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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

February 20, 2017



POLICE SEIZE TWO HANDGUNS, SEVERAL PERSONS IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police continue to ramp up efforts across the country to remove illegal guns from the nation's streets, this time with the seizure of two firearms and several rounds of ammunition in separate incidents in New Providence on Sunday 19th February 2017.

In the first incident, which occurred at around 9:30pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers carried out an operation at a premises on Scott Street and a .22 pistol with 8 live rounds of ammunition was found in a home.

Five (5) adult males were arrested in relation to the seizure.

In the second incident, shortly before 10:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers carried out an operation at a premises on Podoleo Street near Cordeaux Avenue and a .40 pistol with 8 live rounds of ammunition was found in a home.

Five (5) adult males along with an adult female were arrested in relation to the seizure.

MAN WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER CAPTURED

Police are pleased to report that 44 year old Tony Austin Maycock, otherwise called "Fats" of Windsor Lane, who is wanted the attempted murder is now in custody.

Maycock was arrested without incident, at his Windsor Lane home by officers from the Selective Enforcement Team around 9:30pm on Sunday 19th February 2017.

POLICE LAUNCH ISLAND-WIDE MANHUNT FOR SUSPECTS IN SHOOTING DEATH

Police have launched an island-wide manhunt and public appeal for five suspects responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead and a woman detained in hospital on Sunday 19th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 11:00pm, a man and a woman had just left a party and was walking on Knowles Drive off Tonique Williams-darling Highway, when five masked men armed with handguns in a small white vehicle pulled up and shot them before speeding off. The man was pronounced dead on the scene and the woman was transported to hospital where she is detained in stable condition.

Investigations are ongoing.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT ANYONE ENGAGING IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, 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- 8476 (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 lead 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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