Two armed home invasions for cash

| 11/01/2010

Cayman Islands News, Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Grand Cayman crime(CNS): In two separate incidents yesterday evening, 10 January, armed robbers entered into homes and stole cash at gunpoint. In both cases, the occupants received minor injuries. Two men have been arrested in connection to the first incident. At approximately 7:00pm the 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a report from a resident of Turtle Lane, West Bay, that two men had entered the residence, one said to be carrying a firearm, the other a machete, and demanded money. A brown purse containing an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

Four people were in the residence at the time of the robbery, two of which received slight injuries that did not require hospital treatment. Police attended the location and a short time later two men aged 23 and 24 years of age were arrested. Further investigations continue.

Another robbery took place at Treasure Island Condos, Seven Mile Beach, last night at around 11:45pm. It was reported to police that 4 men, all wearing dark clothing with their faces covered, knocked on a door at the resort and forced their way in to the room. One of the men was said to be carrying a firearm.

A wallet was taken from one of the occupants of the residence and the suspects fled from the apartment shortly after, towards the parking lot. Three people were home at the time of the incident, two females and one male. One of the women received minor cuts to her knees and mouth.

Anyone who was in the vicinity of Treasure Island, West Bay Road, and may have seen these men clad in black are asked to contact George Town Police Station CID, at 9494222 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).
 

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  1. Joe Bananas says:

    A man listened to the radio as it told him that he should evacuate to higher ground as a flood was comeing.  The Lord will keep me safe he thought and stayed.  Later the water had risen to the second story and some people in a boat stopped by his window and asked him to climb in.  No thank you the Lord will save me he said and they moved on.  Now the water was almost ove the top of the roof he was standing on and a helicoptor stopped  over him and yelled for him to grab the rope they lowered to him.  No thank you the Lord will save me he yelled and they left.  Later he was at the pearly Gates and walked up to God and asked "Lord!  Why didn’t you save me?"  And God spoke."  I sent you a warning,  I sent you a boat, I sent you a helicopter.

    This is what I see happening to Cayman.  You can’t save someone who won’t do anything to save himself.  Just keep waiting.  It won’t be long now.

  2. Anonymous says:

    For months now the people of these islands have been calling on the government to stop roaming the planet first class and to bring in legislation to increase the penalties for these crimes and to reform the Hotel Northward so that it is a punishment and not a reward for crime. Having read on other reports on this website that those who are convicted of crimes are well fed and housed and provided with free TV and entertainment at our expense and that they have drugs and sex pretty much on demand, is it any wonder that crime is rampant in Cayman – clearly it rewards those who commit crimes in all possible ways. I am tired of the apologists who say that these criminals are just misunderstood and that they ned to be coddled a bit more. I say lock them up for decades ofhard labour and lock up those who shelter them as well.

    What do we have to do to get our lazy politicians to get off their fat a$$es (and in one case his somewhat reduced but still lazy a$$ and end this crime surge. I am starting to believe that these politicians must be benefiting from this crime wave as they seem to have no interest in ending it.

    • feed up says:

      The ONLY way Caymans leaders will get off their fat money sucking A$$ is if some one shoots one of them.  And then all that will happen is that they will take the best of the police away from the people and use them for their own protection.

       The Goverment has spoken and no one, not even the police may carry or have quickly available to them anything that will allow you to stop anyone with a gun from doing whatever they want to you and those you love.  Listen to the Goverment and you are screwed like all those who have been shot or robbed lately and of course all of those who will be shot and or robbed in the future.

         If the people of Cayman want protection from the gun crooks they have to do it themselves.  Either arm yourselves and be safe from criminals but not the police and the Goverment or get off your A$$ and do what is neccessary to get your lazy and incompetent leaders to do what YOU want. Or pray that the next victim is someone else.

    • Anonymous says:

      What can you do to get your politicians to get of their behinds?

