CCTV Video: Armed Robbery At St Georges Bank

June 9, 2015

[Updated: At 12.05pm a man walked into the Bank of Butterfield in St George’s brandishing what is believed to be a firearm, he was given an undisclosed amount of cash and then escaped. All Butterfield employees at the St. George’s location are safe. A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. ]

Police are presently on scene in the east end following a robbery at a St George’s bank earlier today [June 9]. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

Update 12.49pm: A heavy police presence can be seen coming into St George’s

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Update 12.56pm: Emergency personnel are on scene

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Update 1.13pm: Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “At 12.05pm police responded to a report of an armed robbery that took place at the Bank of Butterfield on King Square in St George’s.

“It appears that a man walked into the bank brandishing what is believed to be a firearm, made demands of money. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash and then made good his escape on foot.”

“There is an active police investigation underway, and the area is now an active environment as police look for the suspect in the area. Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area to please contact the police.

Mr Caines said thankfully no one was seriously injured, but added that one lady that was in the bank was overwhelmed, and was taken for medical care in the “abundance of caution.”

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Update 1.18pm: The Bank of Buttefield said, “Butterfield confirms that an incident occurred at its St. George’s Banking Centre today just after 12 noon that has resulted in the temporary closure of that location for the balance of the day. All Butterfield employees at the St. George’s location are safe.

“All other Butterfield Banking Centres are open, as usual, to serve our valued customers. The Bermuda Police Service has initiated an investigation into the incident. As such, we will refrain from further comment on the matter and defer any queries to the Police.”

Update 1.20pm: The police are putting up crime scene tape

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Update 1.29pm: Quick audio of Mr Caines providing a brief description of the suspect, who he described as 5ft 10in tall, black male, thin build, wearing a red jacket and black pants.

Update 1.40pm: The police are briefing the media now at the scene, we will have the full video of this later. They continue to appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact the police on 295-0011.

Update 2.37pm: What appears to be the CCTV footage of this incident is now making the email rounds now. It depicts a man wearing a red hoodie, jumping over the desk to get behind the counter and wielding what looks like a gun.

Update 3.22pm: Video of the police press briefing at the scene

Update 3.30pm: There is still a heavy police presence in the St George’s area’

Update 3.53pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:05pm on Tuesday, June 9th police officers responded to a reported robbery in progress at the Butterfield Bank branch in St. George’s.

“It appears that the suspect, described as a black male, approximately 5’10″ tall of slim build wearing a red hooded top, black pants and white gloves, entered the bank brandishing what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money.

“He then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

“There were no reported injuries; however apparently a female senior citizen who was in the bank at the time was taken to the hospital via ambulance following the incident for medical assessment after apparently experiencing an ‘overcoming.’

“Police are currently searching the surrounding area for the offender and any witnesses, area residents or persons with relevant information should contact the Southside Police Station on telephone number 293-2222 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 at the earliest opportunity.

“In addition, there is presently an unauthorized release that shows CCTV footage from the bank robbery that took place today at Butterfield Bank in the Old Town of St. George and the of bank is investigating the origin of the breach.

The Bermuda Police Service however would like to solicit assistance from the public in identifying the individual that is captured in that footage. If you can identify the culprit in the footage please contact the Serious Crime Unit on 295-0011.”

Update 4.22pm: Police continue to maintain a heavy presence in the east end

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Update 4.35pm: The scene outside the bank is now clear, with the crime scene tape removed

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Update 4.45pm: Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said, “This was a very shameful and cowardly act, and I am greatly troubled by today’s incident. Thankfully no one was seriously injured.

“This is a very active investigation and I am confident that that the Police are working very hard on this matter. In the meantime, I want to echo their call and urge anyone who saw anything suspicious to please contact the Police and share what they know.”

Update 6.24pm: There is still a heavy police presence in the east.

Update 6.43pm: The police have confirmed that a 39-year-old St George’s man has been arrested in connection with today’s bank robbery.

Update 6.46pm: Senator Renee Ming said, “Today’s incident has shocked our community and is yet another bit of unwelcome news for the people of St. George’s.

“We are thankful that no one was harmed and remain confident that the Bermuda Police Service will catch the perpetrators in due course.

“An incident like this highlights the need for police presence in and about the town of St. George’s. The Members of Parliament for the area campaigned on having the St. George’s Police Station fully functioning if elected, well it’s been two and a half years!

