About a dozen officers from police, customs, immigration, fire and special constabulary departments launched an “extensive search” to find a stolen TV on Cayman Brac.
According Royal Cayman Police Service Chief Inspector Frank Owens, a burglary was reported at a home in the Bight area of the Brac last Friday in which a 40-inch Panasonic plasma TV was stolen.
A 44-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of burglary.
Mr. Owens said the TV was recovered following the arrest when several officers from a variety of disciplines coordinated a search for the television, which was found in the bush along Ashton Reid Drive, police said.
“Fortunately, burglary is a rare occurrence in the Sister Islands and we aim to keep it that way,” Mr. Owens said.
He added, “I want to praise the work of my officers and the assistance of the partner agencies on the Brac. I only have to pick up the phone and the response is immediate from the departments involved. To search a thick bush area in the middle of the day for an extensive period is not easy, but they just get it done.” Mr. Owens did not say who the TV belonged to, but it was returned to its owner.
Burglaries are uncommon, though not unheard of on the island, which has a population of about 2,200. In early 2013, a spate of burglaries or attempted break-ins were reported on the island. In May this year, burglars also broke into the West End Texaco gas station and stole cigarettes.