      Until everyone gets together and marches the street in peace, demaning that action will be taken, not much will be accomplished. Best opportunity when the new governor will be sworn in!

      • Anonymous says:

        Using the Governor’s swearing in ceremony to protest the out of control crime we are facing and absence of any action against the criminals by our useless politicians is an excellent idea. The politicians will be there and so will the media. 

        The swearing in ceremony is on Friday. I am going to start making my sign and those for family members today. This is our best opportunity in the near future folks – let’s do this. Is there anybody ready to make a speech to the media at that time?

         

         

        • Anonymous says:

          Does anyone here know how we can publicise this idea of turning the Governor’s swearing in into something the politicians will pay attention to? How do we let other people know to show up with their families and their signs protesting the crime wave and the lack of any response by our politicians?

          There are 3 days left which ought to be plenty of time if people know how to organise something like this.

      • anonymous says:

        N O T I CE TO THE PUBLIC

        NOTICE TO ALL ATTENDING THE SWEARING IN CEREMONY OF THE NEW GOVERNOR.

        Yes when the new governor is sworn in would be an excellent opportunity for the people to march, demonstrating thewishes of the people in front of the new governor  embarassing the elected government. Don’t let McKeeva fool you with a mild speech promising you anything) Go through with this regardless of what they come out with prior to the creemony, it’ll only be a trick to save their own face.

        That will be the 15th of January.

        NOW is the time to purchase all supplies needed.

        MAKE SIGNS AND POSTERS SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE ABOUT WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT.

        ‘BRING BACK DEREK HAINES AND HIS CREW"

        STOP THE KILLING

        STOP THE ROBBERIES

        I HAVE NOT SLEPT COMFORTABLE NOR FELT SAFE IN MY HOUSE SINCE FORMER CHIEF INSPECTOR DEREK HAINES LEFT THE RCIP

        I WANT TO FEEL SAFE AGAIN – BRING BACK DEREK HAINES

        BRING BACK DEREK HAINESTO THE RCIP

        BRING BACK DEREK HAINES TO THE RCIP HE KEEPS DRUGS AWAY FROM MY CHILDREN

        DEREK HAINES KNOWS HOW TO KEEP CAYMAN SAFE

        I FEEL SAFE WITH DEREK HAINES ON THE STREETS FIGHTING CRIME

        BRING BACK HAINES AND HIS TASK FORCE

        RCIP NEED DEREK HAINES AND HIS TASK FORCE TO STOP THE CRIME IN OUR COMMUNITIES

        COMMISSIONER BAINES NEED DEREK HAINES BY HIS SIDE,

        DEREK HAINES KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH THE CRIMINALS TERRORIIZING OUR COMMUNITIES

    • Anonymous says:

      As highlighted in some recent stories, the trailer trash that meet up with these criminals to provide sex and drugs etc need to be stopped.

      If the cons weren’t getting laid and supplied with easy drugs and cigarettes etc inside Northward, it wouldn’t be such a cushty stay.

      The greasers that think it is cool to go up there and sleep with the gangsters need to be prosecuted. Surely they are breaking some law by assisting the prisoner to smuggle contraband?

      The parents of these girls need to instill some discipline. Don’t turn the other cheek or your daughters will end up on the front pages for the wrong reasons.

      • Anonymous says:

        Tue 12:33:  Amen! Amen! Amen!

      • Night Flyer says:

        It’s not just woman who take drug’s up to Northward. p

      • true dat says:

        The problem would be who would stop them?  The police and or guards who have been getting payed from the start to do this and never have and never will and will never be made too?  Welcome to Cayman where people get payed to do nothing and there is no accounting for anyting mon.

  3. In God we trust says:

    Yes its really a great place to spend time and i have heard from several inmates, does any one know how much Ganja is freely available inside the place ?

     

  4. Anonymous says:

    Man!!!!

    I agree 100 % with the above comment. May I Add "Talk About a waist of government funds to support these criminals. 

