WB cops focus on burglars

| 29/05/2009

(CNS): West Bay’s Area Commander Chief Inspector Angelique Howell has said that her officers are making headway in tackling burglaries in the district. Over the last few weeks, five people, aged between 29 and 40, were arrested in connection with burglaries, nine search warrants were executed, seven break-ins have been solved and a large amount of stolen property was recovered including flat screen televisions, laptop computers, gaming machines, cash, jewellery and cell phones.

 “Burglary is an extremely invasive offence which can have a huge impact on the victims,” said Howell. “Our West Bay detectives have been working hard to identify offenders and recover stolen goods and their efforts are paying off.”

 Thanking resident for their support in the fight against crime Howell urged the community to continue to actas additional eyes and ears for the police. “Working in partnership with the community is essential when it comes to preventing and solving crime,” she said asking residents to reportsuspicious activity to the police.

The RCIPS asks all residents to have security and safety at the forefront of their minds at all times. Following crime prevention advice and tips can help prevent offences from taking place and lesson the chances of becoming a victim of crime. More information on what people can do to help protect themselves can be found in the RCIPS website at http://www.rcips.ky/crime_reduction_advice.htm or people can call their local station to speak with their neighbourhood police officers.

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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