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RBPF Nassau: 2 Men arrested, 1 shot following car chase - 2 in custody for armed robbery- Drug arrest - Firearm seized
By Stephen Dean, RBPF
May 19, 2017 - 11:17:54 AM

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

Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s 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.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED 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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