Woman raped in Prospect

| 13/09/2017 | 79 Comments

(CNS): In the early hours of Wednesday morning a man entered an apartment at a residential complex on Shamrock Road in Prospect and raped the woman who lived there. The suspect, whom the victim did not know, was brown-skinned and around 5’10” tall. After the rape, the man left the location in a white Kia Picanto. The police responded to the report just past 3:00am on 13 September, the RCIPS said.

Police are now investigating the matter and ask that anyone with any information contact Detective Inspector Dave Morrison at 916-1045.

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

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Check those $$$$ cctv camera!! WP




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  2. Anonymous says:

    rcip…check to see if any rapists recently released from prison? remember barnes…once they cauhht him..
    no more rapes?




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  3. Diogenes says:

    All the damn keyboard warriors and Web Sleuths need to get up off their asses and apply for the RCIPS positions that are being advertised instead of spouting bullshit and acting like they are professionals cause they watched a little bit of *Insert name of sensationalized and dramatized crime show here*

    Sorry for that woman though, no one should have to go through that kind of ordeal and I hope justice is served properly and in due course




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    • Anonymous says:

      This not about adding more bodies to the RCIP ranks. You could add 100 additional officers today and still make no progress on this case. It is about a determined, focused investigation. It has now been three days and no arrest. Would an arrest be more likely if we recruit 100 more officers today?




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  4. Anonymous says:

    This is an easy one. Black, 5’10 and Kia Picanto.
    I can guarantee you, there is only one.
    It can not take more than an hour to find that guy.




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    • Anonymous says:

      8.00pm Please read the story again. The rapist is described as a brown skinned man about 5’10” tall not a black man about 5′ 10″tall.That is a vital bit of information so please get it right. In general practice locally brown skinned and black are not the same.




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    • Big D says:

      Hmm I wonder who this could be trust me…..




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  5. Anonymous says:

    It is a well known fact that Shamrock road, after the Hurleys roundabout passing on the Red Bay Primary school route up to the next round about, leading to Savannah bypass, do not have any CCTV cameras. Is it rocket science that we need a multi view camera at least at the top of Marina drive? Why have one at Tropical Gardens entrance and not there? Yet we hear of frequent crime in that heavily populated area of Prospect. There is nest of little boys inside there to start with. The police is caught in a reactive mode as usual and no learning lessons to be implemented after that. Mind you, it will only get worse as criminals continuously look for vulnerabilities to get away with their crimes. What a waste.




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  6. Sharkey says:

    I have to wonder if everyone are in favor of correcting the behaviors of criminals . Or is it that we should live with it and let Government encourage them to destroy the Islands and our future.
    People think YOUR future , because the POLITICIANS are thinking about theirs .




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  7. Anonymous says:

    Rape is a serious crime and it angers all of us. Still we must allow due process to take place. In all crimes it is important to go through the full information gathering process and potentially a trial before arriving at a conclusion. If we dont we will resort to a mob mentality. I’m 99% sure the victim has correctly portrayed what happened and she should be taken seriously. Still there is a small percentage that there are additional facts or circumstances that could still come to light.

    I usually side with CNS over the other newspaper but in this case they more correctly attributed the description of what occurred to being the victims statement – not the police reciting the facts with certainty. That would be tough to do after less than 24 hrs following the incident. CNS please try to stay impartial as journalists.

    I am not trying to downplay this or detract from what the alleged victim has said. I am only saying that it is really important not to jump to conclusions. I hope this person is caught, arrested and faces trial. If he is guilty I hope he is found to be so and the book thrown at him.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    In states, a police chief’s and mayor’s press-conference would have taken a place already, followed by daily updates.
    Did they find those who sodomised ponies?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Stay on point!




