Teenagers arrested for KFC armed heist

| 29/03/2010

(CNS): Following a law enforcement operation on Sunday night in the George Town area the police have arrested three teenagers aged 16, 18 and 19 years. The RCIPS said the teenagers are currently in custody in connection with the armed robbery at KFC on the 23 March 2010. According to witnesses at about 10.30 p.m. on Tuesday 23 March, three men entered Kentucky Fried Chicken in West Bay Road one of which was armed with what appeared to be a firearm and another had a machete. (Photo by Dennie Warren Jr)

They men reportedly threatened staff before making off with a sum of cash from the premises. No shots were fired and no-one was injured. Police said enquiries into the case continue but did not state if the suspects are believed to have been involved with any of the other armed robberies that currently remained unsolved.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I was very happy to hear that they had caught these people till I read their ages.  I’m a mother with kids around this age and this brought tears to my eyes.  Why?  I find it very sad that children would be weilding machetes and waving guns.  It sounds like something out of Somalia.  This is a very sad day for Cayman.

    I don’t know if we can fix these problems but I think themain thing is that we have to make this kind of lifestyle undesirable.  Why these girls are fighting over these gangstas?  Why do our boys want to be gangstas? We have to figure this out so we can save our youth.  If this is what is happening now from a very young age what do you think it will be like in say 10 years?

    • zzzzz says:

      "It sounds like something out of Somalia."

      Exactly.  How telling that a few teenagers raised improperly and a handful of young men allowed to go bad can turn the formerly-prosperous Cayman Islands into a war zone where everyone with the financial means to do so grabs their portable wealth and property and flees.

      PS – The guys want to be criminals because generally they can get away with crime in the Cayman Islands.  Have no doubt about it: if you don’t get caught, crime pays very well.  If I can earn more than those highly-pressured 18-hours-a-day lawyers without going to school for 5-7 years and without actually doing anything that takes more than about an hour a day, what will compel me to do otherwise?  Fear of capture and actual punishment, that’s what.  The absence of that makes the choice very predictable.  Change that and the result may change as well.

      Oh, and the girls dig the guys because the guys are rich, free to party all the time, and let’s face it – young girls dig dangerous men.  It’s part of animal nature to want to mate withthe dominant male.  Educating the girls as to the future of that course of action might help – pregnant and abandoned, a single mom with no respect and few prospects.  If they have any self-esteem they might reflect on that life.

      It would also help to demonstrate that crime does not pay by incarcerating the criminal and taking away all their toys and fancy homes (forfeiture of proceeds of crime)  leaving them broke, unemoployed and homeless.  Who wants to date that? 

      Good luck.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I hope they try these 3 all as adults! They are going around acting as adults…so try them as such!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Now that the Kids have been caught all that can be expected is that their rights will be the highest priority.  Victims on Cayman have no rights to justice.  Its the Caymanian Christian way and will never change.

    They will just be one more example of why it is O.K. to be a criminal in Cayman.

    Or?

  4. Anonymous says:

    actually I don’t think the police name people when they are arrested,  only when ye charge them,  whether they are from West Bay or not

  5. Anonymous says:

    It is really refreshing to read the news of the current ‘success’ of the police. My only hope is that they have done proper investigation and forensics to gain convictions in the courts and lock these PUNKS up for a long time.

    It might be a deterrent, if we had corporal punishment and these JERKS were flogged in front of the court house with the public watching.

    Unfortunately "human rights" deem that the criminals have more rights than law abiding citizens.

     
  6. Anony says:

     

    One thing is for sure these young men are not from West Bay, because had they been their names, photos and entire family details would have been posted.   A crime is a crime wherever it is committed or whoever commits it, but it is always portrayed as “Something/someone worse if it a West Bayer or it happens in West Bay…This is quite visible in the press, the judicial system, the police, our Government and from many of our own Caymanians…. But be careful, much is scattered when the wind blows.  I wish there could be more love showed regardless of what country or district you are from, remembering these young people is an off-spring of our  (community at large) actions.   There is good and bad everywhere, but remember there is no segregation among our children. They go to the same schools, same friends etc….    So know today is West Bay……but tomorrow is right around the corner and it your day…..    Our young people need LOVE…….this is our only hope…Let give them some, make a decision for each one of us to adopt a trouble child…..and show him/or her some LOVE, making them know…..they are victims of circumstances, but it is up to them to change it and you will help them along the way….even when the fall…we will help them up.
    • Anonymous says:

      Stop sticking up for these criminals. When people like you condone and even appear to encourage criminal behavious then it’s no wonder the kids are unable to see the consequences of their actions.

