Police charge one after weekend of violence

| 30/08/2011

(CNS): Following a weekend of violence in which there was a shooting, a stabbing and two armed robberies police have brought charges against one of the suspects. Following an operation in East End the police arrested a 25 year old man on Sunday and charged him Tuesday morning for attempted murder. The man is accused of repeatedly stabbing another 25 year old man in the neck and upper body during an incident at the Cayman Islander Hotel on West Bay Road in the early hours of Saturday morning following the Wet-fete party. The suspect who has not yet been named was due to appear in court Tuesday. (Photo Dennie Warren Jr)

When police arrived on the scene of the stabbing at around 2:45am they said the victim was bleeding profusely and he was taken to hospital for his injuries which were discovered not to be life threatening.

The weekend was marred by further violence as police were also called to a shooting in West Bay when a teenager was shot in the hip by masked gunmen at around 5:10 in Anderson Road, West Bay. The victim was reportedly confronted by two masked men armed with a shotgun, who shot at him before making off from the scene. The suspects were described as being 5’10 and 6’ 0 in height wearing long pants with hoody-style camouflage jackets.

Then on Saturday evening a woman who suffered head injuries was treated in hospital following a robbery outside her home in Bodden Town. The victim was attacked by an armed man at about 10 pm in South Cayman Palms, Bodden Town. 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 suspect was described as being 6 ft tall, of slim build and wearing dark clothing.

On Sunday afternoon in broad daylight a man was mugged of his jewellery on a George Town Street.  The victim was confronted by two masked suspects, armed with what appeared to be handguns in Heather Lane, off Eastern Avenue. The robbers stole a gold chain and bracelet before fleeing the scene. Both were both described as being only around 5'3" in height, fair complexion, wearing white t-shirts, long jeans and black masks.

Anyone who has any information on any of thesecrimes is asked to contact George Town CID on 949-4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

 

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Much as it pains me to praise the RCIP, probably the most shockingly inefficient and insidiously corrupt and inept police 'service' I have ever experienced,  this is good work.

    Officers on this case: please pay attention to detail, do diligent work, don't miss anything or cut corners, and make it stick!