Margaritaville armed robbery

| 16/10/2009

(CNS): UPDATED 11:30 Police have now confirmed that at around 8:20 this morning the 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from an employee of the waterfront restaurant and bar, Margaritaville, stating that they had just been robbed by two men carrying weapons. Officers attended the scene and were told that the men, armed with what appeared to be a hand gun and a knife, entered the restaurant, made their way to the office and demanded cash from one of the employees. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash the suspects left the premises via a rear door that leads on to Cardinal Avenue. No one was hurt during the incident.

The employee described the suspects as being in their early twenties, clean shaven, one approximately 5’ 6’’ and the other slightly shorter, both had dark complexions. One was said to be wearing ¾ length jeans and a light coloured vest top. The other wore long baggy jeans and a white and grey polo shirt. Eyewitness accounts also indicate that both had a Jamaican accent.

Anyone with information about the robbery can pass it on to police in a number of ways; people can speak with an officer they know and trust, they can reach George Town detectives on 949-4222, they can leave information on an anonymous voicemail service by calling 949-7777 or they can 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:

    I am sure the victims at Margaritaville gave a good discription of the robbers seeing that their faces were uncovered as reported, so what the police needs to do is to disclose the sketches to the public, via TV, CNS, newspapers and stick up and hand out posters and I am sure someone will be able to identify them.  Think about it.

  2. Thankful says:

    Let me just lay the record straight to all the commenters below, that has, despite my plea to not spin my words, chosen to do so and because of it has taken the issue to another realm.

    I am not prejudice…if you knew me that was be laughable.  I am certainly far from any of the "spew" the detractors made below.  I have no problems having a conversation with someone but with be hard pressed to defend my words…which are very important to me.

    I reiterate for clarity: I believe that are writings on the wall that speaks to a foreign, especially Jamaican, influence direct or indirect in the crimes we are experiencing.  See all my reasons below.  I do also want to include one more: the alleged murderers of Mrs. Estella Scotts-Roberts…add that to my list below. 

    My comments were, in light of the FACTS, weneed to seriously consider this element if we have not done so already.  Comm. Baines recently spoke about 15 persons being identified.  I wanted to clarity the make-up of that group.  I was sugesting, in light of the FACTS of an increasing JAMAICAN involvement in our crimes, if it did not include guest workers then we should revisit this.

    I am not going bury my head in the sand when the writings are on the wall.  What…the self-identified group calling themselves: The Jamaican "YARDIES" is not a reality in this world?!!  Our good ole british cops should very much be familiar with them.  They have reaped havoc in the UK and US for that matter.  So do not come talking rubbish about xenophobe and the likes.

    Finally, to all those persons who talk about Caymanians committing crimes as a reason to not identfiy others, I wish to say the following:  I have always said and will maintain…I have a serious problem when my Caymanians commit crimes that seek to destroy our way of life and our very existence as a people; I especially want to know what would motivate them to do this.  We are a small nation of people with very similar external/communal influences, so it bothers me on a personal level as to why they would want to do this to their homeland.  However, they are Caymanians…and they are at home.  So, I will have to deal with them….I do not however, care to deal with any GUEST WORKER or similiar who comes as GUEST to my country and want to bring their own communal MO for raping, killing and stealing and do it here!  I make no apologies for taht.  It is one thing for a family to have a loud dispute in your family home….it is another thing for a guest – peering in from the roadside to interject and add to the mess going on in your home.  I think none of us would want this.  It is the same here for me.  Plain and simple.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Thankful" please take note that the men arrested in connection with an eyewitness statement regarding Quickcash robbery were Caymanian.

  3. Concerned Merchant says:

    TO: 16:55

    Are you really so uniformed as to believe that merchants are " raking in the dollars, and they wont spend a dime on installing good security cameras outside and inside their business." 

    Just a little FYI most GT businesses are barely surviving – including Margaritaville.  A great many of us do have security cameras, and a lot of good that does. Even when the criminal is known they don’t get charged – look at NL – heck of a lot of good all that security did them. 

