Concern mounts over attempt to lure child

| 19/06/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Public concern mounted this weekend on social media over a report made to the police on Friday about what looked like an attempt by a stranger to lure a child into his truck. No description of the suspect has been released by police but they said that a concerned member of the public contacted them to tell them about a man in a light blue 2-seater van who attempted to pick up a young boy walking home from the park in West Bay. The RCIPS management said that officers are looking into the matter and they are urging parents to remind their children not to accept rides or gifts from strangers.

They are also asking people to inform the police immediately of any such attempt as they continue this investigation.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222.  Anonymous tips can be provided directly 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. Anonymous says:

    Can we get an update on this? Someone told me about this but because I see soo many almost identical posts on social media I thought it was like a chain email.
    I would really like to get a follow up as I was don’t want to believe Cayman has gotten this bad.

    • Anonymous says:

      An almost exact account of this situation did the rounds a few years back. Not saying it’s not true but the first version I saw last week did not say where or what type of vehicle. Now it does… I think somebody embellished the story to try to make it more like from home. It is however a great idea to teach your children how to deal with this type of situation should it happen.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Clearly we need a bigger jail to house the disproportionate number of criminals yet to be caught.

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