Cops hunt armed carjacker

| 22/09/2014

(CNS): Police are looking for an armed man following a robbery and car-jacking in the early hours of Saturday morning. A 31-year-old man from Savannah was forced into his own car by an armed man who approached and threatened him in the Euro Car parking lot on Shedden Road in George Town at around 1am on 20 September. The suspect robbed the man of his wrist watch, wallet and two cell phones as well as the vehicle after a short drive, along with two laptops, other electronic equipment and four passports that were in the car, belonging to the victim and his family. Although the man was uninjured during the ordeal and no shots were fired, the victim said the car-jacker was carrying a handgun in the waist of his pants throughout the robbery.

According to the victim’s report to the RCIPS, he was opening the door to his blue Chevrolet LT Aveo when one of two men in the car park at the time came up behind him and told him to get in the car if he didn’t want to get hurt. The man complied and the suspect got into the front passenger seat of the four door vehicle.  The suspect ordered the complainant to drive, and when they were close to Cayman Academy on Walkers Road the suspect ordered the owner out of his own car.

The suspect took his watch, wallet and phones and drove off in the stolen car, with the man’s belongings, towards Boilers Road, leaving the victim on the roadside.

The car-jacker was said to speak with a strong Jamaican accent with a short dread-locks hair style. He was dressed in a black short-sleeved “T”- shirt and jeans pants.

The car was recovered by police later on Saturday along School Road in George Town with its keys in the ignition but all of the personal items had been taken.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have information that could assist the police with their investigation, is asked to contact DC Taylor at 949-4222, or the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777, or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If we were in southeast asia we could solve most of these crimes. The way they did it there was unique to the west. Say you committed a crime in a pubic place ( rest, bar, grocery store etc. ) 10-20 people would be arrested together and brought to police station. Then after questioning, you would be surprised how many witnesses there were to the crime. The reason being all would be going to jail. So the get out of jail card was collabaration with other witnesses as to who committed the crime. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ok so he had a Jamacian accent… Hmm I know a lot of Caymanians who's origins are from Jamaica. So who's to say he's from Jam or here.

    RCIPS provide us with a better description please, that's if you got that info from the victim. Also there are several cameras around town, hopefully you picked them up, show us the video, maybe someone will remember seeing the car.

    now the other problem we have is that no one will come forward, people mind there own business and don't want to help others, someone knows who did this and I bet they will not say a thing..

    Finally government needs to address the issue of crime ASAP. Now this is not the MLAs it's governor who is in charge, she need to make a statement and get Baines on the job, or just fire the two top officers and get someone new… 

    • Anonymous says:

      Why would a Caymanian robber steal Cayman Passports?

    • Anonymous says:

      If origins are from Jamaica they are Jamaican. They may also be Caymanian, but being Caymanian does not prevent you from being something else.

    • Anonymous says:

      Funny, how quick you are to conclude that those with Caymanian accents are in fact Caymanian but when the shoe is on the other foot it is a different story.

  3. Anonymous says:

    BLOGGERS I HAVE THE ANSWER

    Let us all join hands and march to the RCIP headquarters and demand BAINES to RESIGN. Put Derek Haines in the Job he calls up all the old DTF officers and take back the streets and I’d bet my ass he can do it. He is our answer and we need to get a grip on crime in these Islands.

    I SAY DEREK FOR COMMISSIONER

  4. Anonymous says:

    Who says Cayman Immigration has the photos of every Jamaican between the ages of 17 to 70, including their height and weight?  Nonsense! It is a known fact Jamaicans and other nationals pass through this island on drugs canoes and not even a radar can track their wareabouts. Law enforcement know this is a true statement and their is a lot of illegal happenings in this llittle island that is not made public. And don't ask for description and photos to be made public, that would be discrimination against the criminal. Automatically the victims in most crimes become "the culprits" and are at times avoided by the long arms of the law!  And please for God sake stop referring to "Jamaican accent" in these criminal cases. I am a Caymanian by birth, not paper, and a few months ago I needed a small job done on one of my appliances,  a friend said her family relative could do the repair for me, trust me 15 minutes after his arriva I had to ask him which school he had attended in Jamaica as his pat-wah was so strong, only to have him reply "me ma is a true born Caymanian". Whether we want to believe it or not "We Caymanians have our own home grown criminals" and I would further state, we need to abolish "home grown" and enact "offsprings of unfit parents"! Government needs to make it mandatory that parents be accountable for their children living under their roofs until the age of 17-20! There has to be some form of accountability in this country for the behaviour of these children unless we are losing the battle to increasing crimes. And no child should stand before the courts in this country alone, they must be accompanied by their parents (both of them), baby father! I look forward to a crime free Cayman again, but the future looks real dim!  Politicians please do something for the future of generations to come.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Dear People

    Stop carrying laptops an other electronic equipment as well as YOUR PASSPORTS in your car, at 1:30 in the morning.

