$3k reward offered after phone top-up thefts

| 30/10/2014

(CNS): Following half a dozen incidents at the beginning of this year in connection with damage to and theft of mobile phone top-up machines from various locations across the islands, the local branch of Crime Stoppers is upping the usual $1,000 reward to $3,000 for information that leads to a conviction. Cayman Crime Stoppers said it is urging people to call with information concerning top-up machines stolen or damaged over the first three months of the year at 1203 North Side Road, Pirates Cove Bar Seaview Road, and Lorna’s Texaco at 140 Bodden Town Road, Welly’s Cool Spot and Reflections on Sound Way, as well as George Town.

Cayman Crime Stoppers Chairman, Malcolm Ellis, urged members of the public to call the tip line, adding that the NGO which funds the anonymous tip line is able to offer an increased reward for a break that leads to catching the culprits in this case.

Anyone who calls with information is given a unique code which they can use to make a claim and do not have to disclose their identity. The Cayman Crime Stoppers tips line is 800-TIPS (that is, 800 8477) and is a free, local call. Tips may also be submitted anonymously through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimestoppers.ky

Cayman Crime Stoppers is a non-profit civilian run organization formed 21 years ago by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. Working in partnership with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), the community and the media, it has become one of the most effective crime solving tools available to local law enforcement agencies. Cayman Crime Stoppers provides a safe and secure means for anybody with information about a crime to share it freely whilst protecting their identity. It could also earn them a reward of up to $1,000. Calls to the Cayman Crime Stoppers anonymous call-centre are handled in Miami, Florida.

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  1. Anonyanmous says:

    The police need to patrol those areas more.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Stealing from the cell companies?  Is there no honor among thieves?