Man robbed in GT stick-up

| 11/03/2013

crime-scene-tape.jpg(CNS): A man was robbed at gunpoint outside his home in Tropical Gardens, George Town, in the early hours of Sunday morning, police said Monday.  According to the police report, at about 12.30am on 10 March, as the man got out of his car in his driveway in Tropical Manor he was approached by two masked men. One of the men was in possession of what appeared to be a firearm. The robbers threatened the man, stole his wallet containing a quantity of cash and then followed him into his home before making off. The suspects are described as both being between  5’4” and 5’5” in height with light complexion and deep Jamaican accents.

It is not yet known if any other property was stolen during the stick up but the man was not injured in the incident. The suspects are said to have been spotted standing under a nearby tree before the man arrived home.  Anyone who was in the area, or saw the suspects standing there before the robbery, is asked to call George Town CID on 949-4222, or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

 

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    And they only think that caymanians doing all the crime

  2. Anonymous says:

    We need to step up Neighbourhood Watches, start patrolling ourselves and proactively take the issue on as a community. The police are largely a reactive force, not proactive and that is one of the major problems.

    If you see strangers looking like they have no purpose in your neighbourhood, ask them what they are doing and run them off. Word will soon spread that there are no easy pickings down your street. 

    If you are leaving the island for a short period, inform your neighbour so they can keep an eye on your property.

    Have the entrance to your home well lit so nobody can hide in the bushes and surprise you.

    Don't leave garden tools lying around outside that could be used as a weapon against you.

    Don't be the next victim!

  3. Voter in GT says:

    RCIP can only do so much.  We need social reform too:

    We need vocational programs (not promises) to give men that want to work a chance to work.   

    We need to crack down on immigration and use the ID cards and fingerprints when obtaining a WP.  Then sweep the streets for immigrants brought in on permits, but then have little or no wor to do. (Caymanians who employ and hold permits must be responsible for their people)

    Trickle "up" with Immigration.  Zero unemployment with Caymanians means more households are financially sound.  We have white collar Caymanians being passed by for expats and the entire family suffers.  This trickels down to helpers out of work, gardeners not getting paid, teens frustrated without speding money.  Take care of our own and demand Work Permit Boards stop the white collar rubber stamping. (Business staffing plans have choked the middle class)

    Lastly, we are a little rock in a vast ocean.  We should be able to stop the drug traffic within a few months.  Corruption and turning a blind eye to the drug trade must stop.  Drugs can only come in in by sea.  Families, stop enabling your youth in the drug culture.  RCIP, step it up and kill the traffic.

    Vocational Plans, zero unemployment for Caymanians, Immigration enforcement, stop the flow of drugs.

    Omly Hungry men and crackheads rob.  

  4. Otherview says:

    Came N’ Gone…………………

  5. Anonymous says:

    I thought they were cctv on that road? But I know the round-about by kings have a cctv the rcip should review those cameras!

    BRACA

  6. Anonymous says:

    My house was robbed a few weeks back and it was one of the most horrendous feelings. We have found out numerous leads the police could have used to find the suspects and they can’t even have the decency to call back. I know that they have many other important things on their plates but does anyone else see how crazy things are getting in cayman ?! These home burgerlaries might not be top priority but they should be because too many people are getting away with murder. This needs to stop !!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Bring in the figure printing system & we’ll avoid these bandits from entering or islands!

    Wp

    • Anonymous says:

       This is an Immigration problem. You dont realize how many people we have on this little Rock without work permits because one of their parents are married locally or both of them have status. If they dont have work they are certainly going to steal.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes because it is of course the expats robbing everyone isn't it, there is some extreme xenophobia and racism on this island at times by people too stuck on scapegoating to see the real purpotrators. Why is it do you think that it only seems to be the expats that get mugged? Why is it that it's always locals dying in drug and gun related crimes?

      How will fingerprinting the victims solve the crimes?

  8. Weekend Warrior says:

    So many robberies and burglaries occurring. Is there something the RCIPS not telling the public.? This is actually worse than after Hurricane Ivan. I am scared to go to work scared of going to the supermarket scared of traveling and actually scared of being at home for the fear of a home invasion.

    This is the worse I have seen Cayman and honestly I believe the RCIPS are overwhelmed and cannot get a hold of the issue. Instead of lavish trips by our elected leaders put the money to good use by employing or setting up a special unit that are experienced in these types of crimes.

    The only request I beg of is please make our island safe again.

    • NeoSurvivor says:

      Agree.   CIG should be spending less (or none!) on gallyvanting around the globe and more on armed special task forces.   The criminals stalk and lay in wait for their victims — the RCIP should be doing the same for the criminals.    Maybe they are;  if there were more of an awareness of it, perhaps that would  cut down on these violent crimes of opportunity. 

       

      I don't know if the following information pertains to this armed robbery, however we need to start being more aware of our surroundings, and avoid falling into a pattern;  why were the criminals waiting for the victim — how did they know to wait there?   They may have just picked a place that they thought was upper end and waited for an opportunity, or they may have perceived a pattern.    Travel in pairs, and be vigilant and aware of your surroundings.    We don't want to turn into prisoners inside our own homes.  

       

      Not trying in any way to place any blame upon the victim –they are just that, and I'm very glad the victim wasn't injured.  

    • SMH says:

      I totally agree with you Weekend Warrior,

      I too along with 3 other neighbors were victims of a crime on Sunday night. All our cars were broken into by smashing the window.  Although it seems as if they were only in search of money, they were not successful. Although this apartment complex is in Savannah, where I thought that it was safer for our kids, it seems as if we are all now succeptible to these crimes.  We are now left with the bill of having to replace our car windows, and shaken up as to what could be next?? Come on Cayman we need to seriously wake up and see that our island's crime situation is way out of control and we need to try to come together as a community to curb this.

       

  9. Native says:

    THE DESCRIPTION DOESNT HELP:

    1. Two Men (having masks)

    2. Light brown complexion

    3. Deep Jamaican accents (probably to obscure their voices)

    4. 5’4” and 5’5” inheight …

    SORRY, BUT IT DOESN'T HELP US ONE BIT! 

    THAT COULD BE ANY "MEN" IN THE 27704 G.T. POPULATION !

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Victim sends his apologies to you as he wasn’t able to have the burglars sit down and pose for pictures and sign his guest book. I guess the victim might have been a bit distracted having his wallet stolen and house invaded, and the criminals seemed to be in a hurry for some reason. He is hoping the burglars phone him and leave more info so that they can reconnect.

      • Caymanian Resident says:

        But what is the police officers job, donut!  Is it not take detail descriptions of accused persons. What clothing where they wearing?  What direction they ran?  Any descriptions of weapons in hand?  Where they stout or broad?  Who did the victim believe they were?  Are we looking at persons below the age of 20, 30 or above the age of 40?  What was the color of their masks?  Come ON!!!!  You cant tell me that the above description is of any help or value. The police need to do better!

    • Anonymous says:

      And your point is?

    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang says:

      When you outlaw guns only outlaws will have them.  I recall the homeowner who fatally shot an armed intruder – case solved and closed.

    • Anonymous says:

      At least we know they weren't white accountants from the uk.