Police Investigating Another Suspicious Fire

March 24, 2021 | 1 Comment

[Updated] The police are investigating another “suspicious fire” following a fire at a residence in Pembroke where a “fuel canister containing gasoline was found at the back of the residence.”

A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd March, 2021, police responded to a report of a suspicious fire at a residence on Peat Lane in Pembroke.

“Upon arrival, officers spoke with Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel, who explained the fire was contained in the pump room of the residence and extinguished.

“A fuel canister containing gasoline was found at the back of the residence. A partly burnt bag and a gas canister cap were also recovered at the scene.

“An investigation into this matter has begun and anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Unit on 247-1744 or, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.”

This is at least the third fire incident in Pembroke during the last two weeks the police are investigating; earlier this month the police confirmed they are investigating an incident in which someone “tried to set fire to a truck” parked in Pembroke, and the police are also investigating a fire that destroyed a car and five motorcycles parked outside a Pembroke residence, which they said is “being considered suspicious.”

Update 12.45pm: Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro stated: “A team of officers has been investigating a recent spike in the number of fires in and around the central Pembroke area in recent weeks.

“These events are not currently known to be linked, but we are examining this possibility. The setting of fires around occupied structures places lives at risk, damages property, and is of serious concern to the Bermuda Police Service.

“We are committed to ensuring the safety of our residents, and neighbourhoods. Clifford Roberts is the officers in charge of the Criminal Investigations Unit, and is leading a team of detectives examining the evidence and identifying the suspect(s).

“We are appealing to anyone who may have knowledge of, or about these incidents to come forward and assist. If you know something, say something.”

“You may call the officers directly at the Criminal Investigations Unit on 247-1744, the main police line, 295-0011 or, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-TIPS (8477).”

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  1. wahoo says:

    Very suspicious…

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