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RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident - Armed robberies
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Nov 7, 2019 - 7:00:49 AM

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POLICE INVESTIGATES SHOOTING INCIDENT 

Nassau, Bahamas - Police on the Island of New Providence are searching for one suspect in connection with a shooting incident Wednesday 6th November, 2019, which left an adult male detained in hospital.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm the victim was on Arawak Avenue off Jerome Avenue, when he was approached by a male who is known to him, who shot him, then got into a white Honda Accord and sped away. Paramedics transported the victim to hospital, where he is listed in serious but stable condition. 

Police are appealing to members of the public, who may have information which can assist this investigation, 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 ROBBERIES 

Police on New Providence are actively investigating three armed robberies which occurred Wednesday, 6th November, 2019.

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, a man was mowing the lawn on the side of Faith Avenue South, when he was approached by two men, one armed with a firearm, who robbed him of his cleaning equipment before getting onto a motor cycle and speeding away. 

In the second incident, according to reports, shortly after 6:00pm a man was sitting in his vehicle near the water’s edge on West Bay Street, when he was approached by two armed men, who robbed him of cash, a cell phone and jewelry, before getting into a white Nissan Cube and making good their escape. 

In the third incident, shortly after 9:00pm a man was inside a home on Essex Street off Shirley Street, when he was approached be a man armed with a knife, who robbed him of cash and a bunch of keys before running away.

Police are appealing to members of the public, who may have information which can assist these investigation, to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, Crime stoppers at 328-TIPS (8477) or the nearest police station.

Investigations are ongoing.

FIREARMS LICENSING OFFICE NEW OPERATING HOURS

The Royal Bahamas Police Force wishes to notify members of the public that it’s Firearms Licensing Office on University Boulevard will be open to customers Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 4pm.

Effective 7th, December, 2019 through 11th January, 2020 the Firearms Licensing Office (New Providence) will be opened every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm to assist members of the public.

All Firearms Licenses expires as of 31st December, 2019. After Wednesday 14th January, 2020 a late fee of $50.00 will be added to each firearm license at the time of renewal.

Firearm License Holders, who have not already done so, are asked to visit the office to renew their licenses.

ARMED ROBBERY SAFETY TIPS –

  • PERSONNEL SAFETY FIRST! MONEY AND MERCHANDISE ARE NOT IMPROTANT AND CAN BE REPLACEDStay calm and don’t resist.
  • Do as instructed and don’t make sudden moves.
  • Keep your hands visible at all times.
  • Get a look at the robber if possible, but don’t stare.
  • Activate the alarm only when it’s safe to do so.
  • If possible, get a look at the robber’s vehicle and the direction travel.
  • Do not follow the robber.
  • Install surveillance cameras and ensure that they are in working condition

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