Two Men Robbed In Sandys, Separate Incidents

August 23, 2017 | 41 Comments

A visiting 77-year-old American man sustained minor injuries when he was robbed of his wallet containing cash and personal items while walking along the Railway Trail near Fort Scaur, and a 22-year-old local man had his gold chain snatched from his neck while pedal cycling along Malabar Road near Woody’s Drive.

This was confirmed by the police, who said, “The Bermuda Police Service has recently received reports of opportunistic crimes being committed in Sandys parish.

“Two incidents were reported on Tuesday [August 22nd], with both occurring between 12 noon and 12:30pm.

“In the first, it appears that a visiting 77-year-old American man sustained minor injuries when he was robbed of his wallet containing cash and personal items while walking along the Railway Trail near Fort Scaur.

“In the second, it appears that a 22-year-old local man had his gold chain snatched from his neck while pedal cycling along Malabar Road near Woody’s Drive.

“In each instance, the suspects are believed to be two black males traveling on one motorcycle. However, there were no reports of weapons being used in either case.

“It is recommended that members of the public not have jewellery on display when traveling on our roads and motorists should be especially wary of two males acting suspiciously on one motorcycle, particularly in the western parishes.

“Any witnesses or persons with relevant information regarding these incidents are urged to contact the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744. “

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  1. puzzled says:

    Well there goes Front Street.
    Um gonna put on my $40,000 nacklas and you come get me………………..

  2. Kathy says:

    Somerset Police get out from behind your desks! We want to see you out and about!!

  3. Truthhertz says:

    “It is recommended that members of the public not have jewellery on display when traveling on our roads”

    What a sad recommendation to have to make.

  4. Honestly says:

    This is ridiculous! Broad daylight stabbing!!! I’m lost. Control your children people.

  5. Point boy says:

    What the hell is going on up in the wild wild west?

    No home training?

  6. cpm says:

    Police can arrest but the judges won’t lock up the young males so they will continue to harm our tourist product

  7. Ringmaster says:

    Time to enact legislation that if convicted of a crime against a visitor the mandatory sentence is 25 years without parole.

    • Time Shall Tell says:

      So crime against a none visitor is deemed OK by you & doesn’t warrant a harsh punishment? Why not say let’s get tough on ALL crime?

      • nerema says:

        A crime against a tourist has broad economic implications. If a couple of tourists get attacked, it could empty hotels, cruise ships, restaurants, bars, etc.
        It can affect everybody who makes a living connected with tourism (which basically means it affects all of us, one way or another).
        The sentence should fit with the consequences of the crime. a mandatory 25 year sentence would be an effective deterrent, and would reassure tourists they have the law on their side.

        • Ringmaster says:

          @Time Shall Tell. OK. 25 years without parole for any crime involving a firearm, imitation firearm or bladed weapon. Now add in acid which is the weapon of choice in the UK and no doubt will soon be used in Bermuda.
          Hey why stop there. 25 years in Siberia for any crime involving a “weapon”. Happy?

    • HereWeGo says:

      Now that’s an idea! I believe it is such a dishonor to our country to commit crimes against visitors to our island and should be considered an act of treason with very harsh sentences

  8. Sandys resident says:

    I saw a guy spray painting graffiti on the road by Woodys. The police were there and did nothing. That whole stretch is an embarrassment. I don’t know what our visitors think.

    • James Rego says:

      Entitlement !

    • OnTheContrary says:

      I believe they were spray-painting the roads to commemorate (“RIP”) the young man who recently was stabbed. In this instance it is very little the police can do it is their neighborhood and I can imagine that everyone in the area we visibly upset. Give them time to heal.

    • Iggrunce says:

      The police are nothing but traffic wardens. Lazy and useless.

  9. Real Deal says:

    S, parishes again.

  10. High road says:

    Welcome to your new role Mr. Caines .

    • No way Jose says:

      I thought that the OBA was doing everything wrong and PLP had all the answers! Now what?

      Much harder to govern and DO, than it is to Campaign and promise you will do! Isn’t it!?

