Armed Robbery At Somers Supermart

November 2, 2020 | 1 Comment

[Updated] There was an armed robbery at the Somers Supermart in St. George’s early this morning [Nov 2], with a male entering the store, brandishing a firearm, and escaping on foot “with a quantity of cash taken during the incident.”

A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 6:00 a.m. today, Monday, 2nd November, police received a report of a robbery at the Somers Supermart in St. Georges.

“It was reported that a male entered the store, brandished a firearm and demanded cash.

“The suspect is described as 5’ 9” tall, he was dressed in all black with a black mask covering his face.

“The suspect made good his escape on foot along Duke of York Street with a quantity of cash taken during the incident.

“Investigations into this matter have begun and the Bermuda Police service urges that anyone who may have any information, please contact 211 or, the main police number on 295-0011.”

Update 6.28pm: Following this morning’s robbery at Somers Supermart in St. George’s the Minister of National Security Renee Ming said, “This is not the news that our community wanted to wake up to this morning.

“As the Minister of National Security, the increase in gun-related crime is extremely concerning. We have suffered through an uptick in violence over the past five weeks, and fire-arms crimes against persons are particularly heinous and only serve to tear at the core of humanity.

“As the area Member of Parliament this activity is very worrisome. St. George’s is known for being a calm and peaceful community and it is my hope that the Bermuda Police Service will investigate this robbery with vigor.

“Somer’s Supermart is a staple in the St. George’s community, and my heart goes out to the staff member who was accosted during the early morning robbery. I encourage anyone who has any information about this incident to please contact the Police and share what you know.”

Update 8.27pm:  Shadow Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said, “On learning of the armed robbery I placed a call to Mr. Gorham to express our concern for the well being and safety of any employees who might have been impacted by an armed robber brandishing a firearm and demanding money.

“Sadly we have witnessed an alarming surge in violent crime recently and it is very concerning. In spite of any challenges we might face as an island , violence and crime do not help our community in moving forward. It is likely that only a few are involved in this type of abhorrent behavior and there must be those amongst us who can help the Bermuda Police Service with information that is important to this and any violent crime. I urge those who can provide assistance to confidentially share the information. It will help bring offenders to justice and help build a stronger community.

“I also urge all business owners to review security arrangements and even seek advice from the BPS on how to improve current security in light of the increase in violent crime. It is a poor reflection on our society that we have to do so but in light of the recent violence we should review security and prevention must also be a focus.

“The vast majority of Bermudians are law abiding and good people. We all need to work together and assist the police in eliminating this alarming trend of violence committed by a small number of people.”

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  1. Expect more of this as things become even more desperate locally!
    I can also tell all that theft at the major grocery stores are at rampant levels, there is so much going on locally when it comes to every day crime due to how bad the economy really is there, that its simply not being reported by the authorities!
    30-6, you all get what you voted for!

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