Friday 20 October, 2017

Tourist's bagpack nabbed while swimming at Tiki Beach

Thieves made off with a tourist's bagpack while he went swimming at Tiki Beach on Thursday. 

Reports from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) are that the visitor left a red bag, containing his belongings, on the sand at the beach while he went swimming. 

Shortly afterwards, two men were running toward the bushes with the red backpack in hand.

In wake of the incident, the RCIPS reminded beachgoers especially visitors, not to leave valuables unattended on the beach. 

“We can all understand how it is tempting to leave our things on the sand while we take a swim, especially if the beach is relatively empty,” said Inspector Lloyd Marriott, Area Commander for West Bay,

“but theft is almost always a crime of opportunity, and leaving valuables unattended creates that opportunity.  It is far better to leave wallets and identification locked away out of sight in a vehicle than on the sand,”he added.