Island is hit by a weekend of crime

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In other incidents a guest house was broken into, a water-filled balloon was thrown at a car and cracked the windscreen and three men were charged with assault – one on a police officer – as a result of a late-night brawl at the waterfront.A witness reported seeing a handgun fired on Friday night.

At about 7.45 pm in front of Georgetown Methodist Church a youth aged about 17 was seen raising what appeared to be a handgun and the next moment a bang was heard.

The youth was wearing dark clothing and a dark hat at the time.

Chief insp André Bonjour said that the police were carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area.

However, searches have revealed no damage to property, and no shell casings have been found.

Chief insp Bonjour said that no flash was seen before the bang and added that it was possible that a blank may have been discharged, or it might have been a starting pistol.A 43-year-old woman had her handbag snatched while walking home in the early hours of yesterday.

She was walking down Don Road beside Howard Davis Park when she was attacked from behind at about 1 am.

The attacker pushed her violently to the ground before snatching her handbag and running off in the direction of town.

The woman shouted and chased the man before losing him at Mont Millais.Police want a young couple in a car who were driving down Mont Millais and stopped to talk to the victim to contact them.

The woman has a suspected fractured collarbone and bruising to her leg as a result of the attack.A 35-year-old man had his £450 wages stolen as he walked home along the cycle track at First Tower also at about 1 am yesterday.

He was assaulted and robbed by two or three men.

He was punched and kicked to the ground as he returned from work in licensed premises in St Helier.

He was later treated for grazes and bruises in hospital but was not detained.Three men have been charged with assault, one on a police officer, as a result of a brawl at the waterfront in the early hours of Saturday.

James Bradley (25) is charged with assault on an officer while Paul Breslin (41) and Simon James Hickey (29) will face common assault charges.Police were carrying out Operation Peacekeeper on both Friday and Saturday nights and six other people were arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

Another was detained for being drunk and incapable.A Great Union Road guest house was broken into some time between Saturday night and yesterday morning.

A door was forced open and jewellery worth £5,000 and two digital cameras were taken.A man smashed the window of a King Street jewellery shop and stole three Breitling watches, each valued at £1,000, at 6 am yesterday.

The suspect – caught on CCTV footage – is about 40 years old and has thinning hair.

He was wearing a black leather jacket over a light-coloured top, light-coloured trousers or jeans and black shoes.At Quennevais Precinct on Friday night a water-filled balloon was thrown at a car driving along the main road shortly before 10 pm.

The windscreen of the vehicle cracked when it was hit and a group of five or six youths were seen to run away immediately afterwards.

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