Archive for October 15th, 2011

House explodes in West Bay

| 15/10/2011 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Police have now confirmed that one man is in hospital and one woman in custody following a house explosion which occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning (15 October). Shortly after 1.00 am the RCIPS received a report of a domestic altercation in Fig Close, West Bay. A man at that location told police that his girlfriend was smashing up the house. When officers arrived at the scene  there was an explosion within the house after  the woman threw a propane tank at the man which exploded inside the property. The man was taken to hospital where he is being treated for serious burns.(PhotoDennieWarrenJr)

The woman, aged 50, sustained a cut to her hand and has been arrested on suspicion of arson and assault. The house was almost completely destroyed and a police vehicle was also damaged in the explosion.





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Shot fired in cash-van heist

| 15/10/2011 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for two men who attempted to rob a cash-in-transit van in Eastern Avenue, George Town at around 8.00 pm this evening (Friday 14 October). The suspects reportedly attacked a security guard as he was transporting cash to an armoured van in the Dolphin Centre with his colleague. One of the suspects armed with a gun, fired a shot at the security guard who although injured as he fell to the ground was not hit by the gunfire. After shooting at the guard the would-be robbers fled from the scene empty handed, police have said. The guard secured the cash and then both he and his colleague, who was in the van drove off from the scene to a secure location.

Police are currently on the scene and the injured guardhas been taken to hospital for treatment.

The only description available at the present time is that one of the suspects is around 5'8" in height, slim build, dark complexion and was wearing a white shirt.

Anyone with any information about the crime should contact George Town police station on 9494222, the RCIPS tip line 9497777, or Crime Stoppers 8008477(TIPS).

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