Suspect burglar escapes police

| 08/08/2009

(CNS): Although two men are currently in custody, having been arrested in the early hours of Friday morning (7 August), police said that a third man who was also arrested on suspicion of going equipped to steal escaped from them on arrival at Bodden Town Police Station but that  the search continues for him. Police noted that it was too early to draw any definite conclusions about other crimes but the arrests come in the wake of a spat of break-ins in both George Town and the Eastern districts.

The three men were originally arrested at the Moon Bay ApartmentComplex, Bodden Town Road after two officers responded to a report of suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of the condos at around 4.35am. Upon arrival the officers found an open vehicle with the keys in the ignition. The car and keys was secured and subsequently seized and a crowbar was also recovered from the scene. A short while later, a second report of suspicious activity was received for the same location and officers arrested three suspects.

Unfortunately, one of the trio escaped police custody when the three men who were reportedly not handcuffed, and the two police officers reached Bodden Town police station and efforts are underway to locate and re-arrest the man. The other two men, aged 19 and 34, remain in police custody at this time.

“This is a great example of how the police can work in partnership with the community to tackle crime,” said Acting Chief Superintendent Marlon Bodden. “The police can’t be on every street corner so we need additional eyes and ears in the community. If you see something in your neighbourhood which is unusual or seems out of place, let us know. We welcome the opportunity to look into reports of suspicious activity.”

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. Anonymous says:

    It should be required standard operating procedure to photograph the suspect when they are first picked up, so that when the police forget about them in the back of a car and they wander off, the police can put up a wanted sign (after their nap at the side of the road, of course).

  2. Proud Caymanian says:

     The C.I women police are a disgrace to our society, I have been caught up in one  particular  incident where I was running to catch the bus to get home to my kids.  This very selfish lady officer (not of Cayman descent)  shouted out to me saying as I pass by her "STOP RUNNING B**CH  DO YOU WANT TO KNOCK SOMEONE THE F DOWN?

     She made me so angry as I stop to give her one look!  All kinds of thoughts were going through my mind what to do with this bi*ch? Like…..

    Should I knock  her the f*ck out?  

    Should I just curse her the h*ll out?

    Should I just charge at her like a raging bull?

    Should I make a report to the Police about her?

    Or should I put her on my most wanted list?

    Or should I call 911 for her?  Boy oh boy if only she knew she was playing with fire!

    But I just let it go because let me tell you all something if it wasnt for me being in a hurry to get home to my kids I would had felt sorry for her.  Thats why I lost all of my respect for the Police.  If you all think that by any chance that I care your an officer then think twice!   We are not Children you all can talk to in anyway or form and "Respect is due only if its given!

    These are the kinds of Police Officers(exclude the Caymanian Officers) that you have working here in the force,who is very rude with no kinds of morals that they feel that they can get away with anything and always talk down dis-respectful to the public.  Throughout all of my years I have never known of any Cayman born Police Officers to talk down to me and it shows you how well they were raised with great morals.


    • Anonymous says:

      You’re a Caymanian – DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!  If you don’t care enough about it to complain then you must be accepting that behaviour as OK.  If nobody complains, then nothing ever changes.

      Back home an officer once said something improper about me to someone I know.  I hauled my butt over to the station, got his supervisor in front of me and told him what happened, and then waited for the officer to be recalled to the station to apologize to me.  If you cannot do that because of the nature of the officers that work here, then Cayman very much has the wrong kind of officers on patrol and deeper changes are necessary.

  3. Arnold Swartzenoyster says:

    "Suppose all three had decided to run, what would happen?  We would have a couple of overweight officers dying of heart attack trying to catch them."

    Hey Twyla, good to see you on-line.  If you ask me what would happen, you would see 3 men running away and x number of police officers standing still and watching it happen. 

    Your post does remind me of how it would unfold in the US though.  You would hear the following:

    • Bang
    • Bang
    • Bang
    • Thunk
    • Bang
    • Bang
    • Bang
    • Thunk
    • Bang
    • Bang
    • Bang
    • Thunk
    • "Freeze!!"


