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RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Jet ski accident - US Citizen arrested for failing to declare
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Aug 19, 2019 - 10:00:14 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 men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Sunday 18th August, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00am, a man was at Lysander Road, Stapledon Gardens, when he was approached by three men, one armed with a firearm who robbed him of a blue Nissan Note license #AS6690.

Investigations are ongoing

POLICE INVESTIGATES JET SKI ACCIDENT.

Police on New Providence are investigating an accident involving two Jet Ski operators, Sunday, 18th August, 2018, which left an adult male tourist with injuries.
According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, the drivers of two jet skis were in waters at Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island, when they collided into each other, causing injuries to one of the drivers. The injured man was transported to hospital in stable condition.

Investigations are ongoing.

US CITIZEN ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO DECLARE

A 27 year old male, 48 and 25 year old female citizens of the United States were taken into custody Sunday, 18th August 2019, after they failed to declare a large sum of US Currency.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, the trio presented themselves to a US Border Control Officer at Lynden Pindling International Airport and fail to declare the true amount of currency in their possession. The officers conducted a search of the trio and recovered $27, 136.00 cash.

They were taken into custody, handed over to police and are expected to be formally charged before a Magistrate Court this week.

94 FIXED PENALTY NOTICES ISSUED TO DRIVERS BY MOBILE
DIVISION OFFICERS IN PAST 48 HOUR  

Officers from the Mobile Divisions conducted road checks in various parts of the island. Their efforts, which were intended to educate, reduce crime, and to minimize the ability of criminals to commit criminal activity, resulted in the arrest of eighteen (18) persons for outstanding criminal warrants, disorderly behaviour, Possession of dangerous drugs and stealing over the past 48 hours. 

Additionally, 94 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
  • 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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