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Jan 18, 2016

Ladyville Police Recover Weapon Used in Armed Robbery

Last Wednesday, Chinese businessman Zu Chu Wu reported to Ladyville police that whilst at his business in Vista del Mar, he was robbed by two men of East Indian descent.  According to the proprietor of Mike’s Store, he was held up at gunpoint by one of the men who demanded cash from his register.  The thieves then made off with an undisclosed sum of money, as well as cellular phones.  Over the weekend, officers attached to the Rapid Response Team retrieved a handgun they believe was used in the commission of that crime.  Several operations also conducted in Hattieville yielded various quantities of marijuana.  Senior Superintendent Edward Broaster:

 

Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“On the fifteenth of January the Rural Rapid Response Team recovered a twenty-two pistol and a magazine in a case.  This was in the area of Vista del Mar.  We have three suspects that we are looking at as it regards to that particular firearm.  We also conducted raids in the Hattieville area where we recovered over seven hundred plus grams of cannabis and in another area where we recovered a hundred and forty-one grams of cannabis with the help of the canine.”

 

Edward Broaster

Reporter

“Do you all have at this time the origin of that weapon and do you all suspect it may have been used in any crimes recently?”

 

Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster

“We suspect that the [point] twenty-two was the firearm used in the robbery which occurred in the Ladyville area last week.”

 

Six men have been detained in connection with the incident.  Meanwhile, Hattieville police have retrieved thirty-eight live rounds of point two-two-three ammunition from Mile Twenty-four community.

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