Teenager charged over school break-in

| 03/07/2009

(CNS):  A sixteen year old boy has been charged with burglary by West Bay Detectives following an incident at Grace Christian Academy in April this year. The youngster appeared in court today, Friday, 3 July and has been remanded in custody until 17 July. Detective Sergeant Collins Oremule reminded the public that burglary is an opportunistic crime and urged members of the public to ensure that their homes and businesses are properly secured at all times.


“A burglar will select his target because it offers him the best opportunity to carry out his crime undetected, with the fewest number of obstacles in his way,” he said. “A building that presents itself as unoccupied and insecure is far more likely to be targeted than one which is properly secured.”

Sergeant Oremule also encouraged the community to work in partnership with the police to fight crime and to mark their property for identification purposes. “Reducing the risk and fear of crime is a task for the police and the community working together. To keep the Cayman Islands safe, we need residents and people who visit these islands to do their part in making life difficult for criminals.”

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. Richard Wadd says:

    To: Detective Sergeant Collins Oremule

    " Burglary is an opportunistic crime"

    I don’t think you know what you are talking about. When a person gains entry into your home at          3 o’clock in the morning by breaking down your back door, that’s NOT Opertunistic, that’s Intentional and Deliberate!

    ANY criminal that is willing to take the risk to enter into an Occupied residence, has Motive, Intent, and Determination, and, to this effect is willing and able to take whatever action he (the Burglar) deems necessary to persue his intended course of action, including harming the occupant/s. To this effect, it is also prudent to ‘assume’ them armed.

    ‘Opportunity’ is what the Judicial system gives the criminal, by Failing to devise, maintain and execute effective means of Punishment, to deter persons from breaking the Law.

    IF that is how the Law view crime, it is no wonder Crime is becoming so prevelent.