Video: Police Press Conference On Assault

September 23, 2020

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] held a press conference this afternoon [Sept 23] to provide an update regarding the recent sexual assault.

Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank those members of the public and businesses who have come forward to assist us in the investigation of a serious sexual assault, committed at about 6:30am on Sunday 20th September.

“The 31-year-old victim has been working with detectives from our Vulnerable Persons Unit, under the Serious Crime Department.

“We are still very keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a brown skinned male riding a red motorcycle in or around the City of Hamilton and in the vicinity of Fairylands Road from 6am until 6:45am on Sunday morning.

“The suspect was described as wearing dark clothing, on a red motorcycle, with a dark helmet & visor. He was approximately 5’7” – 5’8” tall.

“Our detectives are following up on multiple avenues of enquiry, and are imploring on anyone in the community with information to come forward and help us catch this dangerous culprit. If you have CCTV that may be helpful and you have not yet seen any of our detectives seeking this, please make contact.

“We wish to reiterate that this type of crime is extremely rare in Bermuda, but we continue to urge persons to take precautions with the following advice:

  • 1. Be aware of your surroundings;
  • 2. Stay off your phone [for awareness] & to avoid being targeted;
  • 3. Do not carry a purse unless absolutely necessary;
  • 4. Always make sure your residence is secure;
  • 5. When parking, choose well-lit spots. Same for walkers, use well-lit and travelled routes;
  • 6. Trust your instincts. If you see something or someone that makes you feel uncomfortable take action to avoid encounter or leave the area;
  • 7. Don’t make yourself a target by wearing flash jewelry or showing an expensive cell phone
  • 8. Consider self-defense classes

“We wish to reassure the community that we are working diligently to bring this offender to justice, and we can only do this with the public’s assistance.

“You can provide information to the Confidential Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-8477 or the Vulnerable Persons Unit on 247-1739 / 295-0011.”

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