Three nabbed red handed in GT home

| 26/08/2009

(CNS): Responding to a report of suspicious activity in the early hours of Monday morning, the RCIPS George Town burglary team found three men inside a home on Selkirk Drive with suspected stolen property still in their possession. Police say the report came in at around 4:00am on 24 August, and subsequent investigations led to the arrest of the three men, aged, 24, 22 and 18, who are currently in police custody. Police say the recovered items included three lap-tops, a number of cell phones, a digital camera, two ipods and some jewellery.

A number of break-ins had occurred in the Selkirk Drive area that night and all are under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department.

The RCIPS says it is working hard to tackle burglaries, which includes having burglary teams in operation across the Island, holding regular road checks to disrupt criminal’s movements on the road and targeting known offenders. Residents are reminded to play their part in addressing property crime by ensuring their homes and property are secure and by recording the serial numbers of electronic and high value goods.

“Many of the offences we have taking place involve offenders getting in through insecure windows or doors,” said Detective Chief Inspector Peter Kennett. “This makes the burglars life very easy. Please make sure that all your doors and windows are secure. If a window catch or lock is broken, spend a few dollars and get it fixed or you could face the consequenceof losing your prized possessions – often of extreme sentimental but low monetary value. Alarms do deter burglars and if they activate the burglar will run off empty handed.”

The police also take this opportunity to warn business owners, particularly those in the construction business, to be mindful of security. The warning comes following a number of thefts of power tools and construction equipment.

All business owners should ensure their property is as secure as it can be and CCTV and alarms should be installed and fully operational. More crime reduction advice can be found on the police website at

“There is a considerable increase in burglaries,” said Kennett. “So please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police. Burglary is a despicable and extremely upsetting crime that the RCIPS is battling to combat.”

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. Curious George says:

    To Fraidymouse …I wondered when someone was going to make your comments!

    Vigilanti-ism… perhaps not a great idea.  Real deterrent… essential!

    This all reminds me of a recent article…. does anyone remember the fuss about the comment made where the roudy’s could be hand-cuffed to a palm tree?!?!

    I wouldn’t want to be considered thecriminal for defending my family, home and property from intruders!


    I agree, drop a proper A$$!NG on all of them. They need to bring back in public floggings. We need a town square with a whipping pole. Invite everyone out to see, so that anyone who would be contemplating this would change their minds, hey we could make this a part ofPirates Week. and if the human rights activist chime in ask them if they want to take their place.

    ALSO, government could save a lot of money putting white collar criminals down town and along the street to pick up garbage, as well as cleaning the government building. That would also deter others. Let’s clean up Cayman in more ways than one.


  3. Punish! says:

    Keel haul them!  Keep the traditions alive.

  4. Fraidymous says:

    I don’t know about anyone else but I’m a lot more scared of Richard Wadd and bungalow than I am of three burglars. And no, I am not a criminal, I am a law abiding citizen who thinks vigilantism is insane and people who even think about taking the law into their own hands are no better than the criminals they claim to despise. Wait a minute…. they are criminals. That’s the definition of people who step outside the boundaries of the law. If these freaks think thatthey would solve anything they are as crazy as they sound. That’s all we need, a bunch of nutters thinking they’re "solving crime" by appointing themselves police, judge and jury and "beating people to within an inch of their lives".

    • SecurityFirst says:

      The RCIPS have had a couple wins chalked up, so let’s see if they are on a roll.  That said, when any state’s police force fail to provide safety and security to the people, then the people must and will defend themselves.

      Moreover, I do not agree that criminals have rights as against me, the homeowner victim.  Sure the state can’t abuse or torture them etc, but if I catch them in my house then their a$$es belong to me.  I have no problem knocking them cold, hanging them by their feet from the rafters and beating them for a while until I get bored and call the police.  If that’s an offence, then we can all go to the station together. I’ll take my chances with a Cayman jury.

    • Anonymous says:

      Its people like you who are out to protect the criminals why these bastards are doing what they are going "spare the rod spoil the child". Since you want to go soft on them why dont you just post your address and we can send them into your neighbourhood and your house to do the crimes. Bloody fool – whip their asses.

  5. Richard Wadd says:

     GOOD JOB !! Glad to see the community & the Police working together !

    I agree that a properly administered Whipping is the BEST solution. It leaves a lasting impression on the ‘perp’, it serves as a ‘visual’ deterant’ to others, and it saves the Tax-payers of these islands about CI$90k per year / prisoner.

    The question is, is the LEGAL System in this country going to Govern and Enforce the ‘Whipping’, or are they going to wait until WE (the people) do it for ourselves?

  6. bungalow says:

    You want a solution?

    Take them around back of the station, and beat them until their teeth are all knocked out, break a few ribs, both arms and maybe a leg. DO not kill them, just beat them to within an inch of their lives. Inform them that next time you wont be as easy.

    Then – release them without charge, let them walk out of the station free men. Guaranteed they wont do it again. Sounds simple? Yeah, it is and that is why it would work. Send them to court in a year from now and some candy assed judge will slap them on the wrist because they are ‘good young Caymanian men’.

    The other thing, the RCIPS and all of the media outlets should start naming these people as they are arrested. NAME THEM, just like any other civilized country. RCIP responds that it isnt their practice to name until charges are laid – change your damned policy then. If you want community to rally around and support you solving crimes, name the b@stards you arrest.

    Time for change.


    • Anonymous says:

      Amen! And anybody that can take care of this for the police before they get to the scene should also get a reward or at least amnesty

    • Makam says:

      Strange no mention of them being "Foreign Nationals". So no doubt now we will start to hear all the excuses for these poor Caymanians

  7. Anonymous says:

    Yes!  Thanks to the tipsters!  It’s that kind of community involvement that will help rid the community of undesirables.

    • Grandpa Crime Stoppa says:

       Well, all you need to do is keep ya eyes open, call into Crime Stoppers and get ya $1000 Big Ones….

      Now here’s a good way to boost the economy… and bring the crime rate to nill…

      "Oh, I see something happening now, wha ya say da number is?" -Grandpa

  8. Anonymous says:

    we need to name the offenders…. name and shame!

    • Anonymous says:

      Of course they won’t be Caymanians will they?

    • Anonymous says:

      don’t forget to post their pictures!! it’s not so easy to recognize names nowadays so we need to see the faces! 

  9. Anonymous says:

    Good job to the tipsters and the RCIPS!  It’s good to see the RCIPS making headway.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Excellent job RCIP on catching these bastards.   I swear….throw them away and forget about them.  I am sure they have no remorse for their actions.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Good job!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully a B&E to a dwelling house for the purposes of major theft will bring at least a few years in prison for each of them.

    Caught in the act, and on the premises, let’s also hope that they are not granted bail as to continue their crime spree.

    Either that, or Richard Head and I can sort them out in the Town Square the old fashioned way.   It would be a pleasure.

    As an aside, that’s not far from my house.  If they entered my house at 4 am, someone would unquestionably have died.  Maybe all of them, maybe me, but at least one of them to be sure.  To be very very sure….