Police investigating nine armed robberies
Police are investigating nine separate armed robberies that occurred on New Providence.
The first robbery happened on Thursday and the last just before Monday.
The most recent incident occurred shortly before 12 a.m. on Monday, according to police.
Police said a man was driving along Faith Avenue near Fire Trail Road when he was stopped and robbed by two armed men of his vehicle and cell phone.
Police reported the vehicle as a 2003 Honda Accord, license plate AJ2859.
Shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday, police said a man and a woman were standing outside a home on Croton Avenue off Faith Avenue when two armed men approached them and robbed them of their money, before fleeing on foot.
Police said two armed robberies occurred on Saturday.
The first incident happened shortly after 9 p.m.
Police said two gunmen entered a business in Kennedy Subdivision and robbed the owner of an unknown amount of money before fleeing in a blue Honda Fit.
The second incident took place shortly after 10 p.m., according to police.
Police said a woman was walking on Recovery Way, St. Albans Drive, when she was approached by two armed men who robbed her of a handbag containing money, a cell phone and other personal items before fleeing on foot.
Police said two incidents took place on Friday.
In the first incident, police said a man was walking on Collins Avenue near Wulff Road, shortly after 1 a.m., when he was approached by two armed men who robbed him of money and a cell phone.
In the second incident, police said a man was standing in front of a home in south West Ridge, shortly after 5 a.m., when he was approached by an armed man who robbed him of money, before fleeing on foot.
Police said three incidents took place last Thursday.
In the first incident, police said two men were in the parking lot of the West Ridge Shopping Plaza, shortly after 1 p.m., when they were approached by an armed man who robbed them of money, before fleeing in a red Ford Focus.
In the second incident, a man was walking on Collins Avenue near Ninth Terrace, shortly after 10 p.m., when he was approached by two armed men who robbed him of money and a cell phone.
In the third incident, a man was walking on Bay Lilly Drive, shortly after 11 p.m., when three armed men in a burgundy Nissan March pulled next to him and robbed him of money and a cell phone before speeding away.
These recent incidents mark 15 reported armed robberies in the past two weeks.
Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash told The Nassau Guardian on Sunday that police still don’t see a trend in these incidents.
“We don’t see a trend [arising] out of the matters we had last weekend but I can tell you that we solved three of those matters already and looking at them, they were isolated incidents,” Cash said.
He reiterated that the members of the public should remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times.
Asked if police have a specific plan to target armed robbers, Cash said, “Yes, we target suspected armed robbers every day.
“As a matter of fact, we don’t just loosely say ‘prolific offenders’, these are [people] known to commit various offenses and we go after them.
“Recently we have noticed there are one or two of these people who we suspect are involved in these types of crimes are on our streets.
“We will continue to go after them, we will continue to monitor them and we will do that until we see a reduction in these matters.”