Archive for July 6th, 2014

Couple arrested for robbery

| 06/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 38-year-old woman from Bodden Town and a 38-year-old man fromNorth Side have been arrested in connection with a robbery in Bodden Town on Friday evening but have been bailed while police continue their enquiries into the incident. Police are appealing to the public for information about the offences, in which a 40-year-old man from Bodden Town reported to the local police that he had been injured and robbed of a large sum of cash at a residence on Belford Drive, Belford Estates. Bodden Town CID are appealing to anyone who may have information to contact Detective Constable Berry at 326-1899.

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Woman hurt in home invasion

| 06/07/2014 | 58 Comments

(CNS): A female homeowner was physically assaulted during a home invasion in George Town early Friday morning in one of more than a dozen burglaries in just over one day. The aggravated burglary took place just off the Linford Pierson when the woman was awoken and confronted by three offenders in masks and wearing dark clothing, one of whom was armed with a knife. The men demanded money and physically assaulted the woman, who was cut on the hand. The home invaders made off with around CI$300 in coins and $30 in notes. Between 9am on 3 July and 1pm on 4 July, another 13 burglaries were reported to the RCIPS.

Two of the burglaries were at commercial premises while eleven were at residential homes across the island. Most of the break-ins were in George Town, but one also happened in West Bay, one in Bodden Town and another in North Side.

Meanwhile, on Thursday 3 July in a police operation, four people were arrested in connection with previous burglaries during the last crime spike on Grand Cayman. During that operation, a search warrant was executed and a quantity of stolen property was recovered. The suspects have been interviewed and are currently on police bail whilst the investigations continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay urged residents to help police handle the crime surge.

“The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service remains committed to investigating all reports of burglaries at both commercial and residential properties,” said Kay. “Once again, I am appealing to the public to assist us to keep these islands safe by reporting any suspicious activities. This may be as simple as observing an unusual person or vehicle in a neighbourhood or around a business premises at a strange time.

“Anything out of the ordinary may be of great help to us if something should occur in an area. Making a note of the person or their vehicle license plate can give us a great starting point when commencing an investigation,” the senior cop advised.

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