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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

January 26, 2017



ONE OF POLICE MOST WANTED SUSPECT CAPTURED
A murder suspect on the police Most Wanted list was captured on Tuesday 25th January 2017, after nearly two weeks on the run. Amal Hunter, AKA "Bow" was arrested without incident around 1:00am, at a home in Southern New Providence by officers from the Selective Enforcement Team during a special operation. Additionally, an adult female and three male occupants of the home were taken into custody for harbouring a fugitive. Hunter is wanted in connection with a number of recent murders.

FEMALE IN CUSTODY FOR ARMED ROBBERY
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police in Eleuthera took an adult female into custody following an armed robbery on Tuesday 25th January 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 11:00am, a woman was driving her vehicle in Palmetto Point, when she picked up an adult female who asked for a ride to Savannah Sound. Upon arrival in Savannah Sound the female passenger stabbed the woman with a knife and demanded cash. The victim handed over her handbag and was stabbed again. The suspect then took a small amount of cash from the handbag and fled on foot. The victim was treated by the island's local doctor and later transported New Providence for further medical treatment. The victim's injuries are listed as non-life threatening. A short while later police arrested the female suspect in connection with this incident.

INTRUDER SHOT DEAD AT BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT
Her Majesty's Coroner, Mrs. Jeanine Weech-Gomez, is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man that occurred on Wednesday 25th January 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 10:00pm, a businessman was confronted by a man whom he caught breaking into his business establishment located on Market Street just south of Wulff Road. The businessman in fear of his life, armed with his license shotgun, shot the suspect who was armed with an object stolen from the business establishment. The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN TWO SHOOTING SHOOTINGS
The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into two separate shooting incidents that has left a man dead and another detained in hospital.

Reports are that shortly after 7:30pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017, a man was riding his bicycle on Murray Drive, Sunshine Park, when two men armed with handguns approached in a silver Honda vehicle and shot him before speeding off. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

In the second incident, shortly before 2:00am on Thursday 26th January 2017, a man was inside a vehicle described as an "Exclusive Party Bus" on West Bay Street near Saunders Beach, when he was approached by a man armed with a handgun who forced him outside and shot him before speeding off in a black vehicle. The victim was transported to hospital where he remains in stable condition. Investigations are ongoing.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT ANYONE ENGAGING IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, 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- 8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)

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 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.

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