Gunmen rob gas station

| 18/03/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman headline news, Cayman crime(CNS):  Three hooded armed robbers targeted Delworth’s Esso gas station in North Church Street, George Town early this morning police have confirmed. George Town detectives are now investigating the armed robbery which took place Thursday 18 March shortly after 5.00am. Three members of staff were working within the service station when three hooded men entered the premises. One of the men was carrying what appeared to be a firearm. The men threatened staff before making off with the cash register from the store. They were last seen running behind the service station.

Police said that no shots were fired and no-one was injured in the incident. The suspects are all described as wearing dark coloured jeans and black long sleeved hooded tops. They all had light complexions and spoke with Caymanian accents.

Detective Constable Colin Pryce of George Town CID is appealing for anyone who was in the area of the service station around the relevant time and witnessed the robbery or the suspects fleeing the scene to come forward. Anyone with information should call George Town police station on 929-4222 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am in complete agreeance that the way they spoke is just as important as their skin color and any other vital information that can be given about these criminals.  The more we know the easier it is going to be to catch the culprits that committed this act of violence.

    For people to ask why this is news, must not think this is important seeing as though it is a daily occurrence now.  Due to this it should be even bigger news then before.  We need to publicize as much information as possible in order for change.  Without doing so we will continue in this downward spiral we have started to drift into.

    If anyone has any information on these robbers, many others including myself would greatly appreciate it if you did come forward and let the proper authorities know what you know.  Information is nothing unless it is put in the right hands.

    Things need to change in Cayman fast or the Cayman as we know it today is going to become even worse.  Lots of us think that isn’t possible but we still have it alot better off then alot of places in the world.  Its a handful of Caymanians that are creating a stereotype for the rest of us.  Time heals all wounds, hopefully Caymans reputation can somewhat build off these negative factors being brought to a stop.  If things don’t change and soon we can say goodbye to our ‘paradise’.

  2. Caymanian 2 D Bone says:

    To " A note with keen interest"

    Well said, and thanks for the examples really drove home your point, We are all in this together, good, or bad, we need to do the right thing.  Again thanks….. God Bless You & Yours

  3. scrumpyonepyone says:

    ‘The suspects are all described as wearing dark coloured jeans and black long sleeved hooded tops.’

    I guess his pink top’s in the wash!

  4. Twyla Vargas says:

    I am wondering, did this place have security that time of the morning , and if they did, what could they really do except chase behind them with a flaslight hoping that they were not shot at

     

  5. Anonymous says:

    Lets get it straight. Its the Governor and Comish of Police that are in charge, not the elected arm of government. When is the Chamber going to demand that the governor step in and deal with this problem? Cayman makes the O.K. Corral look like Disney World.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just another day in paradise.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I note with keen interest, whenever a horrible crime is committed, the comments are rift with blame-game, rash judgments and callous cussing. It’s so easy to point the finger at someone else. It started with Adam. He received a commandment from God, disobeyed and when confronted told God that ‘it was the woman whom God had given him’, refusing to simply accept that even though Eve had given him the forbidden fruit to eat, he had an obligation to obey God and say no. The woman in turn blamed the serpent when she too could have said no, knowing also the commandment of God.

    For those that are quick to point the finger away from the man in the mirrow, know this truth that might shock you:

    Every single one of us, from Heads of Govt. to the lowest so-called innocent person are guilty of all the crime, violence and issues that prevail against us.  God punished the serpent, the woman, then Adam for their part in the sin. Note, God is fair and just so all did not receive the same punishment, still it is interesting to note that He did not say anyone was innocent. They were all guilty to varying degrees.

    So how are we all, like these three, guilty of all that prevail against us? I give you some examples:

    1.   When greedy, money grabbing stock brokers, Govt. leaders, etc. engage in unfair financial practices, they create imbalances in the socio-economy (their sin).

