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Vieux Fort Man Granted Bail For Possessing Illegal Gun, Ammunition

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On Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Officers of the Vieux Fort Police Station responded to a report of stealing at an establishment.
Upon arrival the Officers noticed a male individual in the alley near the building behaving in a suspicious manner.
The male individual attempted to flee the area but was accosted by the Officers.
A search on his person, revealed (1) 9mm pistol with and one (1) magazine containing fifteen (15) rounds of 9mm calibre ammunition.
The male individual is identified as Nigel Hippolyte, a thirty-six (36) year old resident of Bruceville, Vieux fort.
He was subsequently arrested for the offences of Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition without a Valid Licence after he failed to produce a valid Firearm User Licence.
The individual for the report of Stealing was also arrested.
Nigel Hippolyte was later charged for the offences of Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.
He was taken before the Magistrate’s Court where he was granted bail in the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000XCD) for Possession of Firearm and ten thousand dollars ($10,000XCD) for possession of ammunition.
The matter was adjourned for Tuesday the 9th day of January 2024.
SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force

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6 COMMENTS

  1. well we have police bringing illegal firearm and ammunition to the country so we no longer have to wonder why so many on the streets

  2. Now the police have another illegal firearm sieze especially with the amoubt of deadly shootings in that area we the publice would like that gun to be tested to see how many crimes this weapon has been link to in the past unless that’s not important to the police in their fight to solve crimes

  3. @realist you are correct— some folk are seriously self destructive at any cost. Not withstanding the fact that blood will be on their hands as willing contributors, recipients and participants in the ongoing bloodbath.
    It is very disturbing for a island of 238 square miles

  4. @Lima Bravo 1492 I absolutely endorsed doing the forensic to verify whether this gun has been used in any previous felony. By the way, fo we have the technology and personnel to conduct such investigation. The individual is from a high crime area and in the vicinity of a robbery. Did he have any thing to do with the robbery? One less illegal gun in Bruceville.

  5. In Vieux -Fort all the young men are thieves, all they do is smoke cocaine and marijuana and steal plantain in the garden of farmers some of the parents of them young boys are also encouraging them to steal . They will all remain poor because of the mindset

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