Tue, 2005-04-26

Around 2:50pm on Tuesday, Police attended Horseshoe Bay beach on South Road in Southampton following a reported theft. On arrival officers spoke with the complainants, who are American visitors to the island. The visitors stated that around 1:15pm they were swimming near Chaplin Bay when they observed a man on the beach running up an embankment carrying their black ‘Oakley’ backpack. Despite running after him, the culprit made good his escape. The complainants also searched the surrounding area for the backpack, but were unsuccessful in locating it. The suspect is described as a dark skinned male wearing only dark blue shorts. The backpack contained a cellular phone and personal items. Inquiries into this incident are underway.

Breaking & Entering

At 5:50pm on Tuesday, Police attended a reported breaking and entering at a South Road, Paget residence. On arrival officers spoke with the complainant who stated that sometime between 9am and 5pm that day, an unknown culprit gained entry into her home. The culprit stole $10 in cash, a gold ring and a pair of gold coloured earrings. Inquiries into this incident are underway.


The Bermuda Police Service is noticing an increase in the incidents of breaking and entering island wide, particularly in the central and western parishes. We are reminding all residents to lock their doors and windows before they leave home. Also, we are continuing to find residences insecure and unoccupied during routine patrols of neighbourhoods. We are urging everyone to take the necessary steps to secure their homes and therefore decrease the chances of becoming a victim of a break-in.