Hard the heels of that burglary and sexual assault at knifepoint at a private home in Smith’s yesterday, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has confirmed that a 36-year-old man has been arrested.

A BPS spokesman said: “A 36-year-old suspect has been arrested in relation to the aggravated burglary & sexual assault at a Smiths Parish residence yesterday, Tuesday October 19th.”

As the appeal for information that will assist in this investigation continues, police are urging “anyone who may have seen two men, particularly in the areas of Knapton Hill, Harrington Hundreds, South Road, Smiths, and Summerhaven”, to come forward.

We are very keen to hear from anyone who may have seen, or has camera footage covering these areas between 11am and 12pm,” the spokesman added.

These times are the most important, but may extend outside these times as well.”

The incident occurred in broad daylight around 11am.

The initial police report said the suspects were both black males believed to be in their 20s.

As the hunt continues, the spokesman said: “The first suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6ft tall, skinny built and wearing a black rain suit.

The second suspect was described only as a black male, approximately 5’ 8’’ tall, with a moustache.”

He also thanked “those members of the public who have so far come forward to assist with this investigation”.

“Again urge anyone with any information, no matter how unimportant you feel it might be, to contact Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph, the lead investigator into this matter, on 717-2158, 247-1248 or via email, jsherwin@bps.bm.

Alternatively, you may also call 211, the main police number, 295-0011 or Crime Stoppers, 800 8477.”