Robbers try again at Dominos

| 01/10/2010

(CNS): Update Friday 10:47am – Police have now confirmed that two masked suspects robbed Dominos Pizza in Mary Street last night, Thursday 30 September, following a failed attempt the night before. No arrests have been made in relation to the incident. The RCIPS said that just before 6:20pm two masked men, one armed with what appeared to be a handgun, forced their way into the premises and threatened staff before making off with a small sum of cash. No shots were fired and no-one was injured in the incident. It is believed that the suspects left the scene of the crime in a green Honda Civic. Police immediately cordoned off the area and launched a search for the suspects and the getaway car. A short time later the abandoned car was recovered in a parking lot to the rear of Puritan Cleaners, Eastern Avenue. (Photo Dennie Warren Jr)

Enquiries with the owner revealed that the vehicle had been stolen from outside the Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town, on Thursday morning.

One of the suspects is described as being 6 feet tall, slim build, wearing a white long sleeved hooded shirt, faded jean pants and a black mask. The other is said to be approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, slim build, wearing a black long sleeved hooded shirt and a black mask.

Although police were on the scene Thursday evening, officers refused to reveal any details of the robbery. As the incident occurred outside ‘office hours’ no one else from the RCIPS could be reached for comment. Despite the lack of official confirmation last night, CNS learned that after Wednesday night’s failed attempt, Thursday’s robbers did escape with an undisclosed sum of cash. It is not known at this time if these were the same men.

According to News27 yesterday’s robbers were foiled by a new security system in which those trying to gain entry have to be buzzed in to get through the door, so when the robbers hit the buzzer a female employee managed to scare them off. It is unclear how they managed to bypass the system this evening.

The system was put in place as the store is no stranger to robberies. The same branch was robbed back in June when armed men crashed through the doors and stole cash before making their escape. No one has been arrested in connection with that crime.

Anyone with any information about this crime should call George Town police station on 949-
4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477(TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Is not time that the property owners take responsibility for their tenants by closing the ‘free’ walkways from street to street. Erect and secure your boundaries/fences. Any armed robber can walk/move across properties easily.This is creating easy access to criminals.

    • Yard Stick says:

       

      We do not believe that the criminals in this country have any intention of reforming their criminal ways. Therefore the people of the Cayman Islands Need a PLAN "B"

      I Think Mr. Ezzard Miller should lead an inquiry into the performance of Commissioner Baines,

      Crime has increased under his management.The;y do not take him seriously.

      We need to call into question his methodology and strategies because obviously they are not working and the criminals do not fear him as a commissioner of police.

      Compared to Chief Inspector Derek Haines Baines looks like a little innocent Alter Boy.

      We need a hard nosed l head hunter Commissioner of police not a Candle light boy!

      The Criminals do not take him serious at all. He’s all talk.

      He would make an Excellent American Idol Judge he looks just like Simon Cowl!

      and that’s about it. As for law enforcement management here in this crime ridden island. He’s not the man for the job and we need a change before something really big happens. He can not handle what is on his plate.

      We are under siege by the criminals and we have no BRUCE WILLIS!

  2. Anonymous says:

    The title "Robbers try again at Dominos" really says it all. Talk about confident low-lifes, they clearly have no fear of being caught. Incredible. This really is turning into a disfunctional community when this kind of thing can occur. And it’ll happen again, believe you me. Where are the foot patrols????

  3. Anonymous says:

     Now that we know the Police are incapable to deal with the situations, let John Public take their stand.  Businesses need to wake up and let the perpetrators have a long rest,  by then the Police will wake up or come out from hybernating.

  4. Thomas H. Palmer says:

    If nothing else they get a passing grade for perseverance.

    ‘Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.’

     

  5. noname says:

    Outside of office hours?  What is that?  There should be no "outside" of office hours.  Criminals work 24/7 and so should the police department. I am in shock!  I have never in my life heard of something so stupid.  Only in Cayman??  These businesses need to lock all their money up.  keep a small till in the register to make change but deposit the rest in a steel safe.  That is how they do it in the states and the robbers can’t get to it.  The only thing they can get to is what is in the till.  While we have plenty of crime here in the states, we do not have the same store being robbed over and over again.  Pretty soon people will not want to work, Caymanian or expat.  Such a shame.  Start kicking their azzes!  Show the criminals that they are weak and the people of cayman are strong.  The public needs to be involved in solving this problem.  These thugs more than likely are getting people under their control promising them money, drugs, clothing, etc.  Before you know it, they are turning your girls out on the street, robbing cars, businesses, killing innocent people, selling drugs, convincing the police they are "good" people, etc.  I have to say that there is more crime in Cayman that there is in a state in the USA. Thats because Cayman population is low.  We have millions of people here, Cayman has how many 50,000? Such a shame this is happening. Please stop it!  Keep that beautiful island beautiful and without crime.

    • Anon says:

      Outside of office hours?  What is that?  There should be no "outside" of office hours.  Criminals work 24/7 and so should the police department.

      And so does the police department – its just the Press Liaison Officer doesn’t – it was out of office hours for the person designated to deal with press enquiries.

  6. Afraid to Strap on a Pair Also says:

    CNS- Whatever you’re getting paid it’s not enough!  We’re glad you’re on the case.  Baines- How’s this new ‘mums the word’ policy working out for you?  Dennie- I worry that you’ll never get a full night of sleep again.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Criminality is out of control in Grand Cayman and the Government of the day……….. including the RCIPS, are all in a reactive mode as opposed to being in a well planned and executed PRO-ACTIVE APPROACH.

    Commissioner Baines and his deputy’s don’t have a clue about fighting criminality here in the Caribbean. They are just here trying to learn the ropes and at the same time enjoying their fat paid salary/benefits, the sea, sand, sun, fun and scuba diving.

    If you want a no non-sense man to fight crime and be a leader as Commissioner should really be, who will put caribbean criminals behind bars and put them in their appropriate place, then bring someone on-board like Senior Supt Renato Adams. (Retired JCF) 

    Criminals in Cayman will then run as they do in Jamaica, when they catch sight of him or hear that he’s on his way to deal with them.

    There is too much "pussy footing and lip service" in the RCIPS today, all running around like chickens without heads and scratching their behinds.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Dude, Renato Adams? as bad as things are, we’re not there yet, that would be like hunting mosquitoes with an AK47

      • Anonymous says:

        Het buddy, it’s called nipping the problem FIRMLY in the bud NOW !!!

        With the amount of illegal firearms in circulation in the Cayman Islands today, we’re not far off from being in an all out street war. We just can’t sit idly by and let that happen………. "twiddling out thumbs and sticking our noses into the air saying "it’s not my child involved, not my business and not my problem" At this rate, in two years time it will all be over and with no return to any sense of normality. 

      • Anonymous says:

        Its this same " we’re not there yet" excuse making, complacency why Cayman is where it is now.

        How bad does it have to get before people realize DRASTIC measures need to be enforced?

         

  8. Anonymous says:

    "Office hours"…………crime does not have office hours.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Only in the Cayman Islands!!!!!   Duhhhhhh!!!!!

    • Enquisitive says:

      Good, because you take a story mole hill and build a mountain from it, critizing the police.