“Even if there is to be no Police Station within the town, there must be a strong police presence to meet the needs of the old town and as a potential deterrent to crimes of this magnitude.

“I salute the brave employees of Butterfield Bank and I am thankful that no-one was seriously injured during this horrific ordeal.”

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  1. BullDog says:

    Oh WOW! This is crazy!!!!

    • G'd Up says:

      Poor people fed up

      • inna says:

        Must be nice to be able to afford a fri@@in’ gun all while being poor.

        Priorities seem to be in the sorted!!! But, maybe thats why hes poor in the first place!

      • @ Gd up I don’t give a rat’s A– , people can be fed up all they want, at no time is it worth putting the lives of others in jeopardy.

        I just pray that this Is a serious lesson for the bank and that the staff refused to go back to work until proper security measures are put in place, and I call on the bank’s to put up security bullet proof glassing and at a height that no one can just jump over.

        Also Mr. National Security minister and Premier please take extreme measure to put a police force in the old town RIGHT NOW! and I mean a Police force not a damn Police service.

        I am thankful that all employees and customers alike were not injured in any fatal way, but the same thing can not be said as far as their emotions and what they have experienced.

        close the branch down for the remainder of the week, give the staff the time off with pay, while taking the extreme measures of pulling all security measures in place.

        • Mockingjay says:

          Well if people believe we are living in the last days you aint seen nothing yet, NEWS FLASH Bermuda is not another world, there is no country or island in this world that is not gonna escape the perils of life.

          • Ed Case says:

            Mockyou: The only people who believe in the ‘last days’ are those who were fed all that superstitious nonsense called religion. The rest of your comment is 100% right.

          • hmmm says:

            What are those perils?

      • 32n64w says:

        What a ridiculous, insensitive and thoughtless comment. No one should condone or attempt to justify alleged armed robbery.

        • filobedo21 says:

          Just another opinionated wanna be soothsayer, crooks exist every where in this world. Sounds like a desperate measure,and it would appear that he has been caught. Thank goodness that no one was injured. The bank staff look like real troopers. And I hope the person that was really shocked is alright.

      • Barracuda says:

        The poor people are revolting !

    • Just Saying says:

      Maybe those security guards the banks all let go get reinstated their jobs back.

      • Mockingjay says:

        Now lets look at this in a LOGICAL point of view, an armed robber and an unarmed security guard !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Are you guys F!@#ing serious.

    • dave says:

      Bulldog,it is crazy, where were the security guards ?

      • Troll says:

        What difference would it be if a Security Officer was there?

      • Neal says:

        Security guards are basically useless in situations like this, and the armed robbers know this. What is an unarmed security guard going to do in the face of an armed robber? In fact, they might actually make matters worse, attempting to do something seemingly heroic.

    • Mockingjay says:

      Um is there supposed to be a security glass to separate the tellers from the costumers ?

      • Zevon says:

        What would costumers be doing there? Were people planning to dress in costumes?

  2. Oh no says:

    oh gosh…looking out for the updates. Keep up coming BERNEWS

  3. Who's Moderator? says:

    OBA where are the JOBS?

    • Northshore says:

      You mean the jobs the PLP lost, dreamer !!

    • Reallly? says:

      Really? Jobs or no jobs it does not give you an excuse to rob a bank. Try again.

      • One says:

        If that’s were life is taking you I’m sure it is … Everyone don’t have it like many … I dnt agree wif wat happend but hey their are a lot of people out here wif no JOBS & STURGGLING .. Like REALLY….

        • Animal Lover says:

          Well if they spell like you I can understand why they don’t have jobs.

    • FFS says:

      What in God’s name does that have to do with this?! Seriously go be ignorant somewhere else.

      • Educated says:

        No jobs, no money, people get desperate and do desperate things.
        That’s what that has to do with that.

    • CALLITHOWISEEIT says:

      WTF does a robbery have to do with OBA you people are stupid thats why us young bermudians wont vote all you are; are warheads nothing positive to say ever! everything has to turn into politics someone slips and bumps their head OBA its your fault or vice versa. GET A LIFE!!!

      • Mockingjay says:

        @ CALLITHOWISEEIT, I don’t know what rock you crawled from under but when P.L.P was in power and all the shootings and killings that were happening, they got flogged by the bloggers and the U.B.P/oba and the promise that when they get in power it will be Utopia and you fools fell for it, like the 2000 jobs.
        So the same rocks that they threw are coming back at their GLASS HOUSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Person who knows a little says:

      really? The troll is strong with this one.

