Nassau, Bahamas — A woman was beaten to the ground on Bay Street this afternoon, shocking guests and sending onlookers to her defense.
Bahamas Press wonders what is going on in this country? Why are officers loosing their cool when they see Bahamians, and when they got their hip cut in the same area just months ago, no excessive force was used? We don’t understand it, but we invite you to listen and watch the account of the drama which unfolded on Bay today from visiting guests.
More CRIME NEWS — SHOOTING
Sometime around 2:45 pm on Wednesday 5th January, 2011 police received information of a shooting at Myrton Avenue off Farrington Road. Police responded and information received that a male got into an altercation with a group of men and was subsequently shot to the buttocks. The 21 year old victim was taken to hospital via private vehicle where he is detained in stable condition. Police are investigating.
Sometime around 4:30 pm on Wednesday 5th January, 2011 police received information of an armed robbery at Blue Hill Road near the Blue Hill Road Clinic. Police responded and information received that a female was sitting in her vehicle at Blue Hill Road when she was approached by two males, one of whom was wearing an orange and gray shirt and jeans pants and the other a blue shirt and jeans pants, allegedly armed with a handgun. It is reported the culprits robbed the female of her jewelry and fled the area in a waiting vehicle. Police are investigating.
Shortly after 7:00 pm on Wednesday 5th January, 2011 police received information of a shooting at Homestead Street. Police responded and information received that three (3) males were standing at the junction of Homestead and Miami Streets when they were approached by two (2) males armed with handguns. It is reported the culprits fired gunshots in the direction of the males which resulted in two of the males receiving gunshot injuries to the leg and one to the hip. The victims were taken to hospital via EMS personnel where they are detained in stable condition. Police are questioning a 15 year old male of Fritz Lane in connection with this incident. Police investigations continue.
Sometime around 12:30 am Thursday 6th January, 2011 police received information of an armed robbery at Farrington Road. Police responded and information received that a male was at home with a family member, when two males one of whom was allegedly armed with handgun entered the residence. The culprits robbed the males of jewelry and other personal effects and fled the area in an unknown direction. Police are investigating.
Sometime around 2:25 am on Thursday 06th January, 2010 officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant on a residence at Infant View Road and recovered thirty (30) pounds of suspected marijuana. A 43 year old male, believed to be a Jamaican national was taken into custody. The drugs have a street value of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00). Police investigations continue.
Sometime around 2:20 pm on Thursday 6th January, 2011 police received information that a male was suffering from gunshot injury in the area of Balfour Avenue and St. Charles Vincent Street. Police responded and information received that the victim was sitting in his 2002 Nissan Sentra in the area of the basketball court at Nassau Village, when he was approached by a green Nissan vehicle occupied by a group of men.
It is reported that one of the males produced a handgun fired gunshots in the direction of the male which resulted in that male receiving gunshot injury to the left arm. The victim drove himself to Balfour Avenue and St. Charles Vincent Street where EMS personnel collected him and took him to hospital. The 24 year old male is detained in hospital in serious condition. Police are investigating.