Blue car driver could have seen Casanova robbers

| 03/09/2011

(CNS): The police have launched an appeal for the occupants of a dark blue car, which was seen in the area of a robbery at a George Town restaurant Thursday night, to come forward. Detectives investigating the robbery at Casanova by the Sea along the harbour front said it is believed that following the robbery the two suspects ran from the premises and turned left towards West Bay. As they did so, a small dark blue coloured car, which was travelling from George Town towards West Bay, almost stopped as the suspects ran from the popular down town restaurant.

Detectives are urging the occupants of that car to come forward as they may have information which could be vital to the enquiry. The robbery was reported to police at 10:03 pm on Thursday night (1 September).

Two masked men had entered the premises one brandishing a handgun, and demanded cash. The robbers then fled the scene with an undisclosed sum of money. No shots were fired, and no one was injured in the incident.

Both robbers were dressed in dark clothing, wearing masks and white gloves. One of the robbers spoke with what has been described as a Jamaican-Cayman accent.

The occupants of the car or anyone who has any information about the crime should call George Town police station on 949-4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800.

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I don't know about the rest of you but I rarely see a police car. Where are they all hiding? You wonder. Are the policing really this bad or is the UK allowing for the country to be destabilized to the point that we want independence purley out of necessity of protecting ourselves. If the UK administers to our police then there is only one way to change the way we are policed from the sounds of it. Sounds crazy I know but you wonder.

  2. Anonymous says:

    But wait…unless that picture is old there are 2 cameras in plain view too the right of the sign. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    RCIPS ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz

  4. Anonymous says:

    What good does camera's do when the are all 5 foot 7, skinny with a T-shirt wrapped around their face?

  5. Paulie Shore says:

    What percentage of criminal activity happens on Thursday nights? Seems like you can mark your calender by it. Friday is right around the corner and its the end of the month and your a little short of club money.

     

  6. Anonymous says:

    Saturday 22:54 – Your defensiveness is noted and indicative of your allegiance to RCIPS.  However, "armchair Sherlock Holmesian" opinions and posts are based on the fact that RCIPS' detection and arrest record of perpetrators of serious crimes in this country is appalling; coupled with the weak cases they present to Prosecutors when they manage to make an arrest. I challenge you to dispute that  fact. That is what should make you vomit.  

    The current difficulty that RCIPS' faces with the lack of public assistance and cooperation in crimefighting has less to do with the size of our population and the alleged "everyone knows everyone" belief than with the distrust they have earned due to the disrespectful and abusive attitudes they've displayed to the general public for years, their poor integrity of confidential information and general incompetence.  Meanwhile, "armchair Sherlock Holmeses" and the rest of our society must continue to suffer the decline of our security and quality of life.

    Please excuse me while I throw-up. 

     

    • Anonymous says:

      22.54. I would suggest that the recent case of the murder of young Jeremiah Barnes was thoroughly and professionally assembled  by the police. The Judge commended Peter Kennet, the lead Detective in the case, for a job well done. What I implied in my previous comment was that the office of the Crown Prosecutor might be more deserving of criticism than the police for what went wrong at the trial.

       

      I have dealt with the police many times, including a burglary and a separate matter of theft. In both cases, the missing items were recovered in West Bay and returned to me, a total value of over $30,000.

       

      On the few occasions when  I've been stopped by the police for driving infractions, I was treated with the greatest courtesy and though liable to penalties in law, was merely warned. These and other actions have given me great respect for the judgement shown by those particular officers involved. I cannot speak for any others of course.

       

      I'm not sure that I know what you mean by the "disrespectful and abusive attitudes" they've shown to the public. I remember when the police were  spat upon on two separate occasions by a drunk member of the L.A. I might become a bit disrespectful if my 'employer' spat on me, particularly when accompanied by the deeply offensive remarks that were recorded in the media at the time .

       

      Listen, I'm not pretending that there are no bad apples, and I'm not pretending the police are uniformly professional, but surely we can work  with those who have earned our trust.

       

      People who find the world is rude and abusive, should take a long hard  look in the mirror. If you fail to show respectto your fellow man, how can you expect to receive respect in return?  However, I will be the first to admitthat if I were ever  treated badly by the police, it would make me deeply resentful of them, so let's hope this never happens.

       

      I withdraw my use of the emotive word 'vomit', and replace it with 'undergo an involuntary and eructative oral effluxion'. This is obfuscatory and so, I hope, less offensive.

  7. TCM29 says:

    Watching your once beautiful, human run island country sink into a feral savage hole. GB should have listened to the sound advice they were given 30 years ago about immigration too. Good luck, you will need it, especially with unarmed police.

    • Anonymous says:

      TCM29. And I suppose you get all your information from the Net and websites like these. I can assure you Cayman is still a very pleasant place to live, and I have never the slightest concern going out, when and where I want, certainly no more than when I'm in Miami, New York, London, Paris or Rome, to pick a few places I've stayed in recently. Cayman used to a place where you never locked your car and left your front doors open without concen. Compared with that, yes, things are terrible, but if you've never had a cold, then a touch of 'flu is terrible, also.

  8. Anonymous says:

    All that money Cassanova makes and they cant install cameras! If i recall correctly they have been robbed twice in the last year. At least if you have a camera outside facing the front entrance and street these thieves will see it and think twice when scoping out places to rob. That little blue car couldhave been the pick up car also.

  9. Anonymous says:

     

    "Both robbers were dressed in dark clothing, wearing masks and white gloves. One of the robbers spoke with what has been described as a Jamaican-Cayman accent."

    How can anyone (police included) be expected to find anyone with descriptions like that?

