Police are investigating two separate incidents that occurred in broad daylight Sandys Parish on Tuesday, one of them involving a tourist. who was robbed while walking on Bermuda’s popular Railway Trail, near Fort Scaur.
Both incidents occurred within a half hour between 12 noon and 12:30pm. A 22-year-old local man also had his chain snatched from his neck while riding a push bike.
A police spokesman said: “A visiting 77-year-old American man sustained minor injuries when he was robbed of his wallet containing cash and personal items while walking along the Railway Trail near Fort Scaur.”
In the second reported incident, he said: “It appears that a 22-year-old local man had his gold chain snatched from his neck while pedal cycling along Malabar Road near Woody’s Drive.
“In each instance, the suspects are believed to be two black males travelling on one motorcycle. However, there were no reports of weapons being used in either case,” he added.
He also urged members of the public “not to have jewellery on display when travelling on our roads and motorists should be especially wary of two males acting suspiciously on one motorcycle, particularly in the western parishes”.
Witnesses or persons with relevant information regarding these incidents are urged to contact the Criminal Investigation Department on 274-1744.