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February 4, 2017
POLICE SEIZE 4 MORE ILLEGAL GUNS
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police took four illegal weapons off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents during the past 48 hours.
In the first incident, shortly before 9:00am on Thursday 2nd February 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers acting on information went to a bushy area on Saki Street off Soldier Road, where they uncovered a 9- millimeter pistol with two rounds of ammunition.
A short while later around 9:00am, a concerned citizen handed over to police, an AK- 47 Assault Rifle with 21 live rounds of ammunition.
Later that same day shortly before 4:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers were on routine patrol on Fowler Street off East Street, when they saw a man walking who aroused their suspicion. The man on seeing the officers threw a firearm to the ground and fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the man. The firearm was recovered and found to be a .40 Austria Pistol with 11 rounds of ammunition.
In the final incident, shortly before 9:00am on Friday 3rd February 2017, Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit Officers acting on information went to Bailey Drive, Coral Harbour, where they uncovered a 12 - Gauge shotgun. No one was taken into custody in connection with these seizures.
POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN TWO SEPARATE SHOOTINGS
Police are seeking the public's help in two separate shooting incidents that has left a man dead an two others detained in hospital on Friday 3rd February 2017.
In the first incident, shortly before 7:30pm, two men were sitting in a vehicle on Durham Street off Mount Royal Avenue, when two males armed with handguns approached and shot them before fleeing on foot. The two men were taken to hospital where one of them later succumbed. The other man remains in serious condition.
In the second incident, shortly before 12:00midnight, a man was sitting in his Honda Civic vehicle on St. Cecilia Street, Chippingham, when a man armed with a handgun approached and robbed him of cash and a gold chain. The gunman then took the victim's vehicle and shot him before speeding off. The victim was taken to hospital where his condition is listed as stable. Investigations are ongoing in both incidents.
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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