The police encouraged the public to “remain vigilant regarding burglaries,” noting that residents are advised to secure their air conditioning units, as there have been some burglaries where the culprit(s) gained entry by removing window air conditioning units.
The full statement follows below:
Once again the Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the public to remain vigilant regarding burglaries. In particular residents are advised to secure their air conditioning units, while making sure all windows and doors are locked before leaving their homes unattended – as recently there have been reported burglaries where the culprit(s) apparently gained entry by tampering with or removing window air conditioning units.
We also continue to recommend that all residents secure their valuables out of sight. In addition, take pictures and record serial numbers of all personal property, especially electronic equipment and jewellery – so that if they are stolen and later recovered, there is an accurate way of identifying them.
Members of the public are encouraged to report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods to the police by contacting 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity. The public is reminded that receiving stolen property is an offence punishable under the law.