Armed men invade home

| 31/05/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman Island Headline News(CNS): George Town detectives are now investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred in the early hours of this morning (Monday 31 May). Police said that at about 2:41 am the RCIPS received a call from the victim who stated he was robbed, in the area of Point Four Street off South Church Street, by two unknown and armed men, who forced they way into the house. The victim stated that the two men had what appeared to be a shotgun and a hand gun. No shots were fired and no one was injured as a result of the incident. The victim and his son were held at gunpoint as the offenders demanded money. They were given an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene.

Detective Sergeant Richard Scott of George Town CID is appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the suspected armed robbery and witnessed anything out of the ordinary to come forward and share the information. Or call 949-4222 or crime stoppers at 800-8477.
 
Meanwhile, officers are also looking into an assault which occurred at the LI night club in the West Bay Road area.
 
At about 11.49 pm on Sunday night a fight was reported to the 911 Emergency centre. Investigations revealed that a 20-year-old female was injured in an altercation with a male patron of the club. Officers responded and on arrival the injured party was already being transported to the George Town Hospital in a private vehicle. The woman received minor cuts from the incident for which she was treated at the hospital and discharged.
 
A male was later arrested at another location in connection with the assault and investigations into this matter are continuing.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    My God, that Cayman has come to this. Am I in a dream?

     
  2. PaperCaymanian says:

    When seconds count the police are only minutes away.

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      The police are only minutes away, if the victim is not murdered before getting to call the police.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Police presence in the area around Point Four Street is absolutely non-existent. I live around there and have never seena police patrol, but recently have been made aware of a worrying increase in minor crimes at night such as stolen bicycles, tools etc out of sheds and now this home invasion.

    Just as with the single Mum above I moved my family to the area thinking it was safe because it looked like a quiet family area.

    By no means am I saying that the police should only be patrolling the affluent areas, but they should be keepingan eye out from time to time as it is this demographic of the population which are obviously targets for criminals.

  4. Single Mom says:

    Wow!! I am a Single Mother who lives with my four year old on the street adjacent to Point Four.  I am scared to think that this has happened so close to me, the reason I moved to this neighborhood was because it is a "safe" area.   To be honest, one reason why robbers would target this area is because there is a lack of police presence in this area.  In the year that I have lived there, I have only seen the police patrol car a handful of times.

    • Survivor says:

      This is so true. I was living on Moxam Rd just a year ago and I was being stalked. This guy would come to the yard real late and would try to get in my place. I had to call 911 everytime and they took like forever to come. Maybe it was only 10 or so but even 10 minutes is a lot when someone is trying to break into your home. I am also a single mother and this is very scary and was very scary for my daugter and myself.

      They really need to do patrols all over the that area and through all the little roads especially at those hours.

    • Anonymous says:

      You should be careful with what you post online, now everyone knows where you live.

  5. anonymous says:

    Hi Karla,

     

    We would not discourage you from making a trip to the islands.  Just like in any other part of the world you have your ‘incidents’.  There are quite a few visitors on the island at the moment.  They walk around, go to the nightclubs and out to eat with no incident.  Remember this is an island of around 50,000 + people.  Of course these incidents are considered serious, but like any other small ‘town’ everything is reported.  In Seattle you probably don’t hear 1% of what goes on.  So please don’t change your plans, come visit us and enjoy our hospitality.

    Thanks

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi Karla,

      It is true these ‘fair Islands’ are no longer quite that ‘fair’ (and shame on anybody trying to deny this), there is unfortunately an element of ‘cictizens’ here who appear to have no regard for anybody attempting to get on with a decent and positive life…. but, enough about the RCIP there are of course the criminals here to contend with too who are just pure scum (sorry but they deserve no other description).

      We now have a considerable rise in street muggings (often armed) and general ‘scum bag’ crime to contend with (this starts with your attempt to get a fairly priced taxi ride from the Airport), but I dare say statsically we fair better than other Islands and Countries within the Caribbean, such as the likes of Jamaica etc.

      I would not change your plans but please do keep your ‘wits about you’ when you visit, just as the ‘locals’ now have to. Please remember to lock your doors and windows and keep to the well populated and busy areas at night.

      I hope you do visit and have a nice and positive stay, as I think the majority of visitors do. 

