Police: ‘Recent Rise In Thefts From Parked Cars’

July 20, 2018 | 6 Comments

The police have warned of a “recent rise in thefts from parked cars particularly in the City of Hamilton,” saying that “individuals are gaining entry into unlocked vehicles and rummaging through looking for anything of perceived value.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the motoring public about a recent rise in thefts from parked cars particularly in the City of Hamilton.

“It appears that individuals are gaining entry into unlocked vehicles and rummaging through looking for anything of perceived value.

“In some cases thieves are removing “window rain guards” and forcing the windows down then gaining entry.

“Police are asking the public to do the following to lessen your chances of becoming a victim:

  • 1. Ensure that you leave your vehicle locked and secured at all times.
  • 2. Never leave anything of value in your car.
  • 3. Where possible always leave your car in a well-lit area.
  • 4. Ensure window rain guards are secured in your vehicle.
  • 5. Report an suspicious activity to police”
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  1. JohnBoy says:

    People actually leave their cars unlocked? My doors are locked even when I’m in the car!

    • Real Deal says:

      most likely just one person going in the car.
      YES people do still do leave things unlocked. its hard to explain but leaving your doors unlocked makes people feel great.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        The alternative argument is that if you have nothing in your car anyway it’s best to leave it unlocked because a crook can , without damaging the car at huge expense for nothing , easily open a door , look around , see nothing and then walk away . No damage done .
        I know of a good few people who do this .

  2. Y-Gurl says:

    Why isn’t the multi million dollar much touted CCTV system solving this problem, yet another BPS fail!

    • Answer says:

      Did the current government leave the CCTV switched on? Or has that gone the same way as the bus service, trash collection, etc?

  3. Just a suggestion says:

    The police need to be more active. I called Friday evening after watching some one try cars on Reid Street. They didn’t send anyone for over 20mins and they did not ask for a description of the person. Shambles of a force. I wonder if the response would be different if it was their own car

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