Three robbed in GT street

| 14/10/2013

(CNS): Two women and one man were all robbed on Saturday evening in another street robbery in the capital. The RCIPS said they are now investigating the gunpoint mugging, which occurred on School Road, George Town, on the evening of 12 October at around 9.00pm. Two women who were sitting inside a parked vehicle were talking to a man standing on the roadside when they were approached by two masked suspects, police said. One appeared to be armed with a small handgun and the second person with a machete, an RCIPS spokesperson said. A quantity of cash and two cell phones plus some other personal items were stolen.

Police were called to the scene and conducted a search of the area. They recovered one of the mobile phones along with some of the personal items.

One suspect was around six feet tall with a slim build, and the second was around five feet five inches with a stout build. Both were wearing dark clothing, masks covering their faces and gloves.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact DC Santo at the George Town Criminal Investigation Department on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line on 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477(TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Anything good is happening in Grand Cayman?  CNS, please write something positive. It is very depressing. Thanks god the sun still shines and the water still blue and clear.

    • Anonymous says:

      Didn't you get the update?  Water is now ink green and the sun only shines on Mac's house.  The rest is pitch black.

  2. Anonymous says:

    All the RCIPS needs to do is hire a couple of Bad Boys style detectives that will hit the streets and put a stop to this. Why isn't there a special unit in place to stamp out street crimes lord knows they have the money to do it..

  3. Ken says:

    Where to start, it is shocking as a Caymanian to be living in Europe and constantly be hearing of murders, armed robberies, home inavsions and car jackings. What has our once beautiful and peaceful island become, there are a number of factors to blame but mainly the 3,000 status grants in 2003 for sure has been the main contributor. Also poor parenting as we've got a major problem with teenage pregnancy as babies are having babies, Sex Education should once again be made mandatory in all Public schools. The Justice system is a huge mess XXXX, our prison is a hotel where prisoners have easy access to drugs, alcohol, cell phones and dangerous weapons with no hard labour or rehab training to help them integrate. XXXX the RCIPS has 700 officers for what can't solve crimes. Basically I'm prepared to get a lot of stick but we've got too many Jamaicans in Cayman who are smuggling drugs and training young Caymanians to become criminals along with other useless and no good Caymanians. Too many Caymanians have had "the life is good ride" for far too long and don't have the ambition to get off their lazy bums to get a job, I remembered when I was bartending at TheHyatt and being told by a Bank Teller that I must be pushing drugs because I had $50,000 in savings at age 25 and owned a piece of land. The raise in unemployment should help many to want to improve yet they believe that they should be giving hand outs beacuse parents and certain politicians encourage them to do so,well you reap what you sow and be prepared for darker days. We need to invest in our in getting a new airport, a solar farm, technical schools and training otherwise we'll be left behind and become another Caribbean crime ridden island, trust me we're about 75% there. We've got ghettos that need to be excavated, Swamp, Birch Tree Hill, Logwood, Windsor Park, Rockhole, Scranton and Dog City to name a few, get the British Army come in with a tank and armoured cars and seize anything illegal and arrest any criminal, gang members or affiliates. Enough is enough and I beg for the people to take to the street and demand more from our Governor, Alden, RCIPS and Enforcement Agencies, AG and other elected members

  4. Otherview says:

    CAME N' GONE !!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Unna hush cause I going back to live in Kingston Jamaica it betta than yah rasta.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, right. It's bad in Cayman but we've got a long way to go before we reach the level of criminality in Kingston, Jamaica.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Funny but this sounds like the same description and MO of the perps who robbed the people at Smith's Cove a few weeks ago. One tall, one short, masked faces, one handgun, one machete. Surely the RCIP must have some idea who the suspects are? Then again…

  7. Anonymous says:

    West bay doesn'tlook too bad now !

  8. PC Plod says:


  9. Michel says:

     One has to wonder about the amount of illegal firearms here in Cayman. Afraid to go for a walk, in a store, in a bank. No places seem to be safe anymore. And the worse part is they are so blunt with as if they don't care and a person, child anyone life to them means nothing. They are acting more and more anywhere and any time. Pretty scary and we must regain our Island. at any cost or it will get worse if something not done soon.

  10. Anonymous says:

    The chief of police must be removed. He is accountable and has a big fat salary to match the responsibility of being accountable to the law abiding citizens and residents.

     Crime is clearly out of control and the police are incapable of bringing it under control.  The police have been given all they have asked for.  More staff, a fancy and costly helicopter, fast cars and Lord knows what else, but all have failed under this leadership.

  11. Anonymous says:

    We’re any of these on work permit?

    • Anonymously says:

      Maybe all trying to hustle by robbing people to pay for their PR then they can really be legit to rob, shoot and kill.  

  12. Anonymous says:

    Has the CoP been able to keep guns out of the hands of the criminals? 

    • Anonymous says:

      Has your government? Have you own people?

      • Anonymous says:

        The elected govt. has no power to do so. That is a matter for the CoP and the Governor. Don't try to shift responsibility when an expat has to answer. They are both being paid to do a job.

        • anonymous says:

          Hmm, New governor, New prison director and same rhetoric aimed at the Commissioner of Police.


    • anonymous says:

      What have you done about it? 

