Police investigate armed robbery

Police investigate armed robbery

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- A man was robbed in the parking lot of a Mackey Street business, according to police.

The gunman robbed him of a bag containing cash shortly after 9am, and escaped in a silver vehicle.

Meanwhile, police recovered three illegal firearms in two separate incidents in New Providence yesterday.

Officers found the first weapon after they searched a yard in Nassau Village.

Superintendent Shanta Knowles, police press liaison, said the officers were on routine patrol of the area when they noticed a group of men standing in the yard shortly after 2pm.

The men ran off after spotting the officers, and after a search, a loaded 9mm pistol was recovered. The pistol contained seven rounds of ammunition, Knowles said.

Police found two 9mm pistols and four rounds of ammunition in an abandoned building on Market Street shortly after 10pm.