Armed masked men shoot out shop door

| 14/10/2010

(CNS): Updated 5pm – Burglars used a gun to shoot open the doors of a George Town store last night and then made off with the cash register and cigarettes. George Town detectives have launched an investigation following the aggravated burglary of Reflections Food For Less in Godfrey Nixon Way. The four masked men, two of which were armed with a gun, fired several shots at the doors of the premises, shattering the glass, at around 1:30am Thursday morning 14 Oct. The suspects all of whom were wearing  masks were last seen running away with the cash register towards Washington Boulevard.  (Photo-Bullet hits chocolate -by Dennie WarrenJr) 

Although staff were on duty in the store at the time no one was injured. One of the men involved is described as wearing a red shirt with a shirt covering his face.
This is not the first time that Reflections has been the target of criminals; most recently the location near the airport was targeted by a robber using a modified flare gun. 
After police left the scene today, local photographer Dennie Warren Jr was able to capture this picture of a bullet (right), which was overlooked by RCIPS SoC officers, on the shelves between the produce.
The CCTV footage has also now been released and can be viewed here on Cayman27.
Anyone who was in the area at the relevant time and witnessed the incident or the men running
off from the scene is asked to call George Town CID on 949-4222 or the confidential Crime
Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).
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  1. Anonymouse says:

    Well! Those criminals have clearly demonstrated that their guns are real and fire real bullets, So is the Commisioner going to come off his high horses and start issuing permits to the peace loving Public so that the criminals will at least know that we have matching firepower???

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      If you satisfy the criteria set out in the Firearms Law (2008 Revision) and Firearm Regulations (1999 Revision), then submit an application for a firearm license and you will get the license.

  2. kulangut says:

    Full CCTV footage of the robbery at Reflections Food4Less, Godfrey Nixon Way, See link


  3. Anonymous says:

    They just opened fire on a shop to gain access, in the middle of the night within earshot of a police station.  It’s fair to say the criminals don’t have much respect for the RCIPS.

    • Anonymous says:

      Within earshot of a police station really? Where exactly is the shop you are referring too?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Every day now I make a conscious effort to spot a policeman on foot – so far (and I’ve been looking for over a week) I’ve seen none. Just a couple of patrol cars with windows up. Why is this?

    • Anonymous says:

      Update for anybody interested : three more police cars spotted, one parked to right of WB cemetery looking for speeders entering district (an easy conviction) , one having pulled a car over just south of the Governor’s. Another turning right somewhere or other. But no coppers on foot. Do they actually have any officers on foot patrol? By the way, I do believe detecting speeders is very important – but what about the foot patrols?

  5. Kintaros says:

    Much Expected


  6. Ebanks says:

    We should hang our heads in shame and how disgraceful with this type of conduct in the RCIPS where evidence is left at the scene of the crime. Unfortunately this is not a "Isolated incident" but in fact the same old same old under this same old useless leadership.These persons need to be fired immediately to remedy this situation.

  7. Anonymous says:

    TWO police officers came to my friend’s work to force her pay $20 traffic violation fee she forgot to pay. They escorted her to a court house where she paid $20. This is not a joke. Just think how much it cost to employ two police officers to collect $20. It would have been funny if it was not so ridiculous. Meantime…police have so much on their plate to catch criminals.

    • Anonymous says:

      If everyone who received a ticket "forgot to pay" then what would be the use of issuing tickets to those who break the law.  Enforcement of the law applies to everyone for all offences.  Seems like you believe that because it is traffic it doesn’t matter, or that you and your friends should be exempt from the law, because it is just a $20 ticket for breaking the law.  This is the whole issue these days.  A lot of you think it is okay to break the law as long as you can get away with it and that you should not be held accountable if caught.  Things need to change badly here.  Respect for oneself, others and the law of the land need to be urgently taught to our youngsters if we are to change this cycle.

