Man robbed at gunpoint in George Town

| 24/09/2009

(CNS): Three men, one of whom brandished a firearm, approached a 30-year-old man who had just left a local bar on Tuesday night, 22 September and demanded cash. The man had left the bar around 11:00pm and was robbed on Bodden Road, George Town. The offenders took an undisclosed amount of money, making off on foot in the direction of North Church Street. The victim was unhurt in the incident. The incident was reported to police the next day (Wednesday, 23 September).

Detectives from George Town are investigating the incident and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area that may have seen something. Anyone who can help should contact Detective Constable Angela Scarlett on 949-4222. People can also call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  1. McGruff says:

    Would it be worth taking in to consideration the number of convicted offenders that were recently released on parole? Or have they all been rounded back up already?


  2. Patriot says:

    I wonder how many incidents it takes to consider a situation to be declared an emergency. How many robberies, assaults, etc need to happen before we think about doing something serious.

    We need to tackle this problem right now. There are officers out there very competent, who are ready to hold true to serving the community. They just need the right orders to go out and start cleaning up this place from criminals.

    Sure, it may bother our liberties for a while but is a small price to pay now before we are held inside our homes by criminal activity.

    We can not walk safely at night, especially in George Town. Your kids will no longer be able to play outside until starts getting dark. Your home will need to be occupied 24/7 and you will think twice to answer the door forfear to be robbed and hurt.

    It is an emergency right this very moment.

    We need the authorities that were voted to make hard decisions now and let a Police group qualified to go out there and search houses, cars and people (yes, people). If you are clean you have nothing to loose but some minor inconvenience and time.

    Police needs a show of force and they need the community to be behind (like when hurricane Ivan, perhaps even more force).

    As far as I am concerned, any criminal is an enemy of these islands and must be treated as such, ENEMY, period.

    The damage and consequences to our tourism, businesses and our life style, is going to be larger and longer and more difficult to recover from every day that goes by with the criminal activity that is taking place.


    Take action NOW!

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      While you’re suggesting we destroy our liberties and Freedoms because YOU are afraid, please count me out of your plans; I will keep my rights until I die!

      Additionally, you appear to be suggesting thepolice become criminals to uphold the law.

  3. Anon says:

    apologies did not read that correctly. just so frustrated with this island right now that im being hot headed.

  4. Anon says:

    I hope you realise that your comment is largely incorrect. Caymanians are commiting alot of these GUN crimes – its all gang related. I am getting fed up with Expats being blamed for your countries woes. 

    • Jean Yus says:

      Don’t joke, no doubt according to Steve McField the gunman is simply a misunderstood victim of the foreign abuse of Caymanians; his Philipino nanny and evil expat professionals conspired to deny him the chance of  glittering career and now he is forced to steal and rob. 

    • Twyla Vargas says:

      13;31  POINT TAKEN, If Caymanians are committing alot of these gun robberies, what are they doing with all that cash.

      Are the bank tellers keeping an eye out for any large sums of money being deposited.  Because I understand that you cannot deposit more then five thousand dollars without being questioned.  Another thing is parents, girlfiends guardians, friends brothers and sisters observing their children, friends or cousins with lots of cash and they aint working.  Every little bit of thought counts you know.

      We are not being observant enough if it is a Caymanian.  Your man buys you an expensive gift, and he is not working………………….Young people banking money but dont have a job………………………………New car bought, but dont have a job……………………taking a trip but dont have a job……………………….Parents are we searching our children rooms throughly.   Are we listening to their conversations with friends?   There is so much a Caymanian parent can do to assist.       Now on the other hand If it is an expatriate………….forget about it, check quik cash, the money is gone, and to close my comments, "Dont worry, some body knows"

  5. Anonymous says:

    You know the old saying: an armed robbery a day keeps the investors and tourists away.

    Caymanians: You wanted to take back your country for yourselves and get rid of foreigners.  It lookslike you’ve found a really good way of making that happen.  Congratulations.

    • Anonymous says:

      There is another old saying, "even the part of the horse that goes over the fence last has a point of view" Now we know that that saying is accurate

      • Harry Butz says:

        Sounds like we have a couple of smartasses in our midst…


      • Anonymous says:


        The eyeballs are on the other end of the horse, Einstein. 

        This education system… man oh man….

  6. Anonymous says:

    At what point will our politicians get the point that we, the people who elected them, no longer accept their excuses that policing is the governor’s responsibility. We expect them to use their legislative power and the means of communication that are available to them to ensure that whatever needs to be done to make our streets safe is done.

    Clearly what has been done is not enough. Police officers tell us privately that they know who is doing this but that they cannot proactively raid their homes, hangouts and vehicles to catch them with their guns and that they are not allowed to follow the known thugs. 

    We need more harsh punishment, better methods of surveillance, detection and identification of criminals, and any other measure that will make us safer. Declare a state of emergency and sweep the trouble areas with a microscope looking for anything illegal. Stop the known thugs every time they move 10′ or blink an eye. Arrest them for even the most minor infraction and lock them up. Make the prison a place that absolutely terrifies them and put these gun thugs and other violent criminals there for the rest of their lives.

    I am not seeing our LOGB and his friends doing anything to make our streets safe and his poor excuses mean nothing to me. We demand action.

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      Re: “Police officers tell us privately that they know who is doing this but that they cannot proactively raid their homes, hangouts and vehicles to catch them with their guns and that they are not allowed to follow the known thugs.”

      Your source officers are an example of ignorance.  Iif an officer has good reason to believe that there is an illegal firearm somewhere, they can get a search warrant in minutes.  So pathetic, no wonder crime is out of control!!!