Thieves targeting boats for pricey fishing gear

| 23/05/2014

(CNS): Police are warning owners to secure their boats and storage sheds and not to leave expensive fishing equipment or electronics where thieves can get at them. RCIPS officers from the CID said boat owners need to take precautionary measures to safeguard their equipment and electronics as thieves are going after them. Officers warned owners against leaving their fishing equipment and other valuables on their boats, if unattended or in the sheds next to their boats. Officers of the CID are investigating recent incidents where expensive fishing equipment and electronics were all stolen from unattended fishing boats and storage areas by the boats.

The police are also warning the public that is a criminal offence to buy goods that you know or believe may be stolen. Assists thieve to remove stolen goods or dispose of them can on conviction receive as much as fourteen years in jail..

Police said that anyone offering to sell something that is undervalued is likely to be selling stolen goods and they asked the community to contact CID. Any person who is offered to buy fishing equipment, electronics or anything of a lesser value should contact 949-4222 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers 800-8477(TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Not just fishing gear, theivery in the boating community abounds.  They took the GPS receiver, GPS, stereo,instrument cluster, impeller, speakers, my fortress anchor with 30' of stainless chain and rope!  And this was from one of Cayman's biggest "secure" boatyards.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This warning is very late!

    Two years ago I had the entire centre console stolen out of my boat. The procedures with Police (two different sets of officers over a three day time period) was exhausting….then….nothing!

    Law abiding citizens deserve the right to have the means to protect their properties! Including ones life, or against threat of injury.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I just had a yamaha vx 110 jetski stolen from my dock in grand harbour, it was my sons pride and joy it's ex red sail sports black hull on the bottom and red and white on the top, please if you see anything email me j@kt13.com or call GT police station, posted pics and numbers on ecay 

    Thanks

    CNS Note: Feel free to email  the details and pix to wendyledger@caymannewsservice.com and I will post it on the CNS Noticeboard too.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Set a trap for the thieves.

  5. Anonymous says:

    They need check them commercial fishing boats? Most of the workers come from central america and and……………….TSK TSK………………the marine unit of RCIP knows that…….

    • Anonymous says:

      They  are not  allowed to risk  more expats in prison. It skews statistics.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yep, happens every year, in come the boats and out goes your gear….been going on for at least 5 years now

       

  6. Anonymous says:

    So the Police have warned the victims and the owners and potential purchasers…any words for the criminals?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Police are warning  "Dont leave fishing equipment or electronics were thieves can get at them"and just where would that be? Homes are broken into every day. If I was lucky enough to catch someone in the act what am I supposed to do. We are not allowed to have anything to defend our life or property with. I guess I call 911 and wait 30 minutes for a response. (ask me how I know) I guess I will just have to remove my electronics every time i get back from fishing. Shouldnt take more than abut 12 hours.     

  8. Naya Boy says:

    RCIPS were told about this months ago put like everything else in this government  which is paralysis either by incompetence, laziness, ineptness or corruption and the beatings continue for us the victims of these crimes

    • Anonymous says:

      Set a trap for them.  When they are caught, the police will come looking for you.  

  9. Cheese Face says:

    Scum bags.