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Copper Wire Stolen From Btc

By SANCHESKA BROWN

Tribune Staff Reporter

sbrown@tribunemedia.net

POLICE are on the hunt for a man who allegedly stole copper wire from the Bahamas Telecommunication Company on Wednesday.

According to reports, officers from the Southwestern Division were on routine patrol on Rocky Pine Road, when they saw a man loading a large amount of copper wire into a Toyota vehicle license number 216626 around 3am.

When officers attempted to arrest him, he sped off and evaded capture.

Police conducted inquiries in the area and discovered that the copper wire was stolen from a nearby Bahamas Telecommunications Company overhead and ground connection.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.

Police are also asking for the public’s help in solving several weekend robberies.

In the first incident, shortly before 2 pm on Friday, a man armed with a shotgun robbed a convenience store on John Street and Baillou Hill Road of cash and fled on foot.

 A few hours later, shortly after 7:30pm a woman was sitting in her grey coloured Kia Rio vehicle in the area of the Marathon Mall, when a man armed with a handgun robbed her of her vehicle and sped off.

About half an hour later, around 8 pm a woman had just arrived at her Mermaid Boulevard home off Carmichael Road, when a man armed with a handgun robbed her of her handbag containing cash and other personal items before fleeing on foot.

 In the final robbery, around 8:10pm, police say a woman had just pulled up at her home located at Misty Gardens, off Marshall Road, when two men armed with a handgun robbed her of her handbag containing cash and other personal items. The men left the area in a silver coloured Honda vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately.

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