Police appeal for help finding stolen car plates

| 17/01/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Thieves have made off with a set of licence plates from a car parked in the Windsor Park area of George Town, police said Tuesday. The yellow private licence plates #150 873 were stolen from a Hyundai parked in the neighbourhood off Walkers Road on 12 January, according to the police, who are now appealing for help and asking people to contact them if they see the stolen plates on any other vehicle as they may be used in the course of a crime.

Anyone with information can call the 911 Communications Centre or the George Town Police Station at 949-4222 immediately.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via the Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I hope that the new plates isn’t white o mark the white plates as tourist and I tend to stay away from them when I am driving. So government please make them another colour if we will have to live with this evasion of privacy. Thanking you in advance

  2. Anonymous says:

    in front of Crew Bar on Eastern Ave

  3. Anonymous says:

    Who needs plates or electric meters for that matter ? I know many locals that borrow plates stickers as well as electric meters and a gas card or 2

  4. Anonymous says:

    There are multiple shops in town where anyone can go buy license plates as they are being sold as souvenirs! The plates appear to be original Government issue and I wonder how these shops acquired them….

    • Anonymous says:

      Sigh, I can’t believe I actually have to explain this….pretty much tourist destination you visit have these sold in shops…they are novelty and so would not be tied to a specific registrant. As opposed to stolen plates which are linked to a specific registrant and could therefore be used to make an unlicensed car appear legitimately…at least until RCIPS run the plates and see the make of car is not what is linked to that particular licence plate number….please do no procreate

      • Anonymous says:

        What are you explaining? They are not novelty plates – they are the real thing but as you point out NOT tied to the registry. Anyone can go buy a plate and put it on an unlicensed car to make it appear legitimate. No one will be asked to keep a look out for them as they were not stolen! Who’s the idiot?

  5. Jotnar says:

    I see at least 1 car a day missing one plate or more. I guess I am a bit jaded by the usual parade of sport cars where the driver clearly thinks a plate will ruin the look, but even I was astonished to see a CIG vehicle missing one plate, with the one it had almost illegible. Even more surprised to see that it was a Jaguar! Good to know the government is being careful with tax payers money.

    • Nunya says:

      Apparently the Licencing Department has run out a plates (I’m only guessing in transition to the new electronic tracking system) as I see multiple cars a day with temporary “plates” – you know the ones that can be replicated on a colour printer and created on a word document. Only heaven knows how long this temporary situation will last, given that noting seems temporary in Cayman anymore.

      • Jotnar says:

        That is an issue, true, but does not account for the cars with 1 real plate, or the cars I have seen with no temporary plate on display, or the CIG car case, where the 1 plate attached was clearly genuine but unreadable from more than 10ft away. As for the temporary plates, apparently they fall apart on contact with water, so people put them inside the car. Of course, that’s a straight violation of the law because they are not as visible there, especially if the car has heavy tint… The problem here is that if the police never enforce the law on displaying a plate you can hardly be surprised if people don’t bother putting plates on. All the sexy new hi tech plates in the world are not going to deal with people just not applying them.

  6. Anonymous says:

    There are quite a lot of cars and motorcycles without plates to the point where it would seem optional. What is the ETA on our new license plate machine? No news on DVDL website…website hasn’t been updated since 2015! http://www.dvdl.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/vlthome

    • Anonymous says:

      The public should be made aware of what is happening at DVDL why there are so many vehicles driving around without the designated registration plates. Previously, motor cars had different colour plates than trucks, taxis, special vehicles etc. Now plates are on no specific type of vehicle and recently they are now even paper registration plates. The Law states where plates should be displayed but now I see them displayed in different areas of the vehicle if they have any at all. How can the RCIPS do their job if vehicles are not given the proper plates to be displayed? Are there any Laws being broken? Is DVDL operating ultra vires of the Law? And for the website, it is like most CIG websites – no activity.

      • Anonymous says:

        If there are teams of high-paid civil servant press and marketing departments, whose full-time occupations include drafting press releases and updating CIG websites, what do they do all day with those drafts? all month? all year? several years? I mean, how much more slack should we be expected to cut in 2017 when they can’t publish anything in an entire calendar year?!? How do each of those department heads rationalize their value to the public, seemingly without any requirement to issue statements saying, “this is what we’re working on”.

        We must change our leadership and overhaul the non-functional bureaucracy of how our spending is accounted for (or in many cases, “not accounted”). These aren’t “private” servants of the Cabinet fat-cats (though this seems to be an attitude), these people work for us and we pay them to do a job.

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