Shot fired in cash-van heist

| 15/10/2011

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for two men who attempted to rob a cash-in-transit van in Eastern Avenue, George Town at around 8.00 pm this evening (Friday 14 October). The suspects reportedly attacked a security guard as he was transporting cash to an armoured van in the Dolphin Centre with his colleague. One of the suspects armed with a gun, fired a shot at the security guard who although injured as he fell to the ground was not hit by the gunfire. After shooting at the guard the would-be robbers fled from the scene empty handed, police have said. The guard secured the cash and then both he and his colleague, who was in the van drove off from the scene to a secure location.

Police are currently on the scene and the injured guardhas been taken to hospital for treatment.

The only description available at the present time is that one of the suspects is around 5'8" in height, slim build, dark complexion and was wearing a white shirt.

Anyone with any information about the crime should contact George Town police station on 9494222, the RCIPS tip line 9497777, or Crime Stoppers 8008477(TIPS).

Category: Crime

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  1. Bobo Bloodz says:

    So me look for a 5'8 man who got dark skin with white shirt?

    Pssssh. How me or anyone a find that man?

    Half the men in Cayman be like that.



  2. Anonymous says:

    This is what the Premier should be spending his time and energy working on — Crime – not  suing people for expressing their opinions. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    Another day in Cayman.

    It will change when everyone has a concealed carry. Bad guys will say “gimme de money” and the only sound that will follow is bullets flying, blood splashing and bad guys falling as the tide of crime turns. Pray that happens soon.

  4. Anonymous says:

    You are wrong.  These thugs are Caymanian.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sounds strange that they would rather take the armored van with the two professional guards, on alert than to just rob the staff while the money was inside.

    • Anonymous says:

      A reply to 2 comments here…

      First, the armoured car was targeted to be robbed at that location…not necessarily only for the cash from that particular business…this armoured car was on a pick-up routine that could have had the business taking from a number of businesses on board and…

      Second…what makes you think that these are 'idiots' carrying out these crimes…targeting an armoured car on a cash pick-up run is no 'random' opportunistic robbery…this was a well-planned robbery that fortunately, was not successful this time but, unless the response ability of security guards carrying cash is greatly increased, I'm sorry to say…this will not be the last strike on an armoured, cash-carrying car, with unarmed security guards.

      In spite of all the evidence, some people in Cayman simply do not realise that they they are living in a very dangerous, unprotected country and their lack of understanding this makes Cayman even more dangerous.

    • Anonymous says:

      Either strange or just plain stupid. There’s a lot of that going around these days.

  6. anonymouse says:

    Thank God the injuries are not more serious. It a very good reminder that ALL of us have to be vigilant at all times. I am certain that those 2 idiots must have been either following the armored van or were ready to rob anything that looked easy. They would have killed that man if they could of have had the chance. A friday night at 8 o'clock and we now feel that nowhere is safe and yet we might have to wait a year to only have to be licensed to carry pepper spray because of the Politricks of our dear government when you can buy it ANYWHERE in the US. Let us have a little protection man. And the Premier is worried about his REPUTATION and wants to sue every Tom, Dick and Harry. He has PROTECTION we DON"T.

  7. The Prophet says:

    No one I do not think this is a Caymanian.  These two robbers still on the loose is professional people strickly looking for big bucks.  They have a plan trust me.  So if people who are operating businesses on the Island is still letting down their guard, they will get robbed.

    Now one thing I cannot accept, and that is the other guard in the vanshould have been armed.  Unless someone starts shooting these little F%$^uc**s they will for ever continue to terrorize people.  Guards moving money without gun.  This can only happen in Cayman, fools.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are so full of crap. 

    • I am surprised says:

      10:19 Where are they from ? Tell us. Jamaica, USA, Canada, Phillipenes, Canada? Oh maybe they are from UK or Germany or France? enlighten us.

      So they are the ones doing the shootings too and robbing the banks, and are main members of the gangs In Birch Tree Hill or other areas of West Bay, GT, BT ,East End too? A better idea Tell Baines so we can get rid of them

    • Judean People's Front says:

      I think that Immigration have taken their eye off the ball and over the years, groupings of nationalities have formed and grown stronger.

      Only last night I saw a group of Sumerian's hanging around by Seven Mile Shops who were surly and obviously up to no good.

