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RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident - Firearms Licensing Office new operating hours
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Dec 31, 2018 - 10:15:56 AM

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POLICE INVESTIGATES SHOOTING INCIDENT

Nassau, Bahamas - Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the man responsible for a shooting incident, Sunday, 30th December, 2018, which left an adult male detained in hospital. 

According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, a man was walking through Union Village off Wulff Road, when he was approached by an armed man who shot him before running away. The injured man was transported to hospital, where he is listed in serious condition.  

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 from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 4pm.

Effective 1st December, 2018 through 12th January, 2019 the Firearms Licensing Office (New Providence) will be open every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00om to assist members of the public. 

All Firearms Licenses expires as of 31st December, 2018. After 14th January, 2019 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.

64 DRIVERS TICKETED 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 twenty-six (26) persons for outstanding criminal warrants and assault over the past 48 hours. 
Additionally, 64 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING 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).

ARMED ROBBERY SAFETY TIPS –
  • PERSONNEL SAFETY FIRST! MONEY AND MERCHANDISE ARE NOT IMPORTANT AND CAN BE REPLACED
  • Stay 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.

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