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February 2, 2017
FIREARM SEIZED, A MALE AND TWO FEMALES IN CUSTODY
Consistent with the Commissioner's 2017 Policing Plan, Priority # 1, Southwestern Division officers took into custody an adult male along with two Jamaican females following the seizure of a handgun on Wednesday 1st February 2017.
Reports are that around 11:00am, Southwestern Division officers were on routine patrol on Lazaretto Road, when they spotted a male sitting in a Honda vehicle that was suspected of being used in a number of armed robberies and house breakings.
On approaching the vehicle, the male threw a firearm outside of the vehicle. The officers recovered the firearm and found it to be a .380 revolver with 2 live rounds of ammunition.
The male suspect was then taken into custody. Officers acting on information conducted a search of the suspect's home nearby and uncovered an assortment of jewelry and electronic items suspected of being stolen.
Additionally, two Jamaica females were arrested at the home for Breach of the Immigration Act.
WANTED SUSPECT CAPTURED DURING POLICE OPERATION
Consistent with the Commissioner's 2017 Policing Plan, Priority # 1, Officers from the Selective Enforcement Team along with officers from the Eastern Division conducted a police operation in Eastern New Providence on Wednesday 1st February 2017, that led to the arrest of one of police most wanted suspect Lorenzo Franklyn Stubbs, AKA, X-Box. Stubbs is wanted in connection with a number of armed robberies.
POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN SHOOTING INCIDENT
The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man detained in hospital on Thursday 2nd February 2017.
Reports are that shortly before 1:00am, a man was riding a moped on Bias Street off Blue Hill Road, when a man armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. The victim was transported to hospital where he remains in stable condition. Investigations are ongoing.
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.
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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