Firearms stolen from West Bay home

Legally owned firearms were stolen from a West Bay home sometime during the day Monday, the Royal Cayman Islands Police reported.

RCIPS officers said the residents at the address on Mount Pleasant Road left around 6:30 a.m. Monday and reported the break-in when they returned around 4 p.m. the same day.

A shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle were taken from the safe where they were stored, according to police. A quantity of ammunition was also taken.

Police said it appeared that the guns had been locked in a safe, as required for private gun owners, but that the burglars managed to locate the keys and open the safe.

“The RCIPS would like to remind gun owners to properly secure weapons, and also ensure that the keys to gun safes are also properly secured,” a statement from the department read.

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  1. It must have been a large safe to contain a shotgun. Do the police ever carry out checks on licenced gunholders to ensure they conform to the law regarding safe custody of their weapons?.Given the high prevalence of gun crimes, the last thing we need is allowing criminals easy access to guns.

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