    Ok,well electronics I can understand. But your family's passports? Really?

  6. Anonymous says:

    No one cares about a mass exodus 17:33 – as there are millions more dying to get here.

    The problem is that too many in society have nothing to do with their days and the Government is too incompetent to address the situation properly. I can take you on a trip to many neighborhoods in the Cayman Islands at lets say 11:30 when most people should be at work and reveal to you the alarming amount of fresh high school leavers both boys and girls who are just hanging around smoking and drinking with nothing to do! I'm not going to make this a "Caymanian vs Expat" thing but i you can rest assured these kids are not expatsor the children of expats. these are young Caymanian kids with nowhere to go for job experience as companies dont hire young people anymore due to "lack of experience Bla bla bla" I wonder how anyone currently employed ever got experience! I guess they bought it at the store, or maybe a magic unicorn gave it them?

    This nonsense has got to stop because when people are out looking to rob and victimize others they dont care if you are caymanian or expatriate – its everyones problem, we should do wise to remember that.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hmmm…I have been out of work since February and I have never thought about  robbing someone so that I may pay a bill. To me, that is the poorest excuse I have heard about crime.

      Yes, I am having a hard time paying my bills. I am doing all sorts of odd menial jobs (babysitting for neighbors, cleaning) that just barely pay my mortgage. I am still every day applying for jobs in my career field, but one thing I am not doing is trying to figure out who I am going to rob!

       

  7. brit says:

    Why would you carry your passports & 2 lap tops & Phones & leave such item in your car? My passports are home as is my lap top!!!!  Just curious coz it does sound bizzare!

    • Anonymous says:

      Probably was at Immigration earlier that day getting them stamped.  Who knows.  It happens. Who are you to judge the victim of a violent crime?!?  Maybe we should focus on extermination of the lunatic criminals of this island.  That would be more productive thinking.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Government, RCIP, let’s pretend that this person was one of our elite or a visitor. Now let’s take it a step further and do something about it. Yes really do something about it.

  9. Anonymous says:

    So when all the ex-pats pack up and leave and the Caymanians with means to do so what happens to the rest of us law abiding, hard working Caymanians?   Jamaica is probably safer than Cayman right now because all their criminals got status in 2003. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Giving status is no longer the problem. Not taking it away is!

      • Anonymous says:

        For the millionth time, Cabinet grants cannot be revoked.  That's the whole controversy.

    • Anonymous says:

      I understand the sentiment but Jamaica has more than enough criminals to spare. Even at our worst Jamaica's crime rate is more than four times ours.  

  10. PROF says:

    I am alarmed at how everyone is sitting down and letting crime take over this beautiful island. With all the fingerprinting and police records that are done here no one should be a mystery to the police.

    Please don't sit back and let this country become like Jamaica, because it is way too small to recover if this problem escalates. 

    I am pleading to the government to nip it in the bud. Do NOT wait until your family member dies or someone close to home dies before measures are put in place. 

    As a government a better screening of the people who come here needs to be done. Perhaps just professionals and highly skilled workers?????

    • Anonymous says:

      This is the best statment I have ever read on this news site ever! It makes perfect and I mean perfect sense. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Good idea but…. who gonna back sand?  Lawers?

    • Anonymous says:

      The marine border is the issue – these dirt bags come and go all night long.  Until the elite decide to change that…it's catch me if you can with Cayman's gangland hosts, violent crime, and a thriving dark economy.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Who leaves 2 laptops, 4 passports and 'other electronic stuff' in a car parked near a bar at 1am?  Not blaming the victim, having been burgled myself I can understand some of this, but seriously folks don't leave so much as change in the ashtray.  The car was either a ride home for the robber or a means of escape with the intended loot, electronics, watch etc, or both.

  12. Catcha Fire says:

    No worries Victim Alden putting his pictures up as a deterrent to these type of crimes followed by a statue to really put the fear of  GOD in these desperate criminals who roam our now very dangerous streets. Then may we can sell off the RCIPS and get rid of all these foreign employees as it and them clearly serves no purpose whatsoever. Look at the mess this island is in. Run like fiedom by PPM.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Crime pays. Whether it is robbery or credit card abuse.

