Cops arrest suspected machete wielding robber

| 18/05/2011

(CNS): Update   Police say they have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a robbery at a Crewe Road mini-mart this morning. A spokesperson said the man was currently in police custody while enquiries continue. According to an earlier police report, the small local grocery store, which has been subjected to numerous robberies, burglaries and break-ins in recent times, was targeted by another robber at around 10:10 on Wednesday morning. Although no one was injured, the masked robber was armed with a machete and he took an undisclosed sum of cash from the register before fleeing towards the general direction of Palmdale Drive. (Photo Dennie Warren Jr)

As well as the cashier two customers were inside the shop at the time The man was said to be dark skinned, around 6 feet in height and of stocky build. He was wearing three-quarter length dark jean pants, a dark hoody, a red baseball cap and had dark cloth material covering his face.

Detectives would still be keen to hear from anyone with information about this crime. Information can be passed by calling George Town police station on 949-4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477(TIPS).

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  1. Jacky boatside from oldbush says:

    Poor old Mr Baines still getting really bad advice from the people who created this crime problem in the first place. read the Caymanian Compass today an all i could do was laugh.

  2. Naya boy says:

    Those responsible for this very dire situation that we find ourselves confronting today drugs and crime wise, now profess their prowess on fighting these ills of society on national media. After all it was them and their nasty little group who plotted and engineered the removal of some of the most honest and capable people we had so they could rule over this dominion. What hypocrisy is this ,what a mockery they make of us, ohh but bad karma is b@*#h though.The imported help they chose unfortunately are now becoming involved and making this a very alarming and serious crime situation for us all..

  3. Anonymous says:

    Am I missing something here, where does it say the robber was detained by the public?  I thought the police arrested someone a lot later on

  4. Anonymous says:

    The robbers dont seem to be getting the point that the general public is fed up with their thuggery. Although it seems more and more would be robbers are getting caught by members of the public these days rather than by the police.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Well done to the gentleman who chased this robber down!  Cayman need heros like you!  We thank you for your courage in standing up these would be robber who are ruining our country.  You are a hero in my eyes and in the eyes of most Caymanians.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Not today BoBo!!


    • Anti-BoBo says:

      Don't you have anything real to say?  Who are you commenting about?

      • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

        Let me translate it for yah BOBO, [the public has had enough…]

  7. Anonymous says:

    Dont tell me that the public are now taking resposibility for deterring crime?   If so, Big Mac, the RCIPS is one area that you can make some major cuts to fix that deficit of ours!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Oh well, it is not like the robber would need to be afraid that a patrole car is passing around Crewe Road and may have caught him running off. There seemingly are no Patrole Cars in use around this Island!