     The idea that merchants can afford to hire someone to sit a watch a camera all day is ludicrous.  As it is we are going to have to lay off staff to pay the punishing new "occupancy tax".  There is no way we can afford to add additional opporational costs at this time.

      Quit blaming the victims and talking out of your backside focus on catching the scum that are destroying our Island.

    • Twyla Vargas says:

      09:27  comments, God knows I share your frustration.  I do believe its a rough road to travel, and a long long way to go.

      However I will venture to say do not give up.  Find a way to make it work.  Believe me the whole iSLAND IS IN ONE HELL OF AN UP ROAR.


    Caymanians and residents of this country we need to take our Country back this is not the time for words and no action. We have to fiercely protect our safety as that is one major calling cards for visitors and businesses to our shores. If we loose that healthy piece of mind that we have all grown to love and experience this island will spiral out of country worse than our neighbours in the region.

    It is just a matter of time before this crime arrives on your door step. 8:20 am on a busy work day in the middle of town is incredulous to me.

    So enough of the talking we need to get together as a community and send a clear message to our Leaders and Legislators that this is unacceptable. We need ideas and leadership and we need action. We the electorate are not making enough noise so we are being ignored. This issue has been growing and growing over the past few years and now it seems to be exploding where we are experiencing some form of gun crime every week!

    People bombard your elected representatives with a call to action. I will march for this cause because I refuse to have to put up burglar bars on my windows and live in a constant state of fear. There are short term solutions that can be put in place now and we also need long term solutions to address the deeply seeded problems of drugs, our youth and rampant social dysfunction.

    I have nowhere to run to because this is my home so lets unite and put a stop to this BEFORE it reaches our front doors.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps this is an idea, in Scotland it is drink related knife crime they are targeting and not guns however these detectors I am certain would pick up guns as well . Police could go out and about with them in the clubs and trouble spots etc  as they can be set up in 90 seconds and use them as a way of preventing trouble – anyone carrying ANY weapon should be subject to severest penalty ie a custodial sentence and if they are not Caymanian immediate repatriation  – after all why should Cayman pay to put them up in jail

    Police to get ‘blade’ detectors – The Scotsman

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have mentioned it before and I will repeat it once again; we need to bring in a special trained undercover Force for a few weeks "to clean it up" the mess! Operation no prisoners taken, the bad boys just disapear of the radar….some will start to fall in line and change their behavior the others will fall of the face of the earth! Proven to work in other large City’s and Countries and proven to be more cost-effective for the Governement! The 7 Mio$ that Jack A.. blew out would come in handy for this operation now!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    YOU ARE CORRECT 10:18,  They are watching your business and your homes.  So all of those cashiers, waiters, managers and security guards.  The time you take grinning (: up in tourist face you had better watch ya back and front door, because ya back and front door is watching you.  All these people getting robbed at these restaurants and business place must be sleeping that they cant help themselves in any way at all.

    Further more these business places is raking in the dollars, and they wont spend a dime on installing good security cameras outside and inside their business.  Cheap, Cheap, cheap.  For Pet,s sake spend some dollars setting up a proper system that Televise your business inside,outside  back and front doors.  Give some intelligent person the job to watch that TV in that special enclosed room all day.   Sometimes I wonder if Insurance pays off these business when they get robbed.   Well if that be the case, then the horse is of a different colour.

    You really think these robbers are just walking in without a plan?  Please, we know better.  Thet are visiting your place more than once drinking, eating, socalizing,  and at the same time have your place under survelliance.  They are right under ylour nose.   You have not seen anything yet.  CHRISTMAS IS COMMING, and every one who is not careful will get their  A??%^&^%$#$Ues robbed every day and night. by these professionals, whether you like it or not.  If this is going to continuem business places will have to install special doors that when a robbery is taken place a button is pressed and the suckers cannot get back out,  MONEY HAS TO BE SPENT ON BETTER SECURITY.