    I have posted comments in Dec. 2009 about armed robberies taking place in Cayman. i Remember quoting What is next. Are we going to be awaken by someone with a gun pointing to our heads!! When are they going to change these weak laws change. As the comment posted above States "criminals have NO fear of the LAW. These laws and there subsequences seem to encourage criminal activity for those who refuse or have no will to work. They recieve a GRAND ENTRANCE to the prison, an extremely leanient punishment for capital offences being committed.

    MURDER = 3 YEARS UP TO 8 YEARS IMPRISONMENT

    DOMESTIC ABUSE = 3 HOURS UP TO 2 WEEKS CENTRAL LOCK UP

    DRUNK DRIVING = SLAP ON THE WRIST AND A HOPE YOU DON’T DRIVE FOR ONE YEAR SUSPENSION OF YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE.

    A STICK OR EVEN A POUND OF MARIJUANA = DEPENDS IF YOUR WILLING TO BE A SNITCH YOU GO FREE, IF NOT YOU FACE 1 WEEK UP TO 7 YEARS.

     a DIME BAG OF COCAINE OR A KILOGRAM = 10 YEARS UP TO 30 YEARS.

    Once in jail, 

    The prison officer asked the guest, "what will you have for lunch today". We have Curry Chicken, Curry Goat, Steam Fish, Stew Conch or Cayman Style Lobster, Will that be with white rice or rice & bean, potato salad, bread fruit. oh what would you like to drink, pepsi.  Oh Mr guest you have a call, on line two, should i take a message.

    "My,My,My"  What a life. "Talk above a waist of government funds."

  5. Anonymous says:

    Crime in the tourist areas should be intolerable and a red line that is not crossed.

    • Anonymous says:

      But it’s OK everywhere else?  Quick let’s all move to the tourist areas.

      • Anonymous says:

        Obviously it’s not ok everywhere else, but if the tourists are affected, it will affect cruise revenue, hotel revenue, dive revenue…i.e.: your livelihood.

        • Anonymous says:

          Tourist revenue is only part of the problem. It is the professionals fleeing with their clients from the financial services sector that we need to worry about too.

          We may get the tourists back one day, but once the banks have gone, that’s it, they’re gone for good. Thats my livelihood and that means I won’t be able to subsidizeyours any longer.

        • Anonymous says:

          Plus the tourists are probably law-abiding visitors who would report any crime seen and provide evidence to the police of any offences they witnessed.  Caymanians (apparently) don’t have that characteristic and thus reap what they sow.  The tourist ought not to be visited with the consequences of the Caymanian’s fostering of violent crime.  That’s owned by the Caymanians and should stay "home".

    • Anonymous says:

      Crime anywhere on the island should not be tolerated full stop.

      Criminals should face extremely harsh penalites and they wouldn’t commit the crimes. Don’t send them on vacation to L’hotel Northward. They should be made to work brutally hard. 16 hour days on chain gangs cleaning the islands, or labouring or farming. Not like the doss hole prison farm, but a real supervised and enclosed prison camp.

      There’s your deterrant right there. It’s time for a zero tolerance approach. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Stop, let’s think about this comment..

      Tourist areas are not exempt from crime. they are globally targeted. "SAD TO SAY." It’s the truth what you are saying but it is happening. Taking it a bit futher, Invading and robbing anyone is totally wrong and should be punished. We the local people should be protected and cherrished just as the tourist . I also think that the police are not being trained properly or have very little experience on solving crimes. It seems that about 70% of crimes on this little Islands are not solved. Crimes that are solved unfortunatly the offenders are not properly punished. And yet we continue to Hire more police officers.

      "Questions" does anyone know if there is a proper police or  Fire training facility on the Island? Why are there only three firemen stationed in the Easten District that has such a large area to cover, with major hotels and tourist as well? Why are they NOT HIRING FIREMEN TO HELP?

      A thief in the Middle East is punished by have their right hand and left foot amputated "cut off"

      Here A thief is arrested and released to do the crime again.

