May 2, 2019
(CMR) Community groups around the island are remaining vigilant with various neighborhood watch options as the RCIPS just released it's 2018 crime statistics – claiming the burglaries were down 36.5%.
This morning several messages are being circulated in both the Newlands and Prospect Community WhatsApp group with incidents of concern.
At 2:00 am today someone called for a taxi to collect a passenger from 99 Orange Drive off Marina Drive.
Upon arrival, the driver was unable to reach anyone from the phone number provided. However, shortly after a man described as “a short Caymanian male with busy hair” approached the taxi cab from across the street from the provided address and jumped into the vehicle. He was further described as appearing be “looking very suspicious and nervous and holding what appeared to be a weapon behind him”.
At that same time the garbage truck pulled up and he jumped out of the vehicle and ran off – appearing to disappear into the proper across the street from 99 Orange Drive. No one else came out and no call was made to the taxi company again. The driver left the scene.
Residents are concerned that it may have been a robbery attempt gone bad.
In the Newlands Groups residents are being warned about a peeping tom in the vicinity of Bayfield Crescent looking into resident's windows. The resident who saw him ran him off and tried to contact their neighbor about it.
They indicated the felt useless contacting the police about the matter.
In other news, the police have not yet located Daniel Rankine who is wanted for burglaries in the Bodden Town area during April.