THREE armed thugs car-jacked two men who were driving at the juncture of East Bay St and Village Road on Tuesday night.
It was one of two armed robberies that took place on Tuesday in New Providence, according to police reports. Police believe the three car thieves used the stolen car to commit the second armed robbery.
In the first incident, shortly before 9pm, a man and his male friend were driving in his 1999 silver Mercedes Benz in the area of East Bay Street and Village Road when they were approached by three men armed with handguns.
The thieves reportedly robbed them of cash, two cell phones and the Mercedes Benz before speeding off, police said. The other incident occurred shortly after 9pm.
Police said a man was standing in front of his residence located at Williams Lane off Shirley Street, when four men armed with handguns robbed him of cash and a cell phone before fleeing in a Mercedes Benz, believed to be the car stolen earlier in the evening.
Police investigations are ongoing.
• Handgun arrest
FIVE men were taken into custody for possession of an illegal handgun on Tuesday.
According to reports, around 2pm, officers from the Mobile Division acting on intelligence conducted a search of a dark coloured Nissan vehicle at Celery Drive in Yellow Elder Gardens.
Police said they found an illegal handgun in the car. The five male suspects were taken into custody for questioning in connection with this discovery.