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December 16, 2017



DANGEROUS DRUG ARRESTS - GRAND BAHAMA

Police in Grand Bahama and Abaco arrest three persons on Friday 15th December 2017 after they were all found in possession of Dangerous Drugs.

In the first incident, shortly before 7:00pm, a 60 year old American female presented herself at security check point at the Freeport Harbor and when she was searched was found in possession of 2.5 lbs. of suspected cocaine taped to her waist with a street value of $25,000. She was arrested and taken into police custody.

In the second incident, shortly before 10:00pm, police in Abaco while on routine mobile patrol in the area of Oleander Street, Dundas Town, saw two males who ran on seeing the police. Officers gave chase and captured one of the suspects who was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana. He was arrested and taken into police custody.

In the third incident, shortly after 10:00pm, officers of Rapid Response Unit while in the area of East Sunrise Highway, arrested a 28 year old male of Mayfield Park, who was found in possession of (10) plastic bags of suspected marijuana.

They are all expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court early next week.

SUSPECTS SHOT BY POLICE, FIREARM RECOVERED, ONE MAN IN CUSTODY
Earlier in the day, on Friday, 15th December, 2017 Police issued an APB (All Points Bulletin) for a sky blue Nissan Bluebird Self Drive vehicle with two suspicious looking men, who were seen casing the Palmdale area.

Shortly after 7:00pm, officers on routine patrol spotted the vehicle in the area of Homestead Street and Minnie Street and attempted to stop it. The officers pursued the vehicle, which crashed into another vehicle on Cordeaux Avenue and Washington Street. The passenger came from the vehicle armed with a handgun. He pointed the gun at the officers and fired it. The officers became in fear for their lives and shot the suspect who died on the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody. A .45 Austria Glock Pistol along with a magazine with ammunition was recovered.

Her Majesty's Coroner visited the scene and is investigating this incident.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS
Police are searching for two males responsible for an armed robbery that occurred on Friday, 15th December, 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 8:00pm, two men armed with firearms entered a wholesale liquor store on Blue Hill Road and demanded cash. They were unsuccessful in robbing the establishment. However, they were able to rob two patrons of cash and other personal items before fleeing on foot. Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING TWO MEN WANTED FOR FRAUD AND SHOPBREAKING
The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in locating two men who are wanted for questioning reference to Shop Breaking.

The first suspect is 24 year old Anthony Coleby of Dignity Gardens.  

Coleby is of dark brown complexion, 5'6"- 5'9" tall and slim build. He is wanted for questioning into a number of Shop Breaking incidents on the Island of Exuma.

The second suspect is 34 year old Kareem Murphy-Bootle of Millers Heights Murphy-Bootle is of dark brown complexion, 5'9"- 6' tall and medium build.

He is wanted for questioning into a Fraud investigation on the island of Abaco. These men are considered to be armed and dangerous. Police advise the public not to approach them. Instead, contact police immediately with any information.

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

HOLIDAY CRIME PREVENTION TIP
DO NOT WALK IN DARK ALLEYS AND STREETS WHERE ONLY A VERY FEW PEOPLE PASS BY. TAKE SECURE AND WELL-LIGHTED WALKWAYS INSTEAD. IF YOU CAN, WALK IN THE COMPANY OF OTHER PEOPLE. AVOID DISPLAYING AND CARRYING LARGE SUMS OF MONEY IN PUBLIC. ONLY CARRY THE CREDIT CARDS YOU NEED. DO NOT LEAVE GIFTS AND OTHER VALUABLES IN PLAIN VIEW ON THE SEATS OF YOUR VEHICLE..

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