Police: Recent Spate Of Thefts From Boats

August 25, 2021 | 11 Comments

Following a recent spate of thefts from boats, the public is asked to “report any persons seen acting suspiciously around bays and in the vicinity of moored boats” and “report the sale of second hand marine equipment that appears to be of a suspicious nature.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service along with the Bermuda Coast Guard, are seeking the assistance of the public following a recent spate of thefts from boats.

“The public are asked to report any persons seen acting suspiciously around bays and in the vicinity of moored boats 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 location of the thefts have been island wide however, the Paget, Red Hole and Foot of the Lane areas have been the most targeted areas.

“Boat owners are encouraged to remove valuable items from their boat and take precautions where possible to secure removable items. Additionally, punts should be secured to a permanent object with a good quality chain and padlock.

“It would also be of assistance to the Police if owners would take a picture of their boat and equipment and note serial numbers and identifying marks to aid in their recovery in the event that property is stolen.

“Anyone with information regarding stolen boats or marine equipment, is asked to contact Acting Sgt. Linnell Williams of the Bermuda Coast Guard on 294-0610 or 211. Anonymous information can also be passed through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-623-8477.”

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  1. puzzled says:

    Probably
    punters…….

  2. Chop Suey says:

    A lot of these people have been prowling neighborhoods in Devonshire and Smiths, and its about time something is done about it. Stop slapping their wrist in court. Start smashing it. While we work hard at work, they are out prowling and robbing our homes. Sick of this trash. Make sore examples of these cretins. they steal bikes to use for prowling too.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      “While we work hard at work, they are out prowling and robbing our homes.”

      At least 30 years ago a certain lawyer who went on to become a PLP minister (so there’s no confusion , he was well known for challenging speeding tickets) said that while we sleep at night those up at Westgate are up figuring out how to rip us off when they get out.

    • egg roll says:

      hey chop. agree 100% tired of the crap excuses, and WEAK justice. send them to Arabia or better yet a one way ticket to north siberia in shorts and a tee shirt

    • trufth says:

      This entitlement horseshat has got to stop!! YOU are NOT entitled to stuff unless YOU work for it and buy it like the rest of us have to do. Got it?

      Come to my house to steal and you will get what I feel you are entitled to! Promise. Time to do what the courts and police won’t do.

  3. Ringmaster says:

    Hopefully things have changed for the better, About 6 years ago I reported a theft from my moored boat only to be told don’t bother them as they were too busy patrolling the Lakes for gang people on jet skis.

    • Question says:

      Bear in mind the Minister of National Security is apparently not completely clear on what a jet ski actually is. The notion confuses her.

  4. Toodle-oo says:

    Scum . People work hard and make sacrifices to have something nice to play with and the ‘other Bermuda’ is out ripping them off.
    I can’t recall anyone ever appearing in court for it , ever .

    But one thing needs explaining ……

    ” Additionally, punts should be secured to a permanent object with a good quality chain and padlock.”

    Once upon a time it was illegal to lock a punt to the shore in case it ever had to be used for a rescue. Has this changed or do the police not know what they’re talking about ?

  5. BBig Blew says:

    On One Comm TV one of the channels shows the 24 hour camera located on top of the Swan Bldg on Front Street . It moves back and forth from Foot of the Lane to Warwick. Not sure if the footage is recorded anywhere. If it is, I trust the police would be able to track someone going from boat to boat in their own boat and where they came from. Just a thought.

  6. Question says:

    The police are too busy not patrolling the roads with the imaginary ‘Operation Vega’.

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