Eleven burglaries at businesses since Thursday

Nearly a dozen George Town businesses have been broken into since Thursday, including five in the predawn hours Monday.

Police say suspects stole cash from businesses on Owen Roberts Drive, Breezy Way, Boiler’s Road and Shedden Road sometime between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Monday.

Six local businesses in Cayman Centre at the junction of Dorcy Drive and Owen Roberts Drive were burglarized last week.

The suspects smashed several glass openings to gain entry through doors or windows at the businesses sometime between midnight and 6 a.m Thursday, police said.

No arrests had been made by press time. The investigation is being led by the Drugs Serious Task Force Unit.

Very little was stolen at each premises and it appears the culprits were looking for cash, officers said.

The properties involved were the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company, Caribbean Network Solutions, IATA Travel, Mr. Burger, U.S. Link and Mechanical Solutions.

“When we came to work last Thursday morning the front door was smashed and someone had gone through the drawers.” said Greg Vasic of U.S. Link and Mechanical Solutions.

Mr. Vasic said, two days after the burglary, staff noticed eggs had been thrown at a company vehicle and the locks had broken keys left inside of them.

He said the incident was “more vandalism than anything else.”

There have been 538 break-ins in the Cayman Islands between Jan. 1 and Oct. 26, according to police.

Detectives from George Town Police Station are encouraging anyone with more information to call Crime Stoppers on 800 8477(TIPS).

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