Thieves Targeting Farmers Gardens Police Issue Alert

The Bermuda Police Service has recently received a number of reports of theft of produce from farmers’ gardens.

Members of the public are urged, should you be approached by individuals who are not known farmers, or their representatives, selling produce, please do not purchase these items as they may be stolen.

Among the items recently reported stolen from farmers’ plots are significant quantities of:

• Broccoli
• Beets
• Green zucchini
• Sweet potato

The public should be aware that stolen vegetables, may have recently been chemically treated. Consuming produce too soon after a chemical application, could be detrimental to health.

Stealing agricultural produce, or receiving such goods, carries a maximum fine of $10,000 or five years in prison.

Anyone who suspects they may have been offered stolen produce for sale or who may have any information on theft from farms gardens, is asked to call 211 or, the main police number 295-0011.

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