Cops round up burglars

| 03/09/2013

(CNS): As the number of break-ins and burglaries of homes and businesses in and around the capital in particular continue to escalate, the police rounded up two more suspects, both of whom were expected in court Tuesday. One man, aged 37, has been charged with four counts of burglary in connection with separate break-ins to commercial premises. The crimes took place at the Cabana Bar, Uncle Bills, Kirk Marine and The Wharf restaurant between 9 – 21 August. A 40-year-old woman has also been arrested and charged with one count of burglary in connection with an incident in Courts Road, which occurred overnight 30 – 31 July.

There has been a resurgence recently in more violent crimes, with several robberies and muggings, including a frightening home invasion in Savannah, a late night robbery on Seven Mile Beach and a street mugging of a woman in broad daylight in the downtown George Town area. However, police are still battling rising burglaries. At the end of June police said that 262 burglaries had been reported in the first half of this year alone, representing an 8% increase in the crime.

Recent public meetings with the police and residents in the capital have revealed growing frustrations in the community that burglaries are out of control. As the figures for burglaries exceed more than one per day, CNS received reports Tuesday morning from readers that there were two more daylight break-ins on Saturday morning in a street off Walkers Road, which were later confirmed by police.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It seems to be that the only time any arrests are made is when things start to get out of hand.  We have 400 police officers, one of the highest rates per person in the world and crime is rampant.  If they even get anyone to court, the case is usually thrown out due to lack of evidence.  Stop patting yourselves on the back for finally doing your job.  If you worked in the private sector MANY would have been fired a long time ago.  Maybe I'm expecting too much but the quality of police I see on TV is appalling. They can barely speak understtandable English and the level of literacy is just terrible. How can they be expected to put intelligent reports together?  The police force needs to be cleaned up and those who are not performing need to go.  

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cops should be paid based on commission (criminals caught & cases solved!!!
    Wp

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jesus Christ. Two people are robbing this country blind and it takes them months to apprehend them. Let us see if a conviction stand. With a 400 man strong service amd over 50 million a year in budgets this is ridiculous. Great and bla bla bla we rounded them up. The RCIP is a laughing stock if two guys are responsible for the crimes chargsd. Soso if we had ten burglers we would need over a 1000 police offers to get service? This is in heard of. CCTV and countless men in uniform and this is what we get
    The community is suffering hardship and we have more lip service. Amd before we jump on the RCIP bashing we need to put a belt to our sons who afe committing these crimes and secure achastityy belt around our daughters and teach themto keep their legs closed and stop reproducing with the latest gang banger bull. These girls are breeding like livestock on a farm amd this is contribiting in a major way to the.crime problems. Social issues have and will always be the route of our problems.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great work cops! Being one of the victims of this spate of break-ins I am absolutely delighted! These persons have caused damage and further unnecessary expense and stress when we are all already struggling through these time economic times. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    I thank them for this. Now can they start rounding up the punks that are going around aggravating the neighborhoods? They know who they are. Hunt them down.

  6. UH UH UH says:

    We do appreciate it when you guys do a good job, but please  don't start patting your selves on the back, and giving yourselves high fives, and  begin resting on your laurels so to speak, because once  you have caught and  arrested the  criminals {perps}, it is only then, that the real work begins! Pursuing and attaining evidence to convict is the tough part.

    So Please! DON"T GIVE UP, CONTINUE TO WORK HARDER! Then you'll find that we the public will begin to show a lot more appreciation for your efforts, and will gradually gain a little more confidence in your abilities to get the job done, when we see that you are determined to rid the Island of those elements whose only objective it seems, is to destroy this little piece of paradise  we call home.

    God bless and protect all those who "TRULY" serve our country!

    • Anonymous says:

      Those who bake bread, clean your streets and houses, sell you gasoline or serve you at a restaurant, deliver and sell you food at a grocery store, teach your children, repair broken things, collect your garbage are serving your country. Appreciate their good work, give them you high five!

  7. Anonymous says:

    so many video cameras at Treasure Island Hotel.

    If the video was shown on TV, someone could easily identify the theives!

  8. JTB says:

    Break in at a condo on seven mile beach yesterday

  9. Anonymous says:

    2 people is a round up? 2 people have been terrorising Cayman businesses with robberies? 

  10. Anonymous says:

    In addition to asking the police for more patrols – start helping yourselves by getting to know your neighbors.  Walk your neighborhood – get familiar with who lives in your area. Attend your area Crime Watch meetings, meet your community officer. Got a dog?  Well – go take it for a walk around your area – it not only is good exercise forboth of you – but sends a message. Crime Watch posters are no good if you are not going to be visible and pro-active.  It's not rocket science.  Burglars don't want to be noticed.  If something doesn't pass the "sniff test" – call the police.  Better safe than sorry.

  11. Miss Speller says:

    ". . .residents in the capital [sic]. . . ."?  Perhaps they are upper crust.

    • Anonymous says:

      Huh? If you're going to be a spelling troll at least try to not be embarassingly wrong. The use of "capital" is correct here.

      CNS, why do you even post this crap?

  12. Anonymous says:

    it's about time they show where our millions of $$$ are going! cctv, new cars, helichopter etc!

    please install more cctv on island including little cayman & cayman brac!

    CAYMANIAN

  13. Anonymous says:

    To really nail down the burglary problem you must go after the fence who buys the stolen items or the drug dealer who trades drugs for stolen items. Catch them with stolen items, throw them in Northward and the problem will shrink in size.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Wait for not-quilty vedict.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I can already hear the call from Inspector Bean "I need more resources"… blah blah blah spin spin spin.

  16. Anonymous says:

    It's a start RCIP's, now ramp it up and step up the deterrrence patrols..and don't tell me you don't have enough staff!