Burglars steal legal shotgun from North Side home

| 06/07/2022 | 27 Comments
Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun

(CNS): Police are appealing for information about a break-in at a home on North Side Road that took place sometime between 7:30pm on Monday, 4 July, and 1:30pm on Tuesday, 5 July, in which a licensed brown and black Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun was stolen.

“The theft of a firearm in this manner is extremely concerning as it can potentially be used in illegal activity and presents an additional danger to the public,” said Superintendent Peter Lansdown. “We strongly appeal for anyone who may have knowledge of this weapon being sold or stored by anyone to come forward and provide information immediately.”

The matter is currently under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to contact Bodden Town CID at 947-2220. Anonymous tips can be provided to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or the RCIPS website.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Usually harden criminals don’t need to break into homes to get guns to commit crimes. Quite the contrary. Easier to track down a licensed firearm than one that isn’t licensed i.e. ballistics, registration/serial number etc. seems like an opportunists, a crack head or an idle person who knew the weapon was an easy taking for some easy cash.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Next, some Americans want to bring their assault weapons to the island. You just wait and see

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Wheen I applied for a .22 air rifle licence pre Iguana cull, it was made perfectly clear it had to be kept in a gun safe when not in use. Well was it?

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Will the owner be prosecuted for not properly securing the gun, as is the law?

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    • Anonymous says:

      @9:17:
      Did the gun owner not secure the gun? What sayeth your crystal ball? I should think that a criminal determined and brazen enough to break into a home would have little trouble opening the average homeowner gun locker. Might add a few extra seconds to his heist. As my very wise Aunt used to say: “Locks are for keeping honest people honest.”

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    • Anonymous says:

      @9:17:
      Please cite the section and paragraph in Cayman Firearms Law or Regulations which sets forth the requirements and specifications relating to the required place of storage of privately owned firearms. Or just give us a cut and past from the law/regulation.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Nice gun.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    #savetheagouti

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    • Anonymous says:

      Save the agouti? From what?? They are an evasive species that was brought here back in the day and is still considered an agricultural pest. Oh wait…..you probably dont have a farm to supplement your income…..so you obviously wouldn’t know the damage they do.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    So much gun violence in Cayman and around the world recently! I hope the police find these people before something terrible is done!

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Oh no, however are they going to execute native parrots now?

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  9. Anonymous says:

    stolen for perhaps illegal purposes…say it ain’t so

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  10. Cheese Face says:

    WTF Does anyone need a shotgun on this small rock? Perhaps a farmer? Outside of that they shouldn’t be allowed, or any feckin guns for that matter.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Wasn’t legal if it wasn’t in a safe.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Please cite the section and paragraph in Cayman Firearms Law or Regulations that requires firearms be stored in a “safe”.

      • Anonymous says:

        The Firearms Law and Regulations only refer to a secure place. It is the RCIP website that refers to a bolted down gun safe. Apparently, the requirement of a secure place is being interpreted as a bolted down gun safe but neither the law or regulations actually say this.

        • Anonymous says:

          Exactly 10:48!
          That is what I was getting at.
          The “bolted down gun safe” is merely a suggestion by the RCIP and does not have the force of law behind it.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Was it not in a locked and bolted down gun safe? If not, why not?

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    • Anonymous says:

      @3:00:
      What is the specification for safe storage contained in the Cayman Firearms Law and Regulations? Where in the Law or Regulations is reference made to a bolted-down safe?

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  13. Clouseau says:

    Check and see who was working in this house before the incident. A safe (in this case a gun safe) in a house is a magnet for a break on. Usually after it is seen by someone entering the house for a job.

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