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Man Shot, Three Stabbed In Series Of Attacks

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting, three stabbing incidents and an armed robbery that happened over the weekend in New Providence.

In the shooting incident, a man and a woman were at Hillside Park off Mackey Street around 8.30am on Saturday when three men armed with handguns robbed them of cash and shot the man twice in his back before fleeing on foot. The victim is listed in serious condition in the hospital.

In the first stabbing incident, shortly after 3am on Saturday two men were involved in an altercation with a group of men at Victoria Avenue that resulted in one of them being stabbed in the stomach and the other stabbed in the chest area. They are detained in hospital in stable condition.

In a second incident, shortly after 1am yesterday, three men were involved in an altercation with a group of men at a club on Gladstone Road, resulting in the men being stabbed about their body. They are detained in hospital in stable condition.

In another stabbing incident, which took place shortly after 1.30am yesterday, a man was involved in an altercation with a group of men at a takeaway restaurant on Carmichael Road that resulted in him being stabbed. He is detained in stable condition in hospital.

The armed robbery took place on Friday shortly after 11am. Police said a man who had just pulled up to a business on Rosetta Street was approached by two men armed with handguns who robbed him of an undetermined amount of money before fleeing in a silver vehicle, licence plate number 244998.

Police are also investigating an attempted sexual assault of a woman, which happened on Friday.

According to preliminary reports, the woman was on a beach at Paradise Island when three men attempted to sexually assault her. Police yesterday did not say if the woman was a tourist or a resident.

Police also reported that an American man was arrested just after 5pm on Saturday for possession of marijuana. The suspect, a 20-year-old resident of West Palm Beach, Florida, is expected to be charged in court this week.

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