Armed robbers hit pizza shop

| 25/06/2010

(CNS): Police have confirmed there was an armed robbery at Domino’s Pizza parlour on Mary Street last night (24 June) at around 22:50. Three men who appeared to be armed with handguns and machetes stormed the store during the robbery and smashed the restaurant door.  The robbers threatened staff and escaped the scene with an undisclosed sum of cash but no one was hurt during the incident. The robbery occurred on what turned out to be a busy night for police, following a shooting in a West Bay bar around two hours earlier. This is the second time in a few weeks that a Domino’s parlour has been hit by robbers. (Photo Dennie Warren Jr)

Earlier this month three teenage girls entered the Savannah location with machetes and threatened staff. Four suspects have since been charged with that crime.
Detective Constable Reid of George Town CID is appealing for anyone who was in the area around the relevant time and witnessed the robbery or saw the suspects fleeing the scene to come forward.

Anyone with information should call George Town police station on 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Another armed robbery at a business with security guards!! Maybe businesses could cut that expense from their operating costs as I have never seen a headline that says "robbery foiled by security guards". A lot less work permits needed!!

    • Anonymous says:

      What does this have to do with work permits.  The Police won’t arm themselves let alone security guards.  What are the security guards suppose to do risk their lifes for a few dollars? 

       

      They put into place a security licensing law but security companies still cannot carry batons, handcuffs let alone firearms, just a way for government to collect more money

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree with the other poster that it has a lot to do with work permits and if you take the time to think about it you will see what they meant! These businesses are hiring security guards who obviously have no effect in deterring criminals. Just about all security guards are on work permits and – for whatever reason – these guards are being rendered useless and it makes no sense either economically or immigrationwise.

    • Anonymous says:

      Truly, what exactly is the function of the security guards? To restrain shoplifters trying to flee the store? That makes sense. To foil robbers armed with handguns and shotguns? Now that makes no sense whatsoever. One solution? Automatic closing doors, triggered by an employee. Put the fear of God in these boy/scumbags regarding a shootout with armed police. Time to meet force with force with these lowlifes.  Don’t want to sound like Clint (!), but I’m getting real fed up, know what I mean?

      • Caymaniam says:

        Do you mean,so that the employees can prevent the robbers from escaping? Would you want to be locked in a building with armed, desperate robbers who are pissed off at you, waiting for the police to engage them in a shoot-out?

  2. Seriously? says:

    Time for companies to install lock release front doors.  It wouldn’t prevent someone getting in if they really wanted to, but it would deter these "poor young people" from taking the easy way out. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    To Shaggy from the Park — Please do not condone these teenagers for their worthlessness!!  They probably don’t even need anything but just plain stupid. They are almost adults and should be punished in the same way.  The owners of these places have to work hard to keep their businesses operating. These Teens need to learn a lesson so they should be punished to the fullest of the Law!!  

  4. Dennie Warren Jr. says:

    I read this story and thought to myself; didn’t they get the Gun Amnesty memo?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Not again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Regarding comments "stop raising food prices" that is not the cause of the problem.  The problem is that these little criminals don’t have any values, no character, norespect for anyone, not even themselves, no principles, no pride in their country, did not want an education when they were in schools and certainly don’t want a job.  They have found a way to take what others have worked for because they law of the land prevents law abiding citizens the opportunity of arming themselves to protect their lives and property and these nuisances play by no rules.  Then if they are caught, they plead not guilty and ask the government to hire a lawyer to do his best to get them off.  In the end, the criminal and the lawyer both profit and the victim and the government lose financially.  Things need to change immediately to stop this crap. 

  7. Shaggy from the Park says:

    Stop raising food prices, water and electricity  bills..  These young people cant get a job so they are retalliating by robbing pizza places and gas stations.  These business people are not reading CNS.

    • Anonymous says:

      Got your point but, I own a business and the increased prices are affecting me too however; there’s still work out there for these lazy ass fools to get, unless they’re not Caymanian, who knows….. All of these sorry stories about no work for young people is a pile of crap. Go clean somebody’s yard, wash dishes, dump garbage or something. When I was young and needed money, I went around and ASKED for work, I didn’t resort to stealing. Is that so hard to do nowadays? Bunch of worthless low lives!!

      • joe u k now who is right says:

         i did the same thing you did and was working when i was eight years old if i wanted something my parents said you should work for it boy where they right about that if sow you much reap. these guys doing these things are nothing but a bunch of punks and need a lot of help to get a real life to see what it is like to work a good days work and stop taking what people work so hard for 

      • Anonymous says:

        100% correct!!!! Hire Caymanians is what they say, but who is working Burger King, Wendy’s, Subways, Cleaning Hotels (Foreigners), because they need jobs and don’t mind working to feed their families.  These young people think those jobs are below them, so they rather rob and steal.  Isn’t that typical you are making excuses for them again!!!!

        • Anonymous says:

          No – only about 60% correct. You ignore the fact that Caymanians seeking entry level jobs are required to compete against foreign nationals with many years experience and university degrees for the positions. We are the only country on earth that makes its youth try to jump that hurdle.

    • Anonymous says:

      Seriously! Someone didn’t get a job so retailers are supposed to lower their prices or they’ll be robbed.

      That’s called extortion and very much a gang related crime. Seems the problems here are very deep indeed!

    • Anonymous says:

      are you serious "shaggy"

      you are justifying armed robbery? You are a Joke

      Get real!

      • Shaggy says:

        No, not doing that, but as much as the police and public try to stop this happening do you see any progress?.  Are we taking a bite out of these criminal activities?  As a business person, can you honestly say what you have done or doing to assist, and make things better, accept hoping the police can be supermen at your business place.  You need to make a difference,get real and stop complaining.

    • My2cents says:

      There is no excuse for robbery Shaggy

    • Anonymous says:

      It is parents fault who don’t teach young sons/daughters what is right or wrongs.

    • Anonymous says:

      There is no excuse for doing wrong. I fear (in a proper sense) that if you have children, you are teaching them that armed aggression against defenseless people can be justified.

      Teach these children or adults to go to where they are supposed to find help-firstly to God, then to their parents, siblings, the church, the Govt., and then if that fails, THEY CAN SWEEP LEAVES/CLEAN YARDS/URINALS, like I used to do!

       

    • Plum Bum says:

      Poverty is not an excuse for criminality – to use it as an excuse is an insult to the many good but not well off people amoug us.  Criminality is a lazy choice for the selfish and greedy.  Let us hope that the first of these scumbags that gets caught ends up in jail for a long, long time.

    • Anonymous says:

      Young people can get a job if THEY want to get a job!! The ones not working are just too lazy or lack self-esteem or proper job skills. It is very easy to teach young teens the skills necessary to go out and get a job (i.e. how to develop a resume, how to dress and act in an interview etc.), but THEY need to WANT to get a job. Motivation in the youth is a much harder skill to build, but even that is possible.

      My suggestion is that GC needs to have men and women in the community who are willing to give up their time and "chill" with the groups on the streets. "Liasion workers" who talk to these youth – listening to them, encouraging them to get work or a better education – and then sit with them to fill out the proper forms to get them started in the right direction. It has to be someone in their community who they all know and who they feel comfortable with and who can speak to them on their "level". 

  8. Anonymous says:

    I read this story and thought to myself when will this "double dipping" end?