Three Suspects Rob Vera P. Card In St George’s

June 22, 2016

At around 11:30am today [June 22] there was a robbery at Vera P. Card on Water Street in St. George’s, with three suspects ‎entering the store and smashing a display case with blunt objects, before “making off on foot with a quantity of jewelry.”

Police are conducting searches in the surrounding area for the offenders and so far one man has been arrested.

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A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:30am on Wednesday, June 22nd police officers responded to a reported robbery at Vera P. Card, Water Street, St. George’s.

“It appears that three suspects ‎entered the store and smashed a display case with blunt objects, making off on foot with a quantity of jewelry.

“There were no reported injuries.

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“Police officers are conducting searches in the surrounding area for the offenders and so far one man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses or persons with information should contact the Criminal Investigation Unit on 295-0011.”

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  1. San George says:

    This is what desperation breeds – still waiting for the help you promised the Community.
    Let’s see if they still want your path to citizenship.

    • Nana says:

      Forget the desperation. These punks are just lazy and disgusting . There is plenty of jobs out there, they just do not want to work. Easier to rob people and businesses. I say catch them and put them away.

      • OBSERVER says:

        TO NANA: You do not know anyone’s circumstances other than your own…….PREJUDICE!!!!

    • Me Sparkle says:

      This is what a drug habit breeds

    • Awake says:

      Stop with the excuses! Get your behind up and help the community instead of sitting there and blaming government!

    • Sara says:

      Only drug addicts do this type of thing

      • One says:

        How bout poor people

        • OBSERVER says:

          TO ONE: Thank you!! My point precisely!!
          Some people think that what they do is ALL RIGHT and what others do is ALL WRONG!! Foolishness, at its racist best!!!!

        • truth says:

          poor people who feel entitled to be otherwise maybe, lmao

        • Rose says:

          There are plenty of places that help poor people. Stop making excuses!

        • Sara says:

          No poor people don’t go around bashing windows and steal from others they work and ask for help from either the government, family and/or friends. In fact. most poor people are even too proud to ask for help! The only people that do this type of desperate attack are drug addicts.

  2. Tammy Smith says:

    When are we going to have a police presence in St. George’s. This should not be allowed to go on without consequences!

    • tolerate says:

      100% in agreement…. close down and spend money to renovate a structure they had NO intentions on using…. Bermuda is another World…
      Wonder with the new hotel????? Ahhhh forget it….

  3. swing voter says:

    Oh I don’t have a job but I gotta eat n feed my child. that diamond bracelet looks pretty tasty! SMH

  4. eaedness says:

    Sad thing is they keep robbing the jewelry stores because they know they can get rid of the gold with no questions asked. these cash for gold places need to be regulated more

    • smh says:

      Actually the cash for gold places are regulated if only you knew how many have been caught through this agency. They dont even let the person know the police are coming…

  5. Long Bay Trading Co. says:

    more like I DON’T WANT a job – this way is easier and quicker !!!

    Why work when you can just “take” from hard working people that are struggling to survive as it is??!!

    What a bunch of brainless thugs……..get a life folks.

    • Widget says:

      @long Boy Trading Co

      And 28 moron disagree with your opinion. Seriously.!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Pondering says:

    Please MP Bascome and Minister Barron …. we need a police station in St Georges! It is an opportunity for crime right now and we are watching as it increases.
    Can we not renovate (again) and re-use the old police station? If not, can we identify another location. As was discussed at the recent town meeting, we have to “feel” safe and, at the moment, this is not happening for residents or shop-keepers. Add visitors to that now as this break in took place during the prime time visitors are wandering into the town from the ferry.

    • kindley says:

      As a visitor who stays in St. George’s this is of great concern to me. We have always felt safe, but when visiting in June things did not seem the same. I was concerned that David Rose had been broken in to and that another business had padlock on their door and now this robbery at the time my daughters and myself were on that street a few weeks ago. Something has got to be done to protect these businesses. The return of the police station would be a great investment in the town and protection for business owners and residents. Don’t wait until someone is hurt to take action.

  7. some one else's fault says:

    Its so much easier just blamingsomeone else–isn’t it.

    How sad this really is.

    This country needs to wake up and stop fighting each other—we are all that we have.

