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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

January 4, 2017



POLICE SEIZED THREE HANDGUNS, TWO MEN ARRESTED
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities, Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit Officers seized three illegal firearms in separate incidents and took two men into custody on Monday 2nd January 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 4:00pm, Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit Officers, acting on intelligence conducted a search in the area of a building located at Mt. Royal and Oxford Avenue, where they uncovered a .40 pistol. No one was arrested for this discovery.

In the second incident, shortly after 12:00noon, Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit Officers were on routine patrol on Sir Milo Butler Highway when they intercepted a Honda vehicle with two suspicious men inside. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found a .380 pistol with 2 live rounds of ammunition. The men were subsequently taken into custody.

Then shortly after 10:00pm, Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit Officers were on routine patrol on the Potters Cay Dock, where they saw a man who aroused their suspicion. The man on seeing the officers fled on foot. After a short foot chase the officers caught the man and found a pistol with 5 live rounds of ammunition in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.

POLICE SEEK HELP IN SHOOTING INCIDENT
Police are seeking the public's help in solving a shooting incident that has left a woman detained in hospital on Monday 2nd January 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 10:00pm, a woman was standing among a group of persons in front of a home located off Alexander Boulevard, Nassau Village, when the occupants of a Nissan Primera vehicle pulled up and fired several shots before speeding off. The woman was shot and transported to hospital where she is listed in stable condition. Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE URGE CAUTION AS STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL
With students heading backing to school, Police are urging both drivers and pedestrians to take precautions to keep the streets of the Bahamas safe as more pedestrians are using the roadways. Drivers should use caution especially while traveling in residential and school areas where pedestrians may cross the street or walk along the roadway.

Pedestrians, especially children, may dart out into traffic from unexpected places like between parked cars. Drivers should always be ready to take evasive action and monitor their speed.

Police also urged parents to share the following safety tips with children who walk to school:

  • Do not cross the street alone if you are younger than 10 years old.
  • Stop at the curb before crossing the street.
  • Walk; do not run, across the street.
  • Cross at corners, using traffic signals, and pedestrian crossings.
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing.
  • Walk facing traffic.
  • Make sure drivers see you before crossing in front of them.
  • Do not play in driveways, streets or parking lots.
  • Wear white clothing or reflectors when walking at night.
  • Cross at least 10 feet in front of a school bus.izens.

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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