(CMR) We have just received a CMR exclusive tip that several new police cars were vandalized overnight while being prepared for deployment.
The brand new vehicles were being prepared by Cayman Economy Cars on Moxam Road for deployment. Our sources indict that they were scheduled for delivery this morning and were damaged overnight by what appears to be fire. The windows were broken out and something thrown inside them. Our well places source said:
“The cars arrived recently and had been ziebarted and cleaned. Delivery was to be this morning.”
Police have made a statement:
Two new police cars were set on fire in George Town in the early hours of this morning in a suspected targeted arson attack, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
Police said that the blaze happened before 2:45am on Tuesday, 17 April, at a local garage on Walkers Road. The cars were not occupied at the time and there were no injuries, and no other property damage was reported. Police are now appealing for witnesses to the crime.
“This is an unacceptable attack on law enforcement and government property,”
said Police Commissioner Derek Byrne.
“It will impact the patrols those vehicles were intended for, but more importantly, appears to be a continuation of reckless arson attacks on vehicles around the island last year. Such behaviour endangers everyone and must be stopped. We are asking members of the community to come forward with any information.”