POLICE INVESTIGATES ARMED ROBBERIES
Nassau, Bahamas - Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the men responsible for three recent armed robberies.
In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 1:00pm on Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 man was walking on Fire Trail Road, when he was approached by two armed men, who forced him into a red Honda Accord car and drove him to Cowpen Road, where they robbed him of cash and a cell phone, before putting him out of the vehicle and driving away.
In the second incident, according to reports, shortly after 9:00pm Wednesday 14th August, 2019 a man was walking on Fifth Street, Coconut Grove, when he was approached by three men, one armed with a handgun, who robbed him of cash before running away.
In the third incident, according to reports, shortly after 1:00am, Thursday, 15h August, 2019 a man had just arrived at a residence on Turnquest Avenue, Stapledon Gardens, when he was approached by an armed man who robbed him of cash and cell phoned before getting into a waiting white Nissan Cube and speeding away.
Investigations into these matters are ongoing
30 FIXED PENALTY NOTICES ISSUED TO DRIVERS BY MOBILE
DIVISION OFFICERS IN PAST 24 HOUR
Officers from the Mobile Divisions conducted road checks in various parts of the island. Their efforts, which were intended to eucate, reduce crime, and to minimize the ability of criminals to commit criminal activity, resulted in the arrest of thirty (30) persons for outstanding criminal warrants, disorderly behaviour, possession of dangerous drugs and stealing over the past 24 hours.
Additionally, 30 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.
SAFTEY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS
- Slow down and obey ALL traffic laws and speed limitsSpeed limits in
school zones is 15 MPH from 7:30am to 9:00am and 2:30pm to 4:00pm
- Be extra cautious around school crossing areas
- When driving in school zones or in neighbourhoods, watch for
children who may be in a hurry to get to school and may not be thinking
of their safety
- Watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Be alert and ready to stop.
- Always stop for a school bus or jitney that has to stop to load or unload passengers.
- Before entering a pedestrian crossing area, be sure there are no children in the lane or adjacent lanes.
- When passing a parked vehicle, check for children who may run into the street
- Allow children waiting at a pedestrian crossing to cross the street
BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENTS
POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS OR
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 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)
- Find an easy way to walk to and from school or the bus stop and use
the same route every day.Always walk with a brother, sister, neighbour
or friend or with other students. Strength is in numbers.
- Don’t talk to strangers, don’t go anywhere with them or take
anything from them. If a stranger approaches, tell your parents or a
trusted adult such as a teacher.
- Never get into a vehicle with a stranger, or with anyone without your parents’ permission.
- Look both ways before crossing the street.
- Never run into the street from between parked cars.
- Know you parents full name, your parents telephone numbers and your
address (street name and house number). If you have trouble remembering
them, write them down and keep in a safe place.