Engines, Anchors & More Stolen From Boats

July 22, 2020 | 7 Comments

There has been a spate of thefts from boats in the East End and Hamilton, with targeted items including, but not limited to, outboard engines, electronic equipment, anchors, chains and alcohol, the police said today.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS], is seeking the public’s assistance following a recent spate of thefts from boats.

“We’re asking you to report any persons you might see acting suspiciously in areas where boats are moored and report the sale of second hand marine equipment that appears to be of a suspicious nature.

“It should be noted that it is an offence to purchase stolen property.

“The targeted items include, but are not limited to, outboard engines, electronic equipment, anchors, chains and alcohol.

“The thefts have so far been in the East End and the Central bays around Hamilton.

“Boat owners are encouraged to remove valuable items from their boat and take precautions where possible to secure removable items. It would also be of assistance to the police if owners would take pictures of their boat and equipment as well as note serial numbers and identifying marks, to aid in their recovery in the event that property is stolen.

“Anyone with information regarding stolen marine equipment is asked to call 211, the main police number 295-0011 or, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477.”

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  1. Marine Police evening patrols? says:

    I suppose this is a sign of the times.

    I am really looking forward to the government economic development plan so folks that are hurting economically might be able to find work to ease their worries.

    The new committee established by the MinFin must be ready to announce the “Bold” initiatives that Premier Burt mentioned during the initial onslaught of the Covid attack on Bermuda.

    Come on Gvt–where is the LEADERSHIP????

  2. Theft Victim says:

    Suggestion: Put your extra identification marks and then take photos of everything large and small. Replacement is $$ even if small stuff.
    Maybe Prosecutions can advise what police reports are helpful in prosecutions, and police also on how theft reports can lead to prosecutions.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      “Maybe Prosecutions can advise what police reports are helpful in prosecutions, and police also on how theft reports can lead to prosecutions.”

      You must be new to the island.
      Some years back someone I know who lives on the water in the St David’s area observed 2 ‘youngsters’ board someone’s boat that they knew and then proceed to break into the boat. They called the marine police to report the crime in progress and got a nasty , attitude riddled Bermudian cop on the line who treated the caller like they were racist trash liars and then hung up on them. When the owner discovered and reported the crime nothing ever became of it.
      True story . Welcome to the ‘New Bermuda’.

      • Vigilante says:

        And then if you took a 2×4 to their heads for stealing the Police would lock you up! Just not fair when you are trying to follow the process and Police don’t care to get involved. Sorry but my boat is protected by my on board German Shepard so good luck to those bies stealing!

  3. Just wait it gets worse says:

    This is a clear indicator of hard times! Theft is up and will continue to skyrocket while PLP keeps taking and taking from us!

  4. Keelhaulem says:

    Hope the crooks get what they deserve.

  5. PANGAEA says:

    Looks like the old ways of policing here are not working.

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