    • Anonymous says:

      I have purchased tickets to take my family to Cayman as I had a wonderful time with my wife there last year.

      I am totally shocked to read about the daily crimes being committed and the difficulties the police and judiciary have had in figuring out who committed them or convicting the guilty, I am quite close to totally cancelling our trip and eating the plane fare.  These crimes have been committed close to so many areas that I was at last year!

      The draw to Cayman is the safety and the wonderful people.  There are many many beautiful beaches out there, but the warmth and safety of Cayman is the draw!

      Furthermore, it is the violent crime which is particularly scary, especially in public daylight.  I do not care about pickpockets, burglaries, ganja consumption or stolen cars.

      I do care about murder, armed robbery and home invasion.

      I will pray that the people and government of Cayman can get their act together.

    • here we go again.... says:

      here we go again… ‘ditch’ all the good cops, keep the crap, and crime goes up… imagine that! The criminals see the standard of most of the cops here, feel no threat of capture or prosecution… then they see the standard of the legal department here, and they KNOW there is no threat.

      Cayman, again I say this, take your head out of your a** and get rid of these rediculous empire building idiots in the police and legal, and have them swallow their pride (which has no real justification) and take back the good cops they’ve ruined (XXXX)….then your society will be safer. it doesn’t matter where those cops are from, here or not, or where they got their skills. You are loosing your nation and your children. YOU can stop it…

    • Anonymous says:

      HERE WE GO AGAIN! Another armed robbery, another crime. When will we start to accept, & then be able to work on a solution, that this massive rise in crime is mostly because of those illconceived status grants by the UDP government, & the UDP goverment ONLY!!

      People need to make money to pay bills, people need to work. Many of the recipients of the staus grants are either taking jobs that should be going to Caymanians, or do not have work at all. What’s left for them to do? Commit crimes.

      "The chickens are coming home to roost." We are now seeing some of the results of the UDP status grants of 2003, & it is only going to get worst. BLAME MCKEEVA BUSH & THE UDP!

      • Anonymous says:

        UDP must take some blame but to say M.Bush and his party must take all the blame shows that you are bias and/or retarded!

        • Anonymous says:

          The same thing could have been said about the PPM and the financial crisis, but that didn’t stop the UDP from blaming them anyway. I guess they are biassed and/or retarded.  

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is a drug problem, not a crime problem.  I don’t understand why people cannot see that as long as the crack cocaine problem in Cayman remains, so will the robberies, burglaries and violent crimes.  The crimes are just a symptom of a much larger problem – drugs.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I still think that mr bush needs to give a licen protection to buiness owners in the cayman island especialy buiness that handle a lot of cash 

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’m very anxious about the reason behind these crimes.  Maybe some of the questions I have have been answered in the press already, and if someone would be so kind as to tell me where I can find this information, I would be most grateful, otherwise I would like to know…

    Does the RCIPs acknowledge that there is a crime wave?

    If no, then why are most of us under the impression that crime has increased exponentially?

    If yes, aside from the obvious economic factors, what immediate factors are causing the recent spike in crime (I’m not talking about general factors like access to guns, or perceived problems with the justice system). Why does there seem to be this sudden desperation for cash and animosity between gun toting bandits?

    What are the police doing to counteract crime and how effective have these measures been to date?

    What factors are currently hampering the efforts of the RCIPS and how can they be overcome?

    What can we as a community do to protect ourselves and assist the police?




    • Anonymous says:

      I believe that unemployment is a large factor of  the crime wave and the fact that there are many many work permit holders who are here because they paid someone to take out a permit, or someone took out a permit as a favour and they currently have no work and probably not enough money to buy a ticket to go home.  Also, there are more than a few people here illegally  overstayers and illegal immigrants.  Immigrration/Police need to step up checks on people who are just hanging around in the day and if they patrol their districts, they will see quite a few idle people.  I’ve also heard that social services is helping non-Caymanians. Don’t know if this is true but if so, it needs to stop.  If they don’t have the money to go home, then the repatriaton fee should be used to send them home.  We do not have the funds to help other nationalities and hungry people will do whatever they have to to find food.

