50 years ago: Burglaries thwarted thanks to a tip

In the June 29, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, George Town news included some break-ins:

George-Town-50-years-final“On the night of the 21st-22nd there were three break-ins in the centre of town.

“Home Supplies had six lights on but a window was broken and a quantity of household equipment and furnishings valued at 93 pounds 19 shillings were removed.

“Next door Adam Men’s Shop suffered the same fate and 25% of their stock was stolen, valued at 111 pounds 12 shillings.

“Across the road Cayman Electrical Supply Co. was entered with a key which must previously have been stolen, as when the robbery was discovered both front and back doors were unlocked. Goods, property of Edward C. Bodden were valued at nine pounds, 17 shillings.

“As far as it is known all items have been recovered. Adam’s goods were all in a box on the sidewalk outside the store, presumably awaiting transport. The auto parts were also found in a box together with the keys.

“Having received certain information, Dudley McLaughlin informed the police, who found [redacted] leaning on the cistern at the rear of the Post Office with some of the goods from Home Supplies. Other items were stacked up 10 feet away.

“Such incidents recurring point to the obvious necessity of business concerns introducing burglar bars on their premises.”

In other news:

“At the request of the Cayman Islands government, Miss Helen Brown, senior radiographer at the University Hospital in Jamaica, is here for one month to advise and assist our X-ray department. She arrived on the 12th.”