A scooter rider was arrested Friday after police carrying out a daytime stop-and-search operation uncovered a firearm loaded with several rounds of ammunition, police said on Sunday.
Akeel Robinson, 34, of West End, was charged with carrying an illegal firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, according to the Police Information Office.
Mr. Robinson was riding the scooter when he was stopped, police said. He was due to appear before Magistrates’ Court at the next available sitting.
Other arrest, tickets
Also during the stop-and search operation on Friday, Johnoi Frank, 19, of Horse Path, was arrested for traffic offences including failing to stop at the request of police, according to the PIO.
Ten other people were reported for various traffic violations, 96 tickets were issued, and ten motor scooters were detained, police added.
Chief Inspector Dean Robin, who heads the Armed Response Team, said the successful arrest came as a result of his team’s continued surveillance work targeting suspects and suspected areas.
Mr. Robin said that such operations will continue across the territory. The Friday stop-and search team also included recruits in training, who received the needed field exposure in preparation for their upcoming graduation and integration, police said.
Mr. Robin appealed to anyone with knowledge of firearms in the territory to call the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 800- 8477 or the police Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.