Burglary victims attacked

| 23/09/2009

(CNS): Last night, three masked men carrying handguns and dressed in dark clothing forced themselves into a house on Austin Conolly Drive, East End, and assaulted two male residents by hitting them over the head with a firearm. One of the victims called 911 at approximately 9:50pm and the men, both aged 40, were transported to hospital, where they received treatment for their head injuries. Police who arrived at the scene established that the three offenders had entered the house after knocking on the front door and then attacked the two residents.

One of the victims apparently lost consciousness for “a moment”, police said. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash the men made their escape via a rear door.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department are investigating this incident and are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area of Austin Conolly Drive, East End, at around 10:00pm last evening, who may have seen anything to please come forward.

Anyone who can help should contact Detective Constable Ian McDonald on 947-2220. People can also call 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:

    Anyone who lives on Cayman is fair game now.  Talk talk talk talk talk and then you all watch and see if anything happens.  Power over your lives comes only from you.  Is it really possible that you all do not see that the people that represent you have never done anything to solve your problems. All your problems have not happened overnight.  The truth is that your system is corrupt and incompetent and has been for so long that you now expect incompetence in everything and thats what you get.  So heres what you will do.  NOTHING.  Not a thing.  You will stay home and watch your country fail to the point of chaos crying and pointing fingers and talk talk talk. But YOU will do NOTHING.  Think that I’m wrong?  Just watch.  Think your crime can’t get any worse? Think your government will actually fix itself?  Think the cost of living in Cayman will get better?  Think other people will give you money to fix your problems?  Really?

    • Anonymous says:

      Except the expats who are portable.  They’ll flee.

      But I agree with you otherwise.  All talk, no change.  Politicians can’t or won’t do anything.  Dick’s view is good and wise, but the politicians haven’t the spine for it. Rambo’s view is what remains.  Get a licence for a Glock, put bars on the windows, and shoot anyone coming through that doesn’t belong in your house.

      Hey Mac, I know you are distracted with the economic issues, but just to confirm: you do know that your country is dying here, right?  The Cayman of 10 years ago is dying at your feet, just in case you weren’t watching.

      • Anonymous says:

        Mac’s only concern right now is getting his hands on the $372M he’s been promised by rich and famous inward investors and blaming the current financial situation on the PPM…..he so ‘smart’ it not even funny!!

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:


  2. Richard Wadd says:

     We cry-out against the ever increasing and escalating Crime-wave, yet in the same breath, we speak out against Capital and Corporal punishment.

    When are we going to realize that "we can’t HAVE our cake AND EAT IT". It’s is EITHER one or the other, not both.

    We either take a Tough Position on Crime and Punishment, that will affect only Criminals or we continue on this down-hill spiral, to the detriment of Law abiding citizens. 

    You know what will happen next? We will be forced to live in ‘Burglar-bar’ Prisons, while the Criminals roam around free on the outside.

  3. Pinky The Brain says:

    Come on East Enders, are you gonna allow this to happend in your district!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I strongly beleive that it’s more to this story than what is printed.  The Police could have release the info regarding how the accused persons left the victims home, by car or on foot.  Then maybe the public can remember something or help.

    Is the house off from the main road?

    Is other homes near by?

    Release all relvant infomation, so we can help you. 

    I can see someone killing one of these fools very soon. 

    The Police Department has never come out and publicly tell the public to protect themselves and their property.  

    All I can hear from the Police is we need your help with a case. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why call for the public to come forward, why call the police at all; not like they can get anything right.  If you ever read in the newspapers about the Crime Scene Investigators and all the mistakes that they make they look like a bunch of clowns.  How they going convict anybody if they messes up the evidence.  You can’t tear down all of the officers cause there are some good ones, but they have bosses like we do and have to follow the instruction given, even if they know it is not right. 

    What they need to do is train more armed officers so that when there is a shooting or anything that involves a gun happens you don’t have to wait 15 to 30 minutes for an armed officer to arrive.  The officers can’t be every where at all times and they don’t always know where these people are going to strike, but we need more patrol out there. 

