all-points bulletin


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all-points bulletin

n
(in the US) an alert broadcast to all police officers within an area, instructing the arrest of a suspect

all′-points` bul′letin


n.
a broadcast alert from one police station to all others in an area, state, etc., as with instructions to arrest a particular suspect or suspects. Abbr.: APB
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APB' stands for all-points bulletin, a term that refers to a police broadcast with information on suspects.
He sounds the alarm, and police and taxi inspectors put out an all-points bulletin.
When Larry Gray's rangers send out an all-points bulletin, they generally don't know much about the height and weight of the suspects they're after.
Having realised Terlemes was missing, the Central Prisons immediately notified the police, who put out an all-points bulletin with the man's details.
The police then issued an all-points bulletin to apprehend M.
An all-points bulletin hasbeen put out for the suspects throughout the ports and borders of the UAEin bidto catch them.
Authorities released an all-points bulletin for a gray Honda CRV around 10 p.
Eugene police issued a statewide all-points bulletin for the car early Tuesday morning, after an 84-year-old woman reported that a man had attacked her after sneaking into her home off Cal Young Road in north Eugene's Sheldon area.
Otherwise, I would not be sending out an all-points bulletin.
He said the town put out an all-points bulletin and tracked down a National Grid crew member Monday.
An all-points bulletin was put out for "a young white male, well-dressed," who was running from a brick building across the street from the Lorraine Hotel, where Dr King's car was parked at the time of the shooting.
This just in: All-points bulletin for her accomplice, Bully Buddha.