    • Burn the bridge I can swim says:

      They prabably can’t get jobs and/or not trying to get a job you lemon a$$

    • GTA says:

      Get off your couch and go look for one… or is the work too hard for you?

    • inna says:

      PLP where is the MONEY?

    • Interested Party says:

      They were stolen at gun point ……

    • Me says:

      PLP where is our money?

    • PBanks says:

      Seriously? Someone robbed a bank, put people in danger, and you’re rambling about the government?

    • Shari-Lynn Pringle says:

      Regardless of whether there are jobs or not, there is no excuse for taking what IS NOT YOURS!

      • N says:

        Absolutely agree; very saddened by this event.

    • BermudaD says:

      gonna take time Who’s Moderator… previous Government have really messed things up!

    • Lemon Tree says:

      Perhaps you should ask that to the previous government and their poor financial management who got us into this mess? When trying to solve a problem, you need to look at the root of it.

      • inna says:

        I am sure he/she was too busy picking the lemons off the tree to be worrying about the roots!

    • CaraLinda says:

      What on earth?! Job or no job, no one should ever rob a bank! further more there are hundreds of jobs listed on Bermuda Job Board! if money is that tight no one should be picky on what they are willing to do! i work 3 jobs, 7 days a week, 13 hour days! i dont like it but its what i need to do so i dont rob a bank!!!!

    • Jo Blo says:

      Wow… Seems theres nothing the small town yocals cant turn into an OBA vs PLP matter. Interestingly this comment invoked the most response from people who probably view themselves as rational thinkers! Not going to pretend to be surprised though. However on a serious note people should not expect the liklihood of things like this happening to come taper as our job market worsens. Its up to creative, entrepreneurial thinkers to get their heads around that issue, not Government alone.

    • Watcher says:

      Are you serious? So now not having a job is justification for you to steal? So suppose instead of the bank, they steal from you? Would you be okay with you? We really need to stop finding excuses for people’s bad behaviour, and blaming the government is just idiotic!

    • NT says:

      Precisely.

    • Me says:

      Jobs? With this mentality, why would anyone hire you?

    • Y-Gurl says:

      Idiot!

    • Jean says:

      Why make this a political issue. These may be people who never worked or intend to!

    • Job’s is not the issue here.

    • filobedo21 says:

      Why don’t you start a business and hire somebody. Y’all want someone else to do it. Oh, better yet, why not ask your PLP members how many jobs have they created a business people. Precious few I bet.

  4. Now can / will we see a 24/7 hour occupied Police and Fire Station back in the Ole Towne before nothing is left? The location of both of these extremely important places are waaaaaaay outside of where they are needed to be in the case of an emergencies.

  5. enough says:

    so once again it’s the OBA’s fault. Hope no-one got hurt, scary for those employees

  6. Terry says:

    What an asinine comment ‘Who’s Moderator?’.

    No wonder were F*^K#@

    Shalom.

  7. Bring back our cops says:

    And that is why St.George’s need a fully operating police station in the town. Not just a lone officer.

  8. SMH says:

    And Bob Richards just said the recession was over! smh clearly he doesn’t know

    • Ottojr says:

      Maybe the recession is over for the Wealthy-but to stay on point, this is a crying shame. Glad to hear no one was hurt. I don’t like to be a doomsday prophet but it will not get any better.

      • hmmm says:

        A recession is defined by certain economic indicators. It has nothing to do with wealthy, not wealthy, green, blue, orange, black, white or pink people.

        • Animal Lover says:

          We aren’t in a recession. There are no jobs because no one wants to come to Bermuda because we have become ignorant. When things were good Bermudians thought themselves to be better than everyone else and now it’s biting us in the . There is also nothing to do in Bermuda so people don’t want to come here. Also, governments to cause recessions. The banks caused them by lending out too much money to people who couldn’t pay them back. So stop blaming the government. Also, the PLP has caused all of the job losses that has recently happened and over the years for stupid spending. But everyone kept voting them back in. Now the OBA can’t fix it fast enough everything is all their fault.

    • Bermuda says:

      A closer police station wouldn’t have helped. The st David’s station is close enough people just need to stop doing dumb ‘****. What goods the police station if the police don’t respond until after the gun unit. Gun units In Devonshire.

