GT gas station robbed

| 28/12/2012

_DSC2199-mctaggart_texaco-435_walkers-rd_0.png(CNS): Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed a George Town gas station in the early hours of Friday morning with a machete. An RCIPS spokesperson said that the masked robber struck at the Walkers Road Texaco Gas Station at around 3:37 am this morning. The culprit was said to have smashed the glass door of the station store and made his way in armed with a machete. Once inside the shop, which has been robbed several times in the recent past, the robber jumped over the counter and made off with a quantity of cash from the register before escaping from the scene on foot. The male suspect was described as 5 ft 6 in, dark complexion, wearing a black mask with a black cloth tied around his head.

His clothing was described as a black long sleeve sweater with a white inside t- shirt and long black pants. Police added that the man was of medium build and spoke with a local accent.

Anyone who was in the vicinity at the time is asked to contact the George Town CID  at 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 800-8477
 

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Speaking with a local accent  either means the tourist do not know what a local accent is anymore or the criminals are using a Caymanian accent to throw off the scent.  I have heard many Jamaicans imitating a Caymanian accent when convenient or necessary.  Being a "real" Caymanian I can certainly tell the difference but not sure a tourist would be able to.  Just sayin… 

    • Vulture says:

      Or it could mean that they are Caymanian.  Which is the most likely explanation.

    • Pit Bull says:

      Only in Cayman would the reaction to a report that a perp spoke with a local accent be "there are two explanations, either the person reporting this does not know a local accent or there are foreign criminals perfecting local accents for use in crimes".

      • Anonymous says:

        Pit Bull: to be honest, I doubt very seriously that a tourist can tell the difference between a Caymanian accent and any other Caribbean accent.  For instance, I was in El Salvador and someone was watching soccer on t.v..  He pointed to the US team and said, "that's my team."  Just because I spoke English and looked like an American, he assumed I was an American.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can we not put the workers in a position to defend themselves or atleast be able to call the police faster?  Maybe a can of Mase behind the counter?  Or even an emergency button that automatically calls the police while a robbery is in progress?  Surely, that isn't difficult to make.  

    • chickpea says:

      In the US, Walgreen workers wear a lanyard inside their shirts – one tap of the chest, babylon on the way! Now you know. Don't rob Walgreens!

    • chickpea says:

      How about a can of MACE? That MASE doesn't work well.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think the RCIPS did an excellent job this Christmas season. There were atleast 2-3 police cars parked at Countryside and the officers were not in the cars. They actually got out & walked around to ensure that everything was going good. They also weren't any of those "white police officers" that feel they're too good to speak to the locals. There was this 1 officer that stood out, he walked around talking to the shoppers in the vicinity ensuring that things were ok & wishing them the best for the season.

    It's really great seeing the officers do such a thing instead of just driving up & down with their windows up, ac & music blasting!! If there was someone screaming for help & these officers driving across they wouldn't hear a thing.

    WELL DONE RCIPS, Keep up the good work 🙂

  4. Otherview says:

    Perfect reason to not go to a beach in East End.
    I have lived here over 11 years and we used to go to East End or West Bay
    Every weekend and party and spend a lot of money in the bars,
    NOT ANYMORE,,,,yo mama bar and Cayman kitchen gonna suffer
    Because the roll-over ExPats with ฿฿Money฿฿ are not going to your town to party,
    zNow we also have to warn the tourist not to go there because they MAY BE MUGGED,
    GET YOUR S@@@ TOGETHER AND MAYBE, JUST MAYBE WE WILL TELL THE TOURIST It is SAFE TO GO THERE,, RIGHT NOW….NO WAY ………..IT IS DEATHLY DANGEROUS,

    • Anonymous says:

      I bet the bars in East end miss you.

    • chickpea says:

      Tsk tsk. Read again. This was Walkers Rd. Not East End. You replied to the wrong article. lol Deathly dangerous? …I'm sure where they're coming from is really safe. Like Detroit. Or LA. Or New Orleans. No, they should stay home where they are safe.

  5. Otherview says:

    I’m afraid of crack heads with machetes……………aren’t U ?????
    But they have rights too…….that’s what their lawyer told me.

    • Anonymous says:

      00:42

      Welcome to human rights!  all my 60 years of growing up we never heard of human rights in the Cayman Islands. We lived happy, went any where we wanted to, did the things that made us men and women.

      The criminals were punished and we all lived in a  safe society. Cayman, brace yourself for a destructive country…where criminals are returned  on the streets by laws from the countries that  bred holaganism…. the european union. They come from a barbarian society…dont forget their history….kill klil kill…their genes are  hard to erradicate.

      stan.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I was robbed there too–by the pump prices

  7. SKEPTICAL says:

    Hope the police get their hands on him before the Wight boys.

  8. Jesus Christ! says:

    Cayman is such a glaring example for America's gun nuts to consider. Although we do havea gun problem, imagine how much worse it would be if guns were sold legally here and half the homes had one or more guns in them.

     

    Then all these idiots who rob places with machetes would be doing it with the assuault rifle they either purchased or stole. And many innocent people would die.

     

     

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      Using the name of Jesus, as you have, is absolutly shameful!

      • Guns Kill People says:

        Yes, Dennie, if Jesus was around today he would have been a card carrying member of the NRA.  I was wondering how long you could stay silent after recent events in the States.  I suppose you think guns "are just tools" and would support arming guards in Cayman's schools too?

        • Anonymous says:

          Of course firearms "are just tools".  Only a fool would suggest that firearms are animate beings.

           

          When a criminal starts murdering people, in a school or otherwise, there are certain elite persons who would prefer that others only have a printed copy of legislation in hand with which to repel someone who is actively murdering people.  As if attackers are somehow going to suddenly respect the legislation they are actively transgressing.

          I would prefer that someone, in the case of a school shooting like Newtown Elementary, to have a useful and efficient tool such as a firearm, which is more pervasive then any printed copy of legislation in hand can be at repelling such attackers, during said shootings, at reducing the number of persons who would otherwise be murdered.
          If “Guns Kill People” in the Newtown Elementary for example, and when the human and the firearm appear before a court of law charged with murder, who should be held criminally responsibility for those acts of murder, the firearm or the human?
           
          • Killing Them Softly says:

            The UK banned handguns after Dunblane.  Our death rate from guns is 1% that of America.  Idiots like you kill innocent people.

          • A Nice Cup Of Tea says:

            They are tools that make it easier for people who want to kill children to kill children.  I don't want "tools" like that in my country thank you.

          • Anonymous says:

            People like you are the real tools.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Any one who saw more than two police cars patrolling over the holidays raise your hand. As I thought.

    • Anonymous says:

      Raises hand… I saw six patrolling the West Bay police station parking lot b

  10. Anonymous says:

    Just another case of follow the leader (ship) here in Grand Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:

      Mac will not have to make his regular trips to Jamaica any more, it seems he's imported their way of life for us all to suffer.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Can we not start revoking the status of paper Caymanians who are convicted of crimes, and send them back to where they came from, instead of putting them up in hotel Northward?

    • Anonymous says:

      The point is…they should never have been given status in the first place….Thanks  Mac and UDP.

    • Anonymous says:

      That would require the UDP to admit that their sacred grants can be revoked!

    • Anonymous says:

      Can we not start by preventing criminals from moving here in the first place?

      • noname says:

        So you don't have competition?  You only want "honorable" criminals here?

      • Anonymous says:

        18;18

        Get the finger printing system in place and remove work permit approval from the immigration dept.

    • Anonymous says:

      What does this comment have o o with this story.
      The robber spoke with a ‘local’ accent………doubt that came with a piece of paper !

      • Anonymous says:

        Be as defensive as you wish Sat, 12/29/2012 – 23:33however I agree that it has everything to do with it! Having a "local" accent is relative and you are right, it does not come with a piece of paper – acting is a practiced art and I have listened to a great many who do "local" rather well.

      • Anonymous says:

        What did you say?! He spoke with a LOCAL accent. Well he MUST have been a born and bred Caymanian then. lol.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Their status can be revoked but only it can be proven that their crimes were able to happen because of them having Caymanian Status. This is the reason it is claimed that the prison is primarily full of Caymanians! I believe as many have said that there needs to be a clear definition between those who were granted Caymanian Status by ancestry and those who were naturalised or given by other means. It would be interesting to see the results if the statistics were separated.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Part of the reason this stuff continues to happen I feel is because the justice system of ours is just messed up. Not so long ago they prosecuted the unarmed officer(s) that were brave enough to stand up to some nut job like this weilding a machete at a gas station (all too similar scenario) and broke his arm in the process….Well guess what, if anyone looks on at that situation and realize that is what you will get if you stand up to it, and that was a police officer at the time they prosecuted – what the heck would a regular person get?  I don't care if this officer had abusive, over powering attitude – the bottom line is when it counted and was needed he was there to do something about it.  Honestly I feel sometimes we need more of those type of officers instead of the ones that go after the fact, or the usual "We are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward" BS.  The criminals have nothing to fear so they do what they please, I bet the day they fear a broke arm or a shot out knee cap for the violent gun weiding ones, then they'd think twice about it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Poster 12:42  "Part of the reason this stuff continues to happen I feel is because the justice system of ours is just messed up."   Although many people will agree with you this would not work, especially here in Cayman where the police department must operate under law and order not some kind of vigilante justice.  I don't care for criminal activities by those that serve us or those that commit the crimes, if the law says it should not happen then it should not, especially in this climate with our new human rights that is governed by the ECHR.  No! not in Cayman can you imagine if we abuse these people (criminals) and ECHR decided to investigate and find that our officers were guilty of any offences against the criminals.  Please don't encourage our police officers to go rogue, let them follow the rules, regulations and guidelines as set out and given to them, it is working well enough.  If our laws needs to be change to reflect stiffer sentences then so be it but police abuse no, not never and certainly not in Cayman. 

    • Anonymous says:

      You would care if that abusive officer was directing that abuse towards you.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I think they should have public floggings in the centre of town.

    • Anonymous says:

      Rubbish. We live in the 21st century, or didn't you know that.

      • Anonymous says:

        In Cayman? A place untouched by evolution or cosmology?

        • Janus says:

          Have we learned nothing in the 6,000 years the universe and earth have been in existence?

      • SKEPTICAL says:

        Just what we need in Cayman – another bleeding-heart liberal.

        • Believe you me says:

          Floggings were usually held in front of the Court House which now houses the National Museum. In keeping with time-honoured Cayman tradition, it is the perfect location.  A public display of of violence and degredation, possibly against another native son, would certainly impress those cruise shippers! Think of all the possiblities for souvenir hawking.

          • Anonymous says:

            Why not go one step further and cut off their hands?

            And in this I have an established legal precedent from 1979 when a now retired Judge on the UK's Hampshire circuit commented during a trial that he would like to be able to order such punishment against people who spent welfare benefits intended to feed their families on alcohol.

            In fact the comments were not an actual endorsement of this kind of punishment but an accurate expression of the feelings of the general public at the inability of the courts to deal effectively with crime. Sounds familiar?

      • Believe you me says:

        I can't believe 120 thumbs up for the flogging suggestion either. Horrible to think of how many CNS readers are so bloodthirsty and sadistic, wanting to witness such a sickening display. It reminds me of the relish with which fifty lashes were applied to the bare body of Long Celia in 1820. 

        • Anonymous says:

          And they probably consider themselves "christians" (small c deliberate). They should all emigrate to Saudi Arabia where they can enjoy witnessing the public lashings they so keenly advocate.

        • Anonymous says:

          Any uninvited criminal who visits my house will be in for a pleasant surprise.  Long Celia days are long time gone.  Deal with the present not the past.   Lashing would be mild for those criminals.

        • Anonymous says:

          Long Celia was a hero fighting for justice. There is no comparison to the fate deserved by these scum.

        • Anonymous says:

          Interesting comment "Believe you me", I am not the original poster that you adressed.

          I say only that extreme situations require extreme measures.

          The re-education in the prisons is not working.

          Most repeat offenders consider the prison a hotel.

        • Janus says:

          Are you over 200 years old?  What is your secret.

          PS I know that the time difference is 193 years but I am assuming that not many under six were keen to watch public floggings.