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    • Diogenes says:

      I hear the RCIPS is hard at work training the horses to speak so they can find the criminals and reciprocate the crime, really? There are no witnesses, no cameras and no leads those cases are cold, Its unfortunate that the animals were abused, seeing as there is very little chance of justice in this instance the best case would be if you own cattle or horses and other large animals to ensure that they are securely locked up so that people can’t continue the behavior.
      As to your first point you know what the Police commissioner, Governor and other public officials should be doing instead of holding a press conference and releasing daily updates so people can gossip and have something interesting to talk about? They should be allocating the proper resources to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again. Sensationalizing is Cayman’s favorite pastime, if its not old caymanians listening out for sirens to go catch news it’s everyone else sending around pictures of that poor doctor that got killed at the airport, you really don’t have anything better to do. Let the police investigate, the last thing they need is any distractions to cause them to make mistakes and not catch their guy




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  9. Anonymous says:

    He could be a gardener who was watching for a prey, or a maintenance/pool man. Start paying attention who is working on your grounds or your house.
    Where is a sketch? RCIPS employs a talented sketcher.




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  10. Sharkey says:

    I think that it looks like every good woman and good man that’s against criminals robbing and raping. They all needs to march to the LA building and tell all of the Politicians that gun Laws be changed for Citizens to protect themselves now, or we will change all of you Politicians next election .
    It is a crying shame and disgrace how the Government is just sitting down and. allowing these scumbags to destroy the Islands. Why ? But if they/Government are told the above things would change fast.




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    • Sharkey says:

      Does Cayman Islands have a fingerprint database in operation yet ? If not don’t let the Police mess up your house with the powder , because all fingerprints they would have is of the ones who are in prison now .




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    • Caymanian says:

      Gun laws no. But pepper spray and defensive items as such is in play. We simply do not need the same STUPIDITY the US has right now with guns killing kids because we have our share of stupid people here also.




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      • Sharkey says:

        Caymanian , I would say the reason why kids are being killed by guns and kids killing kids with guns are because of irresponsible gun owners.
        I am not saying that everyone should be able to get a gun license or have a gun . Pepper spray used on a criminal who is up on drugs that has come with the intention of raping , that might cause the victim to get more than raped . But a gun in the hands of someone who is trained to use it would stop the criminal forever .




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        • Diogenes says:

          Yeah and what happens when that person gets fired and decides to go shoot up their office or what happens when a husband and wife argues and one of the two is shot, what happens when you cut someone off at a four way stop who is having a bad day and they follow you down the road pull up next to you and blow your head off. What happens when a small fight breaks out and someone is insulted but instead of it just being a minor scuffle the person leaves and comes back with a gun. Cayman has plenty of crazies already the last thing we need with our limited and basically nonexistent mental health resources is every Bonnie and Clyde without a criminal record having a firearm acting like they are rambo shooting every strange noise in their house. Not to mention that crime should be mitigated and prevented in the first place the solution is not to have every father sitting on his sofa waiting with a shotgun to blow heads off. You want Cayman to go the way that the US is right now, look at that Caymanian man who was up in the States, got easy legal access to a gun and now that poor child is without both parents.

          Really can’t tell if you have common sense there are a million other ways to safeguard your possessions and loved ones

          Think about the likely unfortunate uses and consequences because that’s more likely than not what the primary use of handing out guns will be. Lots of people have guns in their homes in the US for protection does that stop criminals? No there are still rapes, robberies and kidnappings all the time the solution to a “bad guy” is not a “good guy” with a gun




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          • Sharkey says:

            The kind of people who you are describeing are stupid hot headed people . Are you saying that is the whole population of Cayman Islands ? How would you suggest that everyone can protect their home and family against these criminals with guns ?
            And I have lots of common sense that no one is going to mess with me and my family .




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          • Anonymous says:

            “the solution to a “bad guy” is not a “good guy” with a gun”… what do you call the police?




