Cops catch burglar red handed

| 09/09/2015 | 3 Comments
Cayman news Service

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) officer

(CNS): The police have rounded up yet another burglar with the help of a member of the public who called in the crime while it was underway. Police said they received a report at around 10:15 on Monday morning that a burglary was in progress at a home in Sterling Estates off Walkers Road in George Town. When plain clothes officers arrived at the scene, they spotted a suspect, who tried to avoid them. But the police chased the man and when they caught up with the 38-year-old from George Town, they found he was carrying stolen property from the residence.

An RCIPS spokesperson said the man was arrested at the time and today he was charged with one count of burglary and one count of attempted burglary.  He appeared in Summary Court this morning and was remanded to HMP Northward.

Meanwhile, police on patrol also arrested a 51 year old man early this morning (Wednesday) for possession of cocaine after he also tried to run off. Uniform police officers spotted a the man near Cruz Lane in central George Town who fled when they approached him. Police said that officers had searched the man’s house after he was apprehended and an undisclosed quantity of what was described as a “white powdered substance resembling cocaine” was found. He is currently in custody at George Town Police station.

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  1. Ron says:

    This is why in neighborhoods, neighbors should look out for each other’s property this is a perfect example of neighborhood crime watch! Well done to all. Let’s see if the courts do their bit now?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Mr. PPM members, if you refuse to change the policies in this country, you’d better start building another prison. Here’s a tip, northward is for the real criminals and drug rehab, fines, and community service for the others.

  3. Anonymous says:

    So it seems that it pays off when police randomly approaches and questions “suspicious” looking people.

    I wish immigration enforcement would do the same thing and randomly visit businesses or construction sites and demand to see the work permits for individuals.

    Also, both police and immigration could do with some random stops especially on Eastern Avenue and check out some of those people who appear to linger and loiter in the area in plain daylight.

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