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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

May 19, 2017



POLICE IN SOUTH ANDROS MAKE LARGE DRUG BUST, TWO MEN IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Police Plan for 2017, a team of courageous officers assigned to the South Andros District struck big blow in the operations of drug traffickers in the Bahamas on Thursday 18th May 2017, this time with the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana and the arrest of two suspects on that island.

Reports are that around 6:00am, a team of officers from the South Andros District, acting on intelligence went to a bushy area in Mars Bay, where they uncovered just over one thousand pounds of marijuana packaged in 44 nylon sacks, 19 small bags and a suit case.

The street value of the drugs is just over one million dollars.

Two men were arrested on the scene and taken into custody. Drug Enforcement Unit Officers later transported the drugs and suspects to New Providence.

ONE ILLEGAL FIREARM SEIZED, TWO MEN ARRESTED, ONE SHOT FOLLOWING A CAR CHASE

Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Plan for 2017, two men are in custody(one shot) and one illegal firearm seized following a car chase on Thursday 18th May 2017.

According to reports, around 10:00pm, police received a report the occupants in a Nissan car were discharging a firearms in the area of Boyd Road and Providence Avenue. Responding officers arrived in the area shortly thereafter and spotted the vehicle. The officers signaled to the occupants of the vehicle to stop, but they refused and sped off. A chased ensued in the Farrington Road area during which time the suspects fired several shots at the police. The police returned fire and the vehicle crashed into a nearby wall on Pitt Road, where one of the men ran from the vehicle fired several shots at the police and fled on foot. The officers gave chase and later caught this suspect hiding in a doghouse nearby. The other suspect who had been shot was arrested in the vehicle. A handgun was found in the suspect's vehicle.

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

The two suspects are believed by police to be responsible for a number of armed robberies.

MAN AND WOMAN IN CUSTODY FOR ARM ROBBERY

A man and a woman are in custody for questioning reference to an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday 18th May 2017.

According to reports shortly before 11:00am, a female employee was standing in the parking lot of a business establishment located on Ernest and York Streets, when a man armed with a handgun approached and robbed her of her handbag containing a cell phone and cash before fleeing on foot.

Police later arrested a male and a female in connection with this incident. The cell phone taken during the armed robbery was found in their possession.

Investigations are ongoing.

MAN IN CUSTODY FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, a man was taken into custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Thursday 18th May 2017.

According to reports, around 5:00pm, officers fronm the Selective Enforcement Team acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Kent Drive, Coral Harbour. During the search a quantity of marijuana was found. A male resident of the home was taken into custody for questioning in connection with the find.

BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS OFFICER BEING SOUGHT FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Police are seeking the public's help regarding any information they may have regarding the whereabouts of Bahamas Department of Corrections Officer, 26 year old Alston Lamar Forbes of Kent Drive, Coral Harbour.

Forbes is wanted in connection with a quantity of dangerous drugs found at the Bahamas Department of Corrections on May 1, 2017.

Forbes is a medium brown male, medium build, about 5' 8" in height.

POLICE LAUNCH MANHUNT FOR TWO MURDER SUSPECTS

Police have launched a manhunt and public appeal for two men wanted for questioning reference to Murder. The first suspect is 22 year old Livingstone Knowles, AKA "Kaisor" of Ethel Street, Montel Heights.

Knowles is a medium brown male, slim build, about 5' 9" to 5' 11" in height.

The second suspect is 31 year old Tico Omar Lightbourne, AKA "Pitbull" of McCartney Lane and Wilson Track.

Lightbourne is a dark brown male, medium build, about 5' 5" to 5' 7" in height.

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 harbor these individuals, and persons providing a safe haven for these criminals will be prosecuted.

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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