      • Coffee says:

        Well , not really .. Mr. Canines is expected to do exactly what Dunkley and Baron did … Get out of the way … Stay out of the way , and let the police do their job .. It really isn’t that hard now is it ?

        • therock says:

          “Well , not really .. Mr. Canines is expected to do exactly what Dunkley and Baron did … Get out of the way … Stay out of the way , and let the police do their job .. It really isn’t that hard now is it ?”

          Coffee, your hypocrisy is incredible.
          You blamed the OBA for the police action against the criminals you call your family and friends.
          You don’t seem to understand that your comments in this, and other fora, are available for anyone to see…forever.

  11. Peter more says:

    We the public recommend that you the Police do the job you are paid to do. Do not blame the victim

  12. Guest worker says:

    Crimes against tourists now, Bermuda sinking to a new low, you’re already saying bye bye reinsurance industry, bye bye foreign investment and now bye bye tourists. What will be left for you when all else is gone?

    • Time Shall Tell says:

      How is Bermuda saying bye bye to the reinsurance industry, bye bye foreign investment? Did Bermuda just get a passing mark for tax transparency just this past week? Please explain your statement.

      • Jus' Wonderin' says:

        “Did Bermuda just get a passing mark for tax transparency just this past week? Please explain your statement.”

        Thanks to the OBA obviously…

    • A Chap called Vanz says:

      We will have freed our people from the foreign influx!!

      • therock says:

        “We will have freed our people from the foreign influx!!”

        Freedom from foreign revenue….typical…absolutely no understanding of basic economics.

    • Lol says:

      So u wanna stop with the lies. Tourism has been dead in Bermuda and no insurance or reinsurance companies have left Bermuda because of the PLP regaining power. I already know thats what you are insinuating. Why dont you stop blaming them for problems they didnt create and come together to see why young black men on a so called island paradise have to rob and steal to make a buck.

      • Just the facts says:

        Ok, let me get this straight, you are saying that “black men on this so called island paradise” are attacking and robbing elderly tourists in broad daylight so they can put food on the table to feed their children? Do you actually believe your own BS? These lazy idiot thugs get no sympathy here. Your comment is disgusting. Sit down!

      • The Real Terry says:

        LOL you are dead wrong there, young black men do not have to rob and steal to make a buck, and as usual your reply condones their action. There are plenty of jobs out there if they want to be reliable and honest.

      • Anbu says:

        Cause its easier than working a real job. U honestly think those bies want to be told what to do by someone else for a fraction of what they make robbing and or selling drugs? The problem is that they havent had the tables turned on them enough. Police here are useless period! And they wonder why we have so much vigilantism going on. The police want u to let them rob or injure u, hope u dont die in the process, then give them a call so they “dont” do anything to them anyway. Smh. Criminals have more rights here than the law abiding public. Smh. Still cant believe its illegal to defend yourself here. Take these fools out. Period!!!

    • PBanks says:

      This is nothing new, sadly. Both locals and visitors have been victims of lowlife thieves over the years.

      Police may say that their resources are spread thin, but certainly we need a way to increase or improve surveillance and nail these crooks.

      • Zevon says:

        Apparently ypu can’t call them “lowlifes” or “thugs”. It’s insensitive, apparently. The poor little babies get offended.
        And then they go out and steal from elderly tourists.

  13. Real Onion says:

    Try and rob me you dirty scum…
    BRING YOUR BODYBAG,
    you will need it cos you aint going home to yo momma !

  14. Betsy H Rogers says:

    Such a shame. Makes me think about spending my money to vacation there.

    • PBanks says:

      Lowlifes are everywhere. You have to be vigilant and watchful, just like you would have to be in many a travel destination (or anywhere else). Travel with a buddy or group. Most Bermudians find this behaviour abhorrent.

  15. aceboy says:

    I thought it was the Rail Trail…….a fun place for Tourists to explore????

  16. Oh,I see now says:

    Bob Marley lyrics from Redemption Song, “some say it’s just a part of it ,we got to fulfill the book”, Bob knew way back when.The bull$#!t we are going through today is unavoidable in the big scheme of things.

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