Detectives are actively investigating 11 reported burglaries and two attempted burglaries at separate service stations, grocery, electronic & jewellery business establishments in various locations across the island.
Many of these reported incidents have occurred within the pre-dawn hours, between the hours of 3am and 5:30am, at the following locations:-
- P-Tech, Reid Street, City of Hamilton (12thApril)
- RUBiS Terceira’s, North Shore Road, Smith’s parish (22ndApril)
- Crawl Hill Esso Tiger Market, Hamilton parish (23rdApril)
- Collector’s Hill Esso Tiger Market, Devonshire (25thApril)
- Sunglass & Watch Shop, Reid Street, City of Hamilton (26thApril)
- RUBiS Causeway (Blue Hole Hill), Hamilton parish (26thApril)
- Warwick Esso Tiger Market, Middle Road, Warwick (27thApril)
- Audio Visual Ltd, Mangrove Bay Road, Sandys (10thMay)
- Red Laser Electronics, Bakery Lane, Pembroke (14thMay – attempted burglary)
- Empire Grocery, North Shore Road, Devonshire (14thMay)
- Art Mel’s Restaurant, St. Monica’s Road, Pembroke (14thMay)
- Astwood Dickinson, Front Street, City of Hamilton (between.15th& 16th May – attempted burglary)
- RUBiS Warwick Service Station, South Road, Warwick (16thMay)
A quantity of Apple products (including Apple TVs, watches, iPhones, AirPods, iPads), JBL earbuds, other electronic devices, cigarettes, jewellery, and cash has been stolen.
Those responsible on the varying occasions involved 2-3 persons described as all wearing dark coloured clothing, dark coloured helmets & visors, ranging between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall, riding dark coloured motorcycles. They are seen on CCTV to be in possession of tools to break the glass to gain entry into these premises.
Firstly, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is reminding all businesses & homeowners to ensure their alarm systems and security cameras are in working order and to report suspicious persons or activities in your neighbourhood, service station area, or commercial area by dialing 911 or 211 as soon as possible. We also want to remind businesses to not leave large amounts of cash on the property.
More importantly, the BPS is seeking the assistance of the public who may have any information about these incidents, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to please be encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Department on 247-1744, e-mail email@example.com, tell a police officer you may know or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers confidential hotline 800-8477 (TIPS). You may also visit the website www.crimestoppers.bm.
We would also like to remind the public that, it is an offence to receive/handle goods that are suspected to be stolen and if you suspect that you have purchased stolen property, please contact the BPS via the information above.
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