Victims post reward on Brac burglar’s head

| 24/12/2014

(CNS): The victims of a burglary on Cayman Brac have posted an additional $500 reward with the local Crime-Stoppers hotline for any information leading to the capture and conviction of the villain. The anonymous crime tip hot line has launched an official campaign to try and bag the burglar who stole four television sets, a telescope and other electronic equipment as well as liquor. The house of Frank and Kathleen O’Brien at 12 Southside Road, Cayman Brac was also damaged during the break-in which happened sometime during the week before Thursday 18 December when the couple discovered the crime and reported it to police.

Cayman Crime-Stoppers Chairman, Malcolm Ellis, is appealing to members of the public to call the tip line now if they have any information regarding this crime. Crime Stoppers is able to offer a reward for information which proves valuable in solving a crime, and callers are given a unique code which they can use to make a claim. They never 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,” he explained.

The $500 reward is guaranteed for any tipster that helps solve this particular crime but they could get more directly from Crime Stoppers which has a continuous reward on offer for any crime up to a maximum of $1000.

Items stolen in the Brac burglary  include several Sony Bravia TV’s (32 inch, 46 inch and two 52 inch), a Meade 70AZ-TR 70mm Compact Retractor Telescope, three bedroom pillows in floral pillow cases, a charger for a large rechargeable flashlight, and assorted beer and liquor. Damage was done to the garage door entrance, the door from inside the garage to the house and the screen door on the beach side, lower level.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to come forward and call the Crime Stoppers tip line, 800-TIPS. Callers will not be asked to identify themselves – just provide information. Cayman Crime Stoppers is facilitating a reward of up to $500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these crimes.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There might be no need to post rewards for the public's help if RCIPS developed meaningful community policing processes and built bridges with the communities, instead of distancing honest folks by their disrespectful, arrogant and ignorant attitudes. Baines should start focusing on inproving police officers' attitudes and RCIPS might see greater success in crimefighting.

    But wait, isn't that what he promised from the time he took over and it hasn't happened yet??

  2. Anonymous says:

    Like the country song says…My house is protected by God and my gun. Show up here Mr. Burglar and you might meet both of them.

  3. Anonymous says:

    These lazy @$$ thugs from GC come to the brac loot & destroy brac with their criminal ways can stay in Cayman!! Where is KFC=brac drug dog? Wp

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cayman Brac is small. I am sure someone is going to try to sell those items when they think the heat is off or they will try to export them. Easy enough to detect these items.

    I used to think Cayman Brac was the safest place on earth.You can leave your front door unlocked, leave your car unlocked with the keys in it and no one troubled it. It this is the work of some of those drug heads I hope they catch you and make an example out of you.

    Destroying our image.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just talk & send these thugs to jail & protect our island!! Bracka living in Cayman

  6. Anonymous says:

    Why did they post it on his head? Couldn't  they just post it on  Facebook or maybe a fence?

  7. Anonymous says:

    We are a small island of 1500 people, and we are gonna let a FEW BAD BOYS screw it up for the rest of us……..We are better than that…….TREAT PEOPLE LIKE U WOULD EXPECT TO BE TREATED IF IT WAS YOUR STUFF.  RAT THEM OUT!!!…..

  8. Anonymous says:

    Why is it when this sort of activity happens on the Brac, everyone points to the same 2 – 4 people, but noone has the GUTS to speak up and pont the finger and rat them out??? This is our Brac, not their Brac!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Because 99% of the time people are just spreading unfounded gossip because they have nothing better to do. Do the people who write of actually have any proof that 2-4 people are committing the crime?

      • Anonymous says:

        I herd they took 4 tvs and booze. it dosnt take an army. Do u know them

  9. no says:

    Please take the time to initial personal property.

  10. FloMos says:

    Good idea. $500 per head.
    Perhaps $100 per hand!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Brackets like to comment so much, why not tattle on the thieves and get a reward.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Say what?! You got it all wrong on the “comment” remark, buddy.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Burglar I waiting on ya. Try that shit at my house and I will be dropping ya ass off the side of the Bluff. Please come my house next.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Could it be that the canoe thieves are now operating in Cayman Brac?  The people of the Brac need to nip this sort of activity early by banding with the police and providing information on the movements and activities of known criminals, especially those not from the Brac.  We cannot allow CYB to go the way GCM has gone and all it takes for crime to succeed is for good people to say nothing.

  14. Anonymous says:

    While I think a reward is a very good idea it needs to be a large enough amount to tempt friends or accomplices of the criminal to actually come forward.  Therefore I think $5,000 would do the trick. 4 televisions looking for new homes must mean several people know about this crime and $5K should loosen tongues. Only when the criminal is caught and local people can see the evidence that the Police have nailed someone will the public confidence be restored. sadly money is a motivator!!.

    • Anonymous says:

      You know who they is or wha?

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    • Anonymous says:

      $500 is enough for me if I knew who they were I would be enjoying my $500 extra Christmas money.