Seven cars broken into in one day in WB

| 18/07/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Police are warning car owners to lock their cars after officers in West Bay responded to seven reports of vehicle break-ins on Tuesday. Property was stolen in only one of the cases but all of the vehicles involved had their windows smashed. The first report came in just after 7:20am from Courtyard Drive in West Bay, where the front window of a vehicle was broken and several pieces of equipment and tools were stolen. The next report came minutes later, where again a front window of a car in West Church Street was smashed. The vehicle was ransacked but nothing was taken. 

Then, just after 2:30pm five vehicles at an apartment complex on Scholars Drive, were targeted by the thieves, and once again the windows smashed. Police said that in most cases the front visor window was broken and the cars were ransacked, but nothing appeared to be missing, according to owners at the complex.

The police said that they have been dealing with an increase in car break-ins, with 23 reports in June, where 13 of those cars had their windows smashed. So far this year, nearly 100 car break-ins have already been reported.

Given the increase in this crime, police are urging owners not to leave valuables in their cars, including phones, purses, cash, electronics and bags. If you cannot avoid leaving things in your car, ensure that they are tucked away and not visible to onlookers. Police also advise people not to leave spare keys or keys to your residence in your vehicles.

When parking during the day, drivers should choose a place where it is easy to see the car from the roadways or residence, and at night, places that are well lit and visible. Police urged people to get an anti-theft device of some kind where possible, such as car alarms and anti-breakage film for the windows and windscreens.

People can also start up a neighbourhood watch programme in the community to enable people to keep an eye out for each other and to work more closely together to prevent crimes.

If you are a victim of a vehicle break-in please inform the police as soon as you have been made aware. This will assist the RCIPS in recording the times of days that the incidents are taking place and the areas that are being targeted by criminal, for increased patrols and other related operations.

Visit the RCIPS website to find out who your community police officer is and how to get in contact with them.

Find more tips on keeping your vehicles safe on the website here.

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Category: Crime, Crime Prevention, Police

Comments (23)

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  1. anonymous says:

    Park them near Watercourse Rd, safest place in WestBay!.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Lock your doors? Really? Leaving nothing in it and doors unlocked would seem more sensible advice to prevent someone smashing the windows.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    West Bay is Mad Max lands

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  4. Anonymous says:

    What a nightmare, they stole my bicycle too. Cayman paradise?

  5. Anonymous says:

    clue…the perps were not american/canadian/asian or european….

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    • Anonymous says:

      God damn Australians at it again!!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Wow, summertime, lots of idle kids out of school and travelling to spend summer in Cayman while parents are at work, can’t be that this occurs every single summer. Plenty of pretty, shiny things lying around that are being coveted. Can’t leave windows open, cars without a force field!!! fun in the sun!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    How will locking your car stop vandals whose MO is to smash windows to gain access. Maybe leave your car unlocked. Let them have easy access and not find anything and move on.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Auto glass replacement business must be flourishing.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly, i dont know which cop told them to lock the cars but the ones i’ve spoken to have said take out valuables and leave car unlocked. Easier for some than others obviously with some people having amps and speakers etc..

    • Anonymous says:

      7.43 smart advice, car windows are expensive.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I feel very confident that the island wide top notch spare no expense CCTV system will find the culprits.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    West Bay has become the cesspool of the Cayman Islands and that’s exaclty what Mac and Eugene wanted.

    Ghetto style politics have created a ghetto! Who woulda guessed!?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Meanwhile this crap is happening island wide…

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    • Anonymous says:

      What district are you from?

    • Anonymous says:

      Eugene has done nothing for years. I thought that this One Man One Vote with Single Member Constituents was supposed to make our leaders more accountable?

      Has Eugene held any meetings before and after getting re-elected?

      Does he answer his phone only to promise to come meet with you, and a year later he still has not turned up?

      He met with some constituents to discuss EXTREME flooding due to Planning allowing Scholars Apartments to not have a feasible storm water management system. New drains were placed by the only person that voted for him.

      And the developer’s are filling the land even higher every day. Soon the nearby homes will need bridges to access their property as when the rain comes the neighbourhood becomes a massive moat with only the driveways accessible.

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