Teenage burglary suspect nabbed

A 16-year-old boy charged with burglary will be kept in custody by order of the Cayman Islands courts.

The teenager appeared before Youth Court on 27 February charged with one count of burglary.

The charge relates to a break-in which occurred at a house in Boggy Sands Road, West Bay, on 17 February which involved the theft of a lap-top, digital camera and cell phone. Detectives arrested the boy and recovered the stolen items.

‘Thankfully burglary is quite rare in West Bay,’ said Area Commander Chief Inspector Angelique Howell. ‘But that does not mean we can be complacent. We often see homes left unattended with windows and doors open – this is an open invitation to opportunist criminals. We need to make sure our property is secure at all times.’

Burglary reports in West Bay fell by more than half between 2007 and 2008.

In 2007, 133 burglaries were reported in the district. In 2008, there were just 56 break-ins reported to police.

So far this year, there have been eight burglaries reported in West Bay through 1 March.

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