An off-duty police officer recovered a firearm in Sunny Acres last week after searching a suspicious-looking male, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) revealed in a press release today.
According to the RSLPF, the off-duty officer who “had cause to approach the male” did so on Sunday, January 8, about 7:00 p.m.
“The officer gave chase, as the male attempted to evade, and in doing so, disposed of a Glock 27 pistol, with a magazine containing nine rounds of live ammunition. The officer secured the weapon and contacted the Criminal Investigations Department for assistance,” the RSLPF stated.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to contact the Crime Hotline at 555.
On Friday, January 6, police arrested three males for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition after intercepting a suspicious vehicle at Morne Fortune, Castries around 4:30 p.m.
Officers attached to the Marigot Police Station recovered a 9mm pistol with an auto sear and an extended magazine containing twenty-eight rounds of 9mm ammunition during the process.
The occupants, Troy Preudhomme, a thirty-year-old resident of Bexon, Malick Joseph, a twenty-three-year old resident of Corinth, and Anthony James, a twenty-eight-year old resident of Monchy, were formally charged for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.
They are currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing.