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Police discover handgun and ammunition

Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) removed a handgun along with a quantity of ammunition from the streets of New Providence Sunday evening.

Initial police reports indicated that around 7 p.m., DEU officers acting on information proceeded to Homestead Street, where they observed a male wearing a white t-shirt and a dark colored pants acting suspiciously.

It is reported that when the suspect saw the officers, he fled.  The report also noted that officers gave chase and observed the suspect throw an object on top of a nearby house.  The suspect was able to evade police; however, a search of the house’s roof revealed a handgun and ammunition.

In a separate incident police officers executed a search warrant on an apartment at Homestead Street and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana.  Two males, ages 16 and 26 years, were taken into custody.

Active police investigations into both matters continue.

Police are also requesting the public’s assistance in locating two men responsible for an armed robbery at Asue Draw located at Wulff and Kemp Roads.

The incident reportedly occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 13.

According to police reports two men, both of whom were allegedly armed with handguns, entered the establishment and demanded cash.

The culprits robbed the establishment of an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area in a gold Honda Accord, license plate 147990.

Police also revealed that a 67-year-old man who was shot in his thigh at his farm on Marshall Road was discharged from hospital yesterday.

Police are continuing their investigations into this matter and are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the three men responsible for the shooting.

According to police, the suspects are all described as having a dark brown complexion.

Additionally, one of the suspects was wearing blue trousers.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other incident is asked to contact police at 911, 919, 322-3333, the Central Detective Unit (CDU) at 502-9991, 502-9910 or Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS.

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