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Media Relations Dept.
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Tel: (441) 299-4249/4291/4321
Fax: (441) 299-4322
E-mail: Police Media Relations

Date:Thursday, December 06,2018
Distribution: All Media

Seasonal Crime Prevention Message

Acting Superintendent Nicholas Pedro (Crime Division): ‘Tis the season!

Unfortunately for the Bermuda Police Service, criminals will not be taking a break over the festive season.

Between now and the New Year, we will deal with many complaints of burglary, theft, fraud, and other crimes.

Added pressure to provide over the holidays will drive criminals to take higher risks, and exploit opportunities to deprive you of your hard earned money or property.

Not all crime will be committed by people that you don’t know either.

Some of the biggest losses can be incurred by local businesses or financial institutions, where employees or known customers are the perpetrators.

Commercial customers need to make end of year payments, or end the year with good financial results, which could put people who are otherwise good people into the criminal bracket.

With the use of smartphones & computers, these transactions can be done quickly, and out of sight. Traditional fraud can take longer to detect.

Householders and vehicle owners should take steps to secure and lock their property when away.

Criminals will look for insecure houses, unlocked vehicles, or vulnerable people to take their belongings.

Based on past experience this is our peak season for thieves and fraudsters.

Be vigilant, and make sure it is happy for you & your loved ones.

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department