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Police probe gunshots heard Saturday night

Police are investigating a firearms incident in Southampton after residents reported hearing gunshots on Saturday night.

According to a Police spokesman, officers responded to a report of gunfire in the Railway Trail area of Southampton at around 11pm.

“Forensic evidence found suggested that a firearm had been discharged, however no one has reported being injured,” the spokesman said.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Bermuda Police Service at 295-0011, or at the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.

Sailor in hospital after a heart attack

A Canadian sailor was brought to Bermuda this weekend after suffering a heart attack while sailing to St Maarten.

According to Bermuda Radio, at around 11.20am on Thursday the service received notification that a sailor on the 36ft sailing vessel Argo V, 170nm Southwest of the Island, was suffering from heart problems.

At 5.30pm that same day, they declared a medical emergency after confirming the 63-year-old had suffered a heart attack.

Two nearby merchant vessels were diverted to assist, with the chemical tanker Clipper Daisy, en route from Izmir, Turkey, to Houston, Texas, picking up the ill sailor and taking him towards Bermuda.

At around 5am on Saturday, he was transferred to the pilot cutter and taken by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Cars on King Square damaged by vandal

Cars and ceramic pots were damaged in two separate incidents of wilful damage this week.

A “dark-skinned” male broke a number of plant pots and four plants in King’s Square, St George before he made his escape on a bicycle around 7.45pm on Thursday.

Four cars on Fractious Street and Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton Parish were found damaged the following morning.

Said a Police spokesman: “It appears that four cars were affected, two at each location. However it is unclear what, if anything was taken from the vehicles at this time.”

Police are investigating both incidents. Anyone with information about either is asked to telephone Southside Police Station on 293-2222.

Cash stolen from security van

Three bags of cash were stolen from a security van on Front Street in a robbery on Saturday morning.

According to Police, at around 7.50am, a security van was parked near the junction of King Street when two unknown men on a motorcycle rode up to the vehicle and removed three bags containing a quantity of cash.

A spokesman said: “Security officers attempted to stop the culprits, but were unsuccessful. The suspects are described as of slim build wearing dark coloured clothing and black helmets with dark coloured visors, riding a SYM motorcycle.”

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Hamilton Criminal Investigation Unit on 295-0011.

Teen robbed by a group of men in Sandys

A Southampton teenager was robbed of his auxiliary cycle and phone after being accosted by a group of men on Saturday night.

According to a police spokesman, a 16-year-old was riding in the Rockywold Drive, Woodlawn Road area of Sandys when he was approached by a group of unknown men.

“The assailants took the teenager’s auxiliary cycle and Blackberry cell phone before making good their escape,” the spokesman said. “The victim was treated for a minor injury at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and released.”

The suspects were described as a group of young men wearing hooded tops. Police are asking for the public’s assistance, appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Officers are also looking for the whereabouts of a black Honda auxiliary cycle with the licence 762 AB. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Somerset Criminal Investigation Unit of 234-1010.

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Published November 28, 2011 at 8:58 am (Updated November 28, 2011 at 8:58 am)

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