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March 8, 2017
POLICE OFFICERS TO RECEIVE MEDALS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE TODAY
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, will award a large group of officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force with medals during a special ceremony at Government House today at 11:00am.
Medals are being awarded in the following categories of merit:
Gallantry-for those who have performed acts of great courage in extreme danger.
Meritorious-for those who have performed distinguished service characterized by devotion to duty, including prolonged service marked by exceptional ability, merit and conduct.
Long Service-for those who have completed eighteen years of continuous service and who have not been the subject of specified punishments arising from disciplinary proceedings.
HANDGUN RECOVERED AFTER CAR CHASE
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, officers from the Mobile Division seized an illegal handgun following a car chase on Tuesday 7th March 2017.
According to reports, around 6:00pm, Mobile Division Officers were on routine patrol on Wulff Road and Market Street, where they observed a black Nissan Murano Jeep that failed to stop at a traffic light. The officers signaled to the vehicle to stop but the driver sped off. A chase ensued that ended on Meadow Street, where the vehicle collided with another vehicle and crashed into a utility pole. The male driver then threw a handgun to the ground and fled on foot. The officers were unable to catch the driver. The handgun was recovered and found to be a .45 pistol with 7 live rounds of ammunition.
POLICE SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS
Police are searching for several suspects responsible for two separate armed robberies that occurred on Tuesday 7th March 2017.
In the first incident, shortly before 1:00pm, a man was leaving a business establishment on Soldier Road to make a deposit at a bank, when three men armed with handguns approached and robbed him of a bag containing a large amount of cash before speeding off in a white Honda vehicle.
In the second incident, shortly after 9:00pm, a man had just pulled up to his home off Soldier Road in his silver 2004 Honda Accord vehicle, when a man armed with a handgun approached and robbed him of his vehicle before speeding off.
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
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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