Police make burglary and theft arrests

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) made a number of arrests this week for offences of burglary, theft and handling stolen goods.

At around 8.50pm onTuesday, March 25, the 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a report of the alarm sounding at Mr Arthur’s 711 store on North Church Street, George Town. Officers responded and found that the property appeared to have been broken into.

Following an area search, and a short foot pursuit, a 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Earlier this week, officers in West Bay arrested two teenagers on suspicion of theft and handling stolen goods following reports of a stolen boat and engine. The police were informed that the 14-foot fiberglass vessel and accompanying engine had been taken from a roperty in Uncle Bob Road. The items have since been recovered and the two boys aged 13 and 14 have been released on police bail pending further investigation.

The RCIPS is working hard to reduce offences against property and welcomes the opportunity to investigate reports of suspicious behaviour. In addition, the following crime prevention advice is being offered to property owners:

• Ensure windows and doors are locked and secure and set the alarm if there is one.

• Businesses should consider installing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) to monitor what is happening on the property.

• If you are leaving the island, make sure your home looks lived in. Use automatic timers to turn lights on and off.

• Avoid discussing vacation plans within earshot of strangers.

• Ensure important documents are secure in a safe.

• Do not leave pedal cycles, gardening equipment or other such items loose in the yard. Make sure they are secure in a shed or the house.

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