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Bahamas: DON’T BE A TARGET: Police warn residents to take precautions as armed robberies increase

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An increase in armed robberies is being investigated by police, according to Assistant Commissioner Solomon Cash.

This trend was announced in a press conference held by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) updating the media on the crime management strategies and investigations for the year.

Cash said: “You will notice that most of these armed robberies are occurring in the South-Central division.

“That is the Grove and Englerston areas.

“You will also notice that there are several robberies occurring at small convenience stores and the rest occurring on the streets,” he added.

In his Annual State of Crime address in January, Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle announced that armed robberies decreased by 41 percent in 2020, with 313 incidents compared to 531 in 2019.

To combat this, officers offered tips to keep residents safe from being victims of armed robberies.

Assistant Superintendent Shanta Knowles said yesterday: “We have patrols all day and all night on this island.

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