Police report George Town crime spike

| 13/12/2018 | 15 Comments

Cayman News Service(CNS): Police in George Town are urging residents to take extra care of their homes and cars after a spike in both residential burglaries and vehicle break-ins around the capital. The RCIPS has received reports of and is now investigating seven house break-ins, five of which were in Windsor Park, and six thefts from cars in just the last few days. Police reminded the public not to leave valuables in vehicles and to ensure their homes are properly secured before leaving them, as opportunist thieves up their game for the holiday season.

“Opportunistic property crimes like these vehicle thefts and burglaries unfortunately increase in December, because thieves suspect that people have more valuables at home,” said Detective Superintendent Pete Lansdown. “With respect to the string of burglaries in Windsor Park this week, these were mostly likely committed by the same person or persons, and we are working hard to identify them now.”

The five Windsor Park burglaries happened on Wednesday, with three on East Blvd and two off Anthony Drive. There was also a burglary on Courts Road on Monday and Selkirk Drive on Tuesday. Most of these burglaries happened in the day, police believe.

Meanwhile, six vehicle were broken into on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Three happened in the Crewe Road area and another three in Prospect. Officers said that in at least one case the car window was smashed by the thieves to gain entry, and in five of the six incidents handbags and their contents were stolen.

In addition to asking people not to leave valuables in their vehicles, especially when they are visible from the outside, police said drivers should try to park in well-lit areas with security cameras nearby, if possible.

The RCIPS also warned resident to make sure that valuable items in their homes, such as electronics, jewelry, cash and coins, are not visible and easily accessible. The public is advised not to leave Christmas presents under the tree until the very last minute and lock valuables away in internal rooms.

Police are asking that if anyone has any information regarding these vehicle break-ins and burglaries to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the RCIPS website.

The RCIPS app can be downloaded for easy use on your mobile devises from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    George Town is a sh*t hole

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Let me tell you a reason for the spike….those lights on the police vehicle that can be see from a mile away…what else do you expect when Tom is breaking and Harry is watching….don’t you expect Harry to tell Tom that the police are coming!!

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    • Anonymous says:

      I agree it’s an idiotic move to make police cars even more obvious to spot. Lights should only be on if needed.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Your an idiot, you say lights are emboldening criminals? I think family ethics or lack thereof emboldens criminals to rationalize any act.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Actually @7:32 is saying that the new lights on the cop cars are making them much easier to spot and as such if you are breaking in a place and and can see a cop coming a mile away it will make your job easier because you don’t have to panic about being surprised by them.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Anyone who calls another an idiot, is an idiot himself.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    There are a few Grinch characters around who ruin it for everybody. Hope they catch them. People should report anything suspicious in their areas.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    We arent allowed to defend our selves so what the hell are we supposed to do. Even mace is illegal.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I.am hoping and praying for the day when some of those house breakers will be dealt with so kindly. Then, you will hear and read, that they were such good boys. But they got what good boys deserves.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Forget phoning RCIPS, they’re as bad as the DEH and trash collection!, they come when they feel like it, rather call your Neighbour!

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