Police recover several illegal firearms over the weekend

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police recovered several illegal firearms from the streets of the capital over the weekend.

Police recovered an illegal firearm on Friday, June 28, 2019.

According to police reports, shortly after 12:00p.m., Mobile Division Officers, while in the area of Strachan’s Alley off Kemp Road, observed a male acting suspiciously. Upon seeing the officers, the male fled. The officers pursued the male who was able to evade officers. The officers searched the area where the male was seen and recovered a .45mm pistol with five rounds of ammunition.

No arrests were made in this incident and investigations are ongoing.

Also, last Thursday, June 27, police, acting on information recovered two illegal firearms in three separate incidents.

In the first incident last Thursday, police reported that shortly after 1:00p.m., Central Detective Unit Officers, acting on information, proceeded to Fritz Lane off East Street where they discovered a .25mm pistol.

In the second, incident shortly before 2:00p.m. last Thursday Officers of the Southern Division, acting on information, conducted a search of an area on Fleming Street, where they discovered a .45mm pistol along with two = rounds of ammunition.

In the third incident, shortly after 4:00p.m. last Thursday, Central Detective Unit Officers while in the area of Lyon Road off Kemp Road, observed a male acting suspiciously. Upon seeing the officers, the male fled.

The officers pursued the male who were able to evade officers. The officers searched the area where the male was seen and recovered a 9mm pistol.

No arrests were made in these incidents and investigations are ongoing.