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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

April 21, 2017



QUICK RESPONSE BY POLICE LEADS TO THE ARREST OF THREE MURDER SUSPECTS

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, quick action by officers from the Mobile Division has resulted in the arrest of three adult males and the recovery of two illegal firearms following a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in serious condition on Friday 21st April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, a group of men were standing in front of a car wash located on Market Street near Palm Tree Avenue, when the occupants of a dark coloured vehicle pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding off. Two of the men were shot and transported to hospital, where one of them succumbed and the other is detained in serious condition.

Police were immediately alerted and responding Mobile Division officers spotted the getaway vehicle fleeing from the area. A vehicle chase ensued that ended in Ridgeland Park, where three men fled from the getaway vehicle on foot. The officers continued the chase and captured the three men. One (1) Tech 9 automatic firearm and a .40 pistol along with several rounds of ammunition were recovered from the men.

Police suspect the three males are responsible for several homicides and armed robberies.

DANGEROUS DRUGS ARREST - GRAND BAHAMA

Three American males are in police custody after they were found in possession of a quantity of Dangerous Drugs.

Reports are that on Thursday 20th April 2017 shortly after 9:00am, Police at the Freeport Lucayan Harbour were called to the Bahamas Customs Terminal where they arrested three American males who were found in possession of (2) clear plastic bag containing a quantity of suspected marijuana, (1) clear plastic bag containing a grassy substance suspected of being Shrooms, (14) clear plastic bags containing a quantity of suspected edible infused marijuana candy, (2) clear packages of suspected cocaine and (1) container of suspected marijuana candy.

Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit are continuing the investigation into this matter and all three males are expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court.

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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