Cops warn drivers about thefts from cars

| 20/06/2013

(CNS): Three cars were broken into on Tuesday night while their owners attended the Clifton Hunter High School graduation at the Agape Church and police are now asking drivers to take extra precautions as they attend large public gatherings that are targets for thieves. Issuing the warning Wednesday, Angelique Howell, District Commander for George Town, reminded motorists to be aware of their surroundings when they park their cars and ensure that there is nothing valuable visible through the car windows which may tempt criminals.

“Try and park where there is adequate lighting and not in areas which are overgrown with bushes,” she said. “Before you leave your car you should also ensure that you don’t leave any valuables in view.  This is all about reducing the opportunities available to thieves and making your vehicle less vulnerable.”

CI Howell said additional officers patrolled the area surrounding the Church Wednesday for the John Gray High School graduation.

Anyone who wishes to speak to an officer about crime prevention should contact their local police station.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    All graduation ceremonies should begin at 2 pm and is over by 6pm.  There is usually to manny cars about for these events, and no security or police can control what takes place.Hours need to change an many other activities with companies, like christmas parties and other events, begin them at 2 pm and close by 6 pm   4 hours is quite enough.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This has become a disgusting to place to live.

    What about these camera's. It seems not to help. . . . . .

    • Anonymous says:

      Break-ins happen everywhere. What’s curiously put of place here is that many leap to defend this behavior as a justifiable consequence of status grants. One proactive sting effort and this nightly activity would plummet.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why is Clifton Hunter High School holding their graduation at Agape in GT when they have a large multipurpose hall at their school compound? Isn’t the school closer for parents to access?

    • Anonymous says:

      A school should not hold official functions in a church anyway. 

      • Anonymous says:

        Said the individual who is confused about the true meaning of the American "Seperation of Church and State" letter by Thomas Jefferson.  No such seperation exists and was written to reinforce the right of individuals to practice the religion of their choice rather than have the State determine ONE religion. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    Since this happens every year at this facility would it not be better for the cops to warn people BEFORE the event and not after?  Furthermore and this is just a tiny thought perhaps have a police presence?  You know, it used to be called police work.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I was visiting the islands last week and had some items stolen from my rental car.  Thankfully I left the door unlocked because I spoke with another tourist who had their window broken in the same location.

    • Ike N. Sienow says:

      Some of the island car rentals are telling their customers not to lock their cars because of the number of windows smashed in robberies.

    • Anonymous says:

      So sorry to know that you had such a terrible experience while visiting our Islands. These are truly not the Cayman Islands I used to know.

  6. Anonymous says:

    too little too late…..

    residential developments are being hit every night with 5-10 cars at a time being hit…..

    what are the police farce doing???????

    • Anonymous says:

      Eating jelly doughnuts………mmmmmmm……….doughnuts!

    • The Wong. says:

      The police force unfortunately is a lost cause. Do not waste you time to call the station in outlying districts as your call will be directed to central. Precious time is lost through this "process" of policing. 

      We used to have good police officers who were respected. You could call them and there was a response from them (a positive one).

      The motto of the police should be changed to reflect the true nature of them. It is no longer " We care. We listen. We act". It should read " We don't really. We aren't going to listen? And why should we act when we can pass the buck so effectively".