    Silly people–

  8. bluebell says:

    These thugs are just pain nuisance to society… they have grown up from very young with no guidance from parents. Don’t worry they eat and bathe and have somewhere to sleep they just want to be nuisance to support their habits. The law needs to send them out of country to a training camp and make something out of them. They soon will change their ways/…
    Stop blaming the recession, no jobs, Government.

  9. Awake says:

    Isn’t there a police station right there in St.David’s? I don’t have a police station anywhere near my retail outlet, so what should I do…ask for a police station next door? SMH!

    • Pondering says:

      do you live in a residential/business/visitor area? just wondering……..
      we need to be pro-active not re-active. at the moment, the police from the St David’s station will only arrive AFTER the fact and the robbers know that.

      • who cares about st. george's? says:

        nah the government doesn’t want to be bothered with it – they’re waiting for the St. George’s business to pool their money for private security.

      • Jim says:

        The police will arrive after the fact 99% of the time, because they do not have the ability to predict the future. Most times the robbery will not be reported until AFTER it has already happened. These guys are in and out in a minute.

        Only way police get there in time is either luck or with the help from a member of the public. Or a quick-thinking employee hits the panic alarm, which is exactly why they are installed.

        That’s reality.

    • tolerate says:

      Not sure if I’m understanding you fully… but are you comparing the nearest proximity of a police station to YOUR current location of business… to say….. “A TOWN”….. talking about apples and oranges… If indeed that was your intended message than you should SYH… if NOT my apologies…

  10. BDAGIRL says:

    Breaking into jewellry stores is not helping to feed your families. When will you break into Lindos and Market Place to steal some cereal and milk,that would be desperation!!!!we wont see that on the news will we.

    • Sara says:

      That’s because they aren’t stealing for food!

      • Rosie says:

        Sara those that have stolen food and caught are given fines…..so yup people are stealing food….

    • Real Deal says:

      You are not logical. Desperation dose not mean you are a fool.
      How long do you think that cereal and milk will last before you will have to rob again? please use your brains people.

      I am unemployed show me the jobs. I am looking.

    • JB says:

      Actually… pretty sure that was in bernews yesterday. A guy stole 32$ of food from marketplace. So yes. You will see it on the news.

  11. hmmm says:

    Police need to get people on the ground, back on the beat. It is a joke that a commercial centre does not have a constant police presence.

    • hotdog says:

      I agree, I am in St Georges almost every day, you may see a officer walking around, a car will drive though and leave,

  12. Town Meeting Attendee says:

    Well it was established that there will be no police station on Senator Jeff Baron’s watch sooo… IDK what to tell you. These guys know that it will take the police a few minutes to get from St. David’s to St. George’s. More than enough time to get away even on foot. And for the cameras that are going to be installed, whilst they will give great eyes for the municipality tere is no coverage for residential streets or tourist routes to attractions outside of the City of St. George. Sounds like we need some help in St. georges.

  13. wahoo says:

    I am sure that if we just talk to these young men they will be remorseful and not do it again.

  14. Kim says:

    Bermuda is a wonderful place, these fools who did this crime need to do the time. Hurry up and install those cameras you were talking about.

  15. Kevin says:

    Pretty sad when we have these incidents. This does need to be curtailed.
    Didn’t read they were on bikes but rather on foot , with the way most of these young guys dress must have been pretty hard to get away with your pants around your knees. Wonder what the video will reveal. If they truly have got one of them we may see a new trend in the area with pants actually on hips.

  16. mmm says:

    Someone with authority needs to say why there is no police presence in the Town of St. George,s…review the matter…and take steps to correct it. If costs are a concern, they can introduce a tax, in a similar way as a tax was used to build or defray some of the expenses of building the hospital many years ago. With no police on foot, some folk will do as they please whenever they please…folks are becoming more and more brazen. Some will have a hard time getting work if they have a criminal record, if they have a poor work ethic or dress code they again will find themselves out of work.. There are not many jobs about during this season, there really aren,t. St. George,s is not a hive of activity as it use to be when it had two cruise ships in port weekly.

  17. Widget says:

    @San George

    It’s like minded people like you that keep crooks like this committing these types of crimes. Their really is not good reason for these people committing these crimes, so stop supporting them.

    I really wonder what you would do if they robbed your family at gun point? I’m sure you would be singing a different tune.

  18. Sara says:

    The reason this is happening is because you don’t have a police force in Bermuda you have a police service and a weak justice system. Bermuda needs to grow a pair and get tough period.