Armed holdup at gas station

| 15/12/2009

(CNS): A gas station on Crewe Road was robbed last night, Monday 14 December, by an armed thief who stole an undisclosed amount of cash. According to the RCIPS, about 9.50pm last night a female cashier was working within the Meadac Texaco service centre in Crewe Road, George Town, when a man entered the store, presented what appeared to be a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect made off with sum of money and was last seen heading towards the rear of the service station. He is described as being: About 5’7” in height and of medium build. He had a dark complexion and was wearing a long black t-shirt over dark blue jeans and a black peaked cap.

The suspect also had what appeared to be a white t-shirt covering his face. DC Bowen of George Town CID is appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the relevant time and witnessed the robbery, or the suspect leaving the scene, to call George Town CID on 949-4222 or contact Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It just pains me at how ignorant people can be, you are quick to blame UDP for crime now, but isnt it strange that just as PPM left the country broke, crime has evolved? Isnt McKeeva travelling to at least try to do something good for the country and no I do not mean flying, I am talking about interacting with other countries that have money to help us try to get out of the mess your precious PPM placed us all in.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So I guess Cayman must NOT be serious about stopping crime.  I was viewing older articles and found out in 2004 that they "were serious" about cracking down on crime.  Must not have worked too hard at it.



  3. Anonymous says:

    If a rental dispute occurs between two individuals it is a civil dispute. Now do you want me to tell you what is a civil matter. It is a dispute between two private individual or between an individual and a corporate entity like a company. Crime is an act of disobedience against theCommon or Statute Law. It is between the state or the Crown and the individual. A crime is punished by the state. A civil matter is remedied by the individuals suing in the court. But a civil matter such as your rental dispute can turn into a crime if you and your land lord come to blows. That is where the police as peace officer has a remit to prevent an assault. So you are not in a position to determine the remit of the police because don’t know what constitute the remit of the police. Leave that alone.

    The Penal Code is the written criminal law in which the types of crimes are laid out . It is passed in Parliament and signed by the governor and printed and become statute Law. a contract is a legally binding agreement between two individual and the police do not involeve themselves in this unless there there is a potential crime . My friend , if you love to write on public matters, go to the library an research first and do’t open your mouth if you dont know what you are talking about or to air you anger against lawful authorities. Alright , no more free lesson for you today,

    • Anonymous says:

      Correction Sir/Madam,
       the police involve themselves in these situations all the time, especially if it involves someone they know personally.  The RCIP has become a collection unit for debts and unpaid partners schemes, so before you start running your so called "expert knowledge" about what is and isn’t within the remit of the police, I would advise you to educate yourself about what is really going on with some of our "finest". And before you ask, Yes, I have reported this and made complaints of it to the PSU and have not heard anything about it…and my calls are not returned…could that be why the head of the PSU was recently replaced???

    • Anonymous says:

      "It is a dispute between two private individual or between an individual and a corporate entity like a company"  Not necessarily.  Public bodies can be involved in civil disputes.

      "But a civil matter such as your rental dispute can turn into acrime if you and your land lord come to blows".  There are other actions of a landlord vis a vis a tenant which could constitute criminal acts which do not involve physical interaction.

      "A civil matter is remedied by the individuals suing in the court."  Not necessarily.  The individuals may be able to exercise various self-help remedies.

      "So you are not in a position to determine the remit of the police because don’t know what constitute the remit of the police"  The scope of policy powers is usually readily determinable. 

      A little knowledge is often a dangerous thing.  That would make you a potentially very dangerous individual.



      • Anonymous says:

        I know all of that . I know about alternative dispute resolutions and self help.

        I know about public bodies and administrative tribunals.I know about mediations. I know that words can amount to a crime. It don’t have to be physical. Mr.Lawyer or want to-be. I been there and done that. Don’t tell me about a little learning. Do you know what I Know?. Leave it alone.

        I know the police remit for your infomation. End o story Dont’ bother to rep, or Glanville Williams or Chelshire and Fifoot, or from the All England Reports or any othe legal periodicals.

        • A little learning says:

          If your starting reference points for law are Glanville Williams and Cheshire & Fifoot then that would put you at the same heady level as a law student in their first term.  We have seen no evidence that you know any more than that level.

