Second gas station robbed

| 04/06/2011

(CNS): Jose's Gas Station on Crewe Road in George Town was robbed by a lone gun man Friday evening, police have reported. Less than twenty four hours after three masked, armed men held up the Texaco gas station in Savannah, and fired a shot, police say that shots were also fired tonight at the Esso station. At about 8:40 pm this evening, an armed robber entered the station’s store brandishing what appeared to be a handgun. He threatened the attendants and made off with a sum of cash before running behind the building where he discharged a shot. (Photo Dennie Warren Jr)

Police said that no-one was injured in the incident and the gunman is described as being approx 6ft 1inch tall, dark complexion wearing full black clothing, gloves and mask. Police are currently carrying out extensive searches within the area of the robbery.

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation should call George Town CID on 9494222 or the confidential. Crime Stoppers number 8008477 (TIPS)
 

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  1. B. B. L. Brown says:

    After reading this article and comments, I offer my solution to stop these robberies.

     

    1.  Get capable, intelligent people in charge of crime prevention.

    2.  Arm the police.  Who wants to go up against an armed robber it they don't have a weapon themselves?  I don't!

    3.  Deport or incarcerate anyone using a firearm to commit a crime.

     

    Problem solved!

  2. Anonymous says:

    We have imported poverty. Remember we sold status for votes

  3. nauticalone says:

    Human Rights and Effective Policing and the Right to Defend Oneself (with lethal and non-lethal means) can all work perfectly well together.

    The problem here seems mainly that at every level of Law (from the very top on down) there is incredible incompetence….followed by a view of only protecting themselves (walls, drivers, personal security and much travelling etc.)

    Maybe we should extend the scope of "Save Cayman"?

    • Anonymous says:

      These combined elements are not conflicting elements of any modern society; they are key, foundation pillars of most countries from which Cayman derives its societal models, along with Cayman's unique culture and heritage.

      These elements probably work best in the United States but work quite well in other countries as well.

      The problem with Cayman is that no one is willng to give up a little to gain a little so most positions are set in stone…

      And stone is a very unforgiving substance.

      • nauticalone says:

        I agree completely!

        And it was glaringly obvious again last night as i watched "the experts" on TV (in particular the Minister for Labour and to a somewhat lesser extent, a past Director of DER) talk about the need to be "very careful" and to "view the macro-economics" on wheather to bring about a "minimum wage".

        And the Independent member "Mr. Miller quite rightly asked "where is the islands christian morals" when it comes to doing the right thing and helping to ensure that all residents of Cayman have a basic minimum wage that is illegal to pay lower than?

        Otherwise we are simply importing poverty. While the rich get richer, the middle class and poor become poorer.

        However the last caller summed up very well when he told the Minister "it time to stop with the talk and get on with the walk".

  4. Anonymous says:

    Correction. Article should be titled Secnd Gas Station Robbed WITHIN THE WEEK

  5. Anonymous says:

    What Ifind so funny is this…

    The law-abiding citizens of the Cayman Islands are so afraid of their own government and politicians (the undermining and blacklisting tactics that are used) that they are willing to put up with having their lives disrupted by fear and intimidation by armed thugs.

    In any community in which I've lived (and there have been a few outside of Cayman), had a place the size of Grand Cayman been experiencing armed robbers, robbing almost at will, the citizens of that community would be on the streets demading either action or answers, from their government and police force.

    Also, there is no way under the sun that an effective police force could not bring this situation under control, with the resources that are already available.

    And, these communities accept that a little blood-letting might be necessary to have predators understand one simple thing…

    WE WILL NOT SIT PASSIVELY BY AND BECOME YOUR VICTIMS.

    And, the Cayman Islands is no more peaceful, law-abiding or Christian-heritaged than any of these average communities in other countries, that I'm referring to.

    Something is drastically wrong with the Cayman Islands !

     

    • Anymous says:

      Well Hello CNS were you aware that shots were fired  into a home in Bodden Town on last week Wednesday and Sunday night also.