      • Anonymous says:

        It is true. There are large numbers of expatriates here receiving Government assistance, although many have been granted PR, are married to PR holders, or married to Caymanians, or are the step-children etc… of persons married to Caymanians. It also seems that large numbers of persons may have been granted status in error based on relationships to other persons who were granted status, when they ought not to have been and do not qualify for the treatment they havce received under the law.

  11. CE says:

    To the commenter "Thankful," quit it with your xenophobic and prejudiced comments. Caymanians also commit the same crimes. Every other Caymanian knows a family member capable of doing so. Yes, they work with other nationalities sometimes. But if you were to ship every expatriate off Cayman’s shores, the crime would continue!

    The problem is that youth today are being raised with little respect for authority – and they are learning it from their parents who, BEFORE considering their children’s falliblity, are the first to defend them in the principal’s office, in front of the police officer and eventually the judge.


    I’m am so tired of the self-righteous Caymanians who have nothing more to do than to point the finger at everyone else instead of evaluating the familial, communal and national problems that often stem from Caymanian oversight (or short-sightedness) 

    My suggestion to people like you is to get off the island for more than a 2 week vacation away, immerse yourself in another’s culture and experience discrimination against yourself in another man’s country. Once you’ve experienced this for years on end, then I guarantee you your tired song would have a different tune.

    I, too, am a very proud Caymanian who loves her country (flaws and all) and her people (flaws and all). But I have always been taught to examine my own responsibility in any situation that affects me. Perhaps, all Caymanians should adopt this strategy, then we’d really begin to understand and effectively tackle social problems that beset us.

    • what a mess! says:

      Well said!!

    • Thankful says:

      xenophobic and prejudiced comments?! – that is not me friend.

      Thanks for your comments. You identify yourself as Caymanian and as such I will extend the conversation beyond calling you a "self-identified idiot".  I do not say this lightly, but feel I must remind you that my post clearly speaks to the fact that we have Caymanians who contribute to our crimes.  No where do I say that expats/Jamaicans are committing all the crimes.

      I also have lived in two other countries…for extremely limited amounts of time.  I am though very well travelled and believe I have a fair degree of experience in appreciating other countries and cultures, including, as you mention – discrimination!  I do not support it or like it and would not promote it.  That said, I make no bones about calling the facts as I see them, certainly relevant to my beautiful Cayman Islands.

      My suggestion to you would be: open your eyes, be careful to not be so gullible, or blind to the truth because of selfish/selfserving motivations; even when that truth slaps us in the face.

      I too my fellow Caymanian, have been to examine my own responsibility in situations taht affect me…hence my reasonings or comments relevant to this matter.

  12. Anon says:

    "The adjacent Island Plaza shopping centre was closed for about half an hour with police tape cordoning off the entrances while police searched the premises. Customers were asked to leave the stores in the shopping centre while police searched the vicinity."

    Boy this will be good for a cruise ship story tonight.  Hope it doesn’t scare off one of the two sectors that Cayman relies on.  Guess it is just a matter of time.  Anyone remember what happened in Aruba?

  13. Anonymous says:

    The Compass online seriously needs to take those two witnesses names out of that article. This poses risk to the eye witnesses. This is the reason why people who witness these crimes are afraid to come forward as they fear for their lives. This was a very stupid thing to do.

    • Anonymous says:

      Did you ever stop to think that the two individual witnesses were asked by the reporter whether they would mind having their names in print or not? If the Compass put their names in the story without their permission, I agree, it’s a horrible mistake. But if they consented it’s their choice and perogative.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I wonder WHY the "Gold/Silver Command" bosses of RCIPS Operations have all gone so quiet lately, concerning the escalation of violent crimes in the Cayman ??

