Robber leads cops to him

| 22/05/2009

(CNS): Police said this morning that a 28-year-old man is currently in police custody having been arrested on suspicion of theft, obtaining property by deception and handling stolen goods after he called the victim who he had stolen the goods from and tried to sell them back to him. Police said the  man was arrested in West Bay last night (Thursday,21  May). Officers were informed  that  a man had been contacted by someone claiming to be in possession of his stolen laptop.

The victim was informed that if he paid $600 the item would be returned to him. Officers attended the location where the transaction was taking place on Batabano Road, arrested the suspect and recovered the stolen laptop. Police said the laptop had been taken from the victim’s car earlier this month. The suspect remains in police custody at this time while investigations continue.

“This is a great example of the community and the police working in partnership to tackle crime,” said Area Commander, Chief Inspector Angelique Howell. “We encourage anyone with information about criminal activity to come forward to an officer, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously.”

Residents are also reminded to bear security in mind at all times and follow crime prevention tips such as locking all windows and doors on homes and vehicles, not leaving items on display and reporting any suspicious activity to police. More information on crime prevention can be found on the police website at; http://www.rcips.ky/crime_reduction_advice.htm.

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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  1. Miss Real says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

    “This is a great example of the community and the police working in partnership to tackle crime,”

    What?  Sorry RCIPS you can’t spin this one for your own gain.  This is just a case of plain stupidity on the suspected thief’s part.  Nothing to do with any great police work!  I passed a police cruiser the other day with the female office reclined in the passenger seat having a nap!  That is how vigilant our great RCIPS is!

  3. WestBayBabe says:

    "This is a great example of the community and the police working in partnership to tackle crime,” said Area Commander, Chief Inspector Angelique Howell."

    How does this Chief Inspector deem this to be a great example of the community and police working together?  The only thing this is a great example of is an idiotic criminal.  Were it not for this fool of a thief trying to sell the stolen goods back to the rightful owner, this crime would be like most in Cayman…unsolved and forgotten. 

     

     

  4. Anonymous says:

    "how do the police know he’s the thief"

    Did you read? Surely if you had you would have noticed, the charge is SUSPICION of theft ….

  5. Anonymous says:

    Fromw hat I understand, the  writer did not specify Caymanians!!!!  It stated " at least they wont blame this one  a Jamaican…" So why is offense taken, aren’t there other nationalities living here??????

    Why is it being assumed that its a Caymanian vs Jamaicans, when its obviously not?? Oops, did the writer throw a stone ? C’mon people, the story itself is funny enough. LOL

  6. Anonymous says:

    why this has to be a jamaican and caymanian thing for?????!!!!!!

  7. even homer would be ashamed of that says:

    So does the victim get a Crimestoppers reward then?

    "man is currently in policecustody having been arrested on suspicion of theft, obtaining property by deception and handling stolen goods "

    here we go again, how do the police know he is the thief?

  8. Anonymous says:

    LMAO!!!  Honest thief? or too dumb for his own good? Hey  at least they wont blame this one on a Jamaican..LOL!!

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Why does it always have to be a Caymanian vs Jamaican thing?? Show some class talk about the idiot thief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!