    • anonymous. says:

      Sounds like the Kingston flight should come under some intense scrutiny and stringent police searches upon checkin  to Kingston flight, Jamaica departure, and alert Police in Kingston airport to search and arrest as well. This smells like a crime one would commit and disappear exiting the country with loot. Check incoming passengers from Kingston flight and if same passenger quickly returns on Kingston flight, as well as recent prisoner release from N,ward.Surveilance cameras too?!

      • Anonymous says:

        Why would they risk detection on a commercial flight with only one suitcase, when Cayman's marine shuttle services run unchallenged for years – and they can drink rum the whole way!

  14. Peanuts says:

    Any armed robery should be viewed as atempted murder and 25 years to life should be the sentance.

  15. Anonymous says:

    and we are putting up pictures of the Premier on office walls

  16. UHUHUH says:

    THIS is an ODD STORY!

    Man robs victim with gun in waste-band of his pants throughout the robbery?

    No height description? 

    No facial description?  

    No color description?

    No mention of a mask? 

    The only things mentioned were:

    Short dread-locks. 

    Black short-sleeved T-shirt.

    And a strong Jamaican accent!

    Did someone forgot to put these things in the report?

     

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Sounds like the description of the robber on Raven Road Spotts Newlands last week thursday.

  17. Anonymous says:

    OMG! Horrible!

     

  18. Anonymous says:

    Cayman has now reached the level of many other places in the world, in many areas. This comes as little surprise , in fact I'm a bit surprised the carjacking phenomenon has taken this long to surface. Drivers & passengers need to practice the same as other countries, when out late at night. Mostly being vigilante in ones surroundings will be of the most assett. Gone are the days when you could do as you wished when out alone in the early hours of the morning. It is a shame that citizens & residents of this country are denied the ability to protect themselves. In this light, I trust the Governor & her police force will execute the neccessary actions to protect law abiding residents from the thug menace that prevails , at least in this vehicular intrusion & robbery practice that plagues many countries. The story however was good news to read that the victim was unharmed in this violation. What concerns me most is if this was one of your wives,daughters or partner out alone at night & returning from an evening with her friends. The outcome could have been & threatens to have more dire consequences.

     

  19. Anonymous says:

    If possession of an unlicnsed  firearm results in a 10 year prison sentence, this should get no less than 25 years mandatory with no opportunity for parole.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Hey cops. Immigration has the photos of every Jamaican in Cayman between the ages of 17 and 70. It also knows their height and weight. Ask their computer for those that fit the description and show the pictures to the victim. It may just identify the culprit immediately.  Oh, data protection law coming?  Have to make an FOI? BUREAUCRATIC INOMPETENCE!

    • Anonymous says:

      All those legally in the Cayman Islands, maybe.

    • Anonymous says:

      These guys arrive by canoe and depart by canoe.  They don't plan to use our airport, or be recorded by Immigration, and finger printing won't be the solution – so long as our border contiues to be open for them to exploit.  We know this.  The local gang chapters that host these syndicate criminals enjoy some kind of immunity from RCIPS intervention, for which, we the public need to demand a further explanation.  We know this as well.  The dark criminal economy that is allowed to thrive, is the 800lb gorilla in the room.  Why is it allowed to continue?  Let's open that discussion as a country.

  21. Anonymous says:

    School road. Shocking. 

  22. Anonymous says:

    If the gun was in the waist of the perp's pants, the guy should have reached over and pulled the trigger a couple of times

  23. Anonymous says:

    The ostrich with its head in the sand approach might have worked in 1984. I wonder if the Governor, Commissioner of Police, Deputy Governor, Premier and all MLA's still feel crime is under control after this latest armed car-jacking in 2014? 

    Cayman is no longer the islands that crime forgot. 

  24. Anonymous says:

    And what will be the RCIP 's response? "No shots fired and no one was injured".

    This place is going to hell faster than a 747 doing a nose dive from 40,000 feet. And the flight crew, aka the RCIP and the Government, is there telling us not to worry as it is just turbulence!!!!

    When the mass exodus of people starts, whether it be expat and those Caymanians with the means to do so, only then will a bandade approach will be attempted.

    Sad. 

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Pray tell where will they go?  Yes I agree that we should do all that we can to curb this behaviour but Cayman is still one of the safest places on earth to live.  We all just have to be smart about where and when we go out.