Robbery in George Town, guns in Bodden Town

| 19/01/2009

(CNS): Three men have been arrested following a robbery in George Town this morning in which a male victim received a wound to his forehead and was robbed of his wallet. In a separate incident, two men were seen running out of one of an apartment on Shamrock Road on Saturday morning carrying what appeared to be handguns.

Police report that detectives in George Town have arrested three men and seized a car following a robbery which occurred in the early hours of Monday, 19 January. The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at approximately 12:20am from a member of the public reporting that a man had been robbed near in the car park between the Marquee Plaza and Triple Crown. Police and medics responded and found that a 44-year-old man received a wound to his forehead and was robbed of his wallet.

Following investigations by George Town CID, the three men were arrested on suspicion of robbery. They remain in police custody at this time. Detective Sergeant Colin Oremule is investigating the case and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area who may have seen something to come forward. DS Oremule can be contacted on 516-8746.

Detectives are also investigating an incident which occurred on Saturday morning in Bodden Town. The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from a member of the public reporting that two men had run out ofone of the units at Chester’s Apartments on Shamrock Road carrying what appeared to be handguns. The member of the public reported that he was following the suspects and stayed on the line to inform 911 of their movements until operators advised that, for his safety, he should cease to follow the car.

Police responded and an area search for the vehicle proved negative. Officers from Bodden Town Criminal Investigation Department are conducting enquiries and have learnt that two men entered an apartment in the complex and demanded cash from the male and female occupant. Neither party was hurt in the incident. Detectives have traced a number of people who were in the area at the time; however believe that there are more witnesses who have yet to come forward. Anyone who can help police with their investigation should contact Detective Sergeant Joseph Wright or Detective Constable Gary Edwards on 947-2220.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact theirlocal police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This Citizen cared enough to risk his life by following these robbers-well done. 

  2. Twyla M Vargas says:

    JUST LIKE I SAID, ITS GOING TO GET WORSE

    We have not seen anything yet, and just like I have said its going to get worse.  These youngsters with guns are not living on the streets.  They are living in homes of uncaring people.  We are not paying enought attention as to who and what is going  on arround us, and if we do not watchout for each other, crime will reach our front door.

    Certain persons, and places are targeted to be robbed.  Its for a reason.  The numbers game of individuals having large sums of money is soft target for criminals.  Cayman will not be able to stop the numbers game unless the government open NATIONAL LOTTERY.    Majority of the church people are buying lottery, and asking what play as soon as they get out.   Gambling is no more sin than allowing bars to sell liquor on Saturday and Sunday, which ever you think is the correct day.  Gambling is no more sin than adultry, fornication, stealing, swearing, envious, deceitfulness, drunken habits, drug habits,and the list goes on. 

    I do not know if it assisted the police to call off the one witness who could have helped them solve the Bodden Town Robbery.  If he was discrete, he could have offered more information without being suspected as Dick Tracy.

    If police want to seriously think about it, many of the Lottery robbers are known by the person being robbed., and many robberies are inside jobs.  You think this is a joke, then check it out.