Witness Appeal: Armed Robbery At Liquor Store

March 19, 2012

The Bermuda Police Service is continuing investigations into the armed robbery which occurred at the Serpentine Liquors store located on Serpentine Road, Pembroke, at about 4:15pm last Thursday [Mar.15].

“A man entered the store, brandishing what witnesses describe as a firearm, removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register and fled on a motorcycle ridden by another man,” said a police spokesperson.

“Assistance is being sought from the public regarding any information relating to a black Scoopy type motorcycle and the persons onboard, travelling at high speed in the areas of Serpentine Road, Cemetery Road, Rosemont Avenue and St. John’s Road during the period of 4pm – 4:30pm on Thursday 15th March 2012.

“Members of the public with any information can contact the main police telephone line at 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477 (TIPS).”

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  1. Not Cool says:

    Still no leads ,what’s up with that! Its a real shame!Police need to stop worrying about driving with a cell phone and concentrate on solving this crime!

    • Wandering says:

      WHAT’S UP?!?!?!?! if you know something or know of some one or persons that know something….. TELL IT!!!! Be a Positive member of your Community.

  2. The road to hell says:

    Nice try BPS – too late though. You’ll hear nothing – that’s just the way it is….same old same old.

    BPS – what you gonna do when during the next armed robbery (and there will be more after this one) someone gets shot?

    Will there be action then????

    • Observer says:

      Are they psychic? Will they know in advance where the next armed robbery will take place? Do you suggest posting a police officer in every store on the island? They do what they can with what (usually) little information they have. but while family and friends of the people committing these crimes continue wuth their heads firmly planted in the sand and with that irritating ‘Not MY boy, he’s a good Christian boy. He wouldn’t hurt anyone’ line of thinking, there’s not a lot more that te police can do.

      • Come correct says:

        I agree with you but let me tell you a story… Some celebrity, J Leno I think, was driving their mercedes mclaron to a car show in california, he was approached by 2 bald hispanic men with facial hair tattooed from the neck down, they liked his car ;) , obviously he became nervous but tried to play it cool and asked them if they wanted to go for a ride, obviously they agreed, after driving around the town for a while they suggested taking it out to open roads to see what it could, now he’s thinking they want to rob him but says ok, so they get out to open space and he opens the car up, the 2 hispanics are loving it, then he goes across a speed trap, the police pull out and now he’s thinking to himself the police are about to pull him over doing high speeds with 2 possible convics in the car, when the officer walked up to the car and asked for his license the 2 men in the car started laughing and pulled out badges, they were undercover cops and had recognized him obviously because he’s a celebrity and wanted to mess with him.

        Yea I know, cool story bro.

        Basically crime is evolving, and so should the police. Someone said it before and I’ve thought the same thing, Why aren’t undercover police riding rental cycles dressed as tourists, or even better, a female with a large purse, in an area such as…I dunno…harbor road for one? Some could argue entrapment I guess. I hate to say it but maybe shops should start looking into bullet proof glass and emergency windows that close down at the push of a button and sound an alarm for the cashiers. Bet that won’t be cheap.

  3. tricks are for kids says:

    IF they have CCTV footage they need to play it on the evening news just as they do in the states and see if anyone can recognize them (the robbers)from the footage.

    • swag. says:

      they only show cctv footage when a member of parkside is attacked. hence the only cctv footage seen was the 2 attacks on court street.

  4. Cedar Beams (Original) says:

    No security camera? No footage you can post so that someone might recognize the guy? All we got is two black guys with dark helmets and dark visors but on a pale bike this time?

    • Tommy Chong says:

      I’m sure these two have realized they can’t use a bike licensed to them to rob someone. Now they change the colour of the stolen bike they use & BPS are baffled again. They are making the police look like imbeciles. How can two people run a muck in such a small island? The lack of logical thinking from authority figures here is scary.

  5. Concerned says:

    This crime is bad but what about the armed robbery in Southampton 2 weeks ago of the family painting their holiday cottage? Any updates there?

    • Tommy Chong says:

      There have been updates but the culprits still seem to be at large while BPS wait for one of them to go & collect the rest of their iou. Good luck with that BPS since addicts can still keep up with the media.

  6. Razor Ramon says:

    Being born and raised in a large city (Philadelphia) where crime is the norm, it seems more criminals are eventually caught within a few days. Why is it so hard to catch these thugs when they commit many crimes in broad daylight. This Island is 21 freaking miles long. Something isn’t right here.

    • Tommy Chong says:

      None of our police have the training or experience the ones in Philadelphia have. We should have North American police transferred here preferably from Canada since there do their job with less of a bias than U.S. ones. It would be great to have some mounties riding around I’ve a female officer pin a violent criminal up against the wall with a simple command to their horse. When you’re faced with law enforcement on a highly trained 1400 pound animal you soon realize who’s in charge. Many might think this is a joke because they’ve watched too many dudley doright episodes but take note at the agricultural exhibition how quickly people move & stand at attention when they hear the clip-clop now compare the reaction to sirens.

  7. Tommy Chong says:

    Am I the only one to see the similarity to this robbery & recent past ones in Bermuda? Also, does it seem odd to anyone else that the recent discoveries of evidence in other robberies have done nothing to speed up the process of finding the criminals at the beginning of the chain? Does BPS think that there are that many people in Bermuda brazen enough to run or drive up to someone with a gun & make demands?

  8. Concerned says:

    Forget comparing Bermuda to a major US city – it needs to be compared to small town in North America where an armed robber would be caught immediately. But then again I guess armed robberies don’t get BPS priority when people are shooting at each other…

    • Tommy Chong says:

      People is too generalizing since to my knowledge there have only been 2 non gang members shot so far. It would be more of a truism to say armed robberies/muggings don’t get BPS priority when gangster wannabes are shooting at each other. I think it would be safe to say most of our population & tourist would feel a lot safer if the muggers got caught first & gangster wannabes later. Right now it seems to be the other way around.