Police issue warning toy guns resemble real firearms

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) would like to bring to your attention a matter of utmost importance, regarding the use of realistic looking toy guns in the community.


We recently received a report of an individual observed carrying what appeared to be a real firearm near a residence. A concerned occupant promptly contacted the BPS, who immediately responded, identified the individual involved and seized the suspected firearm. Upon investigation, it was determined that the item in question was, in fact, a realistic looking toy gun.


The item was subsequently seized by officers who responded.


Antoine Daniels, Assistant Commissioner of Police – Crime, said, “This incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers and serious repercussions that can arise from the use or display of realistic looking toy guns in public spaces. Such actions can create unnecessary panic, confusion, and may even result in arrest or more tragic consequences.


We urge all members of the community, to exercise caution and responsibility when handling toy guns that closely resemble real firearms. It is crucial that you take into consideration the potential risks associated with carrying such items in public areas. Parents and guardians, please take the time to discuss this with your children or minors for whom you are responsible. Furthermore, we appeal to members of the public to consider the impact of their actions and to refrain from using realistic looking toy guns in a manner that could be misconstrued as a threat to public safety.”


The BPS takes the safety and well-being of our community very seriously and we rely on your cooperation and vigilance to help maintain a secure environment for all residents. If you come across any suspicious or concerning behaviour involving the use of suspected firearms, please do not hesitate to immediately contact us.

“You may remember three years ago two men were arrested after police received reports of two males wearing dark clothing and masks with one of them carrying a firearm were seen in the area of Cavendish Car Park on Cavendish Road, Pembroke. It turned out they were filming a video using realistic looking replica guns.

Let us work together to ensure the safety of our community.

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