Thieves make off with boats and trailer

| 08/04/2022 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Over the last two weeks thieves have made off with two privately-owned boats as well as a boat trailer belonging to the Department of Environment in three separate crimes. Police officers are also still looking for ten missing vehicles reported stolen since the beginning of the year, including six motorcycles. 

On Tuesday, 5 April, police received a report of a stolen 33ft Dusky boat with a blue hull, a white gunwale and powered by two black 250HP Suzuki outboard engines. The boat was stolen from a canal off Will Wallace Drive, George Town. It was last seen on Friday, 1 April, and discovered missing at about 7:00am on 5 April.

CCTV footage shows that the theft occurred shortly after 2:45am on Tuesday, and two male suspects were involved. One of the suspects is of dark complexion and slim build, and the other was of light complexion wearing red clothing. They arrived at the location in a silver vehicle.

The same day, police also received a report from the DoE about a stolen trailer, which was last seen at an address on Sea View Road, East End, on Monday morning and discovered missing on Tuesday at about 10am. It is a 2000 Continental aluminum trailer with a steel tongue and a trailer guide on the right side, designation DOE12 registration 83 887.

Police are also still looking for a 25ft Dory boat with a blue hull, red upper bow and interior with a grey 40HP Yamaha outboard engine which was last seen securely anchored on a mooring in the water off Sea View Road at about 7pm on Wednesday, 23 March.

Anyone with any information on these stolen boats, trailer, or any other stolen vehicle is asked to contact 911. Anonymous tips can be provided to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or to the website.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Jamaican being blamed is not unfounded 10:35am the last 15 vessels stolen end up there so wotch you talking bout Willis ??

  2. Anonymous says:

    Uhhh is that different from the first set of Jamaicans in the 1800s? You people sound ridiculous.

  3. Jonathan Adam says:

    Bless your collective hearts.

  4. Anonymous says:

    More cops than Quakers have Oats! Highest per Capita in this hemisphere and a budget of small state.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Can’t you all read,boat were found in Honduras.why blaming jamaican

    • Anonymous says:

      Because most crimes appear to be committed by Jamaicans. So if you have to guess who is responsible it seems to be the most likely answer.

      • Anonymous says:

        Where did you get those facts from or is your xenophobia showing itself? When will our society acknowledge we have a thriving criminal element within our own Caymanian community at all levels.

        • Anonymous says:

          Those facts are found in the eyes and ears of any police officer on patrol, on the beaches when there is a late night drug run, and in the experience of a large number of crime victims. In any event, since most people in Cayman are Jamaican, why would they not be responsible for most of the crimes?

    • Anonymous says:

      Because a Jamaican could never drive a boat to Honduras, nor an Englishman to Little Cayman, or an American to Antarctica….?

      If its in Honduras, it must be a Honduran….

  6. Cayman Criminal Situation says:

    The truly sad part this individual will return to this island in 2 years and do it again because the criminal network and infrastructure that enables this to take place will still be in place and Infact more organized and extensive.He did not do this alone and the level of complicity now in Cayman is truly alarming and dangerous.We see these grand photo opportunities by our law enforcement branches about how many “locals” or Caymanians they have hired yet there is seldom proper or in-depth vetting of these individuals as to their criminal associations or connections and past even. As for those from overseas especially from jurisdictions who are already have complex organized crime and violent gangs and corruption.Who merely have to apply or call their already connected locally sister or brother our cousin to get situated with a government job and the link up to our already compromised system . Like one idiotic law enforcement senior official once said our police service must reflect the diversity of our community. This exactly how like Covid 19 this Corruption unfortunately spreads to other places and countries. Finally and the saddest part of this it’s our top local officials and political leadership that is the real problem they have been corrupt and compromised from way back and like to surround themselves with both foreign and local like minded individuals who enhanced their influence and keeps them in their powerful positions to continue this criminal situation in our government and community.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Yet another shining example of the increasing absurdity of the islands.

  8. Leonard P says:

    When people recommend proper multi functional an a very cost effective radar system certain criminal elements in this Government have done their utmost to obstruct and thwart even a discussion about it instead touting and spending vast amounts money on assets that cost a lot of money to both maintain and repair and creating jobs and opportunities for certain individuals with endless expenditures. Over 30 boats in the past 10 years numerous situations that warrant its use and wasted time and money continues to occur.

  9. Courtney Platt says:

    I’ve had two 90hp and two 85hp Yamaha outboard engines stolen off my 17′ Boston Whaler over the past 25 years and the police never found any of them. Those cost me $6,000 apiece and because of the Covid slowdown I can’t afford to replace the one stolen a year ago. The one before last had greasy fingerprints left on the transom by the thieves, but the police said they couldn’t do a fingerprint test… say what?! They were so obvious I could have and should have just made photographs of them. This total insecurity regarding outboard motors is maddening and right now it is keeping me from doing my life’s passion… U/W photography. Someone at the police department, please figure out how to catch and stop this particular kind of theft. With battery powered angle grinders, even keyed locking nuts, chains, etc… are useless against these guys.

    • Anonymous says:

      Me too. Cops said not worth it, and would be in Jamaica and irretrievable.

    • Anonymous says:

      Might want to put a lock on your next engine Courtney?

      • Anonymous says:

        Blame the victim. Are you the asshole that contends she should have worn a longer skirt? How about our stuff is just left where we leave it?

        • Anonymous says:

          No 12:21 I’m not, but after the 1st theft of
          property it would never get to the 4th with me.
          Just saying.

