Police probing six armed robberies
Police are investigating six separate armed robberies that happened on New Providence.
The first robbery happened on Friday and the last on Sunday.
The most recent incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday, according to police.
Police said an armed man entered a home on Cordeaux Avenue and robbed a man of his two cell phones and other items before escaping on foot.
Police said three armed robberies occurred on Saturday.
The first incident happened shortly after 3 p.m.
Police said a woman was sitting outside her home on Inagua Way when two men, one armed, approached her and stole her cell phone, money and other items before escaping in a silver Honda Accord, license plate AT5991.
The second incident took place shortly after 6 p.m., according to police.
Police said a man was walking on Rupert Dean Lane off Poinciana Avenue when he was approached by three men armed with knives who stole his money, chain and cell phone, before fleeing on foot.
In the third incident, police said a gunman entered a business on Tyler Street after 6 p.m. and robbed the cashier.
Police said two incidents took place on Friday.
In the first incident, police said two men with guns entered a business on Soldier Road shortly before 4 p.m. and robbed the owner of an unknown amount of money before escaping.
In the second incident, police said a man was on Montagu Beach shortly before 5 p.m. when he was approached by two men, one of whom had a gun, and was robbed of an unknown amount of money. The suspects fled in a black Honda Fit, license plate number AP4925.
Despite the recent incidents, Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash said yesterday, “We don’t see a trend arising out of them.
“They were all isolated incidents.”
He added that police have already identified suspects in two of the robberies.
“If we don’t arrest them soon we will be releasing that information to the media asking the public to assist us in locating them,” he said.
As far as public safety, Cash said, “As we always say to our residents, we ask them to be more on the alert and to be cognizant of their surroundings, particularly when they see people moving about who are unfamiliar.
“We ask neighbors to look out for each other [and] if [they] see anything arising in their neighborhoods, contact the police and give us that information so we can send our resources in and prevent some of these incidents from happening.”