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        • Anonymous says:

          Sharkey’s mistake is a common one. Namely to say that gun owners will be sensible. Most people think they will be sensible gun owners, it is the same fallacy whereby over 75% of drivers say they are better or safer than the average driver. Looking at the US example, having a gun in the house increases the chance of a gun death in that household 6 fold and the vast vast majority of those deaths are not linked to a criminal invasion. Similarly gun owners are about 6 times more likely to be killed in a criminal invasion than non-gun owners. So the bottom line is guns are bad for you whether you are invaded or not.




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          • Diogenes says:

            People just get so paranoid as soon as anything happens they go from one extreme to the other, am I supposed to believe that I am not safe in my own home unless I have a way to within a splitsecond. If you have a hammer suddenly all your problems are nails, If he honestly believes that guns would have a positive influence on Cayman then he obviously doesn’t have all the sense he claims
            Again its unfortunate that this woman was assaulted but handing out guns is not the solution for cayman or anywhere else in the world




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      • Anonymous says:

        Actually the murder rate be it guns or otherwise in the Cayman Islands has averaged 4.2 per 58,000 which works out to 7.1 per 100,000 from 2011-2015. To give you some idea on how that compares with a the gun crazed USA murder rate, the murder rate in the USA during the same period was 4.7 per 100,000. Statistically you have a 34% better chance of being murdered in the Cayman Islands than in the United States. FBI crime statistics and RCIP statistics. In Cayman, the old saying has never been more true. When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.




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  11. Anonymous says:

    From my perspective it would appear that our politicians and our police would rather see every innocent person in Cayman raped or brutalized before they give innocent people the right and tools needed to defend themselves. The police can’t be everywhere all of the time so law abiding citizens should have the right and the tools necessary to defend themselves and their families. How many more need to be raped before our leaders with take these matters seriously




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  12. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure the RCIPS are doing all the things suggested in these postings they are not total idiots. What we need to scream and shout for are tougher laws and a sex offender registry. We also need to screen incoming expats for a sex offender history in the last two countries they have lived in. Wat ever happened to the fingerprinting system we paid for at the airport ? Not saying this was an expat but let’s at least rule that out. We also need to allow private gun ownership for self Defence. The criminals are armed and we are often helpless




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    • Who dunnit says:

      How about fingerprinting everyone when they get a drivers license. Will eliminate lots of people that could match th description.
      Just fingerprinting expats leaves a large % of brown skinned 5’10 males that are not fingerprinted and committing crimes.




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  13. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps I am the only one on Grand Cayman who does not know which complex is there this crime occurred. That might help with getting tips.




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  14. Anonymous says:

    in a rape situation the victim will be in a traumatic state. if the intruder was not known but the car can be described, why not take the license plate number to put this bastard in prison?. why only the description of the car? if its serious rape circumstance and not an ill intent of revenge then 100% justice needs to be served. no woman or girl should ever encounter this type of wrongfulness.




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    • Anonymous says:

      And not an ill intent of revenge?? What the hell does that mean? So justice should not be 100% served then?




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    • Anonymous says:

      And what about the CCTV on the roads at that time They knew the car and colour…that should help don’t you think?




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    • Caymanian says:

      If the car is not stolen locating the person should honestly not be too hard. Breaking it down should move fairly fast….CCTV should show direction the car went into. You start there. All White Kia Picantos that are from that direction is starting point.

      I believe the culprit either knows the victim or is very familiar with the area to know which house to go at. The intention seems completely to be rape so it’s not a burglary and ooh just because it’s a female I will rape also. This person knows she lives there and alone, he has stalked her.CCTV should put his car in that area a few times in the past week.

      The rapist is probably also a loner so you can back burner female owners.




