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two hurt in armed robberies over weekend

By RICARDO WELLS

Tribune Staff Reporter

rwells@tribunemedia.net

POLICE are investigating two separate armed robberies that left two men with injuries.

In the first incident, two men were at a business establishment on East Bay Street and Okra Hill when they were approached by two armed men.

The assailants demanded cash before opening fire shortly after 3am Friday, and fled the scene in a blue Hyundai car.

The victims drove to the hospital where they were treated and released.

The incident marked the start of a busy weekend for police, who responded to a second armed robbery incident several hours later.

According to reports, a man was in his vehicle at the junction of John F Kennedy Drive and West Ridge shortly after 11am when he was approached by two armed men. The men reportedly came from a blue Toyota Passo and robbed him of cash.

Reports added that one of two assailants then got into the victim's car, a champagne coloured Nissan March, and sped off.

The second assailant fled the scene in the Passo.

In a third incident, 11 men were taken into custody after a 9mm pistol and seven rounds of ammunition were recovered at a nightclub near Market Street, just south of Coconut Grove Avenue. The men were arrested just after 1am Saturday.

Meanwhile, police in Eleuthera are also investigating the stabbing of a man early Saturday.

According to reports, shortly after 1am, two men were at a nightclub in the settlement of Rock Sound when they got into an argument that escalated. One of the men produced a sharp object and stabbed the other in his body.

The injured man was taken to the local clinic and later airlifted to New Providence in serious condition.

Police have taken a 37-year-old male resident of Rock Sound into custody in connection with this incident.

Investigations into these matters are ongoing.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call police on 919, 322-3333/4/5, 322-4005/6/7; the Central Detective Unit on 502-9991 or 502-9910; or Crime Stoppers on 328-TIPS.

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