      So for all those looking at the Caymanian's and pointing fingers, just look around and count the Sumerians and Minoans that we allow here and do not work one hour in a week!

      CNS note: This is a joke. I don't think we have anySumerians or Minoans working in the Cayman Islands right now, unless they are very very old. (This note is for all those who have clicked the abuse button, claiming the comment is racist.)

  8. Anonymous says:

    There back!!!

    • Hibernator... says:

      They are back…

      The're back…

      But There back???

      Even Their back is probably horribly hairy…




      • Anonymous says:

        Sorry Mr. perfect, does it really matter how it is spelled??? It doesn't matter THEY ARE BACK!!!!

  9. Night gambler says:

    Yeah right everybody wants a gun now! 5'8" slim build white shirt  and cousin of security guard  thank cous we getting guns next week fi sure. Where the hell are the PO Leeese when you need them? wey de hell de bobbies de pan de Beat street? RCIPS clearly now needs to be restructured, even our idiot politicians can surely see that now.

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is insane. 400 police officers and only maybe 100 can carry firearms. There is more then likley only 10 at most on duty that are armed during a shift and that is going to the high side. Baines and his cry's for help and importing Det. that gave fruitless results in I think three of the last cases is useless. He is following his same plan and brining in imported failuresagain…………for what reason? The violence is out of control He would like all of the community to believe that gunownership and officers carrying a firearm is a greater threat to the greater community – you cannot sell that to people who will refuse to be brainwashed into that diluted world.  Kudos to the LA for removing his authority soley on gun ownership.

    • Anonymous says:

      So,explain to me how this robbery would have turned out differently if all RCIPS officers were armed?

      • Caymanian Patriot says:

        OK, let me explain to you by asking you a question.

        Would YOU be in a hurry to respond to a shots fired ao armed robbery call if you were unarmed and unable to adequately respond to the threat to your own life and to those around you?

    • The Prophet says:

      09:11 Each business in Cayman can have an armed security Guard if they get together and request for it.  A house cannot stand on one post, so if all of the business have a meeting and decide that things must change they will.  Has any of you thought about closing all businesses on a buisy cruise ship day. No restaurant open, no jewellery shops, no liquor stores, no clothing stores, gas stations closed, Foster, Kirks, and Hurleys closed.   closed close the town down just for one day, sending a message to somebody……………….   No?,  I thought so, cannot afford to loose a days money earnings right.   Well get robbed and shut up.

  11. Anonymous says:

    This sure sounds a bit strange to me fell to the ground careful Cayman some folks around here looking a security advantage now too incidents like these justify arming unvetted security personel. With saying that where are the Police in respect of these Vans aint like they don't know these vans are possible targets in the past these vans were provide with an escort. Until we got the intelligently Aggressive Police Group. more man power again i guess?

  12. Anonymous says:


    Can we leave CUC alone and audit the RCIP(no)Service?  for 4.5 mill we got 3 men in bikinis! Now thats a score, at least with CUC I can depend on turning on my lights.  What about a value for money audit on the current RCIPs' leadership, surely even the auditor general must be wondering now. NO????!!! WELL CAN WE SUE SOMEBODY THEN?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Thought people might be interested to see what Merseyside Police have been reported as doing in cases of opportunistic gun crime by (mainly) teenage gangs in Liverpool, UK. Please paste the following link.

    • Anony Mous says:

      I don't get it as to what your point is. Are you trying to say that he knows what he is doing as far as fighting gang violence? If that is your point, then it is quite clear that he is no expert at eradicating gang violence as these thugs have been around for quite some time with the 18 year old involved in the gang since his early teens, suggesting it could have been since he was 13 teen years old which would mean that this crime spree have being going on for five years. There is nothing in this article to suggest that they have a gun crime problem any where near to what we are experiencing here In the Cayman Islands. If this article makes him an expert, then I think that a lot of our local police officers are super experts at fighting violent crimes because they have had the experience of dealing with youth from various social background going to court with cases, some the win some they lose. Our problem is getting convictions and when they do, the penalty does not match the ferocity of the crime or it's potential effects on society.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nice article. They got it right. The Yanks have got it right with the sentencing levels and also the regimes within their facilities. Our judges are a joke when passing sentence,the human rights act needs ripping up and re-writing to suit today’s problems.”

      Sound familiar?