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RBPF Nassau: Police are investigating the country’s latest homicide - Armed robbery - Illegal Firearm recovered
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Jan 14, 2020 - 9:37:07 AM

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POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE COUNTRY’S LATEST
HOMICIDE

Nassau, Bahamas - Police on New Providence are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident Monday, 13th January, 2020 which has left an adult male dead. 

According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm, a group of men were standing on the side of the street at Montgomery Avenue off Carmichael Road, when the occupants of a black Toyota Passo pulled up and opened fire in their direction, injuring one man before speeding away. Paramedics were called to the scene; however; the injured man was pronounced dead on scene. No one else was injured during this incident. 
Police are appealing to members of the public, who may have information that can assist with this investigations, to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, Crime stoppers at 328-TIPS (8477) or the nearest police station. 

Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE INVESTIGATES ARMED ROBBERY

Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating three men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred Monday, 13th January, 2020

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, two men were at a scrap metal site on Sea Breeze Lane when they were approached by three armed men, who held them at bay and robbed them of cash, before speeding away in a 2005 white Ford Ranger truck, the property of one of the victims. 

Investigations are ongoing.

ILLEGAL FIREARM RECOVERED- 1 MALE IN CUSTODY

Police have taken an adult male into custody, Tuesday, 14th January, 2020, after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

According to reports, shortly before 4:00am, Eastern Division Officers responded to reports of gun shots being fired in Nassau Village. As the officers were at Rico Street and Pepe Avenue off Sea Breeze Lane, acting on information they intercepted a white Nissan Cube, conducted a search and recovered a black AR15 and thirty (30) rounds of .223 ammunition.

The male is expected to formally charge before a Magistrate Court later this week.

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PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS -
  • Think about your safety before you leave home; make sure someone knows where you are going, who you are with and what time you are likely to return.Fully charge your mobile phone and keep it with you so you can keep in contact with your friends and family and ring police should you need to.
  • Walking home in the dark is never a good idea, but if you absolutely must, try to walk with a friend, keep no busy, well-lit roads even if it means taking a longer route.
  • If you think someone is following you, go to the nearest place where there are people and ask for help, or, if you can't find somewhere or you are worried about someone's behaviour towards you in any way, call 919
  • Don't be afraid about being wrong or over-reacting; the Police would rather be called only to find that all is well, than be dealing with an incident because someone was afraid of calling them.



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