Gunman robs couple in vehicle

Gunman robs couple in vehicle

Officers recovered stolen vehicle, but no arrests

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An armed man robbed a man and woman sitting in a vehicle in Fox Hill Creek robbed of cash and a Honda Civic on Wednesday night, according to authorities.

After the incident was reported, officers recovered the stolen vehicle a short while later on Obadiah Street, Springfield Road.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m.

There have been a series of armed robberies in recent weeks, prompting authorities to warn business owners in New Providence to be cautious of transporting large sums of cash following several incidents where they were targeted.

They also cautioned residents, particularly those in the southwestern part of the island, of walking late at night.

In a recent interview with Eyewitness News Online, Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash said police have seen a number of robberies in the Carmichael Road area where people walking late at night became victims of robberies.

He also said there have been several instances where business owners have been targeted while transporting large cash deposits.

Cash said he believed many of these incidents were crimes of opportunity.

As it relates to the business community, Cash stressed the importance of businesses disrupting their routine and encouraged them to hire private security firms to transfer cash on their behalf.

Crime statistics released earlier this month show that armed robberies were down six percent for the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2018.

Robbery declined 26 percent, and attempted robbery dropped by 29 percent period-over-period.

There were several armed robberies, including a home invasion over the weekend.

Authorities reported that three armed men broke into a residence on Coconut Grove Avenue around 5 a.m. and held the residents at gunpoint, before robbing them of cash and cell phones.