Bar fire, break-ins on same morning

Police are investigating three burglaries and a suspicious fire in George Town that occurred on the same morning last week.

On Thursday, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service received three reports of George Town businesses being broken into and one of attempted burglary. One man was arrested, but it’s not known if he was involved in all four incidents.

The RCIPS was alerted to the first incident around 2:45am Thursday when an alarm went off at the National Building Society, Trinity Square. Police discovered that glass from a window at the business had been removed. It appears that the alarm scared off the would-be burglar because the building was not entered.

At 3:45am the same morning another report of an alarm activation was made to 911. Police attended Parker’s Pay Less on Eastern Avenue and found the front glass door had been broken in. It is understood that a Makita angle grinder was stolen.

An employee arriving to work at Larry’s Tires & Batteries on Shedden Road Thursday morning found the building had been entered and 6 tires stolen. The culprit managed to gain entry by removing part of the store’s wooden wall.

In another incident, police officers on patrol on Eastern Avenue observed a man running from the vicinity of Cayman Glass. Further enquires established that the business premises had been broken into after the door lock was forced open. The 25-year-old man spotted running was arrested for suspicion of burglary.

Although it’s not known to be related to Thursday’s burglaries, the RCIPS is investigating a fire that took place at a bar on Bodden Road, George Town, which occurred the same morning. .

At approximately 9am the 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call that there was a fire at Pistol Bar, Bodden Road.

The small fire was contained by fire crews and further investigation established that a side door had been forced open. The incident is being treated as arson.