Police seek link in George Town burglaries

A series of burglaries at nearly a dozen George Town businesses has prompted police to investigate possible links. 

Eight of the 11 George Town businesses targeted since Thursday are near Owen Roberts Drive. 

“…The commercial burglaries occurring on the Owen Roberts Drive, they seem to occur in the same location around the same time, so we’re looking to see if there are any links there,” said Superintendent of Police Adrian Seales. 

Between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday, police received five reports of burglaries at Discount Rent-a-Car and Economy Car Rental on Owen Roberts Drive, H2 Only Water Supplies on Breezy Way, and Meringue Town on Boiler’s Road, he said. 

Geoff Rutty, operations manager of H2 0nly bottle water company, said, “Our back door got broken into, and they got into the building but nothing was taken or stolen. The police were here, they had two break-ins [at other premises] while they were here … It’s terrible what’s going on here now with the break-ins.” 

He said the police were “very prompt” after the alarm went off at 4:27 a.m. Monday.  

Luis Ramos, manager of Discount Car Rental and Economy Car Rental, said the burglars appear to have been looking for cash. 

“They were looking for money, but we don’t keep money in the office here. They opened every drawer, and they couldn’t find anything, I guess,” he said. 

Mr. Ramos said the only thing robbers managed to find was 100 Cuban dollars. 

Police also confirmed that burglars broke into Duke’s restaurant on Seven Mile Beach in the early hours of Tuesday morning. 

There was also a spate of break-ins last week at six businesses in Cayman Centre at the junction of Dorcy Drive and Owen Roberts Drive. 

The properties involved were the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company, Caribbean Network Solutions, IATA Travel, Mr. Burger, and U.S. Link and Mechanical Solutions. The suspects smashed glass doors and windows to gain entry 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 George Town Police Station. 

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