A man was this afternoon chased and caught by the police who seized a Taurus 9mm handgun loaded with 11 rounds.
This happened in Spring Village at about 4:00 pm when the operational support unit from the Old Harbour Police, with four police personnel on board, was patrolling the area when a man was seen exiting a motor car.
Having seen the police the man started behaving abnormal, raising the suspicion of the police, said Sgt Junior Miller of the Old Harbour Police.
The police approached the man who ran. The police gave chase until the man, who is from Clarendon and believed to be in his 20s, was cornered in the kitchen of a house. He had a bag which was searched and the gun discovered. He was taken into custody where formal charges will be laid against him and a court date issued.
Today’s seizure is the third gun taken off the street by the Old Harbour police in four days. On Tuesday morning a .38 revolver with four rounds was discovered in a community near the town centre. This weapon, the police theorized was used to rob a business established on Monday evening which saw citizens teaming with the police in chasing the suspected robber who has been held. A shotgun was also found in the Marlie Mount area on Wednesday.
This week’s finds have been credited to joint efforts of the domestic and operational support unit of the Old Harbour Police.
The police continue to encourage members to utilize the various available channels to report illegal weapons, wanted persons or suspicious individuals in their communities.
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