(ZIZ News) – The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has taken two persons into custody on suspicion of wounding and assault with a firearm.
The incident occurred in the Sandy Point area, where two men assaulted a 17 year old male by striking him with a firearm, leaving a wound on his head and a stab wound to the right shoulder.
The incident occurred after 7pm on Thursday (December 17). The victim was treated at the Pogson Hospital.
Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for crime, Ian Queeley is urging all stakeholders to get involved in their communities; find ways to connect with the youth to keep them from this destructive lifestyle.
Meantime, an off duty officer is being praised for his quick response to a robbery in the New Road area, on Thursday December 17th.
The police force’s Public Relations Office has reported that upon observing some suspicious action at a house in the area, the officer sprang into action and held and searched two young men, which resulted in the discovery of a 32 inch flat screen TV and a red covered Dell laptop.
The officer then detained the two men in his custody and called for assistance from his on duty co-workers.
The scene was processed by members of the Forensic Services Unit.
In relation to the incident, ACP Queeley is quoted as saying “I am proud of the dedication of our officers who demonstrate their total commitment to keeping our communities safe even when they are off duty.”