Police shoot two suspected armed robbers


Tribune Staff Reporter


TWO ARMED robbery suspects are recovering in hospital after they were shot by police early on Wednesday morning.

Shortly after 1am, a man reportedly drove his vehicle to a tyre shop on Minnie Street to repair four tyres, when two men armed with a handgun attempted to rob him.

The victim ran but was chased by the suspects, who fired several shots at him. Officers in the area confronted the suspects, who in turn fired several shot at the police.

Officers returned fire hitting both men. They were taken to hospital where they are under heavy police guard and in serious condition. Police also recovered a handgun from the scene. Investigations continue.

Police in Eleuthera are on the hunt for an American man after he allegedly shot a Bahamian man in Current Island yesterday afternoon.

According to reports, around 3pm, a man was at his home on Current Island, when an American man known to him, armed with a handgun, shot him several times in his back before fleeing on foot.

The victim was taken to the local clinic and later airlifted to hospital in New Providence, where he remains in serious condition.

Police have launched an island-wide manhunt for the suspect and are appealing to members of the public to come forward with any information they may have regarding this incident. Contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.


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