Archive for December 12th, 2010

Robbers hurt elderly couple

| 12/12/2010 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Updated 2:30pm. Police have now confirmed reports that an elderly couple in the Lower Valley area were injured during a home invasion at around 11:15pm on Saturday night. Police said two masked men entered a home on the corner of Shamrock Rd and Carmen Blvd armed and at least one was armed with a gun. The robbers demanded cash and repeatedly assaulted the couple are in their eighties when their demands were not met. They were both taken to hospital where they were treated for their injuries. A police spokesperson said a substantial investigation has been launched and police are following up on current lines of enquiry to apprehend the offenders.

The men are described as young males of slim to medium build one of whom was taller than the other and both had Cayman accents. They wore dark clothing and masks along with baseball hats.

Detective Superintendent Marlon Bodden the Head of Specialist Support Operations said he is appealing for information from the criminal fraternity. Bodden said crimes against the elderly are "atrocious, frightening and disrespectful" and certainly not the type of reward expected for their significant contribution to the society.

This is the third home invasion this month and the second involving elderly members of the community. On 2 December police hauled a robber from the water at Dray Quay after an 80-year-old woman found two masked robbers in her home in Magellan Quay, and on Thursday night (9 December) three masked men invaded a home in Sweet Gum Lane in West Bay.


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Five rescued in rough sea as dinghy capsizes

| 12/12/2010 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Local marine rescue teams were out in force on Friday afternoon after a 40-foot sail boat got into trouble as a result of choppy waters in the George Town Harbour area. Marine officers went to their assistance after the 5 people on board the boat attempted to get to land on a dinghy, which then capsized. According to Cayman 27, the Anaconda was travelling from Colombia and was bound for Cuba and the Bahamas. The 5 boaters did not require medical assistance and were assisted back to their boat. Following rough sea conditions on Friday, police advised small craft to stay in harbour or at anchor.

According to the weather services another cold front will move over the Cayman Islands on Monday and small craft are warned to exercise caution from Sunday evening.

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