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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

March 24, 2017



SUSPECT WANTED FOR POSSESSION OF AN UNLICENSED FIREARM

The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in locating 45 year old Omar Archer of Lewis Street, Nassau Village who is wanted for questioning reference to possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Archer is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5' 9" to 6' tall.

POLICE RELEASE COMPOSITE SKETCH OF PERSON OF INTEREST WANTED FOR MURDER

Police have released a composite sketch of an adult male of interest in a homicide case.

Police is asking for the public's help in locating the man and want to question him in connection with a recent murder.

The person of interest is a medium brown male, slim built, about 5' 10" to 5' 11" tall.

TWO SUSPECTS WANTED FOR MURDER

The Royal Bahamas Police Force is also asking the public for help in locating two suspects wanted for wanted some recent murders.

The first suspect is 28 year old Mark Clear of Kemp Road.

Clear is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5' 5" to 5' 7" tall.

The second suspect is 27 year old Marvin Sherman Reckley of Palmetto Avenue.

Reckley is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5' 5" to 5' 7" 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, and persons providing a safe haven for these criminals will be prosecuted.

POLICE SEIZE 6 ILLEGAL GUNS IN 24 HOURS, 2 MEN IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, the Royal Bahamas Police Force is reporting that, through two coordinated operations, 6 firearms and several rounds of ammunition were seized over a 24-hour period.

In the first incident, which occurred around 9:30pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were conducting an operation on East Street South, when they saw a man acting in a suspicious manner. He was accosted, searched and a 9mm pistol and fifteen rounds of ammunition taken from his waistband. The man was subsequently arrested and taken into custody.

Then a few minutes later, Selective Enforcement Unit officers were on an operation on East Street South when they observed a man standing in front of a home who aroused their suspicion. When they approached, the man dropped an object and ran. The object was retrieved and found to be a .45 pistol with 4 rounds of ammunition. The man was subsequently arrested and taken into custody.

In the final incident, which occurred around 12:00noon on Thursday 23rd March 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were conducting an operation on Sea Link Drive, South Beach, when one (1) Springfield 9mm pistol, one (1) Smith & Wesson pistol, one (1) .40 pistol and one (1) republic arms pistol with 4 rounds of ammunition were found in a bag hidden in bushes. No one was arrested in relation to the seizure.

APPARENT DROWNING - GRAND BAHAMA

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the death of an 80 year old American female on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 11:00am, a female visitor was in waters near Silver Point Drive where she was later found unconscious. Police and EMS personnel were called to the scene and transported the unconscious female to the Rand Memorial Hospital where she later succumbed.

Police are investigating this matter.

FOUND FIREARM & AMMUNITION - GRAND BAHAMA

Police in Grand Bahama uncovered (2) firearms on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 3:00pm, officers while on mobile patrol in the area of Winchester Circle discovered in an abandoned vehicle (1) black 9mm pistol and (1) black .40 pistol with (1) magazine containing (48) rounds of 9mm ammunition. No arrest was made in this matter, police are investigating.

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 YOU SEE OR SUSPECT A CRIME IS BEING COMMITTED; PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE FEATURES OF THE OFFENDER/S AND ANY VEHICLES INVOLVED.

Please visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.

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