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RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal firearms and ammunition recovered
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Aug 16, 2019 - 8:49:10 AM

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POLICE INVESTIGATES ARMED ROBBERY 

Nassau, Bahamas - Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the man responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Thursday, 15th August, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, three males and a female were sitting on the park in Colony Village when they were approached by a male armed with a firearm, who robbed them of cash and cell phones before running away.

Investigations are ongoing.

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ILLEGAL FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION RECOVERED – THREE
MALES IN CUSTODY

Police have recovered three illegal firearms and ammunition from the streets of New Providence and have taken three adult males into custody, Thursday 15th August, 2019.

According to reports shortly after 5:00pm, Mobile Division Officers assisted by K-9 Officers and k-9 “Dunga” acting on information, conducted a search of a home and property at Joan’s Heights and recovered two (2) AK-47 Rifles. A short time later, the Officers conducted a search of a black Honda Civic vehicle and recovered a .40 pistol which contained twelve (12) rounds of ammunition.

The three males are expected to be formally charged before a Magistrate Court next week.

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ILLEGAL DRUGS SEIZURE- ADULT MALE AND ADULT
FEMALE IN CUSTODY

Police have recovered a quantity of dangerous drugs from the streets of New Providence in two separate incidents and have taken a male and female into custody, Thursday 15th August, 2019.

In the first incident, shortly after 1:000pm, Mobile Division Officers acting on information, conducted a search of a 40ft container on a freight vessel at Potters Cay Dock, and recovered five taped packages of suspected marijuana. No one was arrested during this incident. Investigations are ongoing.

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Weight: 27 pounds
Valued: $27,000.00

In the second incident, shortly before 10:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers, conducted a search of a home and vehicle at Mount Tabor Estate and recovered two (2) crocus sacks and a number of taped packages containing suspected marijuana. An adult male and female who were present at the home during the time of the search were taken into custody and are expected to be formally charged before a Magistrate Court next week.

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Weight of Drugs: 111 pounds
Value: $111,000.00

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
  • 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.
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)

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