The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has reported an “increase in reported burglaries during the first half of July, with 21 burglaries”.

Now they are urging residents to “remain vigilant” in the months ahead.

A police spokesperson said: “The Bermuda Police Service is advising residents as well as businesses to remain vigilant for suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods after 21 burglaries were reported in six parishes between July 1st and July 15th, 2021.

“In comparison, there were 19 reported burglaries in 8 parishes between June 1st and June 30th, 2021.”

The reported burglaries during the first half of July took place at:

Eastern Parishes

  • 2 homes in St George’s

Central Parishes

  • 1 home in Devonshire
  • 8 premises in Pembroke (4 businesses and 4 homes)
  • 2 premises in Paget (1 business and 1 home)

Western Parishes

  • 2 businesses in Warwick
  • 6 premises in Southampton (4 businesses and 2 homes)

“There have been no reported burglaries in Hamilton parish, Smith’s parish or Sandys parish so far this month,” the spokesman added.

“Members of the public are reminded to ensure that before leaving their properties unattended, all windows and doors are properly secured. Also, it is recommended that if the home or business already has security cameras and/or an alarm system, the equipment is checked regularly to confirm that it is operational.

“Inquiries continue to identify the culprits responsible for these latest reported burglaries and anyone with relevant information is encouraged to call 211 or the main BPS number 295-0011.”