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February 28, 2017



ANOTHER HANDGUN SEIZED BY POLICE

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers, seized a .45 pistol during a police operation on Yellow Elder Way on Tuesday 28th February 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00midnight, Selective Enforcement Team officers were on an operation in the Yellow Elder Way area, when a premises was searched and the handgun was seized. No one was arrested in connection with the incident. Investigations continue.

POLICE LAUNCH MANHUNT FOR SUSPECTS IN SHOOTING INCIDENT, HANGUN SEIZED

Police have launched a manhunt and public appeal for two suspects responsible for a shooting incident that has left two persons detained in hospital on Tuesday 28th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 3:00pm, two men were standing in front of a building in Pinedale, when two men armed with handguns approached and shot them before fleeing on foot. The victims were transported to hospital where they are detained in stable condition.

Police recovered a .9 millimeter pistol with three live rounds of ammunition from the scene.

The first suspect is 22 year old Derron Ericon Deveaux, otherwise called "Monkey" of Lakeview Street, Big pond Subdivision. Deveaux is a dark male of a slim build about 6' 0" to 6' 2" tall.

The second suspect is 23 year old Michael Augustine, otherwise called "Spanker" of Union Village. Augustine is a dark male of a slim build about 6 feet tall.

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 wish to remind members of the public that it is a criminal offence to harbour these individuals; Persons providing a safe haven for these criminals will be prosecuted.

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

ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL TOOLS FOR CRIME PREVENTION IS TO CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE. YOU MAY THINK THAT THE POLICE DO NOT WANT TO BE CALLED IF SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS IS HAPPENING, BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE WHEN IN DOUBT, CALL THE POLICE.

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