Bermuda police quick to react; two arrested in service station robbery
At around 12:45 pm today, Thursday 28th May, police received a report of an armed robbery at the Rubis service station at #61 St. Johns Road, Pembroke.
Reports are two men entered the premises, one of them pointed an object wrapped in a brown paper bag at staff and demanded money.
Both suspects then fled the scene on motorcycle with an unknown quantity of cash.
A search of the area ensued and quick action by officers who arrived on the scene shortly after, resulted in one of the suspects being taken into custody a short distance from the scene.
The bike used by the suspects was later recovered in the Inghams Vale area of Pembroke, by officer in search of the second suspect who was subsequently taken into custody shortly before 5:00 pm in the same area.
The Bermuda Police Service wishes to extend its appreciation to all members of the community for their assistance and support, aiding officers to locate and apprehend two men suspected of committing the armed robbery earlier today, at the Rubis Gas Station on St John’s Road in Pembroke Parish. The police also recovered the motor cycle used, together with a quantity of cash which is believed to be proceeds of the armed robbery.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Antoine Daniels, stated: “It is critical that the police and the community unite by working closely together in these unprecedented times, in an effort to reduce opportunities for crime to occur and improve overall community safety."
Mr. Daniels added: “The Bermuda Police Service wishes to reassure the public, that we will continue to provide a strong presence in our communities and do everything we can to ensure that there are no additional issues to worry about as we all pull together in our challenge against violent crime."
"We are particularly keen to hear from residents who have direct concerns, or, are worried about any community tensions that may be flaring up, or have any information regarding recent crime and anti-social behaviour. They are urged to contact the Police straight away.”
The public are advised to call 211 or in an emergency, 911. For those who wish to remain anonymous please contact the confidential crime stoppers hotline at 800-8477