      Did you know that the suspect is now in Police custody, and the person shot at is in police protection.

      Every one in Town knows about this, why did the Police not inform you?.Want the news on this visit the Bodden Town public beach.

      • BTer says:

        I can't be mixing in the right circles to get this info.  I'm from BT and no nothing of this.  I asked at the public beach (as I pass there daily on my way home from work and know some of the guys that hang out there), and they knew nothing?  I asked my boyfriend (again from BT) and he wondered what you were talking about.

        Not that I doubt the validity of your comment I'm just curious to learn more… and can't seem to find out from anyone living around me in BT.  So it appears we don't all know of this as you suggest… perhaps you could enlighten us?

        • Anonymous says:

          You are not asking the right people.  Ask some more. and best of all ask the Bodden Town police. The gun has not been found so why should we say anymore.

          • Bter says:

            Err,to be neighbourly?  Only if shots are getting fired in the district where I live and nobody is saying anything, I have a right to know in order to take whatever measures I consider necessary to protect my family… if necessary – but then how can I know if its necessary if y'all sayin nothin?

            So all I can get from that is you guys like causing alarm to your neighbours but can't be bothered to help them?

        • Anonymous says:

          You are only looking news, do your own investigation and find out.

          • Bter says:

            No dear, I am looking to find out whether this is in the vicinity I live, I'd like to ensure my family are safe.  

  6. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Governor/Mr. Baines,

    if you can't protect us from those criminals in the best of times, how are you planning to do this during the not-so-good times, for example after a hurricane has hit, electricity may be down, hence alarm systems may not be working?

    How are you going to keep looting under control and how will you manage to enforce a curfew???

    Are there ANY plans in place, or are you just kind of going to make it up as you go along?

    Mr. Governor – when will you step in to do your job?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hold on take a step back,breath and think people; everyone is scared, anxious and on the edge of there seats to say the least.

    i am also

    BUT i am not going to throw my 'rights' out the window and allow 'police' to act as they wish and with no accountability. e.g Is that what sensible employees do when the company they work for is goin under hand the reigns over or keep fighting?

    that is the most non-sense i have ever seen/heard.

    'if you give up your 'LIBERTY' for 'SECURITY' you have NEITHER!!!

  8. Dennie Warren Jr. says:

    smh

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry – perhaps I'm a little slow on the uptake or just not familiar with the lingo – what does smh stand for?

      • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

        “smh” means shaking my head.   As I read the “06/05/2011 – 10:02” post I couldn't help but remember the words of Sir Winston Churchill: “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter,” and: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."

        • Arnie says:

          Dennie, you know we all just need Glock 23s on our hips and this crime wave comes to an end with the equivalent of 1 box of shells.

           

        • I Love Guns says:

          I think we are both in agreement that a firearmocracy is the best form of government.

      • Anonymous says:

        Sorry – perhaps I'm a little slow on the uptake or just not familiar with the lingo – what does smh stand for?

        "Shake My Head"

        Don't feel bad I didn't know till someone asked Dennie why he's shaking his head.  Otherwise I would ahve never known.

        We need a special dictionary for all these acronyms.

        • Anonymous says:

          that someone was me some timeago…and the reason that i knew what it stood for is because i googled it.  🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    We need a state of emergency "NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"

    Suspend all Laws giving rights to the bastards and give the Police a free hand to deal with the situation.

    Yes it may make my life uncomfortable, but if that is the sacrifice I have to make to bring this madness to a conclusion, then lets get on with it.

    Failing to take the necessary steps to deal with the crime situation is only making me more fearful of the ability of those in charge to deal with the present crime wave. I have very little confidence in the ability of those in charge to deal with the crime situation and doing nothing only decreases the little confidence I do have as the crime spree goes on.

    • Guns Kill People says:

      All guns should be taken out of legal possession and signed in and out from the police for specific and verified uses.

