The RCIPS continue to see a trend of burglaries and theft related incidents where construction tools and materials have been stolen, both from job sites and homes. So far this year, there have been 28 reports of this kind, with a concentrated number of incidents in George Town and Bodden Town. Other districts that have been affected have been West Bay, North Side and including Cayman Brac.
The circumstances of these incidents continue to be investigated by the police, and detectives are reminding the public to take photos of their belongings and make inconspicuous markings on them so that if recovered, they may be able to identify them. Additionally, if possible, property owners and construction workers with valuable tools are being encouraged to install cameras on their properties and sites both as a deterrent and to assist with an investigation if necessary.
“We are also concerned about the where these tools end up after being stolen,” says Chief Superintendent Brad Ebanks, “The public is being reminded that it is an offence to handle stolen goods, this means, storing or keeping it, selling or buying it. Therefore, we are alerting the public not to become involved with any property that may be stolen.”
Detectives are encouraging anyone with information pertaining to these stolen items, to called the George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Alternatively, anonymous tips may be submitted through our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or submit a tip via our website.