  13. Anonymous says:

    It is pathetic that people will protest and rally against things like a road or TLEPS yet not be concerned about the rising crime. Not one politician from the North to the West has put together a single stop the Violence protest are rally. No matter what people like to say, not having a job is no excuse for breaking the law. People say that these are expats committing these crimes on one hand and on the other the they say it young Caymanians that can’t find work. In any case it has to stop and people need to put some of that energy into helping find a solution before it’s too late. If it’s not already..

    Here are some examples of recent posts on Trip Advisor, I would think this is something to be worried about, if Cayman losses it safely reputation things will get a lot worse for the economy as well Caymanian Residents.


    CNS: Can you just link the page from TA, not cut and paste the whole thing. Thanks.

  14. Anonymous says:

    One of the reasons Chile for example has lower crime is that plain clothes police are out walking the beat. If we had plain clothes police officers with back up close by you'd be surprised what you might "net" on a late night saturday stroll through GT or other higher crime areas. A dressed up guy that looked like he had a bit too much to drink walking the streets late at night would be hard to resist don't you think. Sad this even has to be posted. Sad we have criminals and even sadder we have police that don't think.

    • Anonymous says:

      The RCIPS is either not prepared or not smart enough to try this, they may not be willing to actually face criminals during a crime. Fearing a confrontation.

  15. And Another Ting says:

    Enough of this rass ting now .  Why do we pay/spend 50 million on  the RCIP for every year.  Why cant they be seen all of the time instead of only when there is an incident which they are called to.  Tired of this ratted and will soon have to take measures to survive in this ya land without being mugged or klilled.  This is what the Wizards from the East should beleading people to march on, this is what all of the Opposition Bench should be hounding Government about; or are they waiting for an incident close to them occurrs.  Shameful, now people, now or never this has to STOP  STOP STOP.  And another Ting

  16. Anonymous says:

    These two haven't been caught yet?  Come onnnnn….!!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    As much as I disagree with the idea, I have a feeling we are going to see some vigilantes being formed soon..How can this happen here???

  18. Anonymous says:

    Police asleep again?

  19. Anonymous says:

    The bad guys are definately winning the fight.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I remember the PPM blasting the UD for doing something about what they called a rising level of crime. OK now your in charge so what are you going to do ?


    • Anonymous says:

      Ahhh, we, the PPM, will address this by going on a conference overseas!!!! That'll fix um!

    • Cayman C says:

      Ya know….she did not win, but that Jacqui C4C lady who ran for office had some pretty good and firm ideas on how to tackel street crime and financial crime.I hate to say it, but just becasue you did not win, does not mean that we still do not need your good ideas.  A community-minded person must stand up elected or not.  We need leadership from the greass roots up.

      It is not on topic completely, but thinking about grassroots solutions:  I applaud Baraud for working to get locals back to work and jobs and he did not win his election either.  Baraud stands behind what he said to get people back to work! (and by the way, it was Betty Baraud who bought the Mount Everest flag and gave $12,000 tothe  Breast Cancer Foundation last Saturday) So, I'm just saying- you can't fake community spirit, you either have it or you don't.

      Our police are just punching the clock and collecting a pay cheque.  There is no after hours concern, there is no community rally, there are no plain clothes "I care when off-duty" attitudes…and this my friends trickles down from the TOP. 

      The politicians are flapping their gums instead of walking the beat?

      Grassroots?  We only have job application traction with a private firm that stepped up in a timely manner, So now we need another private company to fight crime?  (If we leave it to the Govt, it will be like the "study" and 2016 results for Pension payments?- arggghhh.)

      Time to fight crime is NOW- no more wasted politics- DO SOMETHING!!!


  21. Holding says:

    Welcome to Johannesburg, South Africa!  

    The weather here is pleasant and we have our versions of "great white sharks".  Except, the latter is not a tourist attraction that will sell. 

    When the light turns RED, keep driving.

    I have my iPhone set that when my passcode is entered incorrectly, even once, to take a profile picture of the subject with a copy sent to my email address.  

    For iPhone, I also use FindMyPhone App which allows me to lock-on to the phone's GPS location.  

    These are all little ways we can help with finding these thugs! 

    • Anonymous says:

      Can the police give some tips on what people should or could do in situations like this?  

      I'm scared to even leave my bedroom at 2am to go to the kitchen for a drink of water for fear that some loser inside looking for treasure.  

      People are being attacked in their homes, cars, while walking………..what's next?  In church, in the cinema, in cafes??

      • Anonymous says:

        There is an easy solution to you night time problem.  Fill a glass with water before you go to bed and put it on your bedside table.  Then you won't have to worry about your disproportionate and hystercial fears about going into you kicthen in the nigh.

      • Anonymously says:

        Results of the illegal drugs, guns, gangs and numbers being left to take root and is now rooted and entrenched in the country.  We need to uproot it all and fix the mess starting with the schools, immigration and things will fall into place.

    • Anonymous says:

      So now that's out there these thugs just need to cover the camera on the front of the phone while attempting to unlock… Nice one genius.

    • Anonymous says:

      "I have my iPhone set that when my passcode is entered incorrectly, even once, to take a profile picture of the subject with a copy sent to my email address."  

      Would you be so kind as to tell us how you can get your iPone to do this? I've never heard of this feature… very curious now.