Cash and guns are recurring themes on some local Facebook pages, where ‘gangster’ images from overseas are interspersed with local photos.
Cash and guns are recurring themes on some local Facebook pages, where ‘gangster’ images from overseas are interspersed with local photos.
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Gang members have become so brazen that they are openly flaunting their criminal activity and boasting about their 'money-making' skills on Facebook.

Photographs of known gangsters and their friends sporting custom-made jewellery, handling huge wads of cash - and in some cases weapons - appear on the pages of the popular social networking site.

The photos, brought to the attention of the Bermuda Sun, are often published alongside captions bragging about how much money they make by "thugging".

One picture shows a woman handling what appears to be a gold pistol. Others show Bermudian youths at rifle ranges in the U.S.

Others celebrate the 'gangster' lifestyle with pictures of huge piles of cash and jewellery bearing the insignia of local gangs.

One chain reads 'Certified Gangster - MOB', believed to refer to the Somerset gang who call themselves Money over Bitches. Another medallion features two gold pistols alongside the numbers '42', referring to the 42 gang, based in the St. Monica's Road area.

Other photographs show groups of young men making 42 or Parkside hand signals alongside captions proclaiming their loyalty to the gang.

Some even list their employer as Parkside Crew.

Home Affairs Minister Colonel David Burch spoke to us about the matter yesterday and said the images were alarming. And he warned the authorities were watching.

"It does show an arrogance that borders on stupidity," he said.

And he urged friends and family of the Facebook posters to start getting worried about what they were up to.

"These people are Bermudians, they are related to other Bermudians. You would think their families might want to step up and say something."

Police are understood to be aware of the images.

"We are coming for them, no doubt about that," Colonel Burch said. "This is all information that is available to the police."