  4. Anonymous says:

    "Amazing I haven’t seen any updates on this.  Don’t they know who this guy is?  Seems like it should be too hard to find him unless he is living in the bush up on northside."

    Sure they know who he is.  He’s Osama Bin Rasta-Ebanks and he’s hiding in his cave with his band of terrorists working to overthrow the peace and good order of the Cayman Islands.  I suggest we order airstrikes.

  5. Twyla M Vargas says:


    For one thing the Eastern district, especially Bodden Town is very short staffed with officers.  In one instance i may blame them for not handcuffing these suspects, and on the other hand I would say I can hardly blame the police, because if you have two officers and three criminals it is unlikely you can controll all three unless they are all cuffed together.  Sure, one would run.    

    Suppose all three had decided to run, what would happen?  We would have a couple of overweight officers dying of heart attack trying to catch them.   In  some instances I see  some of the police being light headed on what they should do, and heavy foot on issuses of lesser importance.  I feel some of the senior officers needed refresher courses, and a change of patern.  Women police  of RCIP, especially need some training, because most of them dont speak with good maners to the public.   The Chief at Bodden Town is very comunity spirited, but remember a King is hailed because of the work of his men under him.  Walk Good.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Amazing I haven’t seen any updates on this.  Don’t they know who this guy is?  Seems like it should be too hard to find him unless he is living in the bush up on northside.  Come on, this is so silly that the police couldn’t keep him in custody and now are completely silent on any progress they are making in finding him!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Cant blame the cops for this?

    Sorry but if the suspect is in police custody that means they ARE to blame, you do not need a vehicle to detain a suspect, that is what the handcuffs are for and they did not use them.  The RCIPS continue to be an ill disciplined bunch of amateurs.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why is it that a picture or a name of this suspect be published in or for the public to assist the police in apprehending him. This nonsense of because he has not been charged we will not name him. A few weeks ago the police and public were complaining about waverunners and what did the compass do in their weekend observer post a picture of three young teenagers riding a craft in compliance with the relevant laws. The parents of these teenagers were not asked for permission to post such a picture or did the observer say this is how laws should be obeyed.

      People charged are still not guilty until proven in court therefore are still suspects so why not inform the public so we can keep a look out for the persons.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The use of handcuffs training?? I can’t beleive the RCIPS is not trained in this.  Another incompetence by the police.  God forbid this criminal harms someone or damages property, the police should be ashamed!

  9. anonymous says:

    They caught two of them and one got away, but i am sure they know who they are and will catch them. It is just a matter of time…They are probably the same ones that went to East End, Lighthouse and Chester’s. I think that putting that survillance tape on the 6:00 news alerted alot of people in the area to be cautious and aware of suspicious looking people. We need to help the police and get the word out.

    We should have curfews at night, especially in the morning hours from 2am. Any one seen on the road after this time should be stopped and courteosly asked to state theirreason for being on the road that time of morning.

  10. Anonymous says:

    It is a shame one got away. The police need to track him down, the other two know who he is, they need to tell the police or be charged for interferring with police work. Everyone need to call the police if someone is around that does not belong there. What good are you up to, at 4 in the morning? NONE The police and community must work together to stop these crimes. We all must do our part to protect our family, friends and neighbours!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Cant blame the cops for this one – but it is a complete joke that cops are forced to drive around in those suzuki jeeps with nothing between them and the back seat. This is an accident waiting to happen, and puts officers at serious risk and in harms way when an arrest is made. Senior brass of the RCIP should be called to task when it does happen.

    I wonder if the burgler that got away in this case was transported in a ‘cage car’ or in one of those new jeeps – my bet is he was in a jeep.

    • Anonymous says:

      The Suzuki Jeeps are not mainly used for arresting criminals. Their main pirpose is for Community Policing, which means building relationships with residents in various neighbourhoods. I am sure you would have seen other patrol cares that are quite equipped for responding to major crimes. Come on stop spreading false rumours and be honest.

  12. Anonymous says:

    OMG – once again the RCIPS are showing their incompetence!  DId anyone teach them about the use of handcuffs?

    Better watch out if your licence coupon is expired though!