Police patrol nets two burglary suspects

| 17/06/2015 | 23 Comments

Crime scene picture(CNS): Two men from the Dominican Republic have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after they were netted by uniformed officers on patrol in South Sound over the holiday weekend. The two men, who are both work permit holders, are currently in police custody as the police seek a third man in connection with a break-in in the neighbourhood. An RCIPS spokesperson said the pair were arrested just after 11:00 on Monday night after they saw the police officers and fled.

When they were spotted by the officers, the two men, aged 31 and 25, were said to be acting suspiciously and dressed in black hoodies and gloves. They were apprehended after they tried to make their escape and an area search was conducted.

Police discovered that a private home, empty at the time, had been broken into. A car connected to the suspects was recovered nearby and, following a search, articles for housebreaking were found inside.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I have to defend native caymanians today.
    I believe for the most part that the criminal element is mostly from the other island nearby. and not the Spanish speaking islands either. For the most part what we view as criminal behavior in the modern world is not viewed as crime where they are from ….survival is not a crime…Its a way of life thus if they can grab it….. go for it is how they think.
    Its too bad cayman keeps bringing in people that do not match that of caymans for fathers
    Hardworking Honest Timid & Kind people
    The caymanian of yesterday left those other islands to get away from the lifestyles of those places
    Its too bad you keep bringing in those people as cheap labor at the end of the day it is costing more than you can afford in the long run

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cayman is one of the most expensive places to live, but yet we import so much poverty. Why are we surprised at this sort of thing?!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is really a border control issue gone wrong that the police have to deal with.

  4. Anonymous says:

    You ain’t see nothing yet… Stay tuned and don’t implement fingerprinting for all work permit holders and visitors. The great USA does it so why not here in Cayman?

    • Anonymous says:

      Fingerprinting is also done at airports in countries across Central America. So who’s the real third-world here? Get it together Cayman, you are failing miserably.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The police and Immigration department should find who holds their Work Permit and if it is valid and they actually have a regular job, or were just brought over and then have to pay their own WP fees to the holder plus extra as happens regularly.
    I have even report 4 known incidents of this happening to immigration, but the holder was connected and nothing happened. But Legge is a traitor no corruption happening in the islands.

    Going to start a new abbreviation OICI (Only in the Cayman Islands)

    • Anonymous says:

      What you suggest would require the authorities to work together and punish those responsible. Not going to happen.

  6. Chastine says:

    Good work RCIP but you need to this kind of work with all the district not only where the rich people live.
    Anyways good job.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wow. No comments from those who usually have so much to say?!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Stop importing criminals to these islands. During the day they drive around, scoping out areas, and return to break them night or day. Caymanians are lazy, so we need to issue work permits to criminals to work here. Really, it has to stop. We are surely attracting the wrong people.

    • Anonymous says:

      Government Revenue old boy. Just remember WHO makes and passes the laws in this country, then you will understand.

      Hint: it’s not the foreigners!

  9. Anonymous says:

    See dat? I knew all the crime here was furriners!!!!

  10. WaYaSay says:

    Great job RCIPS, congratulations CoP Baines. I like reading this kind of news, it rells me you are now listening to the Cayman people who want a great Police Force.

    This along with the news that there were officers close at hand and was able to prevent a murder in the heart of George Town, is proof positive that regular community patrols work. I hope this signals a shift away from sitting behind the desk and driving around in patrol cars, to police presence in the communities.

    Now you need to find a way to extend the constant community patrols to the outlying districts as well. Let’s stamp out this petty and serious crime throughout all of the Cayman Islands. Just throwing money at it is not the solution and the communities will not reach out to help the police until the police become an integral part of the community.

    Again congrats to all involved.

  11. Shhhhhh. says:

    Excellent work RCIP.

  12. B. Hurlstone. says:

    It’s always nice to read a story that ends well. My thanks to the “Officers on patrol”!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Good work

    • Anonymous says:

      Capturing them is one thing but when they go to court they will get a slap on the wrist and released to do more harm. When was the last time anyone was gazetted as ‘persona non grata’?

      • Philip says:

        if you are going to comment on articles like this then please be informed before hand, it clearly states that the two are from the DR, which means (if they are convicted) they will serve their time in Northwood and then deported, as happens with all expat criminals.

        • Anonymous says:

          You really believe they serve the time and are deported? Then we would have a lot less Criminals living among us.

          • Philip says:

            @1.19 please refer to the first line in my sentence above, its a fact that expat criminals are deported, seems you are in denial that 80% of the prison population is Caymanian, maybe not 1st or 2nd generation Caymanian , but by law status holders are considered Caymanian, do some research into the 2003 status grants , then check out how many other family members on top of the original grants obtained status, you will find the numbers amazing, if your Caymanian ask you local MLA for the answer , I am willing to bet that he/she will not be forthcoming with the answer.

            • Anonymous says:

              Actually, the statistics you rely on are in large part wrong because the police and the prison authorities operate a different definition of who is a Caymanian from the Immigration authorities.

        • Anonymous says:

          I wish you were right but I am afraid that is absolutely not true. There are growing numbers of instances where the police are not even informing immigration when foreign nationals are being arrested and convicted. In particular if no actual prison sentence is served, there does not seem to be any reliable or consistent reporting to immigration.

        • Anonymous says:

          It is a known fact that a Person is only deported if convicted with a jail sentence of one year or more.

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