    Is it that they now realize "the lip service" cannot work with the public no more or is it that they now fully accept defeat, having been led and foolishly followed a flawed policy from the UK that is now bringing shame unto themselves and the RCIPS as a whole??


  15. UniqueCommonSense says:


    What about Immigration & their role in this whole mess???!!!

    Is this the result of the failure of Immigration controls, policies & procedures particularly when there appears to be no obligation of the Employer to give Immigration advance notice of unskilled laborers being layed-off or out of work???

    Just where do you think under-paid or un-paid workers will look to get their money???

    Are we being sold-out for the sake of work permits, to generate more revenue for govt’s ‘slush fund’ and frevilous wasteful expenditure.

    Is this the result of those "illegal status grants" in 2004 ??

    Is this the result of ‘mad-mac’s’ ‘building a nation’ he started in 2004 and wants to carry out again??!!!

    Are we going to sit-back, relax and continue to watch our country go to ruins like our neighboring countries???

    Or are you willing to SACRAFICE your country for the ‘almighty dollar’ and scared of being victimised???

    Or are you willing to SACRAFICE yourself for your country for your sake, your family & future generations???

    BUT the final Question is Caymanians, is WHERE?….which country are YOU going to run to when ‘all has been shot to hell’???

  16. Anonymous says:

    I guess the government doesn’t have the monopoly in daylight robbery. 

  17. Anonymous says:

    i agree with the poster below – the compass should not be printing the names of the witnesses. This is absolutely rediculous. Their names???

    They should also be providing their home address and phone numbers, and a list of their family members.

    What an absolute rookie hour, the criminals are unsophisticated, the police are unprofessional, the journalists are retarded.

    I am gonna rob the West Bay road Esso tonight…and remember to send me a list of witnesses.

  18. We're all gonna die... says:

    This is crazy. Grand Cayman (population less than 60,000) must be the most crime infested society in the world this year.

    Seriously, the crime to population ratio must be off the charts this year.

    CNS, if possible, please publish our current murder rate and armed robbery rate. Extrapolate figures based on crimes per 100,000 people so that we can compare ourselves to the US, South Africa, Afghanistan, Hell…

    While the UDP obsesses over their pissing contest with the PPM, our country is going up in flames.

  19. Anon says:

    Wow really, what a suprise. Im broke – i think im gonna get a gun( as it seems so bloody easy) and hold up somewhere. I know i’ll get away with it.

    seriously though, this is f@#*ing ridiculous. every other day now there is gun crime.

    and also, by the way – no can blame the security here – there were none on duty.


  20. Mars Mum says:

    Now i mighten have taken a course on journalism at our local community college but…Can someone tell me why the Compass online has the actual names of the two eye witnesses in their article about the robbery?  WTF?

  21. Thankful says:

    I am sorry but something not adding up.  No regard for the livelyhood of a great many of us who work in teh Tourist Industry!  I am really wrestling with this. 

    To say this is upsetting is an understatement.  Okay I am calling it like I see it.  I am discounting the only tanglible clue we have: spoke in a Jamaican accent.

    Notwithstanding a Caymanian trying to create a diversion by trying to speak in a Jamaican accent, I believe the RCIPS is needing to have a dual focus here.  We still do not know if the 15 identified by the RCIPS were caymanian – even though this has been asked of the police by me already.  If they were, I suggested before that they need to be monitored for the violent gun/drug related crimes.  But, I remind the police and the public again of all the recent outside influences that have been committed by transcient and integrated nationalities, that, in my view, needs to be taken seriously.  I will suggest that if that 15 does not include guest workers especially from Jamaica, then we better start looking to compile a similiar list, especially for the robberies and the gun crimes.


    1) the recent death – a jamaican national

    2) the murder of Jazzy B – a Jamaican

    3) the murder of teh canadian man in beach bay – alleged honduran national that was acquitted.  Although I take his acquittal seriously, the written judgement leaves a cloud that there could have been a possibility and for all intent and purposes, technicalities caused a non-conviction. 

