Police recovered a BB gun with no ammunition following a call from a member of the public who discovered it near a private dock in the area of Harbour Road in Warwick.

The call came in around 1:35pm on Saturday, October 3.

A spokesman said: “It was made inoperable, seized and transported to the police armoury.”
Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels wishes to remind the community that BB guns, are unlawful to possess in Bermuda, as outlined in the Firearms Act 1973.
He added: “The way that these BB guns are manufactured near-identical replicas of authentic firearms, which makes it difficult for police officers and civilians to recognize the difference, particularly when used during the commission of crime.
“The close resemblance to real firearms can create serious problems for everyone involved.
“The person using the bb gun could put themselves at significant risk should they confront an armed police officer who will have no way of determining the firearm is in fact a BB gun and members of the public who may suffer injury from being shot by one of these
weapons, or who may be intimidated to give in to demands from an individual armed with such a weapon.”