      Yes, kids are always up to mischief but this is something far worse. They have seen the male influences in their lives robbing, murdering and raping all their lives and have accepted that as the norm. They see the Caymanian wives, girlfriends, sisters and mothers turn a blind eye to their men even when they are raping and killing children. This says to the kids that crime is acceptable in their society.

      It is too late for educating and mollycoddling these monsters. They are not children, they are criminals whose only ambition in life is to murder and rape more people than their brothers, uncles and cousins.

      The only way to stem the violence is by rounding up and locking down all teen criminals for massively long sentences at a new, improved harsh and brutal Northward. The second stage is to make an example of the ‘accessories’ to the crimes, i.e. the women who hide and give false alibis to the criminals, and lock them up for a very long time.

      Step 3 is maybe the most important step. Stop letting the church stick their beaks into society. Roll out a safe sex campaign in the schools, encourage the use of protection, don’t stick your heads in the sand like the church do. We need to stop the young Caymanian girls thinking it is cool to sleep around with the gangsters and want their children so bad.

      The current generation (and those before) think it is cool for girls to have sex before their teens and have children whilst at school. This is  amassive burden on society as we consequently have to pay for that girl and her kids for their whole lives. Parents should spend more time parenting their kids, don’t send them out on the streets night after night so you can go out drinking or womanizing.

    • Anonymous says:

      My question to you is where are all the pictures of the criminals from West Bay? You said that if they were from West Bay their pictures, family details would have been posted. We are yet to see pictures from the criminals from West Bay. Get your facts straight please!! Wrong is wrong!!

    • Anonymous says:

      No – I will not help them up!

      The reason those kids are turning to crime is because they were never made to feel and suffer the consequences for their actions. You can not spend your life hiding behind a bad childhood or upbringing. There are countless examples in this world of people who have overcome much, much worse circumstances and ended up on the right side of the law. The problem is that you have to want to, and you have to do for yourself, but those thugs expect that everyone should do form them. It is one thing if kids get into the :"usual" teenager trouble, but comitting an armed robbery is a whole new ball game.

      Stop making excuses for them. We all make choices. They want to be grown up, they suffer the consequence. They know the difference between right and wrong!

  7. zzzz says:

    If they are found guilty, if and only if, then 20 years ought to work out about right for this.  They can be poster boys for why armed robbery does not pay. 

    They can come out when they are 36, 38 and 39 years old.  Then they can try life again.

    OK, so who amongst us thinks that [***if they are found guilty***] they will receive that appropriate punishment? 

    Who thinks that they’ll be back on the beach before the next armed robbery?

    Hard to tell these days. 

    • Dred says:

      And go where? Northward. You don’t get it do you? Strangely enough going to Northward is street cred. It’s like you graduate.

      These guys need to get into a real prison. We need to first round up all the Human Rights people and drop them in the worst parts of Jamaica and leave them. If any of them make it out then we take what they say under some consideration.

      We need a darn prison not a country club. They do crimes when they get out not because their bad but because they are now use to living a lifestyle they can’t afford when outside the joint. YES you heard me many don’t live as good out here as they do in there. Look at the amenities:

      Free room and board – Actually they pay you.

      3 great meals a day

      Air Condition

      TV

      Weekly conjucal visits

      Weekly drug delivery service

      Come on guys how can that be beaten??

      They need to be afraid of the darn place if the prison is ever to work. All the laws in the world won’t help us if the place they are going to is the joke of the civilised world.

      • zzzz says:

        Talk to the politicians Dred, talk to the politicians. 

        Were it up to me, I’d form a "Take Cayman Back" posse and engage in some extra-judicial capital punishment and simply be done with it.  Of course, that ain’t too popular these days.

  8. Anonymous says:

    ** Attention Street Punks **

    Cayman’s Firearms Law: persons convictedof importing, exporting, possession or use of specified firearms must be incarcerated for at least 10 years. In addition to the minimum sentence, courts, of course, have the discretion of imposing a period of incarceration of up to 20 years and fines of up to $100,000.

    The current law has a definition of the term “firearm” that is wide enough to include air pistol, air gun, and any component part of any such weapon, and ammunition.

    That’s automatically 10 years before the judge takes into account the threats of bodily harm, and theft….think about it.