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RBPF Nassau: Armed robbery at restaurant on Coconut Grove Ave.
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Jul 25, 2018 - 7:36:44 AM

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POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN SOLVING ARMED ROBBERY

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are asking members of the public, to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery, which occurred Tuesday, 24th July, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, two armed men, entered a restaurant on Coconut Grove Avenue, held employees at bay and robbed the establishment of cash, before running form the store and making good their escape. 

Investigations are ongoing.

ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY, 1 SUSPECT IN CUSTODY, ILLEGAL FIREARM RECOVERED

Shortly before 7:00pm, Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 a man armed with a firearm, entered a convenience store on Miami Street, held employees at bay and demanded cash. A struggle ensued between employees and the armed man, resulting in the man being disarmed, and held until police arrived. Officers took the suspect into custody and recovered a .380 pistol and 6 rounds of ammunition. Nothing was taken from the store. No one was injured.

The man is expected to be formally charged before the Magistrate Court later this week.


13 ARRESTED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS DURING 24 HOURS PERIOD  

Mobile Division targeted patrols, intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activity, have resulted in the arrest of thirteen (13) persons during the past 24 hours for attempted armed robbery, stealing and outstanding court warrants. 

Additionally fifty (50) drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations

SAFETY DRIVING TIPS – Obey all traffic laws
  • Don’t drink, text or utilize anything that will distract you while driving.
  • Obey the speed limits and traffic signal lights
  • Be alert and ready to stop. Look out for people walking on the street, especially where there are no sidewalks.
  • Be extra cautious around pedestrian crossing, slow down and watch out for children on the streets.
  • Do not overtake, stay in your lane.
  • Remember to slow down and drive for both you and others.

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