    • Amazed says:

      I’m sure this robber didn’t rob the bank to pay his rent or buy food to feed his family. Lets be for real.

    • Mr. Richards don’t know his ox from his elbow, to busy being a yes man and pleasing the America’s Cup financiers, could care less. All the private investors found more then enough ways along with the Government and the government purse to make sure we have A America’s cup, but yet St. Georgian’s have been calling for a fully staffed and fully functional Police Station for years, what the hell is it going to take. Money is not the issue,

      • Zevon says:

        Makes you wonder why the PLP closed it down, doesn’t it.

  9. X Factor says:

    Hoe brazen can you be???

    I saw a bunch of police cars whizzing by me heading into St. Georges. I just hope the police keep in mind that the culprit could be hiding out in St. Georges instead of assuming he will be heading out and get caught in their roadblocks. He could be sitting in his house within walking distance of the bank, for all we know. It happened years ago with one of Bermuda’s first armed robberies-they had manhunts all over the place and the guy had just walked on home and was laying low while they were dashing around searching vehicles and stuff. Just a thought.

    • Watcher says:

      That is a very real possibility. With all of the little nooks, crannies and side streets in St. George, he was probably at home before the police even arrived on the scene. Once he got away from the building, he was pretty much home free if he knows his way around.

    • Dreamcatcher says:

      He’s chilling like a villain……

      • No the great reggae lyrics, say you can run but you can not hide, Jah sees with the all seeing Eye, what you sow today have a way to come back upon you tomorrow. see you must pay the piper and the piper always win.

  10. Tolerate says:

    Idiots on here… get a life….
    SMH

    • Tolerate says:

      wow, eight Dislikes? Must be the idiots who bought politics in this. Quick question; the PLP is the reason for lost jobs, and the OBA ran an election on returning the jobs? Have I got it right?
      So why would you hold the OBA solely responsible for this crime?
      Why not blame the Party who cause the job loses in the first place?
      Thanks A Williams; I could not have said it better.

  11. A Williams says:

    Are you people serious,we are talking about people being shakened which I remind you could have been one of your family members and you all are rambling on with wheres JOBS. Give me a break. Im disappointed to say the least because by your comments this island will never be healed if its in the hands of people like you.

    Thanks PBanks. You all have some compassion please. Think about the next person.

    • NT says:

      Poor people are desperate people. You can be disappointed all you want but its true. No one was hurt.

  12. Ed Case says:

    Hopefully this will bury the ridiculous Eron Hill’s bra story.

    Eron wears a bra, poses for a photo, and wonders why someone makes a joke.

    Police, why not also book the two guys out side Churchills showing their underwear evey single day.

    • Tough Love says:

      Really?!? you are mentioning this? Eron Hill’s story of OBA playing gutter politics will be remembered as the OBA showing their true colours.

      I pray for the peace of the older lady who was shaken during this robbery. Poor sight. Hope they catch the bugger who did this!

    • NT says:

      You think the ruling political party making a joke about cancer on social media is acceptable behavior? I am certain if it were the PLP your opinion would be different. Moron.

      Why not book yourself an appointment with a doctor and get your head examined.

    • LOLOLOLOLOLOL says:

      Tactfully depressing your witt sounds today.

  13. Bill says:

    When you don’t listen you feel!!!With ALL that has transpired over the last few years regarding cutback reductions etc etc the bank has not assisted anyone but the wealthy. The OBA starting talking tough but nothing has changed, but the people are suffering and it sadly is a sign of the times LISTEN to the people. We need you the govt to reach out to us and assist us not the permit holders who want more of what we already dont have!!
    But I sincerely hope that the staff and members of the public including police are safe, cause the banks insured and aint losing a dime, thats for sure!!!!!

    • Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

      I hope you’re not suggesting that this robbery occured because the OBA isn’t listening to the people.

      There were robberies at the banks when things were good in Bermuda.

      Some people just take from others and think it’s okay. They’re called criminals.

      I’m glad that those werevpresent are okay, if a little shaken up.

      And hope the police catch the perpetrator.

      • filobedo21 says:

        And the alleged perpetrator was caught before dinner time. Let’s see who they drag into court this morning. Well done BPS.

    • Awake says:

      YOU are as dumb as a box of rocks if you can sit there and say “nothing has changed”. Get your head out of your butt! Listen to the people? Did you ask the same from the PLP? I doubt it!!!