      Then possession of a gun should be a 10 year jail term.  Minimum.  Full stop.

      • Anonymous says:

        Hmmm…great idea.  Seeing as I'm sure all the criminals currently have their guns legally they will surely volunteer to register them with the police only to sign them out for specific and verified uses as you state.   Cayman already has a stiff minimum prison sentence for gun possession.

        Well done.  Very logical thinking.

         

         

         

      • Anonymous says:

        What an utterly stupid comment.

        Guns don't rob people, people with guns do.

        What does legally-owned and licenced guns have to do with criminals using illegal and unlicenced guns to commit robberies ?

        Maybe if there were more licenced guns in the hands of homeowners, business owners and rank-and-file police officers, there might be less armed robberies.

        I quite recognise the risk of more dead and injured civilians and police officers with increased firearms usage but…

        There would definitely be more dead robbers than either innocent civilians or police officers.

        Unless these brazen criminals see that their very lives are at risk in committing these armed robberies, the robberies will continue.

        That is a guaranteed fact.

    • Hard rock says:

      My fellow Caymanians, Citizens and permanent residents, Crime is not on the increase in the Cayman Islands. These so called armed robberies is being reportedd by the Opposition to confuse you and to hinder the progress of my Government. They know exactly what to do to make the Uneducated Devious  People, Government look worse than what we really are. But rest assured I am travelling all over the world to promote Tourism and the Financial industry and you can see the results of my many miles and millions of expense. Fellow citizens, please  don't be fooled by what the oposition is saying on the radio an the talk shows and on CNS newsite. I want you to know that if I HAD MY way you would not hear of any robberies, I would shut down CNS, Rooster, the Cayman Compass and I would ……

    • Naya boy says:

      Our freedom is simply more important than your wonderful idea. The police already have those draconian powers and just like porn they promise us everything and deliver nothing a free hand to slap people with fool fool ideas like you down!. Don’t you understand that nothing is more permanent than a government program!

    • anonymous says:

      Yet another armchair expert. I ask once more … what have you done about it personally?

    • Anonymous says:

      Your post seems a little hysterical and illogical. If you "have very little confidence in the ability of those in charge to deal with the crime situation" why would you want to "give the Police a free hand to deal with the situation".  

  10. voiceofreason says:

    Dear Governor 

    If these were times-of-old and this Island were under siege by pirates and the local government and police were proving ineffective to protect the law-biding citizens, would you not, as an obligation of your office, take decisive action to protect us? Well sir, we are under siege by modern pirates – the police and politicians have failed us. Nobody else seems to be able to resolve this. Do you want to go down in history as the Governor who fiddled while Rome burned? I hope not – for the sake of Cayman I truly hope not.

    • lawrence says:

      What can a gov' dictator do?!  He is not Jesus!  And still… wouldn't he assigned the COP to fight our crime?

      I think fighting crime has to start with us!

       

  11. Jacky boatside from oldbush says:

    Please Mr robber no robberies tonite as i want to go out later and do not wish to be stopped in a police road block as my licenced coupon expired on Friday didn’t have the money to relicense it this week and i do not want to go to jail for the weekend. Thank you for your kind consideration in this matter and the police send a heartfelt thanks for the night off.

  12. Johnny Cake wid a cup of coffey(e) says:

    The Police traffic department is accross the street!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am not going to say another word.  I am going back to sipping my brazillian brew…wha a mess

    • Anonymous says:

      In case you did not notice that building is just use for administrative purposes they don't have officers station there. 

      • Johnny Cake wid a cup of coffey(e) says:

        in case i don't notice?!  I suppose the cars drive by themselves.  They could have had a building full of people stationed there, I doubt the result would be a lick of difference.  Got lil maxwell house brewing tonight

      • Rorschach says:

        WRONG AGAIN, Boyo….that building houses the TRAFFIC dept….and YES, they are part of the RCIPS, although, at times, you wouldn't think it…

  13. Anonymous says:

    No worries Caymanians and residents the atmosphere for will soon be ripe for us to be taken over, Just a few more outrageous crimes and incidents of blatant corruption and Mother will make this alright and put our financial industry out to tender. Poor old Cayman still dreaming the colonialist dream, Our foreign police contingent aren’t here to stop or solve crime they are here to keep order amongst the upstart Cayman pirates.aaaaarrrrrrr ahoy there Governor!

