Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Teen in custody for Captain's Bakery attempted robbery

According to the RCIPS, a 17-year-old male juvenile from George Town remains in custody today on suspicion of attempted robbery in connection with last night’s incident at Captain’s Bakery on West Bay Road.

Uniform officers, armed officers, the police helicopter, the K-9 Unit and Joint Crime Task Force quickly responded to last night’s incident, located the male and took him into custody, and also recovered a firearm.   This is the eighth firearm recovered so far this year.

“We understand the fear and concern of the public after several robberies on the island,” said Derek Byrne, Commissioner of Police, “and we have intensified our anti-robbery uniform and armed officer patrols since last Thursday.  These patrols were manifest last night, when a coordinated response of officers resulted in a quick arrest and recovery of a gun.  Investigations are underway to determine if these incidents are linked, and our increased patrols will continue until we have apprehended others responsible and removed the threats they pose to individuals and businesses.”

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