Burglar arrested following robbery at cleaners

| 15/12/2008

(CNS): Police said that they have arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of burglary shortly after a break-in at a George Town business in the early hours of Sunday morning (14 December). The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from Island Electronics at around 12.50 am reporting that an alarm was sounding at Puritan Cleaners owned by Cardinal DaCosta (left) on Eastern Avenue.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) said that officers responded to the location and found that the building had been broken into and some items appeared to have been taken. Investigations commenced and at around 2:00 am the suspect was located in the Watlers Drive area of George Town and arrested on suspicion of burglary. The man remains in police custody at this time and police said that detectives from the CriminalInvestigation Department are carrying out enquiries and appeal for anyone with information about the break-in to contact Detective Constable Andrew Bowen on 949-4222.

A well known local businessrun by the DaCosta Family, they recently made a generous donation to the Lion’s Club’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign and celebrated fifty years in business earlier this year.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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