Police arrests over 40 after early morning Tiger Bay raid – 21st Feb 2013
Tiger Bay residents got an early morning wake up call from the Police, who arrested over 40 young men and took away a quantity of electrical, paint and hardware items suspected to be unlawfully obtained.
The exercise was reportedly conducted by Ranks of the Tactical Services Unit and CID Ranks between 4:30 and 5:30 this morning.
The men arrested were kept at the Brickdam Police station. Outside of the station, some disgruntled family members congregated awaiting word from the police about the arrest of their loved ones. Some of those gathered told this Newscast, that the Police told them that some of the men in question are wanted for a series of robberies.
In Tiger Bay this morning, residents were peeved over the development saying that the Police swooped down on the beleaguered community, kicked down some of the doors of the small apartments and proceeded to search. Some residents said that the Police did not produce a search warrant.
This Newscast understands that the search was prompted following a series of robberies around the city where a quantity of electrical and other items were stolen.