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Latest Grand Bahama Murder Victim Identified

BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT - Grand Bahama's latest murder victim has been identified as Allen Furtile, who was shot and killed Saturday night on Church Hill Road. Asst Supt Loretta Mackey said the incident has been classified as the island's third homicide for the year. An emergency call went out at around 11pm after neighbours reported hearing gunfire. Responding officers found Furtile's body behind an apartment building riddled with bullets. Police say the incident is under active investigation. Grand Bahama police are also busy looking into four separate armed robberies that occurred in the Freeport area over the weekend. In three of the matters, the victims were women who were robbed at gunpoint in their own homes. Asst Supt Mackey said one of the robberies took place at about 3.45am Sunday on Nansen Avenue. The victim told police a man wearing dark clothes and carrying a handgun entered her home and demanded cash. He made off with an undetermined amount of cash and several valuable items. A Britannia Estates woman was robbed under similar circumstances early Saturday morning. She told police that at around 3.48am, a tall dark man armed with a handgun entered her home and demanded cash. He was reported to be wearing a black mask and green shorts. He robbed the woman of cash and other property. A Bering Lane woman also called police to say she had been the victim of an armed robber in her home at around 6am that morning. She said the man robbed her and members of her family of cash while wearing a mask, short blue jeans and a long sleeve shirt. Four hours later, police were called to the scene of an armed robbery on East Indianman Road. The male victim told officers he had just arrived at home around 10am and was getting out of his car, when three men attacked him and robbed him of cash and other items.

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