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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

December 29, 2017



POLICE INVESTIGATES FATAL ACCIDENT ON EXUMA
Police are investigation an accident on the Island of Exuma, that has left a juvenile male dead on Thursday, 28th December, 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 11:00am, a male was assisting with hoisting a sail boat from the waters at the Government Dock in George Town, when the crane that was being used, snapped from the truck it was attached to, hitting the male and pinning him to the boat, which became submerged in the water.

The victim was rescued from the water and taken to the local clinic where he was pronounced dead. Another male was examined at the local clinic and was later airlifted to New Providence for further medical treatment. Investigations are ongoing.

FIREARMS LICENSING OFFICE NEW OPERATING HOURS
The Royal Bahamas Police Force wishes to notify members of the public that its Firearms Licensing Office on University Boulevard will be open to customers from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 4pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am- 2:00pm until further notice.

The office will be closed on Sundays and Holidays. Firearm License Holders, who have not already done so, are asked to visit the office on University Boulevard to renew their license.

All Firearms Licenses expires as of 31st December, 2017. After this date, a late fee will be charged at the time of renewal. 

ONE MAN IN CUSTODY FOR DRUG POSSESSION ON ELEUTHREA
Police took a male into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Wednesday, 27th December, 2017.

Sometime around 2:00pm, officers from Eleuthera Division went to the settlement of Green Castle, Eleuthera, where they searched a home and property and recovered a quantity of marijuana.

One man was subsequently taken into custody and is expected to appear in court later this week to be formally charged.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN SOLVING AN OVERNIGHT ARMED ROBBERY
Police are asking the public to come forth with any information they may have in solving an Armed Robbery which occurred on Thursday, 28th December, 2017.

Shortly before 1:00am, two men and a woman had just pulled up to a home in Coral Harbour, when they were approached by two men armed with firearms, who forced them into the homes, tied them up and robbed them of cash and other items before fleeing in one of the victims black Ford truck. The truck was later recovered on East Street south. Investigations are ongoing.

19 ARRESTED, 52 DRIVERS TICKETED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS DURING A 48 HOURS PERIOD
Proactive Policing by officers from Mobile Division along with targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of 19 persons during the past 48 hours for, drug possession, stealing and outstanding court warrants.

Additionally, 52 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

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

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