    • backstroke says:

      I am in my late 60s and I can truly say that I have never felt any fear before in these islands, but I am very concerned and afraid for myself and anyone else today today,  My question to the LOGB and the police department, what the  **** are you going to do to stop this carnage that is going on?. When are you going to get the right men and equiptment to put in place? Will the government assist people or community groups to put as many cc cameras up to help identify these suckers?  as you well know once they are on camera someone in the public will be able to identify them even if they camoflage their ugly mugs,  and hopefully  report their names to the police, and lets start putting these people behind bars where they belong.

      We cannot afford to dilly dal any more, we need to put a stop to this, have any one gave thought to the fact that all this sudden spate of crime could be a stage to ruin caymans reputation.   Just a thought that it could be the work of an organized group.

      • Anonymous says:

        Suggest you dont bother calling on the LOGB unless you have a rich foreign investor who wants to jump on the $372M express loan train! You could get his attention then i’m sure but for the escalating crime?? naaahhh…dont think so!

  6. Anonymous says:

    The Cayman police force are good for nothing and apparently know absolutely NOTHING.  Why is every report of a crime followed up with an appeal for the general public to come forward??  Why do we have to do their jobs for them???  Where is the investigation, where are mug shots so the two victims (obviously the only two who saw the criminals) can id them?  It’s like the police are placing the onus on the general public to do their jobs for them.  If that’s the case then truely exepect a rise in vigilante justice because if the police can’t do the job they are paid to do then the public (whose help they need at every turn) will take care of it themselves.  Clearly Cayman is not equipt for this type of investigative police work so put your so cherrished "Caymanian Pride" aside and get proper police on island to get the job done!!!!

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      “Vigilante justice” or protection of self and property?

      • Anonymous says:

        Now that’s more like it!!!


        I totally agree!!!

        • Anonymous says:

          An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth and the whole world ends up blind and toothless……..

          • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

            An eye for an eye… (justice) is the responsibility of the State (Courts), but self-protection is the responsibility of each individual.  Why?  Because the police cannot PREVENT violent crime!  Think about it, you call the police AFTER a crime is commented.  So, who will keep you alive until you can call the police?

  7. Thankful says:

    something is not right here.  Just can’t help but wonder if there is not a connection to the armed robbery todayat Qucik Cash.  That almost seemed like a diversion crime last night.  East End (far away) knew that police would likely be up there this morning, at least a few of them in preparation for this morning.  Sorry but the mind is running rampant here and entertaining all.

    In either case…we better that squad that the LoBG spoke about this morning on rooster fast!!  We need to target some key people.  Pop heads and turn over some tables.

    Lastly, I do NOT want this to turn into a nationality thing, because I will preface what am about to write by saying: there are Caymanians committing crimes and yes some of these gun crimes; however, I can’t help but wonder about this quick cash robbery.  How many Caymanians go to quick cash?  I don’t think I even know what it looks like in there.  We need to consider if there is not a jamaican connection here.  Do not come talking non-sense to me either.  Remmeber CNB in West Bay: yes there were a couple of Caymanians involved.  However, in the end there were some jamaicans involved and convicted…who I understand was majorly involved in planning.  I also recall at that time taht, a few of the names batted about at that time, where called up in a botched attempted robbery at the WB Foster’s around that time.  It was a diversion or some thing of the matter, as I recall from the news papers at that time.

    Keep praying my fellow caymanians.  Don’t worry time longer than rope.  As they get brazen…we will have more opportunities to catch them.  We pray that no one is hurt in the process.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Now it starts to become scary. Until now, if you weren’t involved in the drug scene or gay, you could live pretty much unharmed on this island (some sad exceptions apply, like Estella). There were of course burglaries – but very rarely that some "normal" citizen had a gun pointing at him/her.

    But now crime comes to our homes. Of course we don’t know yet if the attacked victims were having any connection with the attackers – but if not, then it’s really very upsetting. What can be done to make Cayman again a peaceful, friendly place? I have many Jamaican friends that stay home on Saturday nights, because they say that Cayman has become too crazy – that is a real eye-opener for me.

