(CMR) Six vehicle break-ins in one day and seven residential break-ins has the police warning people to be extra cautious over the holidays.
The RCIPS would like to inform that an uptick in theft-related and property crimes has taken place in specific areas within district of George Town this week, specifically with regard to burglaries and vehicle break-ins.
Six (6) reports of vehicle break- ins were are believed to have taken place Tuesday night (11 December) and early Wednesday morning (12 December). Three of the vehicle break-ins occurred in the Crewe Road area and another three in the Prospect area. At least one (1) window was smashed to gain entry to the vehicles, and in at least five (5) of the incidents handbags and their contents were stolen.
The RCIPS would like to remind members of the public to refrain from leaving valuables in vehicles, especially where they are left visible from the outside. We also ask that people take extra care to park vehicles in well-lit areas with security cameras nearby, if possible.
George Town has also experienced an uptick in residential burglaries in the past few days. Of the seven (7) that have occurred in the district since Sunday, five (5) took place in the Windsor Park area yesterday, with three(3) taking place on East Blvd and the other two (2) took place off Anthony Drive. The other burglaries took place on Courts Road on Monday 10 December and Selkirk Drive on Tuesday 11 December. Most of these appear to have taken place during the daytime.
The police would also like to remind members of the public to please ensure your home is locked properly and secured before leaving home. Additionally, ensure that your valuable items, such as electronics, jewelry, cash and coins are not visible and easily accessible. Do not leave Christmas presents under the trees until the very last minute and lock valuables away in internal rooms.
“Opportunistic property crimes like these vehicle thefts and burglaries unfortunately increase in December, because thieves suspect that people have more valuables at home,”
said Detective Superintendent Pete Lansdown.
“With respect to the string of burglaries in Windsor Park this week, these were mostly likely committed by the same person or persons and we are working hard to identify them now.”
The police are asking that if anyone has any information regarding these vehicle break-ins and burglaries to please contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or you may also visit our website at http://www.rcips.ky/submit-a-tip. You may also download the RCIPS App for easy use on your mobile devises, in the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.