Crime Stoppers Bermuda has put up a $5,000 reward for information or tip-offs that leads to arrests, convictions or seizures of guns.

A spokeswoman said the rewards were the direct result of recent gun crimes, including two recent shooting on Court Street recently, in addition to three murders this year and six people injured as a result of gun violence in Bermuda.

She also noted that Crime Stoppers received an increased number of calls and anonymous tip-offs and that cash would be paid out for tip-offs that led to arrests, convictions or seizures of firearms.

But she said: “More information is needed to identify who has the guns and who has committed the crimes.

“Crime Stoppers Bermuda cannot and will not report on our immediate success, but we want the public to know that when we pass their information to the appropriate authorities, every piece of information has the potential to help solve a crime,” she added.

“With over 25 years of support from the community in relation to the detection and prevention of crime, our local and international law enforcement authorities have increased their criminal arrests and seizures of illegal weapons.

“During that time, not one person reporting information has been identified.

“Crime Stoppers does not want your name or details, just your information to help solve a crime.”

For more information or to report a crime, visit www.crimestoppers.bm

Reports can also be made via the confidential phone hotline at 800-8477.

The spokeswoman said the charity had received an increased number of calls and anonymous tip-offs.

But she added: “More information is needed to identify who has the guns and who has committed the crimes.

“Crime Stoppers Bermuda cannot and will not report on our immediate success, but we want the public to know that when we pass their information to the appropriate authorities, every piece of information has the potential to help solve a crime.

“With over 25 years of support from the community in relation to the detection and prevention of crime, our local and international law enforcement authorities have increased their criminal arrests and seizures of illegal weapons.“

The spokeswoman told the public: “During that time, not one person reporting information has been identified.

“Crime Stoppers does not want your name or details, just your information to help solve a crime.“

For more information or to report a crime, visit www.crimestoppers.bm

Reports can also be made through the confidential phone hotline at 800-8477.