Three busted for burglary

Three men have been arrested by the George Town burglary team.

Several items of suspected stolen property have also been recovered including three lap-tops, a number of cell phones, a digital camera, two ipods and some jewellery.

The burglary team was responding to a report at around 4am when they spotted suspicious activity at a house on Selkirk Drive. Investigations revealed the trio inside a home with the property in their possession. The three men aged, 24, 22 and 18 were arrested. A number of break-ins had occurred in the Selkirk Drive area that night and all are under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department. The three remain in custody at this time.

The RCIPS is working hard to tackle burglaries, which includes having burglary teams in operation across the Island, holding regular road checks to disrupt criminal’s movements on the road and targeting known offenders. Residents are reminded to play their part in addressing property crime by ensuring their homes and property are secure and by recording the serial numbers of electronic and high value goods.

‘Many of the offences we have taking place involve offenders getting in through insecure windows or doors,’ said Detective Chief Inspector Peter Kennett. ‘This makes the burglars life very easy. Please make sure that all your doors and windows are secure. If a window catch or lock is broken, spend a few dollars and get it fixed or you could face the consequence of losing your prized possessions – often of extreme sentimental but low monetary value. Alarms do deter burglars and if they activate the burglar will run off empty handed.’

The police also take this opportunity to warn business owners, particularly those in the construction business, to be mindful of security. The warning comes following a number of thefts of power tools and construction equipment.

All business owners should ensure their property is as secure as it can be and CCTV and alarms should be installed and fully operational. More crime reduction advice can be found on the police website at www.rcips.ky.

‘There is a considerable increase in burglaries,’ said Mr Kennett. ‘So please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police. Burglary is a despicable and extremely upsetting crime that the RCIPS is battling to combat.’

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