Cop van stolen in July, still missing

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported the theft of a ‘police utility van’ on Friday more than four months after it was apparently stolen from a George Town car park. 

 
The four-month delay in reporting the theft of the vehicle to the public was not explained. The vehicle was not recovered. 
 
Police described the vehicle as an unmarked utility van that did not have any police equipment in it at the time it was stolen. 
 
In addition, the RCIPS also reported the theft of a police motorcycle from back in September. The motorcycle was also taken from the George Town area and recovered some weeks later in West Bay. 
 
A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the motorbike theft, police said. 
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5 COMMENTS

  1. I find this situation extremely hard to believe for several reasons. Granted, the stolen vehicle was an unmarked police utility van with no police equipment on board.

    This vehicle has been missing for four months and only reported by the RCIPS on Friday, with no explanation for the delay in reporting the theft. This in itself sounds very fishy and leads to many questions such as, an attempted cover-up, or hoping that the vehicle would soon be recovered.

    The possibility of this being an inside job is worth pondering. Also, was there easy access to the van because it was left unsecured (ignition keys left intact, doors left unlocked) in the parking lot? Why was the van in the parking lot in the first place and how credible was the driver’s explanation?

    It also begs the question, how can a vehicle – let alone a police van – be missing in a very small island like Cayman for such long a time? Perhaps there was deliberate delay in reporting the matter so as to give the perpetrator(s) enough time to dispose of it.

    It is hoped that the RCIPS will have an unbiased thorough investigation to resolve the matter.

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  2. If the police aren’t able to spot thousands of cars with tainted windows and darkened license plates how do we expect them to find one of their own vehicles?

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