    4) the ganja busts with the Caymanian AND JAMAICANS on-board.

    5) the JAMAICAN who was visiting his mother in the summer and christmas and convicted for some 20+ buglaries after being caught and fingerprinted.

    6) Stolen goods found in bulk that were packaged for shipping admitted by RCIPS in the papers

    7) Quick Cash Robbed- a known business frequented by trancient workers, mostly Jamicans.  As I mentioned before, as I caymanian I did not even know what quick cash look liked inside.

    8) Picante…what is this?  A themed night that sounds spanish (I thinkit means hot)…likely frequented by many but likely most the trancient workers, mostly of latin origins.

    9) Security firms being called to get properly licensed by RCIPS…mostly trancient workers work in them.  They get first hand knowledge on movement of money etc.

    I could go on but the point can be drawn from these references.  The writings are on the wall.  We would be foolish to ignore it.

    My questions, once again for Commissioner Baines are:

    1) Where are the results?

    2) What is being done with the gathered information?

    3) In light of the above,can you please inform the public whether the intelligence is revealing crimes being committed by the trancient comunity?  If so, are the known communities of Jamaicans being given heat?  If you need help identifying the roads where they hang out, say so.  I am sure the public can help you: Eastern Avenue, besides Blue Marlin Rest., School House Road, I see tables with dominoes going on and loads of Jamaicans there.  Peppers Night Club and I am sure many others could be offered.

    4) Where is the news conference to face the public and to tell us some details of plans?

    5) Where are teh results?

    6) Where are the results?

    I hope no idiot do not take my comments out of context and spin them to say I bashing or blaming Jamaicans or teh trancient comunity.  I merely, want to indicate that the dots needs to be connected.  A picture is being painted and we would be foolish to ignore it. 

    Lastly, can someone please tell me what our leaders…our LoGB is demanding of the police?  Why are we not hearing you on this?


    • Anonymous says:

      Until you realise that transient is spelt with an S, I doubt anyone reading this will have regard for your racist, bigoted comments shrouded in the cloak of wanting to “connect the dots”. Profiling, race or otherwise, is an odious act which should be condemned. I’m beginning to realise that for a good number of people in cayman, christianity = prejudice.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your logic doesn’t add up. Somehow all crime seems to be committed by foreigners, but we both know thats not true. the real criminals are Caymanian and cowards like you turn a blind eye and blame others.

      Your poor excuses like, ‘as a Caymanian I don;t know what Quik cash looks like" are the lamest of the lame. A person using the service frequently may well have been identified if he went in there. He would certainly know that they wouldn’t have much cash first thing in the morning as the reserves build up through the day as people go in and send off their wages.

      So don’t come up ridicuous suggestions to try to lay the blame for this crime epidemic on other nationalities. It is you that has bred a nation of criminals.

      • Anonymous says:

        The above commenter was merely suggesting that the police lookinto the jamaican community as a source for some, not all, of the crime 

      • Anonymous says:

        If Jamaica were described as a "nation of criminals" you would be the first to scream "racism"! Shame on you.

        There is no doubt that there are Caymanian criminals even as there are expat criminals. It flies in the face of the facts to say "the real criminals are Caymanian" as if expats were somehow exempt. We have our own home-grown problems (such as poor parenting) that lead to criminality but much of it is also imported.

      • Thankful says:

        self identified idot!

    • Anonymous says:

      Clearly  u should  keep your  comments   private as  you clearly  are very biased  in you assessment of the the crime  in cayman.  Why  do you not mention the  following 

      1. The CAYMANIANS  that are now in lock up  in Miami for trying  for  trying to export guns  from Miami to Cayman

      2. The 2  CAYMANIAN teenagers  caught  for  breaking into  a house in West Bay .

      I could  go on  but  the fact that  you have  not realised  that  there are  bad  eggs  in every country  and can come   from any nationality  I could  just be wasting  my time.   It is very clear  that  you just  want  live in a  your  bubble that  you   continue  to believe that  CAYMANIANS  do not  commit  crimes.   I am Jamaican  working here  for over 3 years  and I have never been inside  of Quik Cash  either so  stop making these stupid  and  ill conceived  statements.