      • Don't need none of them says:

        I dont know why my people are so blind , we need more love an unity P.LP OBA , none of them pay my bills or yours. But reast assured thire bills are paid. Promises are made for fools. It’s all political gain

    • hmmm says:

      Those employees, will be shaken…everytime they go into work they will be wondering, everytime that door opens their heart will be in their mouth.

      This person just hurt people for their own gain. Hope we catch this scum.

  14. tishae says:

    Sad. People are really struggling in Bermuda. We see almost every week were people are getting arrested for stealing food. The average bermudian has been struggling for years!

    • Tommy P says:

      You’re wrong. Just because a couple of people are poor and need to steal for food doesn’t make the average Bermudian suffering.

    • serengeti says:

      Give us a break. This was armed robbery with a gun. Whoever did it should get 25 years.

    • Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

      There’s a big difference between people stealing food because they’re hungry, and someone robbing the bank.

    • emtfire says:

      Wonder if this would have happened if the police station on York St. in St George was operational…just saying

    • hmmm says:

      You don’t rob a bank because you are not working , you rob a bank because your moral compass is messed up.

    • Amazed says:

      Newsflash!!! People are struggling all over the world – what does this have to do with the bank robbery!

    • theothersidebermuda says:

      The average Bermudian doesn’t own a gun. The average Bermudian would not put people’s lives in jeopardy. I’m not disagreeing that the average Bermudian isn’t/hasn’t been struggling, but rather I’m suggesting that this individual and this incident doesn’t involve the average Bermudian. Zero justification for this behaviour.

    • Don't need none of them says:

      This new millennium slavery has got everyone believing that thire is a saveyour in politics, an brain wash education that has us worshipping the almighty dollar. Know your history.know your self

    • Don't need none of them says:

      This new millennium slavery has got everyone believing that thire is a saveyour in politics, an brain wash education that has us worshipping the almighty dollar. Know your history.know your self.

  15. smh says:

    Hope the marine police are out aswell…Glad it wasnt any serious injuries.

  16. Lawry says:

    Of course the armed robber has a job, it just happens to be an illegal one. Whether we like or not (I do not), he is at present gainfully employed, unlike I suspect many commentators here! Hope his taxes and health insurance are up to date!

  17. peter says:

    Destroying st.georges goodb reputation

  18. peter says:

    destroying St.Georges good reputation

  19. peter says:

    destroying St Georges good reputation

  20. Cow Polly says:

    I find it very interesting that the majority of people here immediately conclude that this person robbed the bank because they are out of a job because of the recession and are probably starving. Wind back the clock a few years ago and the assumption would have been it was gang related, a few more and it was drugs.

    The guy was wielding a GUN people!!! Regardless of this person’s circumstance in life, he threatened other human beings lives and took what wasn’t his. I hope the police catch the b*****d.

  21. Skink says:

    The thief looks white

  22. outkasted says:

    Its systemic…Its only a matter of time before the guns will be turned on us!
    Quote by Louis Farrakhan while in Bermuda

  23. KarmaGotEm says:

    Now had the St. Geo police station which has been renovated numerous times been open, maybe they would have had time to give a foot chase. But then again most of them I see look too unfit to even fit behind the steering wheel of their cars properly. And please tell me if they really think that if they left on foot that they will run all the way out to #1 Gate? Or even if they hopped in a car, surely they were smart enough to know that they had no time to make to #1 Gate before the troops converged from their cool offices at Southside! Um just sayin’!

    • Self says:

      I agree! Gone are the days when the police actually had a fitness standard. A lot of these overweight cops look like they couldn’t catch a cold. The Commissioner needs to get them from behind the desk and steering wheels and have them jog around the track a few dozen times. Before anybody says what about me, my husband is a personal trainer so I’m quite fit, thank you.

      Hope they catch the culprit though.

    • Andy M says:

      Karma you clearly have a Masters in Policing. Having the St George’s Police Station open would not have deterred this from happening. Oh and have you ever chased after a man with a gun before?

  24. Ameboa says:

    I saw the video footage release and OMGosh.. the terrified looks on the staff faces. I would have pissed and done #2 right there and felt no way about it. It looked as if bank staff followed protocol and let them take the money. A life is more valuable

  25. homegrown trash says:

    how can there be any money in that bank? you can buy the whole town for a peppercorn

  26. Awake says:

    The excuses people give for understanding an armed robbery, are mind-blowing! People all over the world are struggling WAY, WAY WORSE THAN US HERE IN BERMUDA! Are they robbing banks????? A bunch of spoiled brats, is what we are!!!

