BPS Advisory Following Business Burglaries

June 9, 2017

Following recent  burglaries at commercial premises, the police said “business owners are reminded to take basic crime prevention steps to minimise the attraction and impact of these acquisitive crimes.

Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament of the Crime Division states: “Simple measures such as installing motion activated outside lighting, installing or refreshing existing alarm systems and/or CCTV helps in target hardening of facilities, which can go a long way in deterring criminals from selecting your premises.

“Daily depositing of earnings will lessen the loss potential and we strongly urge businesses not to leave large amounts of cash on premises, as this provides criminals with incentive.

“In addition, if you see suspicious activities or persons around your premises, make note of the individual[s] and contact the police immediately.”

“For further crime prevention advice, please contact a reputable security company or Inspector Scott Devine at 717-2180 [e-mail sdevine@bps.bm] to identify the appropriate Community Action Team [CAT] officer responsible for your neighbourhood.

“In closing, the general public is urged to assist police in making Bermuda safer by reporting suspicious activity and providing any relevant information to the main police telephone number 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.”

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