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  15. Anonymous says:

    Let me help,
    1. Go to licencing department (with a properly executed warrant)
    2. Request for a list of all the owners of white Kia Picantos
    3. Through an elimination process figure out the most likely suspect(s)
    4. Contact the owner
    5. Find out who had the car if it wasn’t the owner
    6. Search suspected car for evidence (pretty sure a warrant is needed)
    6. Arrest pervert (hopefully the evidence against said perp will have been carefully recorded and preserved for trial)
    7. Case solved
    I know Law and Order SVU does not qualify me to be give advice to our authorities but based on the lack of common sense that is seemingly missing from the RCIPS and our island on a whole I just thought rather than say ‘they’ll never solve this’, I’m going to be very positive and help out.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Oh come on now that would be far too easy wouldn’t it. I hear the police are hiring, you should apply along with everyone else who has a lick of common sense.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You are not as smart as you think, trust me on this one. Here is how NOT to catch a criminal (numbered, since you like pedantic numbering):

      1. Tell the criminal, through the media, absolutely EVERYTHING you have done and discovered already, just so the armchair, Law-and-Order SVU types dont criticize you on CNS, and in the meantime give the culprit a better chance of escaping justice by destroying evidence;
      2. Tell the press everything you have found out about the car, including whether you have found it, and when and where, so the culprit gets worried and covers his tracks better, including destroying evidence,);
      3. Be sure to include a full description of absolutely everything he was wearing, because the armchair warriors LOVE to whine about vague descriptions, and after doing so ensuring whatever clothing he still has he will burn;
      4. Be sure to include the full description and address of where the assault happened, because people on CNS who were nowhere near the area and can offer no information still think they should get to know, and in the meantime identify where the victim lives and probably her identity and ensure that the next victim won’t come forward;
      5. Bash the police all the while, saying how dumb they are, while they hold their tongues and take licks from jackasses while trying to catch a rapist;
      6. Whine and moan about how the island is going to hell while your smugness and ignorance contributes to the very decline you claim to rail against.

      Or, you could actually support the police and acknowledge that, crazy as it may sound, there are things you actually know nothing about, TV shows notwithstanding, and maybe you should just perhaps talk to someone who does know before embarrassing yourself with publishing ignorant lists of condescension.

      Think about it.




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      • Anonymous says:

        10.41 if there had been a historical trend of quickly catching and charging these criminals, then I would agree with your comment that armchair commentators should back off.

        This isn’t the case unfortunately and some common sense advise might help. Otherwise, its the usual “we ask the public to be vigilant and let us know if they see anything”. If a car was involved, (assuming traffic laws are being enforced and proper non-tinted license plates exist) then the criminal should be arrested within less than 24 hours. CCTV + car description.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Do you read the paper? People are caught and brought to court every day, and Northward is full…




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          • Anonymous says:

            True…but you ever wondered how much worse off Northward would be if they caught and convicted ALL the criminals brought to court?! There’s at least three pedophiles that we know of walking freely in Cayman due to the RCIPS/FSU negligence. Maybe if we had a report showing the number of solved and successfully tried crimes versus the ones that had to be thrown out due to said negligence and incompetence it’d be helpful. I can assure you that Northward is sorely missing a lot more criminals. Granted that’s my opinion, but if we could get some legitimate and verifiable facts from the RCIPS it would more than likely show their rate of conviction has more to do with blatant criminality of the perps (like catching the perp climbing out the window or a house that was robbed, or smoking a ganga cigarette on a corner, or a traffic offense seen by many) versus the RCIPS doing a great job! They suck pretty badly I’m afraid. The lack of confidence in them by regular people is bad but the disregard of the RCIPS by the criminals… its crazy!! My two cents based on 36 years of observation.




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      • Rick Berns says:

        Very well written; but, you do not need to get frustrated by the ramblings of idiots. Never-the-less, it felt good reading your piece!




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      • Heard it through the grape vine... says:

        You forgot about the “I heard” warriors that weave nonsense into already horrific stories. And somehow have crime scene photos too.

        Strange society we have here that feeds on other peoples misfortune and agony.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Well since I don’t actually work for the police, whether they choose to utilise my unsolicited help whilst advising the criminals is entirely up to them. As I stated I’m trying to help. They can just ignore me like they do most things, but you can’t say I didn’t try! That’s my contribution. And as a survivor of rape, I preferred to not idly sit by but offer some advice! Have a great day!