    • Pit Bull says:

      We can but hope!

      • noname says:

        A pit bull described by dog lovers as a dog with a tiny tiny brain? boy what i tell you about going to sleep with them Union Jack underpants on?

  14. Formula 44C says:

    Less than 25 feet from a police post,can you imagine??? Talk about a really sad state of affairs we find ourselves in and yet absolutely nothing will be done. Just another isolated incident folks! Unless you were lying on your belly in the petrol station dodging bullets. How long will we suffer under this planned tyranny of crime with the highest paid$$$$$$ largest amount of police officers per capita in the entire region???? What excuses will they give us now???? How much more money and equipment will they require now????? How much more foreign police officers do we need now??????. Yet they wonder why there is a serious lack of confidence .They really do take the residents of this island for complete idiots. As for those idiots suggesting taking away people rights for the police incompetence and ineptness they need to travel down that steep road by themselves. The formula to take over the Cayman Islands is slowly being mixed as those incharged sleep.

  15. ANON says:

    Very sad what is happening to this once peaceful Island.  Just a note, Jose's is not an Esso anymore.

  16. Libertarian says:

    What a mess!  Our local government is so caught up with saving the economy, travels, engaging in large projects, and managing a bloated government, that they have left it to the UK to protect and defend us!  The monies being used for other things, should be put towards promoting individual self-defense of life and property. In places like Honduras or Jamaica, I protect and defend myself. These thugs would have had no chance to experiment with their toy guns. But not so in Cayman, we think the police or government must do everything for us, and because of that mentality, our children is failing in education and our stores are being robbed one after the other. Little do we know that the very same government we claim to put our trust in, may one day be the ones to oppress us – civilians with no arms!  Then we will have two enemies, because we haven't learnt to look out for ourselves!

  17. Anonymous says:

    When is this crazyness going to end.People be vigilant,stay safe,take a stand against crime,enough is enough.

     

  18. Anonymous says:

    Great Job Mac.  Crime seems to be under control.

    You deserve a break off island in Vegas or Macau.

    NOT!!!!!!!!!!

  19. CC says:

    The time has come to ask for responses from the gas station owners.  How are they going to react to this ongoing threat?  The owners make a good living off of the community and need to be proactive community citizens.

    Sadly, this crime spree does not look like it will end soon so the logical next step is for the gas stations to install bulletproof gas and service windows for taking cash and door buzzers to allow customers into the shop.

    We need to keep the employees and customers safe.

     

    • defense says:

      What about exploding dye bundles in the money?  It might be easier to catch a thief "red handed".  

      Some kind of defense needs to be put into action that is for sure.  

  20. Anonymous says:

    This is ridiculous, is this the Wild West? I can't get my head round why it is on a 22 by 8 island the authorities can't establish who these low-lifes are. And if they do suspect persons, but still lack the means to arrest them, well then we need some kind of new legislation whereby they can be charged, similar to the laws used to jail the mob in the U.S. My confidence in the effectiveness of our police certainly hasn't been bolstered by a recent Compass report, in which the police confirmed the existence of thirty known gangs on Grand Cayman. Really? Well then pray why has there not been one individual from these known gangs arrested and hauled before the courts to be prosecuted for being a gang member? We do have anti-gang laws don't we? I have the impression that not too many of our police officers are exactly breaking a sweat on the job, and that our criminals are aware of this, and are almost completely without fear of being caught (at least by the police, for sure). It's long time for a complete overhaul of our policing model as clearly something isn't happening that should be happening, and we are running out of time to fix things. There isn't one gas station I visit that hasn't been robbed at gunpoint, and nobody has been arrested and charged. The same goes for many of the stores I shop at. The criminals are having a field day and something needs to be done NOW. Mr Governor, you are in charge of the police, what ideas do you have? Cocktail parties are all well and good, but this country is under seige by criminals, sir.

