Tag: gun crime

Cops seek witnesses to armed mugging in GT

Cops seek witnesses to armed mugging in GT

| 12/07/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Police are urging anyone with information about a street robbery on Smith Road, George Town, last week to come forward in yet another crime involving firearms. The mugging happened just west of Huldah Avenue at around 2:50am on Thursday, 8 July, when a man who was standing on the roadside just across from Tropical […]

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Panton appeals to gunmen to stop the violence

Panton appeals to gunmen to stop the violence

| 12/07/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has appealed to those responsible for the recent “shocking outbreak of gun violence” to stop the “bloodshed” and “senseless acts of violence”, as he spoke about the grief of those who have lost loved ones, calling on his own experience. In a televised address broadcast on CIGTV, he urged those who […]

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Arrests made in WB as gun violence continues

Arrests made in WB as gun violence continues

| 11/07/2021

(CNS): The gun violence continued this weekend, despite the increase in armed patrols by the RCIPS, with a report of a shooting in West Bay close to the post office and yards from the district police station on Saturday night. No one was hurt and two men were arrested and ammunition seized shortly afterwards. Police […]

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Cops disable car and seize loaded gun on GT street

Cops disable car and seize loaded gun on GT street

| 10/06/2021

(CNS): Police used some form of “special munitions” to blow out a tyre of a car being driven by a man who was trying to evade arrest in George Town on Thursday. An unlicensed firearm loaded with ammunition was recovered from the car and a 39-year-old man from West Bay was arrested on suspicion of […]

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One man shot, one man hit on head in bar brawl

One man shot, one man hit on head in bar brawl

| 05/06/2021 | 82 Comments

(CNS): One man has been shot in the groin and a second man hit on the head with an object during a barroom brawl outside the Jungle Room at Trafalgar Place, on the West Bay Road, at about 2am on Saturday, 5 June. Four men were said to have been involved who were all known […]

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Police find loaded handgun on suspect

Police find loaded handgun on suspect

| 26/04/2021

(CNS): Police recovered a loaded black handgun and several rounds of ammunition on Sunday night after arresting a 42-year-old man in George Town who they believed was acting suspiciously. The RCIPS said that officers with the Firearms Response Unit were on patrol in the capital when they had “cause to approach a man who was […]

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Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): Dencle Vic Barnes (50) from George Town has been charged with serious firearms and drug offences based on evidence given by his alleged co-conspirator in a case based on a discovery by police at Spotts Beach last year. Barnes is facing a number of charges relating to the importation of 45lbs of ganja and […]

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Man charged over guns and drugs found in canoe

Man charged over guns and drugs found in canoe

| 26/02/2021

(CNS): Police have now charged a 50-year-old George Town man with drug and gun offences in relation to a coastline bust last May. The man is the second person to be charged in connection with the case, where a Jamaican canoe was spotted by police in the Spotts Beach area off Shamrock Road at around […]

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Cops tackle more street violence

Cops tackle more street violence

| 21/12/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Armed cops were caught on camera rounding up suspects in George Town early Saturday morning after more reports of fights and gun violence. Although the RCIPS has not revealed details of any specific arrests, officers were said to have responded to reports of gunfire at a bar on Dump Road and a serious brawl […]

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Cops find sawn-off shotgun in car

Cops find sawn-off shotgun in car

| 12/08/2020

(CNS): The first illegal firearm found since the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were lifted, was recovered by police last weekend. On Sunday at around 7:30am a loaded sawn-off shotgun was found in a vehicle that crashed into a tree on Fountain Road in West Bay. A 26-year-old man from George Town has since been charged with […]

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Armed man breaches curfew

Armed man breaches curfew

| 26/03/2020

(CNS): A 26-year-old man from George Town is in police custody after he was arrested Tuesday night while breaching the COVID-19 curfew and being armed. Police stopped the man just after 8pm Tuesday evening while they were on patrol in the capital. The suspect was walking along Saturn Close, and when officers stopped to speak […]

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