Foiled cash-bag robber admits guilt

| 20/02/2012

courts good.jpg(CNS): A forty year old foreign national has admitted attempting to rob a cash bag from a security guard outside foster’s supermarket in Savannah last year. Calmore Range pleaded guilty to attempted robbery on Friday when he appeared in Grand Court before Justice Seymour Panton. The Spanish speaker was assisted by an interpreter and remanded in custody until his sentencing hearing next month.  Range was charged in December following his arrest at Owen Roberts International where he was trying to leave the country a few days after his foiled robbery attempt.

Range had made his bid to grab the cash as the security guard was loadingan armoured van outside the supermarket in the Countryside Shopping Village on 2 December at around 7:30. As he approached the guard carrying what was at the time believed to be a handgun he demanded the cash bag but the guard put up a fight and Range ran off empty handed. Although the guard reported to police that he was shaken bythe attack, he was not physically injured and no shots were fired.

The police issued a description of the suspect and Range was arrested four days later at the airport.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I think we are being narrow-minded and missing the whole point! Crime is on the increase irrespective of who is committing them. We need to get pass the ignorance of whether it is being committed by Caymanian or non-Caymanian and focus on solving the CRIME problem. And yes I am a Caymanian born and bred!

  2. Gilumbo says:

    They need to cain this guy for about 10 minutes and send him back to WB.

    • Anonymous says:

      how about… send him back to his own country.  it's not always Caymanians! Duh!


    • Anonymous says:

      I think you missed the part where it says he is a foreign national.

  3. Anonymous says:

    See what I mean? And when we say that it's not all Caymanians doing it, we get accused of being prejudice! But plenty who are officially Caymanians when they get arrested (if they do), just become Caymanians on paper, so socially they are someone else. But yet they say Northward majority is "Caymanians"??!!

    • Anonymous says:

      What a brilliant post – "socially they are someone else". Jesus wept. The problem is, Bobo, that although a few non Caymanians are committing crimes, the majority of crimes are indeed committed by Caymanians. That's why the vast majority of prisoners in Northward are Caymanians!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Thanks to Mackeever's Cayman Status giveaway (vote for me) sweepstakes!


      • Anonymous says:

        All we know is that there are Caymanians as well as those of other nationalities committing crimes. I don't know on what basis you can state that there are only "a few non-Caymanians" committing crimes and that the "vast majority of crimes are indeed committed by Caymanians".  I appreciate that you believe that but you do not know that as a fact. We cannot allow ourselves to fall prey to prejudice either against Caymanians or any other nationality if we are going to solve these crimes. Let us simply follow where the evidence leads without making unwarranted assumptions.  


        The majority of crimes are unsolved and by definition the population at Northward does not reveal who is committing them. It also stands to reason that a non-Caymanian who leaves the country having committed their crimes is far less likely to be detected than a Caymanian who remains.  

        • Anonymous says:

          But of the crimes that ARE solved, the vast majority is committed by Caymanians (as Northward shows) so by extrapolation we may reasonably say the others are probably also mainly committed by Caymanians. Why do people cling on to this odd belief that Caymanians can't really be criminals and in the face of evidence to the contrary? It's sad, delusional and pathetic. Like every other group of people on earth, they have a criminal element. Fact. Period.

          • Anonymous says:

            I have already explained why it is unreasonable to make such an extrapolation. You are just too ignorant and prejudiced to understand. There was nothing in my post to suggest that Caymanians can't be criminals. Quite the opposite, it said that we know crimes are being committed by Caymanians as well as by those of other nationalities and that we should simply follow the evidence whereever it leads without any unwarranted assumptions like you are making.  

          • Anonymous says:

            That's like saying "Izzie's family had some criminals in it, so so we can 'extrapolate' that most of the new crimes have been committed in our village by Izzie's family". That's called a non-sequitur and is obviously unreasonable.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Exactly, that is what they are doing:sending their money through Western Union and running.  Shouldn't Western Union be asking why huge sums of money is being transferred?

    If they would follow the money, maybe they could find out about those disappearances too.

  5. Stale News says:

    Tell you what is happening, too many of these robberies is taking place by persons who has nothing to do, and I would like to know why is it that the Immigration Department is so lazy, that they do not check up on these people when they come to get renewal, when they get a work permit to see if they have ajob.   Most of them do not have any work.  So the Men rob by night and the women are doing the same.  They are not working.  No follow up on the wild stories they tell.  Further more when these roberies take place, the robbers have plans made to be out on the first flight.   Some of them robb in the night, and is out on the 7 am flight in the morning pre-booked flight.  Or some of them just wait until western Union opens, send down the money and is right behind it.

    I heard a story of a man who had robbed the bank sometime last year.  He got away with it too, because it was well planned.  The man was living here with residence and had his family here too, so he robbed the bank, and disappeared on the early morning flight.  His partner sent the money on Western Union, and now both of them I understand has left Cayman and is in USA.

    Immigration has to keep a close watch on persons who have been here on work permit, have left the Island for USA or UK and now wants to come back.  Many of them have committed crimes here.  Mind you I am not saying that these people are from USA or UK I am saying that they go to these places to cool off for a while.

    • Anonymous says:

      This type of scenario (and others) is absolutely believable. I have long suspected – going back twenty years and more – that we have characters carrying out robberies, burglaries etc then hightailing it out for a while on commercial flights. They see Cayman as an easy target and they are practiced at what they do, that's clear. What I can't figure out is why immigration can't seem to get a handle on people here on work permits who are presently not employed. If they are relying on employers notifying them, well that's obviously not working. Perhaps we need heftier fines on employers who fail to notify, alongside more frequent checks by immigration officers? Something isn't happening that needs to be happening.