Four men have been arrested in connection with three separate incidents, according to a news release issued by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. But in the wake of 12 thefts being reported during the past four months, officers are asking the public and security staff to report any suspicious activity.
Police said thieves have been stealing diesel from generator tanks at cell sites and civic centres in Grand Cayman. Those responsible use hand-held or electric pumps to syphon large quantities of diesel into portable fuel tanks, which are usually mounted on trucks or vans.
“We have proactively encouraged owners of cell sites and civic centres to improve or enhance their security measures,” said Chief Inspector Brad Ebanks. “We’re pleased to say that the increased security, combined with the extra attention being paid to these locations by the police, have resulted in a number of arrests in the past few weeks.
“However, we would continue to urge vigilance and ask anyone who sees any suspicious activity around cell sites, civic centres, or indeed any locations where generators are located to immediately contact the police,” he added.