Police chase teen burglary suspects into sea

| 20/07/2018 | 26 Comments
Cayman News Service

RCIPS police dog (file photo)

(CNS): Police rounded up three teenagers suspected of breaking into a home on Sandalwood Crescent in George Town on Thursday morning, after receiving a call that a burglary was in progress. When the officers arrived they spotted three boys, who fled the property by breaking through a rear glass door. Police chased the three teenagers on foot towards Smith Cove, where two of them jumped into the sea. But with the police helicopter above, a RCIPS Joint Marine Vessel in the ocean and officers from the K-9 Unit on patrol nearby all joining the chase, the boys were all caught.

After apprehending the suspects, officers conducted searches in the area with the help of Shadow from the K-9 unit, and the trained dog was able to help officers find a ring and a jewellery box, which police suspect were taken during the burglary.

Two of the boys, aged 15 and 17, are from West Bay, and the third, aged 17, is from George Town. All three were all arrested on suspicion of burglary and remain in police custody. The youngest boy was also arrested on suspicion of damage to property in relation to a car break-in on Tuesday, 17 July, off West Church Street, West Bay, as reported earlier this week.

The 17-year-old from West Bay was also charged with another burglary that happened on Saturday, 24 February, at an address on Town Hall Road. He appeared in court for that charge on Friday and has been remanded in custody.

In a separate case, police said that a 19-year-old man from Bodden Town was also arrested yesterday and then charged with a burglary in Beach Bay that happened more than three years ago in May 2015. He was also scheduled to appear in court today.

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  1. Concerned says:

    I can tell you that in many instances these youngsters are coming from good backgrounds, where parents and grandparents have tried their best to raise them decently. Generally, these children are well mannered and you simply would not expect these behaviours from them. What we have happening here, is that they have been enticed and are being groomed by older criminals who are simply using them as pawns in this wicked crime game. The authorities need to follow the money trail. Who are the people facilitating these things? Who are the drivers of the vehicles that drop the youngsters off at the locations? These people would be hanging out nearby to collect the spoils. The irony is that everything is turned over to the “bosses” who give them a measly ‘pay’ for what they have done. It is a horrid disease sweeping our country and we need to tackle it wholeheartedly.

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  2. Local resident says:

    I notice the majority of comments are filled with hate and malice. Stop creating more hostility in the country and comment sensibly. These burglars are young people who really need their parents help. Someone to talk to and express their feelings. A lot of these issues can be addressed. Parents need to be held accountable. Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is older he will not depart from it. Everyone needs to come together and realize what is the root of the problems. Please note hatred is taking over other countries, stop and think. Don’t let it destroy such beautiful islands. A kind word turns away wrath! Amen

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is this the visiting kids from low income earners for the summer visit? Or bored local kids trying to entertain themselves?

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Aldart what needs to happen for you to do something about crime that is plaguing the island but apparently not distressing you. While there are probably a few who want the life of crime I’m thinking the increase is probably some of the many who have been minimalized and brutally rejected in interviews with expat managers with inflated ego’s who wanted to hire their rugby buddy with a permit.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Yawn

    • Jotnar says:

      Yep – that’s always my response to a bad job interview – go our and steal some tourists stuff.

      • Anonymous says:

        The lack of opportunity in your own country due to a weak leader giving into greedy self interested companies and giving away your future to slimy self important expats can be very frustrating for you Caymanians…imagine sitting across for a pompous piece of s..t expat interviewer while he/she minimizes your accomplishments.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Exactly. If you ever find yourself in a position where you cannot find a job, you never know what you will do to feed yourself or your family

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is supposed to be a nice quiet neighborhood that’s never had any problems before. Maybe the police/community can start a neighborhood watch. There are quite a few people living in the area that are retired that can look out for the other neighbors homes.

    Getting a large dog always helps.

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  6. LD says:

    It would seem that the courts, police and parents have worked long and hard to make respect for authority a joke to the young. They are creating the culture of the next generation of criminals.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    School holidays again!!

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Great results RCIP. Mobile patrol, K-9 Unit, Air Support Unit plus Marine Unit, now that is what I call combined and co-ordinated operations! Literally nowhere for suspects to go! Now that’s a warm and fuzzy story!

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  9. West Bay Premier says:

    I have to believe that the government has to be more serious about the crime situation on the Islands . By starting to enforce the laws and holding everyone accountable including themselves.
    I know that the issue of crimes comitted by teenagers is tough to handle, but it has to be done .

    The government and law enforcement agencies , needs to forget the small Islands mentality, and realize that Cayman is not small no longer.

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  10. The Scorekeeper says:

    Score one for the good guys! Thanks to all officers involved. I love stories with good endings,… Don’t you?

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Probably those xpat kids from these accounting firms…

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    • Anonymous says:

      What a moronic comment!!!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Funny that you chose accounting firms… one of the biggest thieves in Cayman is the son of a former partner of a big 5 firm. He doesn’t have the excuse of being young and stupid anymore though – the c*nt is in his 40s and has been arrested/charged over 60 times at last count. And those are only the times he’s been caught! Need to start throwing the key away with these repeat offenders

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      • Chris Johnson says:

        Interesting to hear of the big five. Last time it was the big four with others way behind. Anyway it does not refer to my firm.

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    • sr says:

      Its sad how many Caymanians refuse to admit that its their own young people committing many of these crimes. Instead they are determined to bury their heads in the sand and cast blame on expats. Wake up. The first step to tackling the problem is to stop dodging the truth.

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      • Anonymous says:

        And all Alden can say is hire more Caymanians….there are jobs, summer jobs for these kids, but they are to damn lazy and think they are to good to work at Fosters or Wendys……

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        • Cayman Salad says:

          You can accuse Alden of alot of things supporting Caymanians ain’t one of them. They cant get work at both venues because they are filled with foreigners who use hammers to settle disputes and cannot get your orders right at the drive through because they don’t speak proper English!

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      • Anonymous says:

        And also, as in an earlier post, make sneaky insinuations that these crimes are being committed by the children of “those low earning expats”. As usual, blame everyone (meaning non-Caymanian) else. When will some people start to see the reality of that elephant in the island.

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