Gun found after car crash

| 18/11/2011

(CNS): Police say that two men have been arrested and are now in custody following a road crash, a police chase on foot and the recovery of a handgun. Around 3:25am today (Friday, 18 November) officers from the RCIPS Uniform Support Group were on routine patrol in the area close to the Grand Pavilion, West Bay Road, when they noticed a suspicious vehicle making off from the location. The car drove along West Bay Road towards George Town and turned onto the Esterly Tibbets Highway towards West Bay. Then, at a point close to the rear of the Ritz Carlton, the car collided with a road barrier. As the police vehicle approached the scene of the crash two men ran away from the car.

The officers pursued one of the men into the bush area. The man was detained and a handgun with ammunition was recovered nearby. He has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm. The second man from the car was arrested a short time later on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident.

No shots were discharged and no-one was injured and police say that both men remainin police custody while enquiries continue.

Category: Crime

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  1. GT oho ho says:

    In West Bay? Who would have thought?

  2. Anonymous says:

    To Nov 21/ 11:01.  You still need to show the pictures of the two caught with the guns. I am sitting and sipping my coffee because between now and next month, those two guys will be released from your friends custody because your friends fouled up the investigation. Therefore, the public needs to know who these guys are that have access to guns. Please prove me wrong, your friends never do a good job investigating even when the evidence is staring them straight in the face. Still stupid.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lucky that the car crashed though!…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Now tell me, where are their pictures? Men with gun-NO PICTURE.  Man with traffic offense-PICTURED.  So stupid.

    • Anonymous says:

      Men with no gun but escapes police and needs to be found, picture.  Two men caught (no need to be found), no picture.

      Only stupid to  those like you.

  5. I TOLD YOU SO! says:

    See we do have capable police officers. They just needed a little push. CONGRATS GUYS!!

    GOOD JOB!!  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      "They just need a little push"""??? what are we running a nursery school?  These are adults for goodness sakes that are being paid for a job THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO BE DOING!!! We shouldn't have to give them a little push.  Yes we tell them when they aren't doing their job because we are paying them to do the job so of course we have to criticize, but give me a break, they know what the job entails when they take the position.  You can't just collect a salary and a good one at that and NOT DO YOUR JOB!!!

  6. Absurdistani says:

    Good job RCIP! Let's lock these losers up.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Well done guys.  I know you are just doing the job you are paid to do, as someone will negatively no doubt point out, I for one appreciate all the positive work that has been going for the past few months.  Respect

  8. Dr. SaySo says:

    Absolutely Fantastic! Possible a robbery or worse a murder was prevented. Obviously they were up to no good. Keep up the good work RCIP.

  9. Anonymous says:

     I love the phrase "making off from the location."  Apparently you do to, or is it just straight out of the police reports.

  10. Knot S Smart says:

    Good Job RCIPS…Kudos to the officers that have the balls to do this job. We need more of you!

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      Excellent news; that is what we need more of – instead of more laws which reduce the rights of people!