3 street robberies in 1 night

| 08/04/2014

(CNS): Police are investigating three different street muggings in George Town on Monday night going into Tuesday morning and have apprehended suspects in two of the overnight offences. The night of crime began with a report around 7.30pm when a 56- year-old man suffered cuts and bruises when he was robbed of his jewellery, wallet and passport by two men on Shedden Road. The second incident happened on Dr Roys Drive at about 8:45pm when two teens mugged a security guard outside a bank grabbing his bag and running off.  At 12:30am this morning a 23 year old man of a small amount of coins by a robber armed with a knife on the forecourt of Delworth’s Esso Gas station on North Church Street.

The three street robberies come in the wake of a daylight doorstep mugging outside Lakeside Condos on Monday morning in what appears to be another crime wave.

The first of last night's street crimes happened when a Cuban national was set upon by robbers near the Nevlaw Building on Shedden Road at about 7-30pm. No weapons were used, poice said, but the victim was injured and treated at the George Town hospital. Police have made no arrests in that case and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has information that could assist the police is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Charmane Huntley, George Town CID at 949-4222.

Meanwhile, police later apprehended two seventeen year old boys who are currently in custody after they grabbed a bag belonging to a security guard who was on duty outside the Caledonian Bank at around a quarter to nine. The man was uninjured in that incident and police recovered the bag and arrested the two suspects for theft shortly after the incident.

Then at around 12:30am, going into Tuesday morning at Delworth’s Esso Gas station, North Church Street a male resident was robbed at knife point of a few coins which he handed over without injury. When police responded to the incident a 43-year-old male was arrested shortly after on suspicion of robbery and a knife was also recovered by the police. He is also currently in custody at the George Town Police Station.

Anyone who witnessed either of these two incidents or may have information that could assist the police is asked to contact Detective Constable 261 Santo, George Town CID at 949-4222. People with information on these or any other crime in Cayman who wish to remain anonymous can contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800-8477 (TIPS)

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I literally can go for days and never see a police officer. Where are they? This goes for cars as well. Whilst in traffic I witness offence after offence but no police presence. More often than not my only interaction with the police is at a road block with some pumped-up-punk in a uniform being rude and aggressive checking my tax disc before sternly ordering me to move on. Excuse me? Let's get the pecking order right here : I employ the police by paying my taxes and as their boss they should remember their place.

  2. Anonymous says:

     

    Who is up for a vigilante group? Go around at night and beat up the petty criminals. We can have a number for people to call us and tell us who is doing the crimes and give them a good hiding. This will soon force them to get a decent hard working job, working for money earned and not the easy money. We will not see this effect till at least another 10 to 20 years, which will be then too late.

    Signed,

     

    Angry and annoyed citizen

  3. Anonymous says:

    So many roberries, I hope to GOD that when they catch those that chopped the man and took Jewrely and his passport that they be apprended and punished the same way and more. This is the LAZY, DRUG SELLING BASTARDS that are living on Shedden road/Myles Road. I feel so sorry for what happend to this man. The persons responsible for this should be HUNG from the GT clock in Town.

  4. Anonymous says:

    We all know that crime took time to develop just like it has in any other city that grows around the world. I do not believe for a second that hardship brews these kind of people. In fact I thinks the other way around. We all know that moral values of what is right and wrong need to be re-insteated, education and kindness are the way to go. Law is not replacement for bad habits and wrong values. That is the long term plan for the next generation. We already screwed up the last two generations with our bad decisions or no decisions at all.

    For inmediate results: A criminal is a traitor to this country. Maximum penalty for them They are our number one enemy now. They care only about themselves, they are not afraid of the consequences or the authorities.

    They will not hesitate to hurt decent peolpe young and old.

    Are the public and police aware that the modality "suckerpunch" (attacking someone from behind with a punch to the head or face to knock them out) is already taking place here just for fun?

    We can still stop the increase of robberies and violence. A heavy hand is needed now. Justice only wins when supported by force to keep the order.

    If those in charge can not protect the residents of this country, people will take matters in their own hands. It migh just save their lives.

    We need to make no difference between robbing a bike and robbing a bank. Both traitors. Maximun penalty for all and then we will all behave correctly

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am sick and tired of law abiding citizens not being able to defend themselves… Pop 1 or 2 of these thugs off, and I bet the crime rate will fall overnight. 

  6. Anonymous says:

    The same young huligans I am sure that the police already know of!! Step in and do something about it…..!!!

     

  7. Anonymous says:

    I am sure there will be more robberies. The young people are uneducated, unskilled, ill-mannered, job less and have lost hope.  The future of Cayman really does not look bright only because the young people appears to be doomed.  I pray for divine intervention to save them and these islands as the bad ones have now outnumbered the few good intelligent and ambtious young people.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Lets not just pray, let us get CIG to put the unemployed into compulsory vocational training in plumbing, electrician work, brick laying, sports teacher, whatever but being unemployed will be no excuse any more for other bad behaviour.

  8. C'mon Now! says:

    I really think we need to bring back pubic foggins or beat criminals with a cane like they do in Singapore. This is ridiculous, the island is too small for people not to know who these muggers and thieves are.  Call Crimestoppers for the reward, turn them into the RCIPS or take care of any neerdowells in your own family.  We need more pride Cayman!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Just try calling Crime stoppers its just a joke run by the chamber of commerce they are of no help

    • Anonymous says:

      Crimestoppers? Whatever! I blame these ridiculous, worthless parents who are raising these thugs (girls & boys). They raise them to believe they are entitled to what they want (without hardwork mind you), they raise them to TAKE when they want and WHAT they want. The law is better suited (we go by british law) for the criminals than it is for the law abiding citizens.

      Abortion should NOT be illegal in this country. Society is better off when kids don't have kids.

      And stop using Christianty as a scape-goat.

       

      CAYMANIAN

       

  10. Anonymous says:



    So, instead of our Government now or in the past, dealing with the social ills that are brewing here, they focus on pet projects and vote swaying items. Yet all hell is breaking out on the streets. When will we seriously address the shortcomings in our society?!

    Make this continue and those who can run wil do so. Then lets see how this island will function then.

  11. Bling Man says:

    Be lookin lak mugging goin be third economic leg here and nah medical.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Teen robbing Banks security guards right outside the bank. Cayman is so welcoming to crooks with the security guards and cops only armed with flashlights.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Another step closer to ghetto's for the poor and gated communities for the rich.

    It is a trend . . . .

  14. Anonymous says:

    There must be more police visible on the road.

    • Just a Simple Caymanian says:

      I Could not agree more….. But the more Police and equipment the RCIPS gets the less you see. I mean this in no distrepectful way but its true… Remeber that onld TV commercial, "Where is the BEEF" with the little old lady…. lol I say 'Where is the Cops"  Now you see me now you don't kinda operation the RCIPS is doing. We have good Police officer and Bad… but I do believe we have a very pooly managed Police Force .

      We have to get a grip on CRIME …. WE must

    • Anonymous says:

      What would that do.  I saw a drug sale right in front of a police car…the dealer looked more concerned about me than the police officers in the vehicle.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Its not long now until I put on a mask and fight crime.

  16. Anonymous says:

    More gated communities.  Now!