Police tackle burglaries in EE, BT

A man was remanded in custody Thursday and appeared in court charged with handling stolen goods and theft.

Trent Bodden, 19, of John Mclean Drive, was arrested earlier this month by Royal Cayman Islands Police detectives in the Eastern Districts who are carrying out enquiries into a number of recent break-ins.

Police said a second man, also aged 19, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of burglary, breach of bail and traffic related matters. The man remained in custody at press time.

The police investigative team has also recovered a number of stolen items including construction tools and a television set.

‘Burglary is a very serious offence which can have a huge impact on the victims,’ said RCIPS Chief Inspector Richard Barrow. ‘The detectives working in the Eastern Districts are putting an enormous amount of effort into identifying those responsible.’

Police said residents should be extra cautious when it comes to security and always ensure their windows and doors are locked.

‘Leaving your home open is like an open invitation to a burglar,’ said Mr Barrow. ‘Make sure you do all you can to secure your home.’

Mr. Barrow advised that people should record the serial number of valuable items so that if they are stolen they can be easily reunited with their owner.