Crime Stoppers ride for awareness

If anyone wondered who all those bikers were roaming the roads of Grand Cayman on 17 May, the answer is members of Cayman Crime Stoppers.

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Bikers line up to ride out against crime. Photo: Submitted

The group held its inaugural Ride Against Crime in partnership with the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association.

The trip began when dozens of avid bikers met at Boatswain’s Beach before taking the island-wide cruise to Kaibo to raise awareness about the Cayman Crime Stoppers programme.

‘I want to thank everyone who took part in the ride for their support. I would also like to thank Keith Keller of the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association for partnering with us to promote Crime Stoppers,’ said Stuart Bostock, Crime Stoppers chairman. ‘The day was a huge success and all the riders and spectators had a great time. Most importantly we attracted a lot in interest in Crime Stoppers and even gained a few new members.’ Mr. Bostock added, ‘I’d also like to thank members of the public and road users for their patience – the day went off without a hitch.’

Police escorted the riders. A stop was made in Savannah to speak to the public. At Kaibo people got another chance to learn about the programme.

Mr. Bostock said, ‘As the ride was such a success we will be doing it again next year when we hope to get even more riders and supporters for the day.’

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of crime. It exists to promote the Crime Stoppers telephone tips line, 800 TIPS (no ‘1’ before the 800), which anybody can call to report a crime in complete anonymity. Calls are answered by a call centre in Miami so callers will never be recognised and nor will they ever be asked to reveal their identity or give personal details. Callers can receive a reward of up to $1,000 should the information they give lead to the successful resolution of a case.