String of armed robberies in New Providence

String of armed robberies in New Providence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Authorities were yesterday looking for several men believed to be responsible for a string of armed robberies that took place in New Providence since last Thursday night.

In the latest incident, police said two armed men robbed a man and woman standing outside of a Croton Avenue, Faith Avenue residence shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday.

Police reported that two gunmen robbed a woman standing outside of her St. Albans Drive home around 10 p.m. Saturday.

According to police, the assailants got away with the victim’s handbag, cash, and cell phone, among other undisclosed items.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, two armed men stormed a business on Kennedy subdivision, held the cashier at gunpoint and robbed her.

The suspects fled in a blue Honda Fit, according to authorities.

According to authorities, a gunman approached a man standing in front of his South Westridge home around 5 a.m. Friday and robbed him off cash before running away.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, two men robbed a man walking along Collins Avenue near Wulff Road of cash and a cell phone before running away.

The weekend robberies follow a string of robberies last Thursday.

Police said a gunman robbed two men, who were parked in the Westridge Shopping Plaza shortly before 1 p.m., of cash.

The suspect got into a red Ford Focus and drove off.

Around 10 p.m. two armed men robbed a man, who was walking along Collin Avenue, of cash and cell phone.

In the third incident, three men in a burgundy Nissan March pulled up alongside a man who was walking on Bay Lilly Drive around 11 p.m. and robbed him of cash and a cell phone.

Police also reported that the occupants of a burgundy Nissan March pulled up alongside a man driving a scooter on Marcus Bethel Road and open shot him before driving away.

The victim managed to drive to a police station.

He was taken to hospital and listed in stable condition.

Authorities were investigating six separate armed robberies just over a week ago: two on April 12, three on April 13 and a sixth of April 14.