(CMR) The RCIPS has warned that there has been an increase in commercial burglaries. Police responded to four burglary reports over the last week, of which three have been at commercial properties located in George Town.
The first incident was reported on 4 August and took place at a beauty salon off Goring Avenue, where salon equipment, electronics, and other items were stolen from the location.
On 5 August, a restaurant located on Shedden Road reported that someone broke into the property and stole food and other miscellaneous items from the location.
Last week, the third commercial burglary report took place at a business located on Mary Street, where electrical tools and gas tanks were stolen from the property.
According to the RCIPS, just under 30 commercial burglaries have been reported to the police so far this year. The public is being asked to take preventative measures with their business in order to avoid loss and damage. Particularly, the police encourage business owners to increase security if possible by engaging security company services, installing alarm and camera systems, and ensuring that the systems are maintained and kept up to date.
Superintendent Peter Lansdown said, “It’s important to ensure that cameras are positioned in such a way that they cannot be easily tampered with, and that they are placed to ensure the best possible visuals to identify an intruder. We also ask business owners not to keep large amounts of cash on their premises if possible, especially overnight and throughout the weekends, and to stagger drop-off times to avoid being monitored.”
Whilst the vast majority of the commercial burglaries have taken place in the George Town and West Bay Road area, businesses across all the Cayman Islands are being advised of these measures. To find out more about what can be done to protect your business, visit the below link.