Police investigating armed robbery

Police in Grand Bahama are requesting assistance from members of the public in locating an armed gunman who allegedly robbed a business establishment in the Freeport area.

According to reports, on Tuesday, June 4 shortly before 11:00 p.m., an armed male reportedly entered a business establishment on the Mall Drive and robbed the cashier of an undetermined amount of cash, before fleeing the area.

Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist in this investigation, to give them a call at telephone numbers at the Central Detective Unit 350-3107 through 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station.

In national crime news, police have recovered two illegal firearms from the streets of New Providence in two separate incidents.

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 9:00 p.m. Tuesday (June 4) Drug Enforcement Unit Officers acting on information, conducted a search of an abandoned building on Boyd Road and recovered a 9-millimeter pistol and eight rounds of ammunition.

In the second incident, shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday (June 5) Central Detective Unit officers acting on information, conducted a search of a bushy area on Bias Street off Baillou Hill Road and recovered a 9-millimeter pistol and three live rounds of ammunition.

No arrests were made in these incidents. Investigations are ongoing.

Police in the capital are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the men, reportedly, responsible for a number of armed robberies which occurred Tuesday (June 4).

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 8:00 p.m. a man was in the parking lot of a food store in the western part of New Providence, when he was approached by three men, one armed with a sharp instrument, who robbed him of cash.

He and a passerby held on to and detained one of the men, while the other two got into a red vehicle and sped away.

A 21-year-old resident of Elizabeth Estate is in police custody and is assisting with this investigation.

In a second incident, shortly after 10:00 p.m. a woman was standing outside a residence on Pine Yard Road, when she was approached by an armed man, who robbed her of her handbag before running away.

An hour later police received information of a third incident. Reports are that shortly after 11:00 p.m., a woman was sitting in her vehicle in the area of Yamacraw Beach, when she was approached by three armed men, who robbed her of her 2008 silver Honda Fit, licensed # AR74848 before speeding away.

Investigations are ongoing.

The RBPF continues to appeal 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 for the Family Islands or the Central Detective Unit at 350-3106/12.

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