Police appeal to public to provide information related to recent thefts from boats
The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), is seeking the public’s assistance following a recent spate of thefts from boats.
The police is asking the public to report any persons you might see acting suspiciously in areas where boats are moored and report the sale of second hand marine equipment that appears to be of a suspicious nature. It should be noted that it is an offence to purchase stolen property.
The targeted items include but are not limited to outboard engines, electronic equipment, anchors, chains and alcohol.
The thefts have so far been in the East End and the Central bays around Hamilton.
Boat owners are encouraged to remove valuable items from their boat and take precautions where possible to secure removable items. It would also be of assistance to the Police if owners would take a picture of their boat and equipment and note serial numbers and identifying marks to aid in their recovery in the event that property is stolen.
Anyone with information regarding stolen marine equipment is asked to call 211, the main police number 295-0011 or, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477.