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Man Shot by Police Linked to 29 Robberies

A man who was shot and killed by police shortly after committing a string of robberies last Wednesday, resulted in a number of robbery cases being solved in less than 24 hours.

According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Stephen Dean, by last Thursday, one day after Rony Jean was killed after attempting to open fire on police, he was already linked to 29 robberies and eight stolen vehicles.

According to police, shortly before 11 a.m. last Wednesday, a man was at a convenience store located on Carmichael and Spikenard Roads, when a male armed with a handgun robbed him of his burgundy Cherokee jeep and sped off.

A short while later, a man was at business establishment on Carmichael Road west, when a male exited a burgundy Cherokee jeep and robbed him of his Honda CRV vehicle and sped off.

Moments later, a woman was standing on the corner of Boatswain and Carmichael Roads, when a male pulled up in a silver Honda CRV and robbed her of two cell phones and a gold chain before speeding off.

A short while later, officers on patrol spotted the vehicle on Carmichael Road, near Spikenard Road. A chase ensued and the vehicle turned onto Spikenard Road. The driver then attempted to turn into a graveyard on Spikenard Road, but he struck a gate, bringing the vehicle to a stop.

Jean exited the vehicle and opened fire on police. Police returned fire, shooting the suspect. Jean was rushed to hospital, where he later died.

Police are appealing to anyone with information regarding any crime, no matter how small or insignificant, to anonymously call police at 919 or crime stoppers at 328-TIPS.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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