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Thieves break into police station, again

Police suspect teenagers are responsible for stealing hundreds of dollars worth of dirt bikes from right under their collective noses.

On two separate occasions in the past weeks, brazen thieves broke into the George Town Police Station and took 8 off road motorbikes. So far, three were recovered Wednesday 16 March during a police search in George Town.

On Wednesday, the RCIPS opened up the George Town Police Station for the media to tour. During that tour, Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton admitted there are serious security flaws at the facilities.

The thieves are believed to have scaled the police fence, cut the bolts and chains used to secure the bikes and then make off by driving out the back gate.

When asked by Cayman 27 if there was a possible ‘inside man’ that facilitated the burglaries, Mr. Walton said they weren’t ruling out any possibilities, but said it’s more likely that the crooks were on their own.

He said, “As I mentioned, it took me thirty seconds to scale that fence. I don’t want to speculate on whether this was an inside job, I think that would be wrong. All I’m saying is because of the insecurity of this property, there is that strong possibility one of these 16 or 17-year-olds looked over the fence, recognise that there are some security inadequacies and recognise what they needed to come back and do the job.”

When our cameras to visited the station, a new 4 ft chain linked fence had been erected. Once finished, it will be topped with barbwire.

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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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