Motorists Advised to Be Vigilant for Motorcycle Bandit [Updated]

Wed, 2018-09-12

Members of the motoring public are advised to be vigilant for a male motorcyclist that is both pursuing and demanding money from road users.

Recently a number of incidents have been reported to police that a male motorcyclist confronts drivers of motorcars informing them that they were in collision with his motorcycle, resulting in damage, or alternatively crossed into his path, causing him to crash and damage his motorcycle.

He then demands that the ‘offending’ motorist give him money to repair the alleged damage to his motorcycle, or the police will be notified.

Some motorists that have been confronted by this individual have complied with his demands, despite the allegations of the male motorcyclist being untrue.

Police have commenced investigations into these matters and are extremely thankful for the support of the community for the information that has been provided to date.

The suspect is described as a brown complexioned Bermudian male of slim build, wearing glasses and a grey helmet. He is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, believed to be in his 50s and apparently rides a white or light coloured motorcycle.

Any witnesses or persons with any information regarding these incidents are encouraged to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.

Update: Thursday, September 13th - The Bermuda  Police Service would like to advise the public that a man has been arrested in connection with a recent number of incidents where a man confronts drivers of motorcars informing them they were involved in a phantom collision. A court appearance is expected in due course.

Injured Motorcyclist Remains Stable in ICU

At last check this morning (September 12th) the 40 year old male motorcyclist seriously injured in a collision with two cars on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish near the junction with Commonland Point Road around 9:10pm Sunday, September 9th remained in stable condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

Inquiries continue and any witnesses that have not already come forward are still encouraged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.