Four men arrested in connection with several armed robberies in NP

Four men arrested in connection with several armed robberies in NP

One suspect escaped by jumping into lake off John F. Kennedy Drive, police say

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Four men were arrested Wednesday in connection with three armed robberies that took place hours before.

Police also recovered an illegal firearm.

According to report, a man and woman sitting in a Chevy Express van off John F. Kennedy Drive around 10 p.m. Tuesday were approached by two men, one of whom was armed.

The gunman, who emerged from a purple Nissan Cube, held the man and woman up at gunpoint and robbed them of the van, cash and other items, police said.

The men drove off in both vehicles.

Officers on patrol on John F. Kennedy Drive spotted the van and arrested the suspect driving.

The other suspect evaded officers after he humped into a nearby lake on the highway.

Police said they recovered a .45 pistol and seven rounds of ammunition.

Hours later, two armed men held up a man sitting in a black Nissan Cube in the parking lot of Fort Montague around 1 a.m.

The assailants robbed the victim of the vehicle, cash and other items before driving away.

The other suspect drove away in a silver Toyota Passo, police said.

Officers arrested three men a short while later on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway and recovered the black Nissan Cube.

Additionally, authorities reported that shortly before 2 a.m. two men, one of whom was armed with a firearm, robbed a man, who was sitting in his vehicle in front of a West Street residence, of cash and a cell phone.