Pizza-man escapes gunman in foiled robbery

| 25/01/2012

crime-scene-tape.jpg(CNS): A hooded would-be robber escaped empty handed on Tuesday night when his would-be victim screamed and ran away. Police said that at around 9:30 last night the 911 emergency centre received a report of an attempted robbery on a Pizza delivery man. The driver had gone to the wrong address in the vicinity of Candover Street, North Sound Estates, Newlands, Savannah. When he knocked on the door and asked if the residents had ordered a pizza the person said they had not. As he returned to his vehicle, he was approached by the lone robber who pointed what appeared to be a hand gun in his face and demanded money. The pizza man ran towards his vehicle screaming although followed by the gunman, the pizza-man ran around his vehicle to escape him.

He then ran back to the house where he had knocked on the wrong door.  The assailant then ran off into the bushes towards Newlands empty handed. Described as having a brown complexion, a slim build and wearing a blue “t” shirt the gunman’s face was covered with a hoodie. No shots were fired and the victim was not physically injured.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident please call the CID at Bodden Town Police Station at 949-2240 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS)

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    pizza companies should boycott north sound estates until the 'community' there gives up the assailant……………………

  2. CaymanFisting says:

    Why not have undercover police deliver pizza for a week?  When the coward that has been targeting these pizza delivery employees tries to rob an undercover officer arrest them (or better yet shoot them).  Seems like a pretty simple undercover operation.  Maybe the pizza company can entice the police force with a free pizza; God knows they will need some sort of incentive to conduct such an operation.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yes, I saw them at Popeye's Chicken

  4. Anonymous says:

    "Cayman Kind" should be changed to "IF you can't FEED it – don't breed it" . Way too many people looking for welfare BUT unlike the USA we have no welfare. These people won't work ever so this is what we'll get?

  5. Whodatis says:

    Re: "The driver had gone to the wrong address in the vicinity of Candover Street, North Sound Estates, Newlands, Savannah."

    Was this just oddly worded?

    The way it reads suggests that the pizza delivery man genuinely mistook that residence as the delivery address for an authentic order of pizza.

    If that was in fact the case then that random, ideally positioned, illegally gun-possessing and illegally hooded wannabe-robber must have experienced the greatest stroke of luck in the history of mankind.

    Moreover, if it is in fact the case then this is indiciative of exactly how bad things have become in Cayman.

    Didn't think I would ever find myself saying such a thing – but I sincerely hope that this entire incident was a crafted set-up for the poor delivery man.

    • Anonymous says:

      "…must have experienced the greatest stroke of luck in the history of mankind." 

      except for the part where he didn't get anything out of the deal.

  6. Anonymous says:

    All delivery persons should not carry cash and all transactions should be made by credit or debit card either online or in person as the delivery person will carry a mobile credit card payment machine as used in the restaurant sector. Payments can also be made via a smartphone and by using these devices will help protect not only the drivers but homeowners as a robber might take the opporutunity to rob both. Cayman has to be more proactive and by stepping up efforts to lower robbery attempts. This driver was fortunate to be fatally wounded and the time will come unless we change our laws and policies. Most times the person(s) who are trying to rob will most likely be someone who made a call for a pizza delivery and it's very possible that it's a tactic to rob.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Has anyone seen this 5 million dollar serious crime task force we were promised?

    • NATO NATO says:

      09:40 do  you know  you are talking pure shi%%%^&t.  Are you expecting the serious crime Task force to be escorting Pizza men out every night.   Sometimes I wish you people would think before opening your mouth.

      • Anonymous says:

        17:50

        Maybe you work for the RCIP; but for everyone else being chased with a GUN and being ROBBED is a serious crime! Or is that reclassified as a minor offence now?

  8. Anonymous says:

    The Pizza delivery people should be armed and Domino's and Pizza Hut should become the new police force. They would do a better job than our police and Gowerment. You could walk around to to 30 houses in the immediate vacinity of where this happened. Ask to speak to any and all males present or otherwise in that house hold and run a 85% chance of finding someone who fit the profile of doing this. The management of the police is crap.

    • GRABBIT says:

      Stop being a police hater and bring up your children in the right way to fear  God and respect the Law.  That is why Cayman is in such a mess today,  You people continue to support crime by condeming the police force.

      • Anonymous says:

        You all that like to talk so much crap need to prevent crime rather than cure.

    • Anonymous says:

      keep going ……. Eventually …. you will get your job back.