in Chippingham in connection with a recent murder.

9 ARRESTED, 36 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 nine (9) persons during the past 24 hours for, attempted murder, stolen vehicle, abduction and outstanding court warrants.

Additionally, 36 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN THREE SEPARATE ARMED ROBBERIES
Police are asking the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in locating the suspects responsible for three separate armed robberies.

In the first incident, shortly after 11:30am on Sunday 20th August 2017, a man was standing outside of a church located on Montrose Avenue, when two men armed with handguns approached and robbed him of a deposit bag containing an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing on foot.

Then shortly before 3:00pm on Sunday 20th August 2017, a man was sitting in his truck parked in front of a business establishment located on Prince Charles Drive, when two males armed with handguns approached and robbed him of cash, a gold chain, and a Rolex watch before speeding off in a silver Cherokee jeep driven by another male.

In the final incident, shortly after 2:30am on Monday 21st August 2017, a man and a woman were walking north on Blue Hill Road, when two males armed with handguns approached and robbed them of cash and a cell phone before fleeing on foot.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN SHOOTING INCIDENT
Police are asking the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in locating a suspect responsible for a shooting incident that occurred on Monday 21st August 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 2:30am, a man was walking through a track road near his home located in Garden Hills #2, when a male armed with a shotgun shot him 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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