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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

September 5, 2017



HANGUN SEIZED, ONE MAN IN CUSTODY
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a man into custody following the seizure of a handgun on Monday 4th September 2017.

According to reports, around 8:30pm, officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit were on routine patrol on Eneas Street, when they saw a man walking who aroused their suspicion. The officers accosted the man and found a .45 handgun with 9 live rounds in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.

SUSPECT PLEADS GUILTY TO (7) COUNTS OF SHOPBREAKING IN ABACO Chris Tyrone Ferguson age 31 years of the Mudd, Abaco, was arraigned on Monday 4th September 2017 before Magistrate Ancella Evans at the Magistrate Court in Abaco. He was arraigned on (7) counts of Shopbreaking, (7) counts of Stealing from a Shop and (1) count of Stealing from a Vehicle.

He pleaded guilty to all the offences and was sentenced to three years for each count of Shopbreaking, (9) months on each count of Stealing from a shop and (6) months for Stealing from a Vehicle. All to be served concurrently.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN THREE SHOOTINGS, ONE MAN DEAD, FOUR OTHERS DETAINED IN HOSPITAL
Police have launched an island-wide manhunt for the suspects responsible for three separate shootings that has left a man dead and four others detained in hospital on Monday 4th September 2017.

In the first incident shortly after 9:00pm, a male and a female were sitting in a yard on Abner Street, Fox Hill, when the occupants on a dark coloured vehicle pulled up and shot them before speeding off. The victims were transported to hospital where they remain in stable condition.

Then shortly after 10:00pm, a man and a woman were about to make a deposit at a local bank on Madeira Street, when they were approached by two males armed with handguns, who shot and robbed them of a deposit bag before speeding off in a dark coloured vehicle. The man was pronounced dead on the scene and the woman was taken to hospital where her condition is listed as critical.

In the final incident shortly before 11:00pm, a man had just pulled up to his home located on Croton Street, Pinewood Gardens, when the occupants of a dark coloured vehicle pulled up and shot him before speeding off. The victim was transported to hospital where his condition is listed as critical.

Investigations are ongoing in all of these incidents.

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 donít 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.

Please visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce or follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips. Stephen Dean RBPF, PACO

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