Police: Homeowner catches burglar

A 46- year-old man was arrested over the weekend following a break-in to a George Town home Saturday morning.

At around 5.30 a.m. Saturday, Royal Cayman Islands Police said a man awoke to find an intruder within the bedroom of his home in Success Circle, Crewe Road, George Town.

While the man’s wife called the emergency services, police said the householder chased the intruder outside and detained him until the arrival of the police.

The 46-year-old was arrested on suspicion of burglary and is currently in police custody.


  1. Now that’s what I call good citizenship! It was actually a citizens arrest!

    I am so proud of you people that are actually fighting back and not backing down from these burglars.
    Keep up the good works.

  2. Great job!

    Section 37(15, 16, 17a) of the Police Law (2006 Revision) read as follows:

    (15) "Any private person may arrest any person who in his view commits an arrestable offence."

    (16) "Persons found committing any offence involving injury to property may be arrested without a warrant by the owner of the property or his employees or persons authorised by him."

    (17) (a) "Any private person arresting any person without a warrant shall without unnecessary delay deliver over the person so arrested to an officer or, in the absence of an officer, shall take the person to the nearest police station."

  3. Once again, I’m very proud of this man for standing up to this fiend and not rolling over and playing dead. After all, why should you ever forfeit the things you have worked so hard for, to someone so undeserving? It really doesn’t make any sense. It belongs to you not the intruder.

    I’m no pyschiatrist, but sometimes I would like to sit one of them down and ask them, what really goes through their stupid little brains when they break into someone’s house. Why do they believe it is ok to do so, and if they would ever accept someone else doing it to them. Mostly like not right? It’s got to be a mental disorder….just got to be. It must be tamarind switch dificiency or something…

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