POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN ARMED ROBBERY AND SHOOTING

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Nassau, Bahamas – In the first incident, around 7:00pm on Thursday 17th September 2017, a woman was about to enter her silver Honda vehicle license number 289109 in the parking lot of a shopping center in Golden Gates, when a man armed with a handgun approached and robbed her of her vehicle before speeding off.

In the second incident, shortly after 11:00pm on Thursday 17th September 2017, a man was standing outside of his home located at Emerald Gardens off Cowpen Road, when the occupants of a burgundy Honda vehicle approached and shot him to the leg before speeding off. The man was taken to hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

3 FIREARMS AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF AMMUNITION SEIZED BY POLICE

In the first incident around 5:30pm on Thursday 17th September 2015, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) acting on information went to a bushy area off Lazaretta Road, where they uncovered a AR-15 Assault Rifle along with (26) live rounds of ammunition.

In the second incident around shortly after 7:00pm on Thursday 17th September 2015, officers from

Firearm Tracing and Investigation Unit (FTIU) were on patrol on St. Margaret Road off Shirley Street when they two suspicious men walking. The men on seeing the officers fled on foot dropping a handgun to the ground. The police gave chase but were unable to catch the two men. The officers retrieved the handgun the suspects dropped to the ground and found it to be a .40 pistol.

In the third incident, shortly after 12:00midnight on Friday 18th September 2015, officers from Firearm Tracing and Investigation Unit (FTIU) acting on information went to Spikenard Road off Cowpen Road, where they uncovered a handgun along with (6) live rounds of ammunition.

In the third incident, shortly after 7:00am on Friday 18th September 2015, police acting on information went to an abandoned building on Kemp Road, where they uncovered a large amount of ammunition.

No arrests were made in any of these incidents.

15 TAKEN INTO CUSTODY DURING TWO SEPARATE POLICE OPERATIONS

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2015, officers from the Southeastern Division and the Flying Squad conducted two separate operations in New Providence on Thursday 17th September 2017 that targeted a number of persons suspected of being involved in criminal activities.

In the operation conducted by officers from the Southeastern Division, 8 persons were arrested for various offenses such as House breaking, stolen vehicle, stealing and unlawful possession.

In the operation conducted by officers from the Flying Squad, 7 persons were arrested for various offenses such as murder, armed robbery, stolen vehicle and possession of dangerous drugs.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS).

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