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Cayman Islands: Firearm stolen during burglary in East End Mon (14)

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Clarification of Shotgun from 7 August Burglary Recovered 

From RCIPS Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM – 

In response to queries today from the press, please be advised that the shotgun stolen from a home in in early August was recovered in November. A man was charged on 6 November in connection for possession of an unlicensed firearm ( released on that date).

The .22 caliber rifle has not been recovered. – original PR follows;

Guns Stolen from West Bay home

At about 4pm on Monday, 7 August, officers responded to a report of a daytime burglary at a home in the Mount Pleasant area of West Bay. Homeowners left the residence around 6:30AM that day, and the burglary was discovered around 4:00PM.

Police were advised that two firearms, a shotgun and .22 caliber rifle, and a quantity of ammunition, had been stolen. West Bay CID is investigating.

The RCIPS would like to remind gun owners to properly secure weapons, and also ensure that the keys to gun safes are also properly secured.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call West Bay CID at 949-3999 or at 800-8477(TIPS).

From RCIPS Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Around 4:30PM yesterday, 14 December, police responded to a report of a burglary in the vicinity of Farm Road in East End. The complainant had left his home fully secured at 6AM yesterday morning, and discovered the home burgled when he returned yesterday afternoon. His licensed firearm, a 12 gauge Maverick shotgun, was stolen from its gun case, along with several rounds of ammunition. The lock on the gun case had been broken. Although still uncertain, it appears that this was the only item stolen from the household.

We are reminding gun owners to secure their firearms and place their gun cases in as inconspicuous a place as possible in their homes. If the guns are no longer being used, they can be surrendered to police for destruction.

We are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Bodden Town CID at 947-2220 or to call the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477.

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