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Auto theft on the rise, 4 cars found in BT

| 16/05/2017 | 35 Comments
Cayman News Service

2011 Kia Optima

(CNS): UPDATED – Police dealt with three more reports of stolen vehicles this weekend and recovered a car that was stolen from the Marriott car park last week. One car believed to have been stolen between Friday and Sunday in Northward was eventually recovered Tuesday evening in Sitwell Road becoming the fourth stolen car to turn up in Bodden Town in a matter of days. Police said two slim men in their 20s were said to have been walking away when a brown Kia Optima, stolen over the weekend, was found.  

Three other missing cars also had turned up in Bodden Town over the weekend one of which was involved in a crash, according to the RCIPS.  Two other cars were also stolen Monday but both were found during police patrols. A black Chevy Equinox was recovered off Daffodil Street in Bodden Town by police officers on patrol, and a white Jeep was found abandoned on Corolla Drive in Bodden Town by a neighbourhood officer in the Eastern Districts.  The Jeep is believed to have been involved in a single-vehicle smash in Northward earlier that day, after which it had left the scene. The owners of both cars have been contacted by police.

A 2002 newly imported Silver Honda Accord that was taken from the parking lot of the Marriott Hotel on Wednesday night, 10 May, was found in Bodden Town Friday evening after police received a call from community members about a car abandoned on their property. The car was processed and returned to its owner on Sunday.

Police are requesting the public with any information about car thefts or who has seen anyone around these stolen cars this weekend to call George Town CID at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be made to the RCIPS 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. Smithy says:

    It is time for us to play a bigger role in protecting our own homes. Security cameras are cheap, easily available and can link right to your smartphones. They may not prevent break ins, but they can sure help in identifying the culprits.

    Time to help ourselves and help the police at the same time.




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  2. Anonymous says:

    The RCIPS should be checking the black Chevy Equinox for Cocaine residue that would link it to the “Costa Rican” drugboat found on Manse Rd Beach. Fold the rear seats down and bring the K9 unit in. This was the perfect cargo vehicle for that operation.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    What happen to all the security cameras? why don’t the police reviewed them to see who these criminals are.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    I think that the crime time has come to where , the Police and Government needs to do a round up and clear out the Islands criminals with stern warnings and stiff penalties .




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  5. Anonymous says:

    Bodden Town is Little Jamaica and has been for the last five years at least. Why is anyone surprised at this crimewave?




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  6. Anonymous says:

    The Jamaican drug dealer who comes and goes by boat, name “Boojou” I believe, probably wants to keep his own fleet of cars so that he doesn’t have to borrow unlicensed cars from firemen.




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  7. JAY says:

    “A white Jeep was found abandoned on Corolla Drive” LOL




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  8. Anonymous says:

    Total of 7 cars stolen over the weekend, the white one was stolen after thieves broke in to their house and took the keys.

    Cayman crime is on the rise, in a big way. Beware.




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    • Anon says:

      Everyone should be asking why the PPM, over the last 4 years, has remained SILENT on crime.

      They have failed to address the rising level of crime and let’s face it, it’s only getting worse.




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      • Anonymous says:

        While somehow managing to spend $30mln/yr…$2.5mln a month…$85,000 a day on seemingly ineffectual RCIPS activity. What results have we been buying with that?




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      • Anonymous says:

        Ask CDP who made Bodden little Jamaica…thanks Mac.




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  9. Anonymous says:

    Lest we need any further reminders that there are dangerous career criminals in our midst, moving around, and doing whatever they like with immunity. There must be several neighbourhoods where everyone (but the RCIPS) knows who these criminals are, but are too scared, or reliant on their other criminal product-lines to say anything. How is it possible, with all of their crime-fighting experience, that the RCIPS don’t know where these places are?




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  10. Veritas says:

    At least the police have a pretty good idea where the criminals live.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I wouldn’t be so sure. The neighbours of these criminals certainly know who they are, their comings and goings, and continue to report nothing; out of fear, reliance, or relation!




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  11. Anonymous says:

    It would be useful to know if the cars are being stolen because of basic things, like the cars are left with the keys in them and unlocked, or if I need to buy a car lock.




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  12. Anonymous says:

    How are these cars being stolen? Are they with the keys in or is that people are actually breaking in the cars and wiring them?




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  13. Anonymous says:

    Too many weed heads moving into BT. Police need to do more spot checks.




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  14. Anonymous says:

    PPM’s Cayman. Welcome to paradise.




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  15. Anonymous says:

    In Cyprus they had no car theft according to local police….cars were just “borrowed”




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    • Anonymous says:

      You know, they might just be on to something. What if the Government simply seized all vehicles and they were then left unlocked with keys in the ignition for anyone to use at any time? Car theft problem solved!




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    • Anonymous says:

      They don’t have Jamaicans in Cyprus..?




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  16. Anonymous says:

    Kids bringing video games to reality (Grand Theft Auto).

    Ain’t doing too bad eh??!!




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    • Anonymous says:

      So true. There was definitely no automobile theft before video games! Twas a simpler time indeed. (Read: Sarcasm)

      Dont you think the game imitate reality to an extent, and not the other way around?




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