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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

April 16, 2017



ISLAND-WIDE MANHUNT LAUNCHED FOR SUSPECTS WHO SHOT AND KILLED A POLICE OFFICER

Police have launched an island-wide manhunt the suspects responsible for the shooting death of a police officer that occurred on Sunday 16th April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am Police received a report that someone had been shot on Coral Harbour Road. Police on arrival at a service road off Coral Harbor Road, met the lifeless body of an off duty police officer who was shot. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT IN RIDGELAND PARK SHOOTING DEATH

Police are also searching for a male suspect believed to be responsible for the shooting death of an adult male that occurred on Saturday 15th April 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 9:00pm, a man was standing outside a home at Twin Close, Ridgeland, when a man armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.

FOUR MEN IN CUSTODY FOR THEFT OF A LARGE QUANTITY OF FUEL

An excellent example of "Good Police work" has led to the arrest of four men responsible for stealing a large amount of fuel on Saturday 15th April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00noon, police received a report of persons stealing fuel from a Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Pipeline off Frank Watson Highway. This pipeline connects BPL's Clifton Pier Fuel station to the Blue Hills power plant. When police arrived on the scene they caught an adult male "red handed" loading fuel from a BPL pipeline into several large containers. The male was taken into custody for stealing.

Police commenced an immediate investigation into this incident that led to the arrest of three more adult males and the recovery of a large amount of fuel.

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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