CRIME REPORT: Woman hitchhiker sexually assaulted at gunpoint

CRIME REPORT: Woman hitchhiker sexually assaulted at gunpoint

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A woman was sexually assaulted at gunpoint by a man who offered her a ride yesterday morning.

According to police, the victim was walking in the area of Bacardi Road and accepted a ride from an unknown man who was driving a burgundy-colored vehicle sometime around 9am.

“During this time, the male drove the victim to a residence in the area of Coral Harbour,” the crime report read.

“Upon their arrival to the home, the male parked and left the victim on the inside. Moments later, the male returned to the vehicle, produced a handgun and sexually assaulted the female. After which, the victim was able to make good her escape and reported the matter to police.”

Police reported the vehicle’s license plate number is AH 9084.

Investigations continue into this matter.

Meanwhile, police confiscated a large quantity of suspected dangerous drugs in the capital yesterday.

Officers attached to “Operation Secure” along with officers from the Internal Security Division, conducted special patrols in the area of Exuma Street shortly after 1.50pm.

According to reports, the officers proceeded to a car wash located on Bahama Avenue. A search of the area was conducted with the assistance of the K-9 Unit, and as a result, 27 packages of suspected marijuana were discovered underneath a heap of leaves.

Police said no arrest was made during this time, and investigations continue.

In a separate matter yesterday, police are searching for two men believed to be responsible for an armed robbery in the area of Jean and York Street shortly after 8pm.

According to police, a man was parked outside of his residence in his 2015 Kia Rio LP# AQ8550 with a woman passenger when he was approached by two men dressed in dark clothing and masks.

One of the men allegedly produced a handgun and demanded the victims exit the vehicle. The victims complied, resulting in the culprits speeding off in a southern direction on Jean Street. The vehicle was later recovered in the area of Village Road, police said.

Police are appealing to members of the public who may have information regarding this matter or any other matters, to contact 919, 911, or the Criminal Investigations Department at 502-9991-3.