Police Treating It As An ‘Attempted Murder’

December 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The police “are treating the armed invasion as an attempted murder,” National Security Minister Renee Ming said in reference to the recent incident which saw a man arrested and firearm seized after a home invasion.

Speaking at a recent press briefing, Minister Ming said, “Earlier this week, I addressed the recent crime related incidences in the East End which were cause for some concern for our entire community.

“I’m referring to the home invasion and the three vehicle fires.

“As I said in my recent public comments, few acts of crime can be more frightening than to have the safety and peace of one’s home violently disturbed by someone brandishing a gun.

“I can certainly empathize with the angst and anxiety that our community is currently feeling.

“After 10 months of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has brought with it stressors that all of Bermuda is challenged with, the incidents of the past few days are quite disheartening.

“This evening, I can offer the following update as it relates to the investigation into these incidents.

“On Monday, December 14, I had an opportunity to discuss last weekend’s home invasion and firearm incident with the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] and the Gang Violence Coordinator.

“The BPS are treating the armed invasion as an attempted murder incident.

“And as of today, I can report that the Serious Crime Unit is actively progressing investigations into recent events in St. George’s, including the spate of car fires.

The BFRS extinguishing one of the car fires in St George’s

“The Team is confident that a court appearance in the attempted murder incident is likely in the near future, and the BPS is working with the Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] in this regard.

“I wish to assure our community these lawless acts by a few are being dealt with by those who are working around the clock to keep our communities safe.

“In that regard, I wish to commend the Bermuda Police Service for working swiftly to arrest those responsible, as well as the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service for their efforts in extinguishing the vehicle fires.“

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