Males Snatch Purse From Visitor’s Rental Cycle

August 25, 2015

Yesterday afternoon, a visiting couple were travelling on Duke of Clarence Street in St Georges, when two men on a motorcycle snatched a purse from the basket of the couples rental cycle.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:00pm on August 24 2015, a visiting couple was travelling south on Duke of Clarence Street in St Georges, when two men on a motorcycle travelling in the opposite direction snatched a purse containing the victims cell phone and other personal items from the basket of the couples rental cycle.

“The suspects were described as being black males in their late teens, wearing dark clothing and black helmets on a black scooter type bike.

“Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this incident to call 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477. “

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  1. PBanks says:

    Disgusting. Feel for the visiting couple, they shouldn’t have had to deal with this.

    No sympathy for thieves. Hope they’re caught soon.

  2. .. says:

    This is getting out of hand now, like what the hell..

  3. Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

    When was the last time anyone saw a cop patrolling the streets of St.G

    • Micro says:

      August 21st, it was around 1130am.

      • hmmm says:

        I feel very sorry for the visitors.

        Why do we continue to allow this to happen?

        Surely we can do our part to prevent it.

        …Community watch.

        when you are out and about, look for potential opportunities for criminals. Speak to the folks with bags in baskets and advise them of risks.

        Agree with community groups to spend 20 mins time in the town where these crimes happens to provide a deterant to crime.

        Take photos of bikes with passengers and note number plates.

        Know where your children are at all times. Occasionally have someone check up to see if they are there.

  4. Yamon says:

    This generation of Bermudians are destroying this country.

    • Barbara Cooper says:

      CERTAIN memebrs of this generation are destroying this country. Thankfully most of this generation are honest citizwns — we need to ‘throw the book’ at the dishonest ones.

      • Barbara Cooper says:

        Cycle shops should be required by law to provide baskets with lids that lock

  5. Yamon says:

    If I ever see this happen whilst I’m in my car I will run their a$$es over.

  6. Onion Juice says:

    Cycle Renters need to remind the tourist to put the bungee cords through the straps of the bags.

    • Rosie Marangiello says:

      Cycle shops must offer and instill safety rules and advise folks that purses, handbags, towels, all of it, can go under the seat and no need to worry while they enjoy the island. As St. Joe’s streets are one way and perhaps confusing for visitors, area around Duke of Clarence, hold many guest accommodations and usually quite safe and quiet, Stella Maris church right there, the offenders saw an opportunity and grabbed it, just like last summer, video of two folks grabbing bag from basket of rental … and off they went … cycle shops do have responsibility here and hope offenders are caught, POS.

  7. N / A says:

    Maybe the cycle rental shops should warn and instruct tourists to not put their bags and valuables in the back of their cycles like that. I mean, they shouldn’thave to worry about it in a fair world, but its the reality. Better to be safe than sorry.

    • BenJammin says:

      its sad that we’ve come to that. “Welcome to Bermuda! Where you can easily travel from beach to beach with these iconic scooters! Make sure you secure your bags with this bungee cord.”
      So it doesn’t fall out?
      No so it isn’t stolen, while you’re riding ma’am.

  8. Yamon says:

    The rental companies need to invest in boxes instead of baskets!

  9. who cares most says:

    How bout the purse being put under the seat where its safe n sound and outa site.
    The cycle liveries should enforce this

  10. john doe says:

    They need to bring cycles in with space under the seats.

  11. Catch them then flog them. If I do then I would

  12. ImJustSayin says:

    they need to up the punishment for these low life scums like they do in Cuba

  13. ImJustSayin says:

    When was the last time you have heard of anyone getting time in jail for this? ZERO. They know that want get caught. Now if they were speeding or not wearing their seatbelt then they will get caught. The real criminals get away.

    • hmmm says:

      They will get caught in time. The longer they abuse society, the more accustomed they become to it. Eventually they drop out of it and either end up dead, in jail or walking the streets waiting for death.

      The pain will be returned in life. that is a fact. Make people suffer you too will suffer.

  14. kindley says:

    Not good! This type of crime is definitely getting out of hand. Now in St Georges!! Makes me think twice about spending my hard earned money to stay 7 days in a beautiful place where I have to watch out for thiefs in broad daylight!

    • Onion Juice says:

      Can you think of any other beautiful places where they DON’T steal in broad daylight.

    • hmmm says:

      In some countries you stay on a compound on vacation. Here it is much safer. In any place in the world you need to execute street smarts and at minimum provide little to no opportunity.

  15. Ed Case says:

    Three young guys hang around Churchills all the time. One with ridiculous low hangin pants that he thinks are the coolest. They look,so dumb. I don’t want to see his underwear. Police check these guys out please.

  16. thomas says:

    Two males driving opposite direction…on a one way street sounds like two guys familiar with the area.

    Or two guys from west lost.

    Sad either way

  17. CoffeeCoffee says:

    Thievery to me is one of the most disgusting crimes and should be punished much harsher. It’s not “petty” — it’s a violent act against another person, in which the assailant says, “I deserve this more than you simply because I can take it from you.”

    And I would be all for theft against tourists being an aggravating factor in sentencing.

  18. SomersetOG says:

    What do cops get paid for in Bermuda? I want to get paid to lay around under a air conditioner all day too. Get your bums out on the road! Why isn’t a car sitting at Ice Queen late night?

  19. Inabermystylie says:

    Low life dirt bags…and anyone who associates with them. I’m sure their parents are so proud of the pieces of garbage these losers have become!