Two suspects are in police custody following an armed robbery at the Rubis Gas Station on St John’s Road in Pembroke on Thursday.

Police say the incident occurred around 12:45pm.

“Reports are two men entered the premises, one of them pointed an object wrapped in a brown paper bag at staff and demanded money.

“Both suspects then fled the scene on a motorcycle with an unknown quantity of cash,” a spokesman said.

“A search of the area ensued and quick action by officers who arrived on the scene shortly after resulted in one of the suspects being taken into custody a short distance from the scene.

“The bike used by the suspects was later recovered in the Inghams Vale area of Pembroke by the officer in search of the second suspect, who was subsequently taken into custody shortly before 5.00pm in the same area.

“The Bermuda Police Service wishes to extend its appreciation to all members of the community for their assistance and support aiding officers to locate and apprehend two men suspected of committing the armed robbery.”

Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels added: “It is critical that the police and the community unite by working closely together in these unprecedented times in an effort to reduce opportunities for crime to occur and improve overall community safety.

“The Bermuda Police Service wishes to reassure the public that we will continue to provide a strong presence in our communities and do everything we can to ensure that there are no additional issues to worry about as we all pull together in our challenge against violent crime.

“We are particularly keen to hear from residents who have direct concerns or are worried about any community tensions that may be flaring up, or have any information regarding recent crime and anti-social behaviour.

“They are urged to contact the police straight away.”

Members of the public are urged to call 211 or 911 in an emergency, or the Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.