Two Hand Guns Recovered

Sun, 2018-08-12

Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr. Martin Weekes - The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) have recovered two handguns this week both thanks to assistance form the public.

The first recovery was made on Tuesday 7th August, when a member of the public discovered a hand gun in the St. David’s area and alerted police.

The second recovery was made on Wednesday 8th August after a member of the public alerted police to a hand gun found in the waters off of South Shore.

Investigations have commenced into both incidents, the weapons have been processed and are currently being forensically examined to ascertain whether they have been used in the commission of crimes.

A total of 5 firearms have been recovered by the BPS since January 2018 and we would like to take this opportunity to thank those members of the public who have assisted police with these recoveries.

We would like to encourage anyone who may have information regarding these two firearms or any knowledge of other firearms to contact police on 295-0011 or by calling the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477.

Chain Snatching Incident in Devonshire

Police are investigating another incident of chain snatching which took place on Thursday 9th August on Barker’s Hill, Devonshire.

Around 10:45am, a male motorcyclist was traveling in a southerly direction along Barker’s Hill when two men on another motorcycle rode along side him. The two suspects attempted to grab the victims chain before making their escape toward Parson’s Lane, Devonshire.

There have been multiple incidents of chain snatching reported to police this week, and we believe that they are being committed by the same individuals.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen two men on a motor cycle acting suspiciously in the Barker’s Hill, Parson’s Lane or Vesey Street areas, to contact the Criminal Investigation Unit on 247-1044 or the confidential Crime Stoppers line on 800-8477.

All of these incidents appear to have been opportunistic with randomly selected targets. We are again urging motorcyclists to properly conceal Jewellery and other personal items when travelling to avoid being targeted.