Police urge public to secure homes against burglars

| 30/10/2017 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Following reports of two burglaries in the Rum Point Drive area where culprits gained entry through unlocked doors, police are reminding members of the public to ensure their doors and windows are securely locked, especially in the evening. “Securing points of entry is one of the most straightforward things that can be done to deter burglars,” said Inspector Courtney Myles of the Neighbourhood Policing Department. “In light of these two burglaries we will be stepping up our patrols in these areas and we ask the community to work with us and report any suspicious activity.”

He added that the RCIPS remains committed to ensuring the safety of everyone living in the community as well as their property and anyone who is interested in a crime prevention review of their home can contact their local police station and speak with the neighbourhood police officer in their area.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There are other simple things that will limit burglaries. If the thieves cannot sell the property they steal then there will be a lot less theft. We need a new law to make possession of stolen property punishable with a minimum 5 years in prison. At the moment thieves and their fences found with stolen property just say they found the stolen property and there is nothing the police can do as possession of stolen property is not an offence. We also need to further discourage fences by providing for a minimum 10 years in prison for a second offence of fencing stolen property and 20 years for any third or subsequent conviction.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Allow us to arm ourselves and protect our property and all the break-ins will end overnight

    • Diogenes says:

      Makes sense, because there are no burglaries in the gun saturated US right.
      Ignorance must really be bliss

      If you’re going to bother lying or making things up at least try to use one that takes more than 2 seconds to disprove, y’all are making it too easy


      • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

        I think you are a tad more misguided you think the police are or can protect you from any of these crimes. If we were able to properly and legally defend ourselves, these crimes would radically ramp down.

        Since you seem to favor statistics, would you care to guess where in the U.S. has the most firearm-related crimes? Yep. Gun Free Zones. Criminals rejoice when the law-abiding citizen lose their rights to own firearms, just like here.

        Nothing personal Diogenes. Most of the time I agree with you, and always respect your views.

      • Anonymous says:

        Well I’m from Austin TX. and we all have the right to protect our property. If some choose to not have a firearm in their home, that is their choice but all the criminals assume we all do and that is why break-in are the lowest in the world per capita. Maybe try using some common sense rather than mindless observations based on your own opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      god help you…if you think guns are the answer….

      • Anonymous says:

        God help you if you think the police will be there to protect you when someone crawls in your window tonight.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Public urges police to catch at least one burglar before the end of the year.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It goes without saying that each and everyone is responsible for the security of their property. RCIPS can only advise and make recommendations to the general public. Police officers can, and do, patrol all areas despite what some people may think. However, they cannot be stationed outside people’s property 24/7. It is sad that Cayman has come to this. This island is not exclusive to such criminal activities, its worldwide. We cannot tie ourselves indoors just in case we have an intruder. These criminals will enter your property whether you are in or not. However, prevention is better than cure and a visit from the crime prevention team for their expert advice will be worthwhile.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, they patrol but never stop anyone. These types of criminals are stopped through basic policing, such as vehicle stops for all manner of traffic infractions. The key problem with crime in Cayman is that there is no fear of getting caught or being stopped by a random traffic stop. You have to start at the minor infractions and work your way up.

  5. Anonymous says:

    PPM’s Cayman.

  6. Observer says:

    What is Cayman Coming to ? The CIG not even addressing any measures to tackle crime. The Premier continuously injecting money into the RCIP with useless results. The RCIP now seeking the Public assistance , what are they doing? Should the public make their duties lighter! The commissioner need to bring back beat patrol around certain crime ridden areas and beat patrol on the beachesi, instead of patrol cars just driving through. Bring back Ex-Chief Inspector Dennis Brady to assist the RCIP to tackle crime. It’s not going to get any better until we get crime under control.

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