Thieves make off with kiteboarding kit from Barkers

| 22/06/2022 | 16 Comments
Cayman News Service
Kiteboarding equipment stolen on Sunday 19 June

(CNS): Ten kiteboards and more than 20 kites, valued at more than $20,000, have been stolen from the kitesurfing school and rental operation on an open lot at Barkers Beach in West Bay. The owner had secured the metal trailer where the equipment is kept on Sunday, 19 June, around midday, and when he returned around 11:30am Monday, he found that the padlocks securing the doors had been broken and much of his kiteboarding equipment gone.

The stolen equipment has distinctive markings, as shown in the pictures, and the police are asking anyone who may have seen this gear to get in touch. Officers also asked people to be vigilant when purchasing second-hand goods. Anyone who is offered kiteboarding equipment under questionable circumstances should contact the RCIPS to check the origin and avoid potentially purchasing stolen goods.

Police are currently investigating this incident and are appealing to anyone with information about the theft or the whereabouts of the equipment to call the West Bay Police Station at 949-3999. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or the website.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What happened to the so called wardens of barkus beach?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tip of the iceberg of what is to come as the economy slows

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hard to have a lot of sympathy. Who the hell leaves $20-30k of equipment in a trailer in Barkers?!

    • Anonymous says:

      I usually take my lil 125cc dirt bike down there for fun and usually be thinking oh boy hope betsy doesn’t stall out because if I leave you ya I na ga find you by tomorrow…

    • Anonymous says:

      I have to agree, being trusting is a good thing, but lets look at the truth…west bay??? A good old pair of bolt cutters will do it…they could take their time to cut the lock…someone wasn’t thinking to clearly….

  4. Anonymous says:

    No offence to the owner but what were they thinking leaving their equipment down at Barkers?

    Granted their business is runs out of there but if it was in a trailer they should be moving it when they finish up for the day.

    75% of the people that go down there are up to no good.

  5. Anonymous says:

    To address harassment, security, poaching, and recurring illegal dumping/fly tipping/concrete disposal, Barkers should have an entry/exit camera at the Pappagallo gate that reads and records date/time and plates of every vehicle or bike passage going in and out. Access gate should be swung closed and locked outside operational hours by the park warden (weren’t we at one time paying a person to do this?).

  6. Anonymous says:

    Well done scumbags. Totally destroyed someone’s living and probably made a couple of others unemployed now too.

  7. Anonymous says:

    What do these criminals even plan on doing with this stuff?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Unbelievable – what do the thieves think they are going to do with the gear? They can’t sell it. Bunch of morons.

  9. Anonymous says:

    You can guarantee this is on a boat going to another jurisdiction already, or stored somewhere before being moved on.

    Absolute scum, thoroughly disabling someone’s ability to make a living. I wish for really bad things to happen to the people responsible.


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