    • Anonymous says:

      I know there are many reasons for the rise in crime in Cayman.  But I find it interesting that this has happened after the roll-over policy was implemented.  We tossed out "tried and true", trusted employees and brought in strangers – who have no hope of being able to make Cayman their home.  Why should they care about our islands?  They’re going to get tossed off too.  Are we perhaps attracting a less favourable kind of person – one who will not become attached to Cayman and may just come here to take whatever he/she can.  I’m not saying that all the new expats are criminals.  I’m just commenting on the coincidental nature of the situation.

  9. Dennie Warren Jr. says:

    Now they are entering our homes.  The cost of staying in the business of crime is too inexpensive!

  10. Anonymous says:

    This would be called a home invasion – wake up Cayman!

  11. Anonymous says:

    CNS: any news on the armed robbery that took place in GT earlier this morning?

  12. Anonymous says:

    keep going cayman…just take your sweet time to do something about it.

    like the financial crisis hit cayman out of the blue, just ignore the fact this 

    place is loosing the status of being a safe place to life.

    sad sad sad







  13. Anonymous says:

    CNS: Is it true that Quik Cash was robbed this morning?

  14. Fed up with crime in EE says:

    This was a hate-crime and I hope the police deal with these thugs swiftly!

    We need justice or people will start taking matter into their own hands, anyone ever heard of "Vigilante Justice", it’s coming!

    • Anonymous says:

      It is overdue to have a special under cover group come by with the approval from the top and deal with these matters swift and once and for all! According to some sources including the RCIP we and they know who those Criminals are local and foreign, but their hands are tied on mamy many occasions for what ever reason, so i been told!?? Once a few of those tugs "disapear" the rest will behave or also disapear, simple as that! Proven to do wonders in some big City’s and other Countries.

      Another thing; turn the Queens Country Club into a work camp, have the tugs work hard for their food and accomodations! No work, No food and No Bed but some licks instead, no more shampoo and conditioner, cell phones and Pizza!!!

      Stop talking and blowing smoke, time for swift and harsh actions or we are going down the tubes, with or without the expats!!!

      And"since we are so religous" remember: an Eye for an Eye….Hanging is a lot cheaper than food and housing!

  15. Makam says:

    It was only a matter of time!

  16. In their back yard!!! says:

    So now the police have shut down the road in front of Elizabethan Square and it appears someone just robbed one of the businesses there – Quick Cash, according to the recently paved Marl Superhighway…

    This is in the police’s back yard – how much more in their faces does the crime have to get???

    Do they need to hold up the Vehicle Licensing Deprtment??  Or does it need to be their front desk to get their attention???

    Come on – ACT NOW AND ACT HARD.

  17. Rambo says:

    This just goes to show that we all need guns, because all the criminals have guns.

  18. Scary... says:

    Does anyone able to do anything about it realise just how brazen the criminals are becoming???  If this is a random home invasion, we are well on our way up the proverbial creek…

    How much more are we going to have to have happen around us before serious action is taken??

    There seems to be no deterent – the criminals know the worst that can happen is they get to spend their own "staycation" at Club Northward…  Hardly punishment – they probably have better accomodations and facilities there than out on the street…

    All I can say – if one of these lowlife scum chooses to target me or my home and family, the police won’t be investigating a break-in… 

    I suggest they bring a body bag or two…

    • Concerned young caymanianmother says:

      I totally agree!!!! It is a shame to know that this is what Cayman has come to….. I guarntee as of this moment onward, this law abiding citizen IF attacked by some thug, assuaulted by one, robbed by one, or  whatever,……churchhill or bodden better come for them!! its only so much the police can do….

      Cayman people, take care, be cautious, lock all doors, windows, holes, cracks whatever cus una see what is taking place… these criminals have no respect for life, peoples lives, homes or families….. keep god close, but keep these THUGS closer!!!! (Hope yi understand, or should i say OVERSTAND!!

      Walk Good….. God Bless Cayman!!!!