Savannah and George Town primaries targeted
Thieves broke into two primary schools this week, just as the school year was beginning.
Teachers and staff at Savannah Primary School discovered the break-in at their school on Sunday morning. Police said a laptop and phone were stolen in the break-in that occurred overnight. A uniform sale had been held at the school the day before.
On Tuesday, at around 8 a.m., police responded to a report of another burglary, this time at George Town Primary.
Burglars broke in to the school’s administrative office and made off with a fax machine valued at $250, as well as other items.
Police said scenes of crime officers and the criminal investigation department are investigating the burglaries.
Statistics from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service indicate the number of burglaries increased by 16 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year. More than 300 burglaries were committed between January and the end of June this year.
Anyone with information on the burglaries at the school is asked to call George Town CID at 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS).