Robbers hit GT gas station

| 01/06/2012

crime-scene-tape.jpg(CNS): A lone gunman held up the Texaco gas station on Eastern Avenue, George Town, Thursday evening, in the third robbery on Grand Cayman in two days. Police reported being on the scene of the armed heist, which they say happened around 10pm. Emergency services received the report while the robbery was in progress but on arrival at the gas station police officers said the suspect was no longer present. Early reports are that no shots were fired and no one was injured during the incident. Police have commenced an investigation, an RCIPS spokesperson stated. No further details have been revealed at this stage. 

The stick-up comes one day after Shop Right, a convenience store on Walkers Road, George Town, was robbed in by a lone suspect with a knife at around 11:30am. Police are still looking for the suspect.

A pawn shop in Bodden Town, Cashwiz, was also held up Wednesday by a man armed with an imitation gun but RCIPS officers arrested the robber as he attempted to flee the scene.

Check back to CNS for more on the latest robbery.

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Clearly criminals are having a field day in Cayman. Even their dull minds have figured out that the chances are they will get away with it. We have a police service that just turns up afterwards (the BT apprehension was very much an exception) and confirms that "no shots were fired and no one was injured". Well now we can all sleep sounder in our beds with that knowledge! Come on man, something that should be happening is not and its the same old story every time. We do not have an effective police force in this country and all the wining about jobs isn't going to change that. Something needs to be done – and soon – to clamp down on the morons who are living amongst us and preying on us at will. I'm sick and tired of viewing stupid, totally useless footage of armed police standing around a crime scene. What, they think the robbers are about to come back? Those officers should be scouring the streets gathering information not standing motionless acting like complete wastes of space. When was the last time you saw a policeman walking? All they appear to do is drive round the place with the windows up and the AC on. If you shouted "Help, Police!" chances are they wouldn't hear you. A complete waste of time. GET OUT OF YOUR FANCY AC CARS AND START WALKING ROUND THE PLACE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.

  2. Ken P says:

    The only way that we will see a drop in arm robberies is by allowing business owners to arm themselves. The RCIPS still don't have a clue and as long as we the people continue to be passive then sorry but Cayman will continue to have 20-30 arm robberies a year, very high for a place with only 50,000 residents. Why on earth we still don't have 3-4 coastline staions with armed officers, coastal patrol vessels and most importantly tougher policing?

    Mr. Baines has too much power and isn't doing really anything to protect business owners, residents and combat crime and it's time that he packs his bags and head back to his la la land of prince and fairies. I've had enough of his reports about a decrease in crime, when truth be told residents are scared and tourist will soon blacklist Cayman, watch and see if a tourist is murdered or seriously injured then the RCIPS will then become aggresive but it'll be too late.

    Politicians please try to stop your stupid child acts and pass a major crime bill that will see more armed officers on the streets on beat patrols in high risk areas on bicycles, horses, dirt bikes and carrying K9 trained dogs. Enough is enough and where are the churches in all of this, they should be more active in community affairs and quit collecting $5million a year for preaching but not being pro active.

    The world is heading for another economic downfall in the next 6 months and trust me when I say Cayman is probably only seeing the beginning of this as summer is the high season for robberies. More money needs to be spent on education and rehabilitating prisoners so that they a positive asset and not life long convicts.

    • Anonymous says:

      If criminals were treated as traitors to the country, then maximum penalty will apply. A two sided sword has to be applied. Education under the best educators possible (including teaching good manners and good ethics) and a clean up like Singapur.  Get rid of criminals and corrupts and you will see a change.

    • Yourstruly says:

      On this small island filled with people who threaten our lives daily by not knowing or caring how to drive a potentially lethal vehicle, you keep calling for more guns?  Yea, right, I'll feel REAL safe knowing every paranoid, neurotically-frightened,  itchy-fingered, small man who wants a big gun to be a dispenser of death as  vigilante turns our island into a colony of Americanized red neck "Stand my ground and shoot" George Zimmermans.

  3. Paper Caymanian says:

    Didn't we just read an article about the drop in robberies.

  4. Anonymous says:

    If almost all of the police cars on the Island were patrolling the streets, with not so many parked at police stations, then there is an excellent chance that there would be one near where a crime is being reported and so police could arrive at the scene quicker and perhaps even apprehend the offender. "Calling all cars, robbery in progress at  'X' gas station " could result in police cars converging on the station and even catching the offender as he made a getaway. Or is this too simple?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Good job, keep up the revolution. When we get fair employment opportunities the community will pay the price.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Cayman needs a vigilante. Make way for Captain BoBo!

  7. Bethinking says:

    These recent robberies could be part of a gang initiation.  Which will make it very difficult to stop.  Time to bring the big guns, so to speak, from the UK and US.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, so they can soak up the sun while sitting on the beach again.

    • Silent partner says:

      I dont think these robberies are gang related.  These robbers are looking money to support themselves and their partners.

      What do you expect.  Immigration is the fault.  Nuff said.   These work permit applicants have no Job, what do you expect.  Stop issuing these Temp Work permits.  Why dont immigration check and see where they are working.  THEY ARE NOT WORKING.

  8. Anonymous says:

    While the police install more video cameras and stay in their comfy cars and helicopter. No wonder that criminals run circles around them.

     

    • jsftbhaedrg says:

      Its amazing too how they know  that 90% of these robberies occurr on Thursday nights. Two things to point out to the dimwits at the RCIPS, (i) increase patrols or stake out areas that are commonly targeted on Thursday nights and (ii) get your ass to the airport on Friday morning and search those leaving on the early flights.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Let’s see what video quality looks like this time, hopefully this case gets solve ASAP.