Armed robbers mug man for ‘numbers’ money

| 09/10/2014

(CNS): The police have said that an armed street robbery on Wednesday evening in George Town may have been a targeted attack on a man suspected of having cash from the proceeds of gambling. The RCIPS said that the violent robbery took place at around 6:30pm (8 October) in the parking lot of the Globe Bar on Martin Drive, off Shedden Road in George Town. The victim was reportedly robbed by two masked men both armed with hand guns. The man said he was struck by one of the mask men on the forehead with the butt of a gun during the mugging. The men stole an undisclosed sum of cash from the man before making their escape through a bushy area nearby.

A police spokesperson said the incident appeared to be a targeted attack from gambling and the matter is being investigated by detectives from the George Town Criminal Investigation Department.

Police did not state if they believed the victim was engaged in running illegal numbers and targeted for the takings or whether the man had played the local illegal lottery and won and was robbed of his winnings.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call George Town Police Station on 949 4222 or crime stoppers on 1 800 TIPS.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This was not a robbery.  It was a means of funding invisible body guards when there is no crockery around.

  2. Big Bunky Woman says:

    DA WAH YUH GET! Next time hire a security company for protection! That's what all the other illegal operations do.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I wonder what would happen if I was robbed of my proceeds of selling ganja isn't that just as illegal as gambling too? But oh no things would go down much differently since the larger majority of RCIPS is involved in the numbers game as are the vast majority of civil servants.

    • Say Wha says:

      Safer if you dont carry cash, carry a Government credit card for gambling!

       

  4. Anonyanmous says:

    These kind of muggings will not stop, until the police get serious with number sellers also, they are endangering their livesand other people might get hurt in the process.  A few years ago a man lost his life because of selling numbers.  Either the government legalize it or stop it all together because more people are going to get hurt if it continues as the economy gets worst.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Only a fool would hang around that place.

    • Anonymous says:

      So when you get robbed at home, you are a fool for hanging out there????  Honestly, if you don't have anything constructive to say just shut up, instead of wasting CNS' cloud space.  It is a shame one does not have to pass a test to access the Internet.

  6. Anonymous says:

    just legalise it in Cayman already, then we can keep an eye on MacKeeva!

    but seriously, funds from a national lottery can booster Arts, Heritage, Schools, Local Films etc.

    It will also eliminate these type of crimes.

    • Anonymous says:

      Beause places with gambling are known for their low crime rates (controlled for all otehr socioeconomic factors) and their social institutions (including gamblers anonymous) are not crying that they are underfunded?

  7. Anonymous says:

     

     

    911: How  can i help?

    victim: i  got robbed of my numbers money lol