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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

April 30, 2017



ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT SHOT BY POLICE, HANDGUN AND AMMO RECOVERED

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, vigilant officers from the Mobile Division shot and arrested a man armed with a handgun minutes after he committed an armed robbery on Saturday 29th April 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 10:00pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine Patrol on Fritz Lane when they heard the sound of gunshots and saw a man running. The officers pursued the man who produced a handgun. The officers in fear of their lives shot the man and recovered a Glock Pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition from him.

Police then found out that the suspect had just robbed two males on Fritz Lane of a cell phone and cash.

The suspect was taken to hospital where he is detained in serious condition under heavy police guard.

Investigation continues.

POLICE SEIZE TWO HANDGUNS, ONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team seized two handguns in separate incidents on Saturday 29th April 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 1:00am, Selective Enforcement Officers were on an operation on Kemp Road, when they conducted a search of an area behind a building and uncovered a .45 pistol along with a plastic bag with 29 foils wraps containing marijuana.

Later that evening shortly before 10:00pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were on routine Patrol on Peach Street, when they observed a man behaving suspiciously. The man was 2 accosted and searched and a Ruger Pistol with 21 rounds of ammunition was found in his possession. The man was taken into custody in connection with the find.

TWO MEN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Mobile Division and Tourism Policing Unit arrested two men after they were found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs in separate incidents on Saturday 29th April 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 9:00am, officers assigned to the Tourism Policing Unit were on routine Patrol in the area of Prince George Wharf, when they observed a male visitor from California who aroused their suspicion. The male visitor was accosted, searched and a quantity of marijuana was found in his possession. The American man was taken into custody in connection with the find.

Then shortly after 6:00pm, officers assigned to the Mobile Division were on routine Patrol in the Culmersville area off Mackey Street, when they observed four men behaving suspiciously. The men were accosted, searched and 73 small packages of marijuana were found in their possession. The four men were taken into custody in connection with the find.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN TWO SHOOTINGS

Police are searching for two male suspects responsible two separate shooting incidents that have left two men detained in hospital on Saturday 29th April 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 8:00pm, a man was walking in the Mason's Addition area, when a man armed with a handgun approached him and shot him before fleeing on foot. The victim was taken to hospital where he is detained with non-life threatening injuries.

A few minutes later, a man was standing in front of a home at Taylor Street, Nassau Village, when a man armed with a handgun approached him and shot him before fleeing on foot. The victim was taken to hospital where he is detained with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigation continues.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM,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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