  22. Janelly says:

    & like every other crime this one will also be unsolved!

  23. noname says:

    "Curious George" pull your head out of your self-righteous **** and have an element of sympathy and/or understanding for the people who were being robbed.  You may be trained in taking identity information in the case of an emergency such as this but most of us aren’t so we do the best we can whilst panicking & fearing for our life at the same time!!!!!!!  If I was stood talking to a man I’d have absolutely NO idea if he was 4 inches shorter or taller, I’d be lucky to even hazard a close guess as to his height if I was sat down with a gun pointed at me!

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree. maybe he/she is watching too much crime drama. When you are in the situation it is a different story.

      • Curious George says:

        You shouldn’t agree with your own statement, it looks foolish.

        That being said, if you actually READ what I said, I was referencing the POLICE to be better trained, not the employees.  The POLICE need to ask the proper questions and although not all employees might be able to ascertain all the facts, the police should try and elicit the responses. I understand one of the men had aDigicel shirt on, but did you read that in the report, no!  Why not, you must ask yourself why the police either didn’t know that or didn’t release that information.

        I have empathy for the employees and my statment/comment in NO WAY held them responsible.  So the "both" of you may try and look for your head first.

  24. Anonymous says:

    CNS, do you know if the police have a sketch artist?  It seems that this robbery was not with masked men.  So if the police have a sketch artist a composite sketch can be put together and put up for the public to be aware. 

    Information will obviously filter and and maybe an arrest can be made!

  25. Curious George says:

    "The employee described the suspects as being in their early twenties, clean shaven, one approximately 5’ 6’’ and the other slightly shorter, both had dark complexions. One was said to be wearing ¾ length jeans and a light coloured vest top. The other wore long baggy jeans and a white and grey polo shirt."

    Getting better description, if they took a little class in police, we might even get better ones I would think.
    1) What color were the 3/4 length jeans?
    2) What does light coloured mean? (Pink, light blue, etc)
    3) Polo Shirt? Did it have any letters on it, light grey or dark grey?
    4) Clean shaven?  Was it a nice goatee, completely shaven, etc?
    5) Slightly shorter?  Was he a couple inches shorter 4 inches shorter, etc?
    I will offer my training services for them if they can’t get their complete act together in getting a great description, although this one beat the others from the two other robberies earlier this week.
  26. Anonymous says:

    Human nature is such that when negative behavior has no consequences it tends to continue. Here in the Cayman Islands crime has no consequences thus there is nothing on the down side of antisocial behavior.

    Were the judicial system to get itself sorted out and begin to actually convict criminals then things would begin to change. There is nothing on the horizon to suggest any change is forth coming.

    Trail after trial results in not guilty verdicts and the criminal element laughs at the RCIPS and the Attorney General’s office after each verdict is read.

    BOTH those in charge of the criminal investigation and the crown prosecutors need to take the responsiblity for this demise of the rule of law in the Cayman Islands. 

    Before the public gets all self righteous about pointing fingers, anyone with any knowledge of criminal behavior and who doesn’t pass that information on the Crimestoppers are partners with the criminal element.

  27. Anonymous says:

    This robbery was in the morning. I dont think patting anyone down or searching them the night before would have been helped this situation…

    • Anonymous says:

      What I am saying is security is security, I believe, but could be wrong, but I believe I saw a security guard at the Ville a few days ago when I had lunch there.  None the less.   These businesses know that we are currently experiencing a crime wave and criminals are not using daylight to their discretion of commiting a crime.   So they need to implement more security measures to protect there businesses.

