Police arrested two teenagers Monday in connection with the theft of a motorbike from the Kimpton Seafire resort parking lot.
According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the motorbike was reported stolen around 4 p.m. When officers arrived, a land and air search was conducted in the area and the white Yamaha was found in nearby bushes. Its mirrors and license plate had been removed.
Police said they were notified that before the theft, two juvenile males were seen in the area of the hotel “behaving suspiciously” and when approached, they left the area on bicycles. It is believed the two teens took the motorbike and hid it nearby, intending to come back for it later.
Police said during their search of the area they were alerted by some people, including security guards, who saw the suspects abandon their bikes and run off along Seven Mile Beach. They were eventually found near the London House condominium complex and were taken into custody.
The suspects, ages 15 and 16, were being held on police bail as of press time Wednesday.
Two motorbikes were stolen earlier this month from outside local restaurants, according to police.
A red Yamaha YBR – license plate number 165 441 – was taken from outside Casa 43 Mexican restaurant in Canal Point, George Town, just after 9 p.m. on Dec. 13.
Its owner parked it outside the restaurant and discovered it missing a few minutes later, police said.
On Dec. 8, the owner of a red-and-black Yamaha parked the motorbike behind Craft restaurant in Marquee Plaza on West Bay Road around 7:45 p.m.
The motorbike, with license plate number 165-405, was discovered missing around 10 p.m.
That bike had an Automotive Art sticker on the gas tank, and the tip of the left handle bar is missing, police said.