          The bottom line is that the initial complaint about the police apparently wasting time on a civil matter did seem to be a valid one, and you chose to attack it by being a smart @ss.  On the evidence you are 50% of the way there and I am not meaning the "smart" bit.

          • Anonymous says:

            you seems to be so smart that you think you know me. You want to have the last word. It seems that you are the law student. I know your type. they love to be an impressionist. I am not arguing with you. The fact that you would follow me blow for blow leads me to draw my conclusion about you. I’m just having some fun and you played along well. I won’t use a curse word at you either. I am above that. I know better.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I see Margharitavilles is cordoned off by police again this morning, has it been done over again?

    CNS can you confirm if there was an incident there?

    CNS: We checked with the RCIPS – whatever is going on is not crime/police related.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sounds like they are hiding more stuff from the public again. I drove by at 7.30 and there was police tape everywhere and two officers.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Your Spot on anon 21:10 because certain political and govt officials surely are and very well protected  aaaaaah Cayman the ignorant masses

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Did you all turn your backs?  Black t-shirted jean man strikes again!  Coming soon to a store near you.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Cayman will soon be like the service stations in the US. Bullet proof glass all around the cashier and only a small money slot to pay for products and service, or to receive your change.

    • Locked behind Plexi says:

      Just to be clear, it is mostly the roughest and worst sections of cities and towns in the US that feature workers encased behind plastic security enclosures.  How a reasonably well off country of 50,000 is coming to this end is beyond my comprehension.  

      Seems like a simple solution is to get tough on crime.  I recall when New York City was much more dangerous then it is now.   Back then the economy wan not in a recession and the unemployment rate was not over 10%, but there were lots of overlooked petty crimes and vices.  Those petty crimes soon festered and  blossomed into to major crimes because they could.  People became afraid to assist law enforcement for fear of retribution and crime just became a sad fact of life.  Unfortunately, I see a lot of parallels with what went on back then in NYC and what is going on now in GC.

      Then miraculously, once the city administration decided to get tough on all crime it was like the clock got turned back 50 years.  All crime rates went down and the quality of life for citizens and quality of experience for visitors went up.  We all looked back and wondered how we had let it get so out of hand; because it was "WE" that allowed the society to deteriorate to the degree it had.

      Societies all make choices for good and bad.  I just hope the Cayman people can recognize that they must make a choice to act as a "WE" in order to put an end to the scourge that it is beginning to boil in their society.  

  9. 007 For Sure says:

    Who can we blame not PPM for sure .UDP said they were going to take care of crime. What did they mean ?? make it worse cause it sure not getting any better under there power.There has been more GUN crime in the few months since they took over than the 4 years PPM was in .Blame it on the STATUS give away we not see the end of that yet we’ve only just begun .Go out and bye yourself some good machetes we going to need them as we cant get the guns. 

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree I too blame it on status (Thank Mac). Before the whole status thing our country was normal and peaceful. They need to send those people who are out of jobs back home. I don’t care who you are GO HOME!!!!

  10. "Unsolved Mysteries" says:

    It’s ironic how we seem to give the RCIPS hell for doing their jobs, yet at the drop of a hat, or a crime being committed, it’s these same officers we rely on to come to our aid.  I’m sure they are doing theirbest.  Maybe if we took the time to offer some encouragement and give credit where it was due, they would sense our gratitude, and desire to making sure our Islands are kept safer.

    They are but human beings, and if we keep bad mouthing them, then who are we to call next?

    • Lachlan MacTavish says:

       I haven’t noticed many ARMED robberies at any office buildingsssss. I have noticed a steady climb which is not receding of violent and armed crime which obviously is directed towards the middle class. When will the LOGB take a break from jet setting around the world and take charge of the aggressive attack on the crime situation. If the LOGB will not address this issue then maybe an elected member will stand up. 1) Put together a "contract immigration task force" directed by Cayman Immigration to locate and deport ALL individuals on the island illegally. When this is achieved to a certain level reduce contract employees. 2) Locate all work permitted individuals who are "on island" legally BUT not employed and investigate what they are doing. 3) Shut down the smuggling of guns with the man power and equipment it takes (there is no cost here, ignore cost, we are talking a person’s life). 4) Set up a central depository for all legal fire arms that are NOT properly locked up in safes. 5) Provide the funding to re vamp the prison to hold the criminals and properly try to rehabilitate them. Send the perpetual offenders to contracted prisons in JA etc. 6) Provide for an off shore location for informers to travel to, at Gov expense, to pass on details of illegal acts. 7) Change the judiciary to allow for trail by judge where juries can be theartened by criminals. 8) Have a separate "contract task force" to break down the gang culture. Caymanians, tourists, our children and residents should not have to put up with this plague. 9) Make our schools safe with "outside contracted security". Obviously what we have isn’t working.