          • Anonymous says:

            Just saying right. You know that a bolt cropper will shear a padlock off in 5 seconds, and cut through a security cable or chain right? How about focusing on the point that despite the perp leaving his fingerprints on the boat RCIPS said they were powerless. You are victim blaming. Like to see how you would have had any different outcome, clever clogs.

            • Anonymous says:

              8.34; Courtney’s defo got the local record for engines stolen from a sole owner and that’s a fact.

  10. Anonymous says:

    The Dusky has been found in Honduras. Stolen by a Honduran. Now, let’s see what our illustrious robust law enforcers do. And by the way, under Cayman Law, the penalties for removing a vessel from its moorings is much more than theft.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think it is now official. Sandra Hill is responsible for solving more crimes in less time than the entire 450 member RCIP. Let that sink in.

    • Anonymous says:

      Keystone Cops!

    • Anonymous says:

      No surprise here this has been going on for a long time now ! No Law and order and no order in the law too many criminals now employed here with serious links to organized criminal gangs overseas in their home countries . Stop the immigration Scam PACT especially those incarcerated of immigration.

  11. Xyz says:

    Government please do something! And, respectfully, do something now. Show these bad actors that the law will be upheld and that those who break it will face proportionate punishment. We have done an extremely poor job of it in the past, but as long as there is life, change can happen, but it must happen swiftly, now, before things get worse. The crime landscape/environment as the Police Com. likes to say is not stable. I am not saying that work is not being done and many thanks to those who work diligently to protect our shores. That being said, there are clearly disconnects. What the heck, in the span of the last month, so many robberies. Do something please! Respectfully, and this may never happen, many governments departments need to be audited; wrongdoers punished or dismissed or and or sent to prison. Admit it or not, there is corruption in government, weed out all or at least most of these, and maybe, with God’s help, you will able to achieve those broad outcomes in the Strategic Plan. Please do something! In every district, the police should be doing active patrols. If we need more law and enforcement, let’s get them. Please review their remuneration in keeping with experience and the risk they will face in carrying out there role. We cannot be cheap. This will act as an incentive. Please train the police in how to communicate with the public. Some of them don’t listen. We don’t trust them and won’t put our family at risk giving up information. Let’s set up more neighborhood watches. The prison staff need to be assessed. Put someone under cover, do something. How the backside are drugs getting in and hit orders coming out? I don’t pretend to know everything, involve the stakeholders in making a plan for emergency action. These stakeholders must, must include the public. Set up those district councils. Ministers, when is the last time you visited your constituency? I get it, uno busy, but that is no excuse. I am fed up with the lawlessness. We already just trying to survive, deal with cost of living and everything else. We should not have to worry about crime too. Locals (and I mean Caymanians and residents), we need to be more vocal, we need to demand that the elected people protect this nation, we need to demand that greed is set a side. Let’s fight to this end, step by step, it is frustrating and demotivating, but necessary. Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend everyone.

  12. Anonymous says:

    How they expect to be able to afford gas?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Take away people’s livelihoods with nonsense lockdowns & insane mandates and they will do whatever it takes to survive. Expect things to get much worse when we all find out there is no intention to ever end the madness.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to Pactland

  15. Anonymous says:

    The police are so incompetent they won’t find them. Their road cameras don’t work… so why did we have to change all our number plates?

    • Anonymous says:

      and you have to even pay them $100 for the benefit is a badly written police report for the insurance!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I don’t see why anyone wouldn’t put a GPS tracker in their own vehicles in this day and age.

    A young Caymanian lad that runs the CayGPS Instagram page sorted me out with 2 for both my truck and boat at reasonable prices and doesn’t charge me any monthly fees.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because this is a minuscule island, not a continent. If cars are stolen to be taken apart and parts transported to Jamaica to be sold, then the Royal Police should get busy…but wait organized crime seems normal here…poaching is organized and thriving. Meantime we want to change Cayman image-someone is living in a fantasy world.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t see why there are no high resolution security cameras in this day and age.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ineptitude at best, corruption at worst.

        Either way, those responsible are worthy of nothing but disdain. #worldclassmyass.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t see why good people can’t be armed to protect themselves and their property.

      • Anonymous says:

        What are you on about? How does a good person (whoever decides what that even means) having a gun stop boat thieves? You pro gun fanatics just see justification for firearms in everything. Everything is a nail to the man with a hammer. I’m sure there are better solutions than adding fuel to the fire.

  17. Anonymous says:

    The Cayman Islands has fundamentally changed. Gone are the days of safety and security.

    Many years ago when some of us were warning about the changes that were needed to deal with our increasingly problematic crime and social problems we were ignored.

    There’s no going back now!

    • Anonymous says:

      And all largely due to a police farce refusing to enforce any laws with any consistency for two decades.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sure you can go back….. just get rid of the

    • Anonymous says:

      The DPP decided not to prosecute the boat thieves that stole our boat because they were born and bred Caymanians and aspiring Olympians. Grand larceny free passes, and probably never stopped.

      • Anonymous says:

        It is a freaking outrage and keeps happening. So that everyone understands, there are few in either the police or the legal department that are actually from here.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’ll take “Things that never happened” for 500, Alex.

      • Speak out says:

        name and shame please.
        That behaviour isn’t acceptable by anyone.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yep.. the boats are now in Jamaica.
      Da wa ya get, thanks Mac Kenny Saunders.

    • Anonymous says:

      Fundamentally changed from what? I hate to break it to you but cayman has been like this since people came here 200 years ago. When the population increases, crime increases. That’s just how it works everywhere but please tell me what has changed FUNDAMENTALLY in cayman. Talking out your ass.

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