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St George crime figures low

Public meeting: assistant commissioner Antoine Daniels (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Eighteen crimes were reported in the town of St George during a 12-week period this summer, the Bermuda Police Service has revealed.

Members of the BPS met with residents last night in Penno’s Wharf terminal building to address issues affecting the parish.

Assistant commissioner Antoine Daniels, himself a St George’s resident, said that there had been just two incidents of a serious nature in the summertime.

“[These were] a home invasion on Barrack Close and a robbery at Vera P. Card [jewellery store] on Water Street,” he said, adding that two young men had been arrested in connection with the first incident, and one young man in connection with the second.

Mr Daniels told residents that St George’s had seen fewer than 200 crimes reported since January 1.

He added that ten cameras were due to be added to the parish’s CCTV network, which is monitored 24 hours a day, and further cameras would be installed in Dockyard later this year.

Elsewhere during the meeting, inspector John Clutterbuck announced that between July 1 and September 20 in the town of St George, only 18 crimes were reported to police.

These were: six motorcycles stolen, four burglaries, two cases of wilful damage and one report each of common assault, obtaining money by deception, obtaining property by deception, trespass, use of threatening words and gestures and theft.