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      • Anonymous says:

        Well actually they ask the public for help just about every time. In addition they have not exactly covered themselves in glory with the speed or effectiveness of past investigations, so the urge to point out the problems becomes overwhelming for the rest of us.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I’m with you except For the warrant. Why should the government need a warrant to look at information it already has?




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      • Anonymous says:

        I would suggest one just in case any human rights issues pop up or some other loop hole in the system that could be taken advantage of. You have to remember our criminals and their lawyers consistently outshine the police and legal department. So better to be safe than sorry?! That common sense thing I was talking about, it really helps!




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  16. Anonymous says:

    How difficult is it for the RCIPS to identify all owners of the described vehicle model ,make, colour?




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    • Anonymous says:

      How do you know they haven’t already? Maybe they don’t say everything they know, because the one who did this is also watching. Now who’s dumb?




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  17. Anonymous says:

    Grill everyone that owns a Kia picanto , DNA was more than likely left behind , and that includes rentals that locals may have rented




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    • Anonymous says:

      Why oh why did the Police not put out the plate number? Does the car belong to the rapist or to the woman he raped or someone else in the complex? If its a stolen car then we could have all looked out for it, assuming the police knows whose car it is. I am sure there are cameras around so the details would have helped us help them. If stolen I am sure someone must have seen this worthless piece of crap driving a car he does not own. Lock him up and throw away the key.




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  18. Anonymous says:

    If new pension scheme won’t cause mass exodus, uncontrolled crime will. Paradise lost.




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  19. Very concerned says:

    My gosh! What’s really happening in Cayman ? Inflammable liquid thrown at parked vehicles, is this a new crime invented? Rape again! Not looking good at all.




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  20. Anonymous says:

    Need to arm our self nowadays…very sad situation on this little Island…justice for this woman.




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  21. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like this sc**mbag knew his target. There aren’t too many white Picantos on island. Hopefully this degenerate ends up in the dragnet soon!




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  22. Anonymous says:

    Poor woman. I feel for her.
    I wonder how entry was made and how I can make sure this doesn’t happen to me.
    I chain my front door but there is no chain on the back door.




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    • Mokes-for-all says:

      Please be aware that the door chain is only as strong as the screws fixing it to the door frame. Do not use the little screws that come with the chain-lock. Instead, buy some screws at least 3″ long, as these will be far more secure, and will not be as easy to dislodge when someone tries to kick or wrench the door open..




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    • Anonymous says:

      You could probably prevent this from happening to you if you were a little more sensible. Why don’t you just tell everyone what your schedule is as well. So then they know what kinds of locks you have on your doors and when you will and will not be home. Some people. Geez. Just like the same ones who post that they are on vacation to everyone on fb and instagram and then wonder why someone broke into their house. Common sense people. Use it!!




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  23. Anonymous says:

    Lady: get a big a$$ dog that is NOT friendly. Let him live inside with you. At least that’s a start.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Have you any idea how hard it is to find places that allow dogs? This is why the humane society is so full.




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  24. Anonymous says:

    any digits whatsoever from the license plate?




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  25. Anonymous says:

    Capture then castrate the bastard!!




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  26. Anonymous says:

    PIG! find this guy RCIP and throw away the key!




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  27. Anonymous says:

    Any stolen Kia’s out there?




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  28. Anonymous says:

    How terrifying!




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    • Anonymous says:

      Hasn’t heard any mention of the million dollar CCTVs serving any purpose in crimes for awhile. Can the RCIP give the public an update on them?




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      • Diogenes says:

        If cameras are the solutions to all crimes then why don’t we just fire all the police and replace them with you, you can be the Royal Cayman Islands CCTV Monitor. I would expect crime to end instantly? No? Please return to under the rock your crawled out of and let the police try to do their jobs




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