Gunman hits robbery victim

| 28/08/2011

(CNS): A woman has suffered head injuries following a robbery outside her home in Bodden Town. Police report that the victim was attacked by the armed man at about 10 pm last night as she returned to her home address in South Cayman Palms, Bodden Town. The woman had travelled from George Town after closing up her business premises there. As she emerged from her car outside her house she was approached by an armed man. According to the police he struck her on the forehead with his gun and grabbed her handbag. The bag contained personal items but did not contain any business takings.

The suspect, who is described as being 6 ft tall, of slim build and wearing dark clothing, made off on foot after injuring his victim. Some items from the bag were later found discarded a short distance away.

The woman was taken to the hospital in George Town and was released following treatment.

Anyone with any information about this crime should contact Bodden Town CID  947-2220 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

Category: Crime

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  1. savecayman says:

    Most of our violent adults started off as bullies in our school systems. They caused problems in school and slowly over time became what they are today.
    The statistics in the US show Sixty percent of students characterized as bullies in grades 6 to 9 had at least one criminal conviction by age twenty-four and 40 percent had three or more arrests by that age. They also seek association with other aggressive students found in gangs.
    Chronic bullies often bully in their adult years,  bullies may grow up to abuse their spouse, children, and coworkers. and the general public.
     
    We can keep locking these violent adults up at Northwood, but unless we as a society start taking action when they are young, we will not have a prison big enough to hold all the violent adults walking Cayman's streets.
     
    Let's take action with our chidren when they are young.  We need to admitt there is a problem with bullying and take action now! Imagine if we help these young children realise that  they are chosing the wrong path?
     
    Cayman's future would be so much brighter.

  2. savecayman says:

    I bet if they ever catch this guy you will find out he was a trouble maker/bully in school.

    prevention is the word ! without taking some action in the schools now! what will our society be like in another 5 years?  I have tracked violent crime stats for the past 3 years and each year there is a big percentage increase over the previous year.

     

  3. Anonymous says:

    these ppl are sick!

     

  4. maurice Fraser says:

    Stop the blame game,and let work to get this country back on track>

     

  5. Anonymous says:

    OK, time has cometo arm myself with every means possible to defend myself, my family and my property.

    I will happily be dealing with any legal consequences that come my way based on arming myself "illegaly" It seems that the people who are honest and hard working are the ones who are screwed and the thugs, cowards and criminals are the ones who get by just fine without any consquences whatsoever for their actions.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Well this guy is clearly an idiot. Why doesn’t he cash his gun in fr money rather than beat up aloe old lady for her chewing gum and hand bag????

  7. Anonymous says:

    This criminal is the child of someone here and likely the brother, uncle, friend or associate of people here and one of the fore mentioned people know of this man's violent personality and history as he has no doubt hurt others along the way.

    This person needs help before he kills someone. Drop a dime – save a life.

  8. Libertarian says:

    It could be like so many others that this thug gets away and is never prosecuted for a crime. Criminal activity is something that will increase as our population in the Cayman Islands increase. It is about time we start educating the public and thinking of prevention. Also paying more attention to parents, the jobless, and our young people. This is a fight that can't be won by foot soldiers alone. It takes the entire community to make a difference to keep crime at bay.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Spineless cowardly scum.  You're 6ft tall, have a gun and the lady has already given you her bag so why the **** do you feel the need to hit her in the face? Here's hoping you get what's coming to you.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I have a question for the police; dont they notify other area residents when these things take place in their community.  I live in South Cayman Palms had i not read this on CNS I would not have known.  South Cayman Palms is a small and relatively quite and peaceful community, one would think the police would at least conduct searches in the area and enquired from other residents if they saw or noticed anything unsual in the area…well so much for them wanting to solve crimes.

  11. EYE ON THE ISLAND says:

    Mr. Bush should be stopping crime instead of making bad decision after bad decision on our environment and economy. He failed this very same task in West Bay but his voters don’t seem to mind. He now represents the whole country and we are not West Bay. Our first Premier has become ourworst Premier.

    • Anonymous says:

      It appears Mr Bush is more concerned about being badmouthed by his people and in badmouthing the Auditor General and the Gov rather than addressing crime on-island.  Clearly got his priorities ****ed up – as usual!

    • Anonymous says:

      OMG!!!!!!!!! I didn't know Mr. Bush is a police officer.  Stop attacking and go join the police force since you have ideas.  LOL smart u r!!!!!!

  12. Nomad says:

     Man power shortage dear Lord! can you imagine? not that old tired excuse again,well i guess they have run out of things to ask for now so they go back now to the old back up excuse 30 more foreign officers to finish drain our economy dry. On the positive side they look like they have stop blaming us the public for now.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Children live what they learn, all I see around now are robbers in one way or another and corrupt people in positions of authority.  The young people that are robbing people sad to say are just acting out on what they see around them.  Cayman, Cayman how much longer will this anti-social behaviour continue?

  14. jack says:

    Cowards

  15. Baines of our existence! says:

    Crime is down. Crime is down. Repeat after me………….

  16. Anonymous says:

    Interesting report on the correlation between restrictive firearm policies and murder/violent crimes rates. Perhaps it’s time that we admit that the English way doesn’t work in the U.K. or anywhere else.

    http://law.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7212&context=expresso

    • R Ebanks says:

      Bit of light reading there on your link, certainly helped me nod off to sleep anyway. More reports and studies, how very helpful. Maybe you should run for premier and implement your ideas, or their ideas however you want to package it. I mean if push comes to shove you could always bore these criminals to sleep.

      Statistics prove nothing!

      http://m.ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/32/6/922.full

      More action less bull s??t. How’s that for a study!

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh and sorry to state the obvious but the gun was not fired, he could of hit her over the head with anything even your helpful case study on guns! It’s not gun crime it’s just crime.

      • Anonymous says:

        I think the point is that law abiding citizens need to be allowed to protect themselves and/or their families.  Clearly these criminals have access to illegal firearms, and may choose to pistol whip one and kill another depending on their mood.  The police showing up after the fact will do little to protect either (and I’m not RCIP bashing as Irealize that they can’t be everywhere).

         
    • Anonymous says:

      and admit the US way doesn't work either, looking at their crime rates

      yet go to Dubai and feel how safe you are there from crime. (I think you're more likely to get beaten by poilce than a robber)

      • Anonymous says:

        I completely agree with you. we had a show on TV over here in the UK some years ago where an Arab Prince was interviewed. He was asked whether it was true that in his country they still cut the hands off a person who steals, he said it was. He was then asked if it was not a "barbaric" sentence, he agreed it was, but said theft was so rare in his country they seldom actually had to carry out the sentence, and a person would not do it a second time!!!!.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hey guys – we still live in a multi-racial community? You really have nothing more than height and gender for us to go on? Do you really want our help – or is more like a going through the motions kind of thing?

    • anonymous says:

      who says they are actually trying to find the guy?

    • Anonymous says:

      Unless this criminal was just looking for anybody to rob, chances 9 out of 10, he lives nearby and knows when the lady comes home. Will see what police will come up with. Every area of Grand Cayman should have a designated Police officer, who knows exactly who lives in the area, names and addresses of all troubled people etc. But, big BUT, Caymanian police officer will always protect Caymanian trouble makers as they are all related here one way or another.