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Bikers snatching chains, say Police

Thieves on bikes have been snatching chains from around the necks of motorcyclists, the Bermuda Police Service revealed today.

Officers say the offenders have been striking mainly in Pembroke and Devonshire, and warned people to watch out for suspicious individuals parked on the roadside watching passing motorcyclists.

A spokesman said: “Over the past several weeks there has been a marked increase in the number of chain snatches mainly in the Pembroke and Devonshire parishes.

“The culprits are identifying riders of cycles who are openly displaying neck chains. They are then riding alongside the victims and snatching the chain from their neck and making off at speed.

“Members of the public are asked to exercise caution when wearing these items of jewellery on open display while riding their bike. They are also asked to be on the lookout for suspicious individuals parked on the roadside watching passing motorcyclists.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Police on 295-0011.

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Published September 10, 2015 at 2:06 pm (Updated September 10, 2015 at 2:06 pm)

Bikers snatching chains, say Police

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