Four More Illegal Guns Seized by Police
Posted on April 3, 2017
by RBPF Public Affairs and Communications Office
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police continue to ramp up efforts in ridding the streets of New Providence of illegal firearms, with the seizure of four firearms and several rounds of ammunition over the past 48 hour period.
In the first incident, shortly after 12:30pm on Friday 31st March 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers were on routine patrol in the area of Bellville Circle, when they saw a group of men acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion. When the officers approached the men, they fled on foot. The officers gave chase and saw when one of the men dropped an object to the ground. The objected was retrieved and found to be a .45 Austria pistol. The suspect was subsequently arrested in connection with the seizure.
A few minutes later, shortly before 1:00pm, Firearm Tracing and Investigations Unit officers was on an operation on Madeira Street when they searched a premises and found a .380 pistol with 25 rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested in connection to the seizure.
In the second incident, shortly before 2:00am on Saturday 1st April 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers was on an operation on Robinson Road when they searched an area outside a nightclub and found a .357 Smith and Wesson pistol. No one was arrested in connection to the seizure.
Later that same day shortly before 10:00pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol in the area of Sunshine Way off Blue Hill Road, when they saw three men acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion. When the officers approached the men, they fled on foot. The area was searched and a black pistol was found. No one was arrested in connection with the find.
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