  27. DISGUSTED BERMUDIAN!!!! says:

    OMG!!! are you Bermudians this dopey for real??? wtf every time something happens its the governments fault??? don’t be so silly, Bermuda has had these crimes going on long before Bermuda went into recession and before OBA was even thought of. THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T MAKE PEOPLE BREAK LAWS!!! they choose to break the laws on their own and who is to say this person don’t have a job??? people are going through some seriously hard times right now and cant afford to keep their heads above water even with 2 jobs and desperation can make a person go this far and further. as some people would do whatever it takes to do for their family, so stop being some damm judgmental. People so quick to run their mouths in this island!!! smh!!! I’m just glad nobody was hurt during this ordeal, that’s what really matters in this case that everyone in that bank came out alive.

    • Outsider says:

      Well said, cause these comments are stupid.. Bermudians are dopy and small minded, I’m overseas and reading stupid stories weekly its embarrassing and degrading the stories they put as news! Wise up bermuda, we can do better! Instead of robbing the bank though we need to fight for our needs to the people that can help!

    • Don't need none of them says:

      It’s the people’s fault bermudains are gutless an spineless, as long as the cable and the hot water is on to hell with what’s right!

  28. Oh My says:

    I just read all of your comments and all but one of you asked if the staff are alright. Just a whole bunch of dissing.

    Staff of BNTB…I know you are all shook up at this moment. It is unfortunate for such a thing to happen to you all.

    I pray for you all.

  29. D says:

    Catch him and post his pic ASAP

  30. bluebird says:

    TO the moderator,
    cut this garbage out about JOB’s,as we have 11,300 work permits issued.
    what about jobs don’t you get ????
    Everyone who wants to work is working.
    This bye can’t get a Government job so he has to get his income some other way and we have had banks robbed before if you remember.
    So this ain’t nothing new

    • Lory says:

      You are an ignorant, maybe you are ok since you can sit and write rubbish about others. Bermudians are loosing jobs and I am witnessing expat still arriving the island for a job. Mostly Asians and these are not jobs that Bermudians refuse to do or are not qualified.

  31. yess says:

    I heard an update that he was just caught trying to board a plane with the same red hoodie on. Can anyone confirm??

  32. Endofdays says:

    Keep tearing apart the country!!!

  33. Spectator says:

    The people posting on this story have no idea, absolutely no idea, why this bank robber decided to do what he did. He might have a job, he might not. He might be poor, he might not be. He might be a sociopath, he might not be. So until he is caught, and we have a better understanding of motive, stop ascribing his actions to the economic situation in Bermuda and giving him a pass. He did something for which there is no excuse. Ever.

  34. Ombudsman says:

    they caught the fools at the airport

  35. bob13 says:

    Just somebody trying to become a politician?

  36. Jean says:

    You think it’s those prisoners escapees from the USA? They can’t seem to find them in the USA …lol

  37. Redman says:

    Wow, just glad that none of the staff got injured, I can only imagine the fear they must have felt.

    Years ago my mom used to work in this branch.

  38. wow says:

    Teach our young black brothers about who we were before slavery. Who the real enemy is. We are not criminals just targets. Wake up brothers and unite!! I was blind now I see. They will too.

  39. Bobthebuilder says:

    Give us jobs. Stop giving.our.jobs away to foreigners(construction).

    Give us jobs or the BS continues.

    These are not threats…..but Promises.

    (Frustrated Bermudian working for a foreigner)
    No insurance no social being payed. Mistreated and.being.taken advantage of…..

    And i work whenever i can.

  40. San George says:

    Where was the Baron?

  41. Confused says:

    As someone who has been a victim of an armed robbery, my heart goes out to the individuals involved in today’s robbery.
    Thankfully, no one was hurt physically, but no one knows what damage has been done emotionally to these poor people.
    Stop pointing fingers…stop making excuses…wrong is wrong, and pointing a gun at another human being is wrong.

  42. D says:

    Ok anyone that was in the area at the time remember when u saw on the video he ran out the door 2 the right towards the main road hopefully somebody saw where he ran 2 omg he had on RED

  43. Just wondering says:

    This is so not cctv footage. If you look and listen closely, Someone recorded the security camera screen with their cell phone and sent it out. Should be fired.

