(CMR) The RCIPS says there has been a recent increase in the number of Honda vehicles stolen on Grand Cayman, specifically CRV, Civic and Accord models. The majority of these stolen vehicles are registered pre-2002.
Two Honda CRVs stolen recently were taken while the original keys remained in the possession of the owners and were used in the commission of serious crimes.
“We are investigating the possibilities around how this could occur. We advise owners to restrict access as much as possible to keys for these model vehicles,” said Ag. Superintendent Brad Ebanks
The RCIPS also advises persons who own Honda vehicles registered pre-2002 to ensure that these vehicles are well secured when not in use to avoid becoming a target.
Persons are asked to avoid leaving the keys in their vehicle and park within an enclosed garage or park another vehicle behind your Honda car.
Persons should also consider using a steering wheel or tyre lock. Persons are also advised to install alarms on their vehicles, park in well-lit locations within the view of CCTV or security cameras, and always lock their vehicles.
“These vehicle safety tips, of course, apply to all vehicle owners,” said Ag. Superintendent Brad Ebanks.
“We see many vehicles left running or unlocked, and with valuables sitting in plain view where opportunistic thieves will take advantage of an easy target. Please be mindful of how you secure your vehicle, specifically if you own a pre-2002 Honda, so you can avoid becoming the next victim,” he added.