      Would the LOGB kindly tell us what is happening with the fight against crime.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ghost Busters!

    • Anonymous says:

      While Mac flies around the world (Dubai WOWEEEEE!!!) the country is in ruins! I blame Mac & the UDP government. He blamed PPM for the crime during their time, I therefore blame him & the UDP for the crime now, & BY GOSH, it is far worse now! They say "spit in the sky & it will fall in ya eye" & that is what is happening to Mac. He should try stay his backside home instead of wasting our money, afterall "WE ARE BANKRUPT" (those famous words that seem to haunt Mac & the UDP now)! We sure don’t look so broke, like he was trying to make out! SPIT IS FALLING IN HIS EYE, & he deserve it! FLY, FLY, FLY AWAY!

      Can someone honestly tell me how many days since the elections has he been away & how many he has been on the island! FREQUENT FLYER MAC! And to think he criticized the PPM for flying, oh how that spit is falling, falling in his eye!

    • Anonymous says:

      the police dont get help and respect because most of them dont deserve it. they walk around all high and mighty and treat alot of the ‘little people’ people like trash and then expect them to help them when they need it. you have to give respect to get respect.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps they police should stop calling me about a rental/civil matter. Those are the issues they are wasting their time with and hence why they are of no real use to us in crime prevention and solving these matters.

    They even wasted their time over the weekend calling me because my neighbor (who refuses to maintain her bush of a yard) does not me talking to her gardener about cutting her bushes down.

    Police need to know what falls within their ambit and what does not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you know what fall in police remit? Are you a trained police officer? do you know what is the penal code, Criminal procedure Code? do you even know what is Civil Law or what is Criminal law or what is a contract? Well if you don’t know , shut your mouth because when  you open it people know how ignorant you are.

      a man with common sense and some knowledge of the law

      • chittychitty says:

        ooooh boy, you use such big words.  you sure sound like an expert. lol

      • Pot calling Mr. Kettle says:

        Do tell us the difference between civil law and contract.  Please do. 


  12. Anonymous says:

    Having had to divert police resources over the weekend to look for two badly behaved teenage girls for whom there was no evidence of jeopardy cannot have helped.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank god they turned up safe, because if things went the other way they would just be added to other unsolved mysteries.

      • Anonymous says:

        But the blunt point is in the case of an abduction people are usually dead quickly.  A manhunt rarely saves any lives despite what Hollywood might lead us to believe.  So looking for the girls in the first 48 hours of absence is a fairly monumental waste of resources, especially because most of the time, as in this case, it was a false alarm.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Due to the inactive nature of the RCIPS in curving gun related crimes, robberies  have almost become a socially accepted behaviour within our society.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Come on John Public, it is time to go out and solve this crime.

    The RCIPS is depending on the Public to do it for them because they cant do it themselves.

    It is also time for the Chamber of Commerce to withdraw its support for crime reporting because the only thing this has achieved is making the RCIPS think that all they need to do when a crime is committed is to wait until the Chamber pays someone to do their work for them. If anything this has been a disincentive rather than an incentive to solving crime in the Cayman Islands.

    If the Police want to sit around and wait for someone to pay for information for them then they should do it from the Police Budget and not from Private sources.

  15. Anonymous says:

    The police should start checking the shops because all these thieves seem to shop at the same clothing stores!!

  16. Michael Ebanks says:

    What is our Island turning into?

    • An ex expat says:

      Michael, I am sorry to say that it’s not "is turning", it’s "has turned", and the answer is a crime-ridden former offshore financial services jurisdiction and tourism destination, where the population now needs to be behind bars on windows and strong locks. 

      The only mystery is why the government did absolutely nothing to counteract this change, but instead stood by and watched it happen.

  17. Twyla Vargas says:

    BUT STOP, this long black Tee Shirt man naw going change im clothes?   No saw, we going have to keep some cut up news paper in the money drawer at these business places.  Cant keep givin dem hard cash all the time.