Islands Police reported a number of burglaries, and attempted burglaries, in the Seven Mile
Beach area early
and 2.45am, the Grand Cayman Beach Suites, the Westin and the Silver Sands
Condos were targeted, police said.
1am, the RCIPS received a report that a storage area at the Grand Cayman Beach
Suites had been broken into. It is not yet known what was taken, if anything.
About an hour
and fifteen minutes later, a man who was staying at the Westin awoke to find
two men in his room. The men ran off empty handed, police said.
A short time
later police received a report that two cell phones and a small amount of cash
had been taken from a condo within Silver Sands, which is located just north of
same time, a second condo in the Silver Sands complex was targeted.
Police said a
woman awoke to find a man rummaging through her purse. She struggled with the
burglar, who made off with a small amount of cash.
struggle the victim sustained slight hand injuries, but did not require any
In a number of
the break-ins, entry was gained through insecure doors or windows.
officers will be meeting with the condominium owners to reinforce the need for
guests to make sure that they keep doors and windows closed and secured,” said
Inspector Dane Pinnock of West Bay. “It is tempting, particularly on humid
nights, to leave windows and doors open – however we need to work together to
cut down the opportunities available for thieves on the island.”
in the incident at the Westin were described as males, slim build, dressed in
black and about 5’9” in height.
The suspect at
the Silver Sands appeared to have been wearing a pinkish coloured sweatshirt,
conducting scenes of crime examination and talking to people within the
complexes to find out if they have any information which could assist us,”
RCIPS Sergeant Winsome Prendergast said. “However if anyone has any information
they can call George Town CID on 949-4222, alternatively they can call Crime
Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).”