  28. Islandboz says:

    It seems that the criminals are now waiting for daylight instead of the cover of night. I guess their job (like law abiding citizens) begins at 8:30 am.

    I implore businesses to install surveillance cameras that at least some images can be given to the police in the event of robberies. Also, it is usually more effective than many persons trying to describe the same event as witnesses.

    -We are many, they are few-

  29. Anonymous says:

    This is getting riduculous; just a block down from Magaritaville the police are always present writing parking tickets, they need to be more vigilant with surveying people.

    • Civilian Law and Order says:

      There was actually a police officer standing on the cornerof Fort Street and Mary Street at about that time, holding a little notebook.  I wonder if he was looking for the perpetrators, or trying to write a traffic ticket?

      Seriously though, it’s not like you can have a cop in every room in every building every minute of every day to prevent crime.  Cops catch criminals after the fact – it’s up to the citizens to protect themselves from crime beforehand.  Security systems, video cameras recording who comes and goes, money kept in safes… it ain’t rocket science.  Ask a security specialist if you need advice.  Don’t be a victim, and don’t expect cops to be everywhere all the time.

      Now go petition your Member of the LA to change the laws to allow law-abiding citizens to have concealed-carry permits.  Don’t let the criminals be the only ones with guns.  We know we need to protect ourselves.  Go ask for the tools to do the job.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah I saw him too – a red striper.  But he wasn’t there for traffic offences because  a couple of cars illegally parked there (as they always do) right by him as he stood there and he didn’t seem too concerned.  He remained in the same spot until around 9.30.

  30. Anonymous says:

    YAAAWWWNNN…. Wake me up when something out of the ordinary happens. Daylight armed robbery? Just business as usual in Cayman now…so very very sad…

  31. Anonymous says:

    I guess these b****ds will also be entitled to the best defense Cayman tax payers can ill-afford if they’re ever caught.

  32. Anonymous says:

    With no consequences visible for the robbers ( no Police or armed security presence & no apprehensions) these brazen robberies will no doubt continue until someone is injured or killed.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Armed robbery: Life in prison hard labour




  34. Anonymous says:

    No where in Cayman is safe anymore. This is very scary. At this rate the cruises will stop…. and then what Cayman….????

  35. Worried says:

    We need police presence on the streets, these robbers are getting more and more brazen……

    • Anonymous says:


      But I am hearing people brushing that idea away, because of the expense. But I think if the businessess chip in with the government in purchasing CCTV’s for certain areas, especially, School House Road, I think, it won’t be that great expense

  36. Anonymous says:

    I am not surprised this did not happen sooner.  I attended Picante lastnight and the security officers do there searches, but they dont pat people down properly.   The woman barely even touched me much less the guy that was searched before me that wore a much too baggy jeans.  I think these security companies need to pay some hefty penalties for securitiy negligence.   Weapons etc dont just show up out of no where in these social environments!

    • Anonymous says:

      Well they need to follow up like Next Level with their Security procedures.  I go to Next Level now and I feel like the President of the United States is in there with how they searching now.  You come in and they metal detect wand ya then the female guards literally violates you with the intensity of her pat down.  Can’t say I feel unsafe anymore in there. 

      Tell Margaritaville to call Harry and his Titan Security guards for tips.  But you right, I was at Picante and they not really doing all that tuff of searches.

      • Anonymous says:

        They certaingly need to kick up there searches…   I’ve been to some countries where a search feels like a massage!  

    • Anonymous says:

      Whats this got to with being searched at a club last?

      The robbers walked in this morning at 8.20am. There was obviously no security as the bar was closed.

      The bar needs to review it’s cash handling procedures but this has nothing to do with the security on the door letting in people with guns etc during the evening.

      Read the story properly before writing rubbish.

    • Makam says:

      What the H*** has this got to do with a robbery committed this morning?

  37. Anonymous says:

    These bastards are watching businesses with cash. I take it cash made  overnight at "Picante" was what they were after. We all need to take precautions at home and in our businesses.