    Sorry but so many many time have I read descriptions that say they wore dark clothing and gloves…   What are the heights – I saw some people wearing dark clothes but he was only 5'2" tall  I saw another but he was 6'6" tall – big difference.  Also its only a small thing but one was white and one was black & there was a third guy who was much light than the black guy but darker than the white .  

    Its not profiling its not racist, but how many people own dark clothes and speak with a jamican-caymanian accent?  lots because they are all now suspects.  Better descriptions will help police and the public help more.   Its there a sketch artist on the island – get a sketch out – yes including a mask.  what was the mask – a balaclava or just a hankie over the mouth – what colour were the eyes?  Was there a tattoo or other distingushing mark on show?  

    To be honest I'm not suprised with the rising crime on the Islands.  I couldn't say its all the polices fault either.  There is NOT alarge population of people on this Island and people know who is doing this.  Because he was a nice boy when he was little or because you have known him since he was a boy is no reason not to tell the police.  The public who know these people yet don't come forward are a bigger problem than those commiting the crimes as its them who allow them to get away with it at the cost of the many.
  10. L.A. J says:

    Cayman depends heavily on tourism and the news of a tourist keeping shot is going to happen.
    When it does, the police and government are going to be responsible for the economy getting even worse.
    The amount of armed robbers with such a small population is alarming.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Do you really believe that with all the not guilty verdicts that anyone in their right mind wants to get involved with anything. People are going to turn a blind eye to crime because they value their lives.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I would have run them over

  13. Fish Pot says:

    Mr Dart, please put a toll booth on that new road you are building, the Government needs the money.

    Then put one for the eastern districts, cause the Government need the money.  PPM has left us broke.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Yesterday's RCIPS release said the robbers fled towards Rock Hole; today's information is that they fled towards West Bay direction. BTW, my paraphrase seems more appropriate than the release saying they fled "towards West Bay". There is the entire nothern part of George Town incl. access to Eastern Avenue, Seven Mile Beach (and all its environs) and approximately eight later, WB –  if one turns left out of Casanova's. So it could be misleading to say that they fled towards WB. Perhaps, they "turned north along North Church Street" would be more accurate. But that is semantics; the real issue is the fundamental difference in the direction the robbers allegedly ran from Casanova's – towards Rock Hole and towards West Bay are 90 degrees difference in direction. 

    It is fundamental errors such as this which impede an investigation (if indeed there is one – I'm quite sure RCIPS is quite overwhelmed due to their own failures to detect most crimes, so a robbery might take less priority than two missing women and two shooting-with-intent investigations – just saying). Commissioner Baines is calling for appeals when the Courts fail to get convictions but they work with what his "investigators" give them. The Prosecutors can be faulted only by accepting deficient evidence for procecution and thereby wasting public resources. The RCIPS is the entity charged with gathering and delivering solid evidence so as to provide the foundation for convictions but we've seen that they are incapable of doing this. Meanwhile, they can't even get directions correct.

    A field day for criminals because of our Keystone Kops (at least they were funny!).

    • Anonymous says:

      12.06, with the greatest respect, I've never read so much tripe in my life. If I were in the police force I think I'd vomit reading  these Sherlock Holmesian contributions made by arm-chair geniuses who so richly suffuse Cayman society, yet have decided to follow career paths other than that offered by  Law Enforcement. (I presume?) You really do underestimate the intelligence of your fellow man. I'm sick and tired of reading these snide broadsides aimed at our police, when there are other targets more richly deserving of criticism in this chain of  responsibilities from evidence gathering to conviction.

    • Anonymous says:

      I like watching Law and Order, too.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Yesterday's RCIPS release said the robbers fled towards Rock Hole; today's information is that they fled towards West Bay direction. BTW, my paraphrase seems more appropriate than the release saying they fled "towards West Bay". There is the entire nothern part of George Town incl. access to Eastern Avenue, Seven Mile Beach (and all its environs) and approximately eight later, WB –  if one turns left out of Casanova's. So it could be misleading to say that they fled towards WB. Perhaps, they "turned north along North Church Street" would be more accurate. But that is semantics; the real issue is the fundamental difference in the direction the robbers allegedly ran from Casanova's – towards Rock Hole and towards West Bay are 90 degrees difference in direction. 

    It is fundamental errors such as this which impede an investigation (if indeed there is one – I'm quite sure RCIPS is quite overwhelmed due to their own failures to detect most crimes, so a robbery might take less priority than two missing women and two shooting-with-intent investigations – just saying). Commissioner Baines is calling for appeals when the Courts fail to get convictions but they work with what his "investigators" give them. The Prosecutors can be faulted only by accepting deficient evidence for procecution and thereby wasting public resources. The RCIPS is the entity charged with gathering and delivering solid evidence so as to provide the foundation for convictions but we've seen that they are incapable of doing this. Meanwhile, they can't even get directions correct.

    A field day for criminals because of our Keystone Kops (at least they were funny!).

  16. Anonymous says:

    I believe that was the Serious Crime task force driving by saying "move on there is nothing to see here! ".

    Anyone heard of anything they have done?

  17. Anonymous says:

    They should just give the names and addresses of potential witnesses directly to the bad guys. What a 3rd world police force. Rcips needs to be torn apart and built up properly. Cayman has changed, andthe police are no longer able to accommodate the requirements of the new cayman. This needs to recognized before anything will change.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Please do the right thing and give the police the necessary information if you know who these robbers are.  This disrespect for our country, people lives and businesses have gone just too far, we as a community need to assist the police as much as we can. 

    This lawlessness must be stopped.  Remember if we allow these people to continue to rob business and people, this will affect all of us as business will close and people will leave, tourist will not visit as much and our way of life will decline.   Please help the police in the fight on crime and criminals, tell what you know about crime/criminals.