Police, 20 burglars, 0

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officials have said they are making headway in the fight against burglary, despite a spike in offences at the start of this year.

Since 1 January, 2009, the number of break-ins here has increased, with the largest spike seen in George Town.

However, a number of suspected burglars have been arrested and some stolen property has been recovered.

‘Burglary has been a problem in the Cayman Islands for a long time and it’s something we continually work hard to address,’ said Detective Inspector Kim Evans. ‘We have arrested 20 people over the last few weeks and I am pleased to say that only a few break-ins have been reported (recently). I hope this is a trend that will continue.’

The RCIPS has employed various measures to track down the suspects; most of those have centered on targeting known offenders. Areas which have been hardest hit, like as Walkers Road and Windsor Park, have also been the subject of increased police patrols and high visibility policing.