Shotgun stolen in burglary

A 12-gauge Maverick shotgun was stolen in a burglary at a home in East End on Monday, police said.

The firearm appears to be the only item stolen in the break-in, according to police.

Jacqueline Carpenter, spokeswoman for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, said officers responded to a report of the burglary in the vicinity of Farm Road around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

“The complainant had left his home fully secured at 6 a.m. [Monday] morning, and discovered the home burgled when he returned yesterday afternoon.

“His licensed firearm, a 12-gauge Maverick shotgun, was stolen from its gun case, along with several rounds of ammunition. The lock on the gun case had been broken,” a police report said.

In the wake of the theft of the shotgun, police are reminding gun owners to secure their firearms and place gun cases in “as inconspicuous a place as possible in their homes.”

Guns that are no longer being used can be surrendered to police for destruction, Ms. Carpenter said.

Anyone with information about the burglary can call Bodden Town CID at 947-2220 or call Crime Stoppers at 800-8477.