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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

September 8, 2017



COURAGEOUS OFFICERS SEIZED ANOTHER ILLEGAL HANDGUN
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, courageous and alert Police Officers seized another illegal handgun out of the hands of two criminals on Friday 8th September 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 5:30pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were on routine patrol in Union Village, when they intercepted a Honda vehicle occupied by two males. The two males and the vehicle were then searched. During the search a .45 Taurus handgun containing 10 rounds of ammunition was found. The two males were subsequently arrested.

QUICK ACTION BY POLICE LED TO ARREST OF ARMED ROBBER
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took an armed robbery suspect into custody shortly after he committed an armed robbery on Friday 8th September 2017.

According to reports, around 10:30am, a woman was standing in front of a business establishment located on Mackey Street, when a male armed with a handgun approached and robbed her of her handbag before fleeing on foot. Alert officers from the Northwestern Division on patrol in the area immediately arrested the suspect and uncovered a handgun in his possession. The victim's handbag was also recovered.

7 ARRESTED, 15 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 seven (7) persons during the past 24 hours for, attempted murder, armed robbery and outstanding court warrants.

Additionally, 15 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN EARLY MORNING MURDER
Police are seeking the public's help in locating the suspects responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in hospital on Friday 8th September 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 7:00am, two men were standing in front of an abandoned house located on South Street near Hospital Lane, when a male armed with a handgun approached and shot both of them before fleeing on foot. One of the men was pronounced dead on the scene and the other was transported to hospital where he remains 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 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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