|Cuban immigrants apprehended on Andros|
|Monday, 17 January 2011 12:31|
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Police can confirm that group of Cuban nationals were arrested at High Ridge Cay, Northwest of Mangrove Cay, Andros. The group which consisted of thirteen (13) males was arrested sometime around 11:20 am on Saturday 15th January, 2011 at High Ridge Cay.
On Sunday 16th January, 2011 sometime around 9:55 am officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit were at the Lynden Pindling International Airport when they arrested two (2) Bahamian males after disembarking a private aircraft that originated in the Turks and Caicos Island. Officers conducted a search of the males and discovered 16 packages of suspected cocaine, in a suitcase carried by one of the males. The male’s ages 38 and 45 years were taken into custody. Police investigations continue.
ARREST: STOLEN VEHICLE/DRUGS
Sometime around 4:00pm on Saturday 15th January, 2011 police received information that a stolen vehicle was at Peardale. Police responded and discovered the vehicle, a beige 2000 four (4) door Honda Civic occupied by a single male. The occupant on seeing the police pulled off. Officers gave chase and eventually caught up with the occupant, after the car crashed into a wall in the Peardale area. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. The 25 year old of Claridge Road was taken into custody. Police investigations continue.
On Saturday 15th January, 2011 sometime around 9:00 pm police received information of an armed robbery at Doctors Hospital parking lot. Police responded and information received that a female was walking towards her vehicle when she was approached by a male wearing dark clothing allegedly armed with a handgun. The culprit robbed the female of her jewelry and fled the area on foot into the Hawkins Hill area. Police are investigating.
Sometime around 4:15 am on Sunday 16th January, 2011 police received information of a shooting at Marshall Road off Baillou Hill Road. Police responded and information received that 25 year old male was at Marshall Road when he was shot by another male armed with a shotgun. The victim received injury to his arm and was taken to hospital via EMS personnel where he is detained in stable condition.
Shortly before 9:40 am on Sunday 16th January, 2011 police received information of an armed robbery at Snack Food Store, Pyfrom and Kemp Roads. Police responded and information received that a short dark male wearing a dark jacket, red shirt, dark pants, a red tam and walks with a limp, entered the establishment allegedly armed with a handgun demanding cash and cell phone cards. The culprit robbed the establishment of an undetermined amount of cash and cell phone cards and fled the area on foot, north on Kemp Road.
Moments later, police responding observed a male fitting the description in a nearby yard. Officers attempted to approach the male who produced a handgun and fired gunshots at the officers, while running into the Strachan Corner.
Officers returned fire from their police service weapon and later arrested the suspect a 32 year old male of Golden Gates, in the Strachan Corner area with a handgun with ammunition. Officers also recovered from the suspect, an undetermined amount of cash and cell phone cards, believed to be the property of Snack Food. Police investigations continue.
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