Week passes with no sign of missing wanted man

| 08/10/2013

(CNS): Despite continuing their searches at sea and along the shoreline in West Bay in the area where Anthony Smith went missing last Tuesday evening, no additional evidence to his possible whereabouts has been revealed, police said this week. Although the RCIPS has not yet stated that they believe he has been lost at sea, no friends or family have reported hearing anything from the missing man since Tuesday, 1 October. Smith (33) dived into the ocean to evade police, who then lost sight of him, on the night of 1 October at around 9:50pm.

Because he is wanted as the subject of a Fail to Appear warrant in relation to multiple offences before the court as well as police drug related matters, officers had approached him as he sat in a stationary car close to Alfresco Restaurant.

They asked him to step out of the car but as he did so Smith ran from the officers and dived into the rough seas. The strong tide started pulling him towards the West Bay dock, so officers immediately called for assistance and the air operations unit was deployed.
A cell phone and shoes were recovered from the shoreline but the search was suspended due to the severe weather conditions. It was resumed around 7:30am Wednesday and has continued since but there is no sign of Smith.

It is still not clear if Smith managed to get out of the water and evade the officers and has chosen to remain in hiding to avoid detention or if the man has been lost at sea. Smith is described as 5ft. 10 inches, large built, light complexion, wavy hair, usually in plaits. If anyone has seen Smith since 9:50pm 1 October, they should contact their nearest police station. Alternatively people can call 526-0670 or 949-7777 or 800 TIPS in confidence if they know Smith is alive.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If anyone knows he is alive and does not report this to the police, would that be a criminal offence?

  2. Talk what u know says:

    To 15:20,  Please  note one of his sister's and a cousin has been searching for him from the day he went mssing, doing shoreline search , so please talk what you know. Allyboo, please come home if you are alive as Granny Lina would want to know where you are.    If you have nothing to do with your time instead of battering my family get your @$$ a job. XXXX Allyboo was no trouble to no one and despite the choices he made in life, none of them was for robbery or murder.                                                                                                                                     

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is really very worrying – I don't know this man personally but I know his Mother and two sisters and I can only imagine the worry and stress they must be enduring.  Not knowing what has happened has got to be the hardest thing to cope with. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    what I can't wrap my head around is why is family and friends not out looking for him? ????

    • Anonymous says:

      They have been and they are.   Its a very stressful time for them, but they are hoping for the best (that he is just hiding somewhere).