The Minister of National Security, the Hon. Renee Ming offered the following in the wake of several “concerning incidences” which have occurred in the East End recently.
Minister Ming said, “Speaking specifically to the home invasion, few acts of crime can be more frightening than to have the safety and peace of one’s home violently disturbed by someone brandishing a gun. It disturbs me that our homes and neighborhoods are being threatened in this way by a lawless few, and I encourage anyone who has any knowledge of this incident or any other such activities to please share what you know, and cooperate with the Bermuda Police Service.
“On Monday (Dec. 14) I had an opportunity to discuss the weekend’s home invasion and firearm incident with the Bermuda Police Service and the Gang Violence Coordinator because it’s important for me to have a full debrief from those responsible for ensuring our public safety. And I have every confidence that our uniformed services and the Gang Violence Reduction Team are dedicating the necessary resources to address the incidences. At this stage, I wish to commend the Bermuda Police Service for working swiftly to arrest those responsible for the home invasion incident, as well as the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service for their efforts in extinguishing the vehicle car fires. The cause of the fires continue to be investigated.
“Amidst the current pandemic, which has brought with it stressors that all of Bermuda is being challenged with, the incidents of the past few days are quite disheartening. I wish to re-affirm that all key stakeholders are working hard to keep our communities safe from the pandemic and from senseless acts of crime.”
Anyone with information on any of the East End incidents are asked to call 295-0011 or 211.