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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

November 5, 2017



SUSPECT SHOT IN BOTCH ARMED ROBBERY ATTEMPT DIES IN HOSPITAL
A male suspect, who was hospitalized on Friday 27th October 2017 after being shot in the middle of an attempted armed robbery, has died. The wounded man was pronounced dead in hospital shortly after 4:00pm this afternoon (Sunday 5th November 2017)

The wounded man and another suspect attempted to rob a man, as he was about to enter his home in Yellow Elder Gardens around 11.30pm Friday 27th October 2017. However, the victim fought back, struggling with the suspect with the gun. During the struggle, the gunman suffered a gunshot wound and fled on foot along with his accomplice into a waiting blue Honda vehicle with gold rims.

HIGH POWERED ASSAULT WEAPON SEIZED, ONE MAN IN CUSTODY
An adult male is in custody following the seizure a high-powered assault weapon during a raid on a home on Sunday 5th November 2017. 2 AK- 47 Assault Rifle Seized.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, South Central Division officers acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on home located at Whites Addition off Kemp Road where they uncovered an AK- 47 Assault Rifle. Mobile Division officers later arrested a male occupant of the home in connection with this incident.

MALE AND FEMALE IN CUSTODY FOR ARMED ROBBERY
Reports are that shortly after 5:00pm, Mobile Division officers took an adult male and an adult female into custody for questioning reference to armed robbery on Sunday 5th November 2017. The two suspects were found in possession of two cell phones taken during an armed robbery sometime in October 2017.

FOUR IN CUSTODY FOR DRUG AND AMMUNITION POSSESSION
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Southeastern Division officers took four adult males into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs and marijuana on Saturday 4th November 2017.

According to reports shortly after 11:00am, Southeastern Division officers were on routine patrol in the area of Winders Terrace and Malcolm Road, when they observed four males standing on a premises acting suspiciously. The males were then accosted and they along with the premises were searched. During the search, 6 live rounds of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana were found. The four males were subsequently taken into custody.

13 ARRESTED, 55 DRIVERS TICKETED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS DURING 48 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 twelve (13) persons during the past 48 hours for, rape, threats of death and outstanding court warrants. Additionally, 55 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations. 

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 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)

CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK – 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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