BPS: “Two Reports Of Robbery Against Visitors”

April 28, 2022 | 21 Comments

[Updated] The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is holding a press conference this afternoon [April 28], and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below.

Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 10-minute replay is below

Update 2.00pm: Acting Chief Inspector Kenten Trott of the Community Policing Division said, “Police are seeking the public’s assistance in suspects in two reports of robbery against visitors on our roads yesterday Wednesday, 27th April, 2022.

Two Women Robbed In St George’s

“Around 3:00 p.m. yesterday, Wednesday, 27th April, 2022, police received a 911 call from a member of the public, that two women visitor were walking along Cut Road near to Floral Lane St. Georges, when a male on a dark coloured step through motorcycle rode up to them and grabbed the bag from a 67-year-old, causing her to fall to the ground.

“Both women sustained minor injuries as they struggled with the suspect who eventually escaped with the bag which contained cash, credit-cards and travel documents.

“The male suspect who was described as approximately, 5’ 10” in height, wore a black long sleeved top, dark coloured pants and a glossy white helmet with a mirrored visor.

Woman Robbed In Smiths

“A second incident occurred around 1:10 p.m. yesterday in Smiths Parish,

“A female visitor was riding a livery cycle west, on South Rd, Smiths, in the area of St. Mark’s Church, when a black male dressed in all black, wearing a black helmet with a full face visor, reportedly pulled alongside and grabbed her hand bag containing an Apple iPhone, cash, bank cards and driver’s licences. from the rear carrier metal basket. The suspect then rode off along St. Marks Road.

“The BPS is aware that when these type of offences have occurred previously that often a number of them occur, until the offenders are apprehended.

Assistance Of The Public Is Critical In Identifying The Suspects

“We will be conducting proactive patrols and vehicle stops with the intention of combatting these crimes whilst reviewing CCTV coverage of the areas.

“However, the assistance of the public is critical in identifying the suspects. If you have any information please call Acting Sergeant, Simon Fraser on 717-2462. You may also call 211 or the main police number 295-0011 or Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477

“The vast majority of tourist related offences are crimes of opportunity, so it therefore makes sense to take reasonable precautions to reduce your risk of becoming the victim of such crime.

  • 1. When at your hotel or guest accommodations, use the hotel or room safes, if available. DO NOT leave items of value in plain view.
  • 2. Secure your room at night and when you are out for the day.
  • 3. When traveling through the island on rental mopeds, secure all your items in the basket or carrier provided. Cover it, if necessary, to prevent your property from being stolen or lost in transit.
  • 4. When at the beach or other tourist venue, never leave items of value unattended.
  • 5. When walking at night, use main thoroughfares that are generally well lit.
  • 6. When attending a nightclub or bar, use common sense and never leave your drink unattended.

“Bermuda is a small community with many neighbourhoods. If, in your travels, you walk or ride into an area where you feel uncomfortable, then leave as quickly as you can.

“Reduce the chance that you may become a victim of crime by maintaining a full awareness of your surroundings.

“Should you have any concerns about your safety while on the Island, contact your hotel or guesthouse security manager. The local Police Service is available 24 hours a day and work from various Stations across the Island. Should you wish to report a crime or incident, then call the Police at your earliest convenience.

“The Bermuda Police Service will be working with its tourism partners to assist in promoting these safety guidelines to our guests, to help ensure their time here is memorable for all the right reasons.”

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  1. unknown800k says:

    well done
    debt
    crime
    crappy roads
    egotistical premier
    all the hypocrites complained when OBA was paving the roads for AC, hows your roads now.
    All the hypocrites complained about airport and payment during covid when flights couldnt fly, flights are coming hypocrites and ministers are quite.
    But lets leave burt coin there longer hes just amazing!

  2. trufth says:

    These tourists survive the ridiculous vax / testing / TA form only to then be robbed once they are finally here trying to add money to our economy.

    Sounds about par for the course lately.

    • sandgrownan says:

      Well, at least we’ll be more like Jamaica.

      • 256 muzik says:

        Why jamaica? What about Trinidad, st Lucia st martin st kit’s etc

        • sandgrownan says:

          Good point, to be fair, outside of rain forests and beach resorts, much of the Caribbean is a third world sh*thole.

          I just picked Jamaica for its reputation for crime and being generally unsafe.

        • PBanks says:

          or Miami, Toronto, London…

  3. Toodle-oo says:

    And we know that people who come here based on the old myth that we’re a safe and civilized place who get assaulted and robbed will simply claim that it happens everywhere and they’ll still return and recommend Bermuda to their friends. ~s~

  4. James says:

    Thats the way the Poor Loosing Party wants Bermuda. I bet the thieves are upstanding PLP citizens.

    • Mixitup says:

      “I bet the thieves are upstanding PLP citizens”. ??

      Ima bet the thieves are thieves…. Unless of course, I have a mind like that ^^^.

    • Joe Public says:

      YOU SOUND LIKE A RACIST. FOLKS LIKE YOU DONT BELONG IN THE PLP OR OBA. GET THE FOX TAIL OFF THE ISLAND AND TAKE YOUR CLAN SUIT WITH YOU!

  5. question says:

    This is what happens when you fire the minister for national security.

  6. Sage says:

    Make pepper spray legal and give these thieves maximum sentences instead of the slap on the wrist normally seen in the revolving door system, I mean, courts.

    • Wow says:

      If they plead guilty, they can now get a 30% less nasty slap on the wrist.

      This place is circling the bowl.

  7. Josh P says:

    I have been visiting Bermuda since I was 13. From the mid 1980’s to late 1990’s I didn’t even think there was a police department on Bermuda. (Certainly didn’t see a need). The only thing I saw as far as crime was an occasional guy in the bushes on the beach path taking care of himself in plain view whenever people walked by. We just pointed and laughed at them. Later visits (post 2010, I was there during murders and bomb threats in Hamilton. Never seen so many police! Bermuda has always been my go-to for getaways due to the cleanliness of the beaches (minus the tar that used to stick to our feet back in the day on the beach.) I have never met an unfriendly Bermudian but it is sad to see what has been progressing over there over the last decade or so……

  8. Gates Fort says:

    The police need to look down the Channel by Gates Fort on Cut Road, I guarantee they can be found down there, with all the habitual drug users. They do drugs day and night down there. I have been advocating a camera down there and in the middle of Cut Road for years. Hopefully the camera works at the beginning of Cut Road.

  9. E W says:

    Yep i bet they go home and say what a wonderful time hey had in Bermuda! Just makes me soooo mad!!

  10. Try Me says:

    Why should these fools fear the law? Gov announced 30 percent discount in sentencing. Then time off for good behavior. I think it’s called the 30-6 factor

  11. dunn juice says:

    How come no supporters are adding there opinions!!

  12. ayyyyy cousinnnnn says:

    plead guilty if caught you’ll get 30% off ahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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