Car thieves focus on ‘easy target’ Hondas

| 28/04/2022 | 20 Comments
Cayman News Service
Black Honda Accord

(CNS): There has been a recent increase in the number of older Honda CRV, Civic and Accords stolen on Grand Cayman, and while these cars are already easy targets, police said owners are making it even easier for the thieves by leaving them running or even unlocked. But two Honda CRVs stolen recently were taken while the keys remained in the owners’ possession and were used in the commission of serious crimes.

“We are investigating the possibilities around how this could occur,” said acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks. “We advise owners to restrict access as much as possible to keys for these model vehicles.”

But the police said owners of Honda vehicles registered pre 2002 should ensure the vehicles are well secured when not in use to avoid becoming a target. This means never leaving the keys in the vehicle and always locking it. Where possible, park the vehicle within an enclosed garage or with another vehicle behind it; use a steering wheel or tyre lock; alarm the vehicle, and park in well-lit locations within the site of CCTV or security cameras.

“These vehicle safety tips of course apply to all vehicle owners,” said Acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks.  “We see many vehicles left running or unlocked, and with valuables sitting in plain view where opportunistic thieves will take advantage of an easy target. Please be mindful of how you secure your vehicle, specifically if you own a pre-2002 Honda, so you can avoid becoming the next victim,” he added.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Victim blaming again. Police can’t stop the crime, can’t catch the criminals so they tell us it’s our own fault if the car is stolen. WE did something wrong.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Don’t know why the police don’t recommend the installation of a hidden kill switch. Costs next to nothing to do and easy to activate and deactivate.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    If the police had their road cameras working properly it might help find out where these cars are going!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Kia and BMW drivers should be able to sleep well.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Most Pre 2002 Hondas shouldn’t be on the road anyway…

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  6. Anonymous says:

    We leave our Hondas unlocked so a certain prolific thief with the last name B***** doesn’t leave broken glass everywhere when he screws our cars.

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    • Lomart says:

      And he shouldn’t have to make a living by stealing. If only his father had shown him a little love and affection but he was too busy accumulating wealth!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Imagine how many car thieves the police would catch if they pulled over Honda’s for illegal tint and failure to indicate. Would probably get some guns and drugs too.

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    • Aiden says:

      I have 6 figures in my bank account, and drive a Honda. They’re very reliable, I can fix it myself, and do the same job as a Maserati.

      The other day I switched lanes, but then the vehicle ahead decides to slow down. I switched back over. Near the roundabout, my wife asks me to stop in at the shop to the left, so I switch back over again.

      Each time, I indicated, and there was ample space between myself and other vehicles. A FRU follows behind me and pulled me over and threatened me with a court date for reckless driving.

      “Sir.. I was doing 43 mph and indicated every time.” …. “.. ok consider this a warning”

      STOP generalizing with the Hondas. It’s almost like racism.

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      • Anonymous says:

        OK. How about we agree that the police pull over ALL vehicles operating in breach of the traffic law and in doing so use the opportunity to arrest some car thieves and seize some guns and drugs?

        Stay woke.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I stand by the reliability of Hondas, but swtiched from them. I saw this pattern of theft 3 years ago and was tired of the stereotype. Everyone knows its NOT ALL, but its enough that there is a stereotype. It didn’t come from the ether. If it bothers you I suggest swapping out with another cheap brand otherwise, just have to hold your head high and take the licks.

        You can’t dress like a waiter and then get upset when people think you are.

      • Anonymous says:

        6:59 Racism!? Against cars? You utter clown… The statistics don’t lie. Many accidents on our roads are caused by people driving Hondas. Not everything is rasict. So sick of this narrative.

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      • Anonymous says:

        If I had to guess it’s that you’re not nearly as good a driver as you think.

      • Anonymous says:

        Maybe spend some of those 6 figures on some driving lessons?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Someone obviously has a master key.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Finally!! You’ve hit the nail on the head. They don’t break in. They unlock your door with a master key.The police know this. The police has been shown video with the alleged thieves. They also know where the location is where they strip the cars and sell to
      Jamaica your parts. You got a helicopter with spot lights that could light the moon and they cant find these cars? Sad very sad.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to think it’s a vigilante gang that are taking crappy Hondas off the road due to their emissions and propensity to be seen being driven terribly.

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