Police investigate armed robberies – 1 male in custody

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Police on New Providence are investigating two armed robberies which occurred overnight. In the first incident, shortly after 9:00pm, Monday 10th June, 2019, a man armed with a firearm entered a business establishment on East Street south of Wulff Road, held an employee at bay and robbed the establishment of cash, before firing a shot and making good his escape from the store.

In the second incident, shortly after 2:00am Tuesday 11th June, 2019 a man was walking on Baillou Hill Road South, when he was approached by an armed male, who robbed him of his wallet containing cash and other items, before running away. Police officers who were in the immediate area, arrested an adult male and recovered two weapons and the victim’s property. The suspect is assisting police with this investigation and is expected to be formally charged before a Magistrate Court later this week.
Investigations are ongoing.

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