      Unfortunatly, i have seen many laws change in several countries only because a high ranking individual or his/her family was affected by a crime.The people of these places are human as well as the high ranking official.

      "We are too". I hope it does not have to happen on our little Island. our Laws and punishment for these crimes need to be changed and more strict.

    • O'Really says:

      I can’t help but feel that the posters who have criticised this post have missed the point. I don’t believe the post is suggesting that there is any difference to an individual if a crime is committed against a tourist or a local. Both are equally wrong.

      But where there is a difference is in the wider implications for Cayman as a whole. The tourist industry is stillvery important to the Cayman economy, so crimes against tourists or tourist related businesses don’t just affect them, such crimes threaten Cayman’s image as a safe, crime free  tourist destination and as such threaten the livelihood of many Caymanians and residents.

      In an ideal world, all crimes of similar nature should be given equal weight, but in the real world resources are limited and allocated in accordance with reasonable priorities. I believe the poster is suggesting that because of the wider implications, greater weight needs to be given to tourist related crime.

  6. Anonymous says:

    "Minor cuts to knees and mouth" sounds alot more violent than a simple burglary – more like a home invasion.  

     

  7. Lachlan MacTavish says:

     The key word here is "armed"………I have been told to give it a rest on numerous occasions by posters here. But there have been some really great suggestions and ideas posted by Caymanians, residents and visitors. I have yet to read about any major pro active CIG response to crime, guns and violence.

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      "The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." ~ Plato (429 to 347 BC)  Have you considered that proactive residents and visitors might be more effective in reducing such criminal offences?

      • Rorschach says:

        We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." – Winston Churchill

      • The Kraken Awakes says:

        For those of you not aware of Cayman’s one-man chapter of the NRA, by "proactive residents and visitors" Dennie is encouraging guns in every home and that the public of Cayman use them on anyone who wrongfully sets foot in a property.  If you want to turn Cayman into Kingston then Dennie is the man for you.

         

        • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

          Firstly, you are factually incorrect when you say that I am encouraging people to use guns “on anyone who wrongfully set foot in a property.”  My position has always been that firearm use in a lawful act of self-defense should only be used if necessary; funny how you didn’t notice that.

          In any event, I would rather have a licensed firearm for lawful purposes and not need to use it in a self-defense situation, than need a firearm, but not have one.  Are you really that intellectually dishonest or a criminal?

          • Bigger Picture says:

            The problem with the approach of Mr. Warren is that his approach would lead directly to a proliferation of gun access and gun crime.  He fails to see the broader community impact beyond the rights of individuals who he assumes (wrongly) will all be law abiding all the time. 

            • Anonymous says:

              What Dennie is offering is a practical solution to living in a community where untouchable criminals have (a) effectively unlimited access to guns, and (b) very little chance of getting caught using them.  My solution was to pack up my family and go home.  Dennie’s solution addressed the needs of those who don’t have that option.  If law enforcement were functional in Cayman you could justify the approach of minimizing overall crime by reducing society’s exposure to firearms generally, but it’s not.  Dennie’s approach offers a functional means of increasing one’s security of the person when everything else literally has failed.  Your approach of providing cynicism without counter-proposals offers nothing but a headache.

      • BamBam says:

        Yeah Dennie tell him that guns are dangerous and the only thing more dangerous is not having one . This Cayman today unfortunately his solution is to leave it in the hands of the dependable Local law enforcement Good luck to him and his family.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The criminals have no fear of the law or the repercussions of their crimes.

    Even if they are caught they’ll usually get off with a slapped wrist. Repeat offenders get an all inclusive 5 star vacation at northward.

    It’s time to shut these thugs down. You must pull together and tell the police what you know. Everybody knows when it is their own sons, cousins, brothers etc out robbing every night but nobody says anything. Next time they could come home in a box after a householder has been pushed too far. 

    That will then serve as a deterrant.