    • Anonymous says:

      Our anti -gang laws were all replaced with human rights laws, Governor's hands are tied, police hands are tied, Mac hands are tied.

      Take your complaints to the European Union, they are the ones F@@ up.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, I understand your sentiment, and I agree, which is why for the first time in over thirty years I'm beginning to toy with the notion of independence, which I'm not advocating by any measure, but am I alone in at least teetering on the brink of seriously considering it? Because if what you say is true, then we are done, my friend.

  21. anonymous says:

    Sounds like he accidentally discharged the gun…it likely shows just how inept these robbers are with these guns- hopefully he shot himself out back……sooner or later some innocent person is going to be killed in these robberies, God forbid, if we do not get this under control.  

     

  22. Anonymous says:

    We have to revert back to the days where the police are free to search any suspect on the streets.

    f@@c the human rights laws, they already start  to destroy the world, just read all the stories where  they are protecting the criminals, criminals know they have the protection of the human right's laws.

    I remember back in the 70s when the police kept the criminals off the streets, and this was done by stopping suspected vehicles, that ended up with the discovery of just a ganja seed, and off to jail you went, no high power lawyers from England, to return you back on the streets to sell drugs.

    Of course there were not enough money to bribe the police.

    The cops back then knew every man and woman who dealt with contrabands, the criminals   hardly worked, they peddled drugs, it was so obvious…no jobs, but driving Benz.

    Up untill today, our police know them, they know the gun runners and drug pushers. But Mr. AG…you have to amend  those laws, to give the police the green light, or we will all be an accessory to the crimes.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Human Rights should be suspended for 24 months and deal with these blood sucking criminals !!!

    • Duck Outta Vatta says:

      This change in policing methods was not mainly the result of human rights laws.  A more significant cause was the race relations industry and the desire to categorise proactive policing as racial profiling.

  23. Anonymous says:

    HA,HA, HA, police is just 50 meter from there. I think they need CCTV to watch the big brothers in the gas station…..ahhhh, fortgot, they are late in the installation, not a big deal……..

  24. Anonymous says:

    Hello fellow citizens, this is Mac here. Don't worry about it. Crime is on the decrease, Ok? I promise.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Correct me if I am wonrg please, but isn’t this across the street from a policesubstation?

  26. O says:

    The more I see it, the more I realize that these robberies are staged. They are orchestrated by someone in government to cause the Cayman Islands to have a bad name. It is a way to internationally mar the Cayman Islands and say we are steep in crime. These holigans are being paid to do this!  No one in their rights minds would waste their time robbing a place just to get a few dollars. Either these guys are amatuers or they are working for someone to put us in the news.

    CNS should not even be posting articles of these crimes. In many countries, you have hundreds of serious crime committed in one day, and not all of the crimes are post on one recognized new site for all to see. So think about this small islands!  What is one way to ruin the Cayman Islands, if you can't touch the banks and financial institution?  Give Cayman a "bad" name.  Have people do dirty works, and journalist publish them for the world to see.

    But I guess I am talking nonsense – another one of those conspiracy theorist.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      You sound a bit paranoid! Did you always feel this way or is it something recent? Do you hear people on your roof sometimes? Do you think people or govt is always watching you and plotting against you? That the world is out to get you? If your answer yes to any of these questions then do not despair. There is help and medication for people in your situation….

    • The Beaver says:

      Oh yes, just yesterday I was approached by the Tooth Fairy and promised $1 in exchange for holding up Santa Claus.  I refused of course, but I know exactly what you mean…  The Beaver

    • Rorschach says:

      O,

        Your tin foil hat has slipped off again….