Crime in Bermuda stooped to another all-time low overnight, with word this morning that three male suspects – all dressed in black wearing facemasks, forced their way into an elderly woman’s home to try to rob her.

Fortunately the woman’s neighbours rushed to her rescue and chased them away.

Police say the incident occurred shortly after 9pm last night (Nov 15) on Queen Street in St George’s.

 

“Upon arrival officers were informed an elderly female, who was home alone, was confronted by three males dressed in black and wearing facemasks,” a spokesman said.

“The suspects reportedly forced their way inside the premises and demanded cash and valuables.

“Upon hearing the commotion, neighbours came to the assistance of the elderly female.

“The suspects escaped east along nearby Chapel Lane. It is believed they left the area in a waiting car.

“Two of the suspects, one of whom wore white gloves, are described as slim built and approximately 6’ tall. The third suspect was said to be medium built and approximately 5’ 5” tall,” he added.

“The elderly victim was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital after she complained of pain to her upper body.

“The suspects fled the scene empty handed.

“An investigation into this matter has now commenced and anyone with information is asked to call Detective Chief Inspector, Sherwin Joseph, on 295-0011 or 211. You may also call 800-8477 the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number.”