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Woman robbed at home

A woman held at gunpoint shortly after she arrived at her home on Wild Guava Street in Pinewood Gardens yesterday morning, was robbed of her vehicle, authorities reported.

According to police, when the woman arrived home around 1 a.m., an armed man and an accomplice approached her and demanded that she exit her vehicle.

The suspects fled the scene in the stolen 2009 Nissan March, which police said is purple.

The victim was reportedly unharmed.

Authorities said last week they had observed a number of incidents where victims were robbed as they arrived home, though they refuted there was an uptick in armed robberies.

There were at least three armed robberies last week Monday.

A gunman entered a gaming establishment on Wulff Road near Hepburn Alley around 11 p.m. and held an employee at gunpoint.

The suspect got away with an undetermined amount of cash, along with the employee’s cell phone.

Police also reported that four gunmen robbed a woman who had just arrived at her Wind Street, Sea Breeze Estates residence, of cash before getting into the vehicle with her and driving around before getting out on Breadfruit Street in Pinewood Gardens.

Police said the victim was not injured.

Authorities also reported that shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday two armed men robbed a man who was standing in front of his Breadfruit Street residence, of cash and his grey Nissan Note.

It was unclear if any of the robberies were connected.

On Wednesday, police were searching for Berkley Fowler, 28, who they want to question in connection with several armed robbery investigations.

Fowler’s last known address was Coral Harbour Close.

He is described as slim build, of dark complexion and around five feet, six inches.

Speaking to the media last Monday, Assistant Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander said while police have observed incidents of businesses being robbed and people being held at gunpoint when arriving at their homes, these were not “big trends” and police have had success this year in suppressing crime.

He said with a quarter of the year remaining, authorities intend to continue that effort by increasing its presence throughout New Providence, in addition to launching key operations and new strategies that will be elaborated on at a future date.

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