Two 18-year-olds arrested in connection with gun discovery
Two 18-year-old men have been arrested in connection with a gun found by police.
This afternoon a Police spokesman said: “About 2.30am on Saturday, November 5, police officers were on uniform patrol in the vicinity of the former Clayhouse Inn, located on North Shore Road in Devonshire Parish.
“At that time police officers observed two men near a parked motor vehicle. On seeing the officers the two men attempted to avoid police by driving off on a motorcycle resulting in a brief pursuit. They were stopped and detained a short distance away.
“A search of the immediate area by the officers resulted in the recovery of a firearm containing ammunition. As a result the suspects, two 18-year-old men, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. Details on the weapon will not be released at this time.
“The seizure of this firearm marks the 11th firearm seized by the Bermuda Police Service in 2011. The targeting of gangs, guns, violence and illegal drugs remains the priority of the Bermuda Police Service. The firearm will be conveyed overseas for forensic and ballistic testing.
“Investigations are ongoing and being progressed by members of the Serious Crime Unit. Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact detectives at the Serious Crime Unit at 247-1340 or the independent, confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-TIPS (8477).”