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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

March 5, 2017



MURDER SUSPECT WHO ELUDED CAPTURE FOR TWO YEARS ARRESTED WITH 2 HANDGUNS

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police are pleased to report the arrest of one of the Royal Bahamas Police most wanted criminals Mark McKenzie, after being on the run for two years.

According to reports, McKenzie was arrested without incident around 2:00pm on Saturday 4th March 2017, when officers from the Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit assisted by officers from the Eastern Division acting on intelligence, conducted a search of home located at Tundra Court, Winton Meadows and found McKenzie in possession of a .38 revolver and a .40 pistol with 28 live rounds of ammunition. Additionally a quantity of marijuana was also uncovered.

Two adult females and an adult male occupant of the home were also arrested.

McKenzie is wanted for questioning in connection with several murders that occurred over the past two years.

POLICE SEIZE 4 MORE ILLEGAL GUNS

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police continue to ramp up efforts across the island to remove illegal guns off the streets of New Providence, with the seizure of four illegal handguns over the past four days.

In the first incident, which occurred shortly before 3:00pm on Wednesday 1st March 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team carried out an operation in Union Village and a .40 handgun with 13 live rounds of ammunition was found hidden in an abandoned building. No one was arrested in relation to the seizure.

In the second incident, that occurred shortly after 10:00pm on Thursday 2nd March 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team on operation carried out an operation at Royal Palm Street and a .9 millimeter Luger pistol was found hidden in an abandoned building. No one was arrested in relation to the seizure.

In the third incident, shortly before 4:00pm on Friday 3rd March 2017, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Market Street, when the observed a Honda Accord vehicle being driven in a dangerous manner by a male. The officers pursued the vehicle, which came to a stop near Baker Street. The male driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The officers were unable to catch him. A search was conducted of the vehicle and a .40 Glock Pistol with a magazine containing 12 rounds of ammunition was found inside.

In the final incident, shortly after 12:00midnight on Saturday 4th March 2017, officers attached to the Selective Enforcement Team were on routine patrol on Cumberbatch Alley, when they observed a man standing near an abandoned building. When they approached, the man dropped an object and ran. The object was retrieved and found to be a .40 pistol with a magazine containing 16 rounds of ammunition.

SUSPECTS IN SHOOTING INCIDENT ARRESTED

Police took into custody four adult males following a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday 4th March 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 11:00pm a male was involved in an argument with four other males at the Northern end of Arawak Cay that led to him being shot. The victim was taken to hospital where he is detained in serious condition.

A short while later police arrested four male suspects in connection with this incident.

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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