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January 24, 2017



HUSBAND, WIFE AND SON TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY ON FIREARM CHARGES
A husband and wife along with their adult son will appear in court today (Tuesday 24th January 2017) at 12:00noon to be formally charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition.

The trio were arrested shortly before 8:00pm on Sunday 22nd January 2017, when a team of DEU officers executed a search warrant at their Soldier Road home and uncovered a 9- millimeter pistol along with just over $6,000 in cash believed to be the proceeds of crime.

DRUGS SEIZED
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, around 5:00pm on Monday 23rd January 2017 Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on information conducted a search of an unoccupied home located at Mastic Drive, Blue Hill Heights, where they uncovered a quantity of dangerous drugs. No one was arrested for this find.

MOTORCYCLIST DIES FOLLOWING CRASH IN ANDROS
Police in Andros are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man following a motorcycle accident that occurred on Monday 23rd January 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 3:00pm, a man was riding his Honda motorcycle at the junction of Lowe Sound and Morgan's Bluff, when he lost control and crashed into a tree. The man succumbed to his injuries on the scene.

Officers from the Police Traffic Department in New Providence are in Andros, assisting with the investigations.

POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN SHOOTING DEATH
The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Monday 23rd January 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 9:00pm, a man was standing in front of a home located at Kennedy Subdivision, when two men armed with handguns approached and shot him before fleeing in a dark coloured vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN SEVERAL ARMED ROBBERIES
Police are seeking the public's help in locating the suspects responsible for four separate armed robberies that occurred on Monday 23rd January 2017.

In the first incident, shortly before 11:00am, a man had just walked out of a bank in the Harbour Bay Shopping Center, when a man armed with a handgun approached and robbed him of a large amount of cash before fleeing in a grey Odyssey vehicle driven by another man.

In the second incident, shortly after 7:00pm, a man had just pulled up in his Honda vehicle at his home located in Dignity Gardens, when two males armed with a handgun approached and robbed him of a gold chain and his red Honda vehicle before speeding off. Hours later the vehicle was recovered abandoned in Jubilee Gardens.

Then shortly after 9:00pm, a woman was standing in front of her home located on Christie Avenue, when two men armed with a handgun approached and robbed her of her cell phone before speeding off in a red Honda.

In the final incident, a woman had just pulled up at her home located in Blue Hill Heights, when two men armed with a handgun approached and robbed her of her handbag containing personal items before speeding off in a red Honda. Investigations are ongoing in all of these incidents

WEEKLY CRIME PREVENTION 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.

WEEKLY PREVENTION CRIME TIP
TAKE A STAND AGAINST ILLEGAL FIREARMS BY COOPERATING WITH THE POLICE IN PROVIDING INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF ANY ILLEGAL FIREARM.

POLICE ARE URGING ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS).

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