  8. Anonymous says:

    What a shame, i now have more confidence in mr.Warren than the police. Good job mr. Warren

  9. Anonymous says:

    Well done Mr. Denny Warren, you have my respect more than the police do. I feel a little more safer with you doing your job. I can bet you that you love your job and is not there just for the money like our so call cops are. maybe you should go work for seens of crime, oh but wait i just remember you CAYMANIAN, they woun’t allow that.

    • Good job Denny,

      but you might just be banned from the scenes now that you have upstaged them,keystone cops.LMAO at this, poor evidence taking, heck I comb every inch of my property when I feel that some one invaded my privacy, "leave no stone unturned",   just proved that statement to be true Denny, keep a vigilant eye open for us.

  10. HALLOWeeeeeeeN says:

    Prohibit face mask to be brougt in the Island, or people buying them on the Island should be asked to produce an ID.  number and name written down.

    • Anonymous says:

      Face masks can be made of t-shirts which you can’t prohibit the sale of!

      On another note, shouldn’t they have been looking for bullets? Makes you wonder what sort of job crime investigations are doing.

      I guess we should be happy they even showed up on the scene at all.

    • Ex-Lobsta hunta - til 46 days time says:

      Oh hell with it.. Let’s just ban clothing altogether and done! 

  11. Patna muchette says:

     Yes anon 13:56 that cow cod should be used to straighten his crime strategy out. These are the same bufoons who have created this mess we find ourselves in today with their Bul#@%&* I see he has move off strategic overviews now to Isolated incidents. Any place else those responsible would have been sacked or terminated. It is national disgrace the state Cayman is in today crime wise.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The big question to be asked, "Is Denny Warren Jr. a more competent and skilled type of Scene’s of Crime Officer to find a projectile with possible ballistic evidence at the scene of a crime, than trained officers from the RCIPS Scientific Support Bureau who failed to find such key evidence having processed the crime scene and left " ??

    Well done Dennie !!!

    I wonder if a certain senior police officer will now come up with the excuse this time around that the projectile found by Dennie, was immediately next to some exposed electrical equipment and it could not be recovered by the police at the time, due to the location being such a hazard to police officers to recover such evidence, as was similar to the Fountain Close West Bay "house shoot up" around January 2010 ?? 

    I’m waiting to hear it all …………………….. bla bla bla !!

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      I didn’t find the bullet, I just photographed it.  The owner led me to its location.  However, I do believe that Commissioner Baines should resign…

  13. Roots Reality and culture says:

    I think this was a demonstration of the true weapon Commissioner Baines would love the RCIP to walk around with!

    He approves of this you bet!  but no guns.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Obviously, the security services serve no purpose as the law does not allow them to be armed and the criminals are well aware of this.  The Security laws need to be revised as these business owners and staff who open at late hours to accomodate the public, are putting their lives at risk.  This is a shame and I sure hope that the culprits are caught.

  15. anonymous, says:

    Time to be very concerned. We have developed home grown criminals and we have imported them as well. Either way they need to be deported and those home grown must be put away and reformed. No options

    • Anonymous says:

      No deportation! Criminals are our number one enemy right now. Treason to our country must be the charge and maximum penalty for them (of course you have to catch them first!). No mercy, no wasting money in rehabilitation (we all know it does not work). Use that money for education. Next generation will be better then, with stronger moral values.

  16. Anon says:

    Another bunch of lazy ass bums that don’t want to go out there and look work or some stubborn few that refuses to go home because there’s no work permits for them to get.

  17. Anonymous says:

    This is now way past being ridiculous.  Family members and friends, you need to start reporting on these men, as you know who they are.

    Stop making excuses as to why they are resorting to these actions.  They are just lazy and do not wish to earn their bread honestly.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Same old story except there were shots fired. I guess Marlon Bodden can say that it is an isolated incident since they fired the gun this time. Where the Police sent to the scene. How do they respond, with a cow cod in hand ? What is this place coming to?