The Bermuda Police Service issued an advisory today following a recent spate of burglaries at commercial premises, reminding business owners “to take basic crime prevention steps to minimize the attraction and impact of these acquisitive crimes”.

Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament of the Crime Division said: “Simple measures such as installing motion activated outside lighting, installing or refreshing existing alarm systems and/or CCTV helps in target hardening of facilities, which can go a long way in deterring criminals from selecting your premises.

“Daily depositing of earnings will lessen the loss potential and we strongly urge businesses not to leave large amounts of cash on premises, as this provides criminals with incentive.

“In addition, if you see suspicious activities or persons around your premises, make note of the individual(s) and contact the police immediately.”

For further crime prevention advice, please contact a reputable security company or Inspector Scott Devine on 717-2180 or email to identify the appropriate Community Action Team (CAT) officer responsible for your neighbourhood.