Theft suspect chased down on ‘getaway bus’

A woman whose cellphone was stolen Monday enlisted the help of a passing motorist to chase down the suspect, who had boarded a public bus as his getaway vehicle, the Royal Cayman Islands Police reported.

The incident was reported around 4:15 p.m. by the woman who worked at the Crescent Point resort. She told police her cellphone had been taken from a table inside one of the resort condos.

The suspect, who ran from the scene, dropped the phone and boarded a public bus near the Seven Mile Shops complex, police said.

The woman picked up the phone and got a ride from a passing motorist who followed the bus in his personal vehicle. The bus’s plate number was reported to the 911 Emergency Centre, which passed the information on to police.

Police stopped the bus near the Westin hotel and arrested a 36-year-old West Bay man on suspicion of burglary.

Police Superintendent Robert Graham thanked the victim and the passing motorist for their “extraordinary” assistance to police.

“Even though she had already retrieved her phone, the victim persevered, in a safe manner, to assist police in apprehending the suspect,” Mr. Graham said.



  1. Gosh, we don’t know who to first begin thanking here. Obviously kudos to the quick thinking of the woman who lost the phone, thanks to the person who assisted by following the bus and yes!! are our police on the ball, good communication and great job done.

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