Armed bandit makes away with undetermined amount of cash

Grand Bahama Police Public Affairs and Communications Office (PACO) Insp. Terecita Pinder reported that police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Friday, May 26, 2017, where the assailant reportedly made away with an undetermined amount of cash.

According to police reports, shortly after 5:00 p.m. an armed male entered a business establishment at the Millennium Mall on West Atlantic Drive and robbed it of an undetermined amount of cash, before making good his escape on foot.

Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for anyone with any information that can assist in this investigation, to contact the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at telephone number 350-3107 thru 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station.

The last armed robbery occurred on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 12:00 p.m., a male armed with a handgun entered a business establishment in Russell Town, Eight Mile Rock and robbed an employee before making good his escape on foot.

A short time later police arrested a 22-year-old male of Russell Town, Eight Mile Rock, who assisted police with their investigation into this matter.

Police continue to advise business owners to be vigilant and install security systems where possible.

“If a crime occurs report it because everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur.

“If you don’t report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference. In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of all citizens.”

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