  6. Anonymous says:

    No reports of violent crime for 3-months; then 7 reported episodes of crimes involving firearms and knives in the last month — the month of the gun amnesty!  With just 10-more days to go, how many guns have been handed in to the RCIPS?  A handful?  What is for sure, the guns pushed into the faces of this father and son were not among them.  Guns do not committ violent crimes, criminals do.  If you want to stop the killings get THEM off the streets. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Obviously the country is not stabilized where gun crijes are concerned.

       

      obviously there are much more guns on the street than being reported. WILL YOU GOOD FOR NOTHING PEOPLE COVERING UP FOR THESE FAMILY MEMBERS THAT ARE  ROBBING PEOPLE AT GUN PONT PLEASE COME FORWARD AND  REPORT THESE SCUMBAGS, IF YOU DON’T YOU’RE A SCUM BAG AS WELL!

      WHY DID THE COMISSIONER SEND HOME THE POLICE TO THE UK "ANNOUNCED" CRIMINALS HAVE NO BUSINESS KNOWING THE WHEREABOUTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, ITS NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS!  MR. BAINES STOP ANNOUNCING EVERY MOVE THE POLICE MAKES, YOU ARE KEEPING THE CROOKED CRIMINALS INFORMEDE AND MAKING YUR JOB HARDER, YOU NEED BETTER RESULTS. TOO MANY GUNS UNCOLLECTD AND BEING HIDDEN AND COVER UP. WHERE IS THE REWARD?

  7. A Guy says:

    Why do people assume that the violence started after the status grants? Or that the people given the grants are those responsible for the violent crimes?

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but most of those who have ended up arrested and charged with the recent string of violent crimes are born caymanians?

    Guess you gotta blame someone though huh?

    And no, I did not get status given to me, I’m just axin.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Oh man! There I was,  was thinking it was finally over…I am praying hard for Jamaica already, but I will add Cayman. Both are my ‘homes’ as I was born in none- but lived in both – and God answers prayers. I pray this time of challenge will pass- and those involved- see the error of their ways and stop. God is not dead.

    • Anonymous says:

      Echoing my sentiments precisely. (But how the heck can so many folks disagree?)

  9. Anonymous says:

    WTF….its time for the typical burgular bars, those that you see in Jamaica, to be installed here in Cayman.  Its done! Face it, this country was shot-to-hell in 2004 under the "nation building" special cabinet system of free status and now we’re reaping the "benefits"!!!

    Now all of you who supported such, can now shout from under your burgular bars, your thanks and praises!!!!

  10. Karla H. says:

    Wow!!   This is really discouraging.  I was planning a trip from Seattle.  Should we cancel it?  Is there a likelihood of crime in the streets there? I always thought Cayman was safe from this sort of thing. Even if it’s happening to the local people, it can’t be good for tourists to have this sort of thing going on

    • proudtobeabraca says:

      Just come to cayman Brac the only problem youll have is Colin bumming a drink>

    • Anonymous says:

      Dear Karla,

      Please don’t cancel anything. Let me try and put this in perspective for you. I’ve lived here for 31 years, and, yes, things have changed. Things have changed from there being virtually zero chance of being a victim of crime to ‘some chance’. But that ‘some chance’ is infinitely smaller to that which exists in most other places in the world, and certainly the Caribbean. I travel to your country, and having once lived in a large country, I keep my wits about me. Frankly, I’m frightened at the prospect of a trip to the US, due to the high level of crime there, but this doesn’t stop me from travelling to Miami to shop, or to Chicago to visit friends. What I am saying is that a large part of our reaction to incidents here in Cayman – as awful as they reportedly are – is prompted by a comparison to a situation enjoyed by few peoples in the world. Hope this gives you some insight! 

       

  11. Anonymous says:

    And so you all think that because a few bad guy’s were locked up and charged recently in West Bay with Murder, all of the illegal gun’s have disappeared and the violence have stopped ??? Think again !!!!

    The day is going to come in Cayman not long from now where certain streets, districts and locations throughout the island will all be known/given new names based on the violence that breeds from within.

    This is what happened in Jamaica and so it will happen here also.

     

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Why do you have to be so negative, start to speak postive on the Islands please I beg you.