Shortly before 6:00AM on Thursday, 26 August, officers responded to a report of a burglary at a restaurant in West Shore Centre on West Bay Road. The culprits appear to have broken in through the front entrance after 4:30 that morning, and made off with a safe containing cash. The matter is currently under investigation.
The suspects are described as being tall and slim, wearing dark clothing, including long sleeved shirts, and were masked and wearing gloves.
Later that morning officers were alerted to a report of another burglary at a business in Cayman Falls Plaza on West Bay Road. The culprits appear to have broken into the business shortly after 4:00 the same morning, and made off with a safe.
The description of these suspects is similar to that of the suspects in the burglary at West Shore Centre, and both burglaries are believed to have been committed by the same persons.
Police have retrieved CCTV footage from the location of the West Shore Centre burglary, and are releasing a portion of the footage in hopes that members of the public may be able to assist with any information about these men or their activities, which could identify them or help locate these safes.
Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to contact George Town CID at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website https://www.rcips.ky.
Police have previously noted an uptick in commercial burglaries during the month of August and the public is being reminded to take preventative measures with their businesses in order to avoid loss and damage, and assist in the investigative process if such incidents do occur.
"We commend these businesses for having security measures such as CCTV cameras installed, which have already assisted in our investigation," Superintendent Peter Lansdown said. "We encourage other business 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."
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