BPS Commended For “Efficient Capture”

January 14, 2016

Empire Grocery Bermuda Jan 14 2016[Updated] The police “are to be congratulated for the efficient capture of the perpetrators who committed a criminal act” at the Empire Grocery on North Shore on Tuesday [Jan 12], Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said today

Mr Roban said, “The Bermuda Police Service are to be congratulated for the efficient capture of the perpetrators who committed a criminal act at the Empire Grocery on North Shore, Devonshire on Tuesday 12 January.

“We are relieved and pleased to hear the staff and residents were not harmed in the incident. It will be good that the establishment can return some level of normalcy servicing the community has they have done for decades.

“Anyone who assist with this matter being dealt with swiftly through our justice system should fully cooperate with the authorities.”

Update 1.32pm: A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery, which occurred at Empire Grocery on North Shore Road Devonshire.

“It was reported that an unknown man wearing dark clothing and a black helmet entered the store brandishing a knife and made demands for money. The suspect was struck by a customer then forcibly pushed out of the store. The suspect was able to flee the scene on foot, running along Tribe Lane towards Long Ridge Pass.

“Police responded quickly to the area and were able to apprehend a man fitting the suspect’s description. That man is currently in police custody assisting with inquires.

“Anyone who may have information regarding this incident should call the Criminal Investigation Unit on 247-1744 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800 8477.”

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  1. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    Forget the Police that’s there job to capture no thanks needed, thank the guy who hit the robber…buy him a beer at least!

    • NO MORE WAR says:

      You need to get a life. Us intelligent people know what the Minister is saying. The swift capture of this individual is good news for the community. At the very least he won’t be able to try to rob any other store for a while.

      • Jus' Wonderin' says:

        Guess you’re not that intelligent after all if you missed my point entirely, obviously both need to be commended, but that is the Police’ job so not that much thanks is needed. I have a great life and glad you’re not a part of it so get back to being the keyboard warrior you are and have a blessed day!

  2. serengeti says:

    He calls it the “….efficient capture of the perpetrators who committed a criminal act…”

    Surely he means alleged perpetrators who allegedly committed a criminal act? Or is he signaling that if he were ever in power the presumption of innocence would be done away with?

  3. stunned... says:

    thank you also to the members of public who assisted the bps. community cooperation is vital in combating crime.

  4. Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

    Roban is simply trying to use this to get his name inn the media!

    it’s pathetic!

  5. Widget says:

    Yup politicking at it’s very best.

    Thank you BPS and the public that assisted in the capture of the perp.

  6. Hungry says:

    Some of us are missing the bigger picture. Our people are smuggling, robbing and stealing to pay bills and have food. Still waiting on those jobs……

    • Jussayin says:

      Well tell some of those ppl to get off their lazy ass and go into shops and ask for a job instead of robbing them…many places don’t always advertise if you took the time to do up a resume and go to places, call businesses and say hey I’m looking for job are you offering anything? That would be a good start but a lot of ppl not all are to lazy to do so it’s really that simple. Opportunity doesn’t always come to you sometime you need to put in a little work make opportunities happen for you ✌

  7. Y-gurl says:

    Why congratulate the exception that should be the norm?

  8. Try It says:

    and the a** H***gets a mere 3 years what a f***** joke, always something to blame MOLLY???