Police are seeking the public’s assistance in suspects in two reports of robbery against visitors on our roads yesterday Wednesday, 27th April, 2022.
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.
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.
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.