Criminal detectives in Grand Bahama are actively investigating several armed robberies, one robbery with violence and an attempted armed robbery that reportedly occurred within a five-hour time span on Saturday.
The first reportedly occurred late that afternoon at a residence in Eight Mile Rock, around 6:45, when a 14-year-old boy was beaten about the body.
Police say he was robbed of $190.00 by two men, who are known to him, in the Bartlett Hill area.
Uniform and plain-clothed officers responded to the scene and arrested a 23-year-old male of Cemetery Road, Eight Mile Rock, who is said to be assisting police with their investigation.
Four hours later, police learned of an incident in which three masked men robbed two males of $500 cash at a residence in Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock.
The incident reportedly occurred around 10:30 p.m. as the 24-year-old male was arriving at home.
He was approached by three males, who were all reportedly wearing masks. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and the other with a hammer.
The culprits reportedly beat the male about the body and robbed him of $300 cash.
A short time later, the victim's 26-year-old brother arrived home when he was robbed of $200.
One of the culprits fired a shot into the front door of the home before they all made good their escape on foot.
Fifteen minutes later, police learned of an incident where a lone gunman attempted to rob a business establishment on Adventures Way and The Mall Drive.
According to police, they received information around 10:45 p.m. that a man, armed with a handgun and described as wearing long tan pants, long black shirt with black tennis and a green shirt covering his face, entered the business establishment, held up the security officer and demanded cash.
While attempting to enter into an office, the culprit fell on the floor, then got up and made good his escape without any cash.
One hour later, police received a report of another business on being held up.
Police information is that around 11:55 p.m. two men entered an establishment on Settler's Way and made away with $400 in cash.
The man who demanded cash was described as having dreadlocks with a shirt tied around his face and armed with a handgun.
Police are aggressively investigating the matters are appealing to any member of the public who may have information that can assist police in locating the suspects to contact the police at 350-3106,7 or 8, 911, 919 or call the nearest police station.