Police abandon motorbike chase

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service was forced to abandon a pursuit of three motorbikes Thursday Night that were clocked doing 83mph in a 40mph zone.

Officers had been carrying out a routine traffic operation on Bodden Town Rd, near Midland Acres, at about 10pm when the three motorcyclists sped past on bikes without licence plates.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ennis, described the riders’ actions as reckless, if not suicidal. ‘They endangered their own lives and the lives of others,’ he said.

Officers with flashing light and sirens began chasing the bikers, but they refused to stop.

‘After a few minutes, when it was clear the motorbikes would not stop, conditions were assessed and the decision was taken to abandon the pursuit,’ Mr. Ennis explained.

‘In line with our police pursuit policy, a supervisor was overseeing the entire incident.’

In a statement Friday, the RCIPS said it was eager to locate the three unlicensed motorbikes. ‘Coming forward to report these riders could save a life,’ Mr. Ennis noted.

Anyone who thinks they may know the location of the bikes or the identity of the riders is urged to contact Traffic Management Unit on 946-6254.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.