    • scoob says:

      Why should they be fired? Getting this footage out quickly has greatly increased the likelihood of the individual being caught

    • X Factor says:

      Why? It could help identify the person. What is it about Bermuda that we’re so reluctant to put this kind of stuff out there? In the U.K., the first thing they do is release the CCTV footage to see if anyone knows the culprit and they have the same sub judice laws we do. Here it’s like we’re scared to say or do too much and then wonder why so many crimes go unsolved. Who knows-someone’s own mama might see the footage and turn them in!

    • Dumbness says:

      You’re right. You can see the computer tool bar in the top left hand corner. And you can hear someone shuffling with something…I’m guessing the phone.

    • Bobthebuilder says:

      Nope actually it was smart and probably got the person apprehended.Now wishing they get fired is.an@$$`s comment, especially in these economic times.

    • VJ says:

      Although others may disagree with you, I don’t. If somebody recorded footage on their personal cellphone and sent it out, that was a major security breach. The footage was making its rounds on Whats App before the police probably even had a chance to view it. There could have been info the police didn’t want made known publicly in the initial stages of the inquiry. If the person didn’t have permission to record and send it out, then I agree they should be fired.

  44. suspicious says:

    Sorry but you cant rule out anyone! This is just my opinion.

    • common sense says:

      Damn I would have took off so quick!!! Thats scary – raise the counters at all departments- that guy jumped like his use to hurdles, put bullet proof panes up, cameras up, every counter staff wear a panic button, no one person left in any office alone, no hoodies!!!!

  45. X Factor says:

    Was this even worth it? Looking at a lengthy prison sentence for a nominal amount-two weeks’ worth of groceries or a couple of months of Belco bill payments? C’mon!

  46. Younger than you says:

    Who ever said that This man did not have a job?
    Ever thought about the fact that he could have had a
    Job and was not grateful for what he was making.
    When people are so use to getting what they want from others they don’t know What it is like getting it for them selves.
    Its a shame that this is what it’s all coming to.
    We are so focused on the future that we forget to straighten up What is going on now. It’s better to face tomorrow by sorting out today!

  47. st uy says:

    ah guys gotta eat yo.

    • Wise Owl says:

      guys gotta eat? well next time i gotta eat i will come rob you and your a**wipe mate here who robbed the bank you dumb twit

  48. Don't need none of them says:

    I to am glad that no one was injured, A man dose not have to be poor to rob a bank just tired of the stuggle . The rich get richer an we continue to stuggle. I have dreams of getting my children out of this one that I inherited from my four fathers in hopes that they can have a better dream then mine,

  49. ewwwwwwww says:

    HE has something wrong with his right leg….WATCH

  50. Daniel Walker says:

    Alcohol addiction, abuse, drunken driving, bank robbery, jail time? Been there, done that. Before we start implementing fancy equipments in cars, and complex laws to curb crime and robbery rates, we need a system that can identify people who are absolute addicts and give them proper rehab. I was an alcoholic for 2 years until I was declared incompetent and put into rehab. All those 2 years, I wanted to get over the addiction, but kept slipping back. Drove drunk, attempted a robbery, got caught, got decalred incompetent , was put into an alcohol addiction program in calgary ( http://canadarehabreviews.com ). It’s been 11 months now. I often joke around that attempting a robbery was the best thing I did :)

  51. ron,b says:

    what has gone wrong when a whole generation of black boys? they seem to be getting caught up in so much violence or doing bad in school, you don’t see them in good job positions but you see the black girls with good jobs and being given much more opportunities it seems the system has turned its back on the black boys\men you see it all over the world,is this a well planed out war on the black boys/men?? the cops in the states kill them at will.

    • PBanks says:

      Not all – several have found ways to thrive. Just need to get more of them into the more positive activities and ventures out there. That beautillion the other day was one example of young males showing dedication.

      Although I’ll agree, it’s concerning that the young fellas when compared to their female peers, appear to struggle in the academic arena, and that has to be rectified at once.

  52. Sara says:

    Those ladies will never be the same.

  53. Gibbons says:

    When I left Bermuda as a child we were under UBP leadership . I always wondered what would happen if we were under PLP leadership . Now I know I all those years under the PLP has created this anarchy .

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