Driver tails stolen car

Stolen from UCCI parking lot

A vehicle which was believed to have been stolen from the University College of the Cayman Islands parking lot last week has been recovered thanks to an alert driver who police said recognised his brother’s car.

Royal Cayman Islands Police said the man called 911 Monday morning to report he was following a vehicle he believed to be his brother’s grey Honda Odyssey along South Church Street in George Town. The vehicle had been stolen from the UCCI main parking lot on 23 October, police said.

The man following it on Monday told police the Honda was heading back to the UCCI campus.

Officers responded and found the grey Odyssey in the parking lot at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, just several hundred yards away from where it had been stolen last week.

Two teenagers were arrested after the vehicle was found. The 19-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of taking and driving away without the owners’ consent. The 17-year-old passenger was arrested on suspicion of travelling in a vehicle known to be stolen.

Both teens were still in police custody at press time, but no charges had been filed. Police did not state whether the two had been involved in the theft of the vehicle on 23 October.

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