    2.   This creates a ripple effect that trickles down to and through entrepreneurs, well-to-do, etc. who begin unfair business practices and who become mean and unfeeling for the less fortunate, which breeds resentment and hate (their sin (still it was brought about by 1st persons)

    3.   As a result, people suffer from over-inflation, callous job cuts, poverty sets in then out of desperation and anger, some begin to rob, kill and steal (their sin (still it was brought about by 1st  and 2nd persons’ sins),

    I could go on and on with the examples, but I am certain anyone reading this would get the point by now. We are all guilty one way or the other and God punishes, not for the other person’s sins but according to what we do, because we have all sinned, for whatever reason.

    How can we lock up ourselves within our little world of privilege and riches, deny even the basics for survival to our fellowmen and not expect them to snap to survive?

    90% of the world populace do not crave to be rich. They just want to be able to live. If that is taken away, we create animals out of our own brothers and sisters who come back to hurt us, then we cry POLICE! POLICE! LOCK THESE ANIMALS AWAY! I hate crime but perhaps its time the affluent and powerful start accepting that their actions create ripple effects that come back to haunt them. We are all guilty! May God have mercy on us!

    To the shottas them, just God said, "whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed". Also be mindful of what you do because your actions give birth to repurcussions that might affect your very children and children’s children. Be careful and trust God to avenge you from the wicked!!!

    These are my few words, in Jesus’ name!!!!!! Amen!!!

  8. anonymous says:

    unfortunately the police were nowhere to be found as they were arresting the vilest of creatures, dognappers.

    • Lachlan MacTavish says:

       Delworth was a friend of mine……..does anyone rememba the 38 he kept is his pocket? No one messed with Delworth’s Esso…….

      • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

        And now that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. David Baines is also against such use of firearms, despite the fact that we have a Statuary right to such use (see Section 18(1)(a) of the Law), such types of crimes continue to increase.
           
        I find it hard to respect a Commissioner of Police who himself is continuing to breach Section 43 of the Firearms Law.  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  Shaking my head from left-to-right.

        • Rorschach says:

          Sorry to say Dennie, but you will be shaking your head til you get a crick in your neck before this CoP allows law abiding citizens to exercise their statutory right to self defense….

          • Anonymous says:

            …Thank goodness.  better one person with a crick in their neck, than a country full of gun toters. 

            • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

              The law permits residents to self-defense by means of a firearm, but it does not permit the Commissioner of Police to breech the Section 43 of the Firearms Law.  Do you realize that?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Is this really news? This is an everyday event now.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Are you serious, 5am 3 mask men, let see how long someone come forward to assist police in this enquiry and RCIPS  lets see what you do with the info.

     

    RCIPS,  park near businesses as much as possible & patrol more, this is what they do in the states-park in parking lots of busy places & places open long hours, we are doing everything else the USA  doing, why not this??

    • Anonymous says:

      Wouldn’t CCTV at all intersections be nice about now!

      • anony says:

        That’s correct, The Police in the US and other sane countries are always inside the Banks, and parked by gas stations, and check cashing places, Police should always be inside the supermarkets, or parked outside there and all businesses where there is a high risk for robbery. How much are you going to pay me for doing your thinking for you. I’m sick of giving out free tips for the RCIP who don’t seem to get it.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank goodness no one was hurt or injured in this crime. Until the public decide to tell the police what they know about the criminal element the police are going to have a difficult time of it.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Damn I’m glad I left….

     

    Airplane door didn’t even hit me on the way out either!

    • Anonymous says:

      Nothing original to say, sound like a broken record! You’re gone, good for you, have a wonderful time.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The Chamber of Commerce plays a useful role through its support for Crime Stoppers. Unfortunately that is no longer enough. At what point is the Chamber of Commerce going to organise to demand that government stops encouraging such crimes by pampering the criminals?

    Other than in the few weeks before the next election the government will only listen to money and not the electorate. Hopefully the people in the Chamber who work for an honest living will demand that the government does something to discourage crime and to take the violent criminals off our streets.

    • Anonymous says:

      How about you do it!? Grab your family, friends, neighbors, and anyone else that’ll join you. Put in an advert in the paper announcing the date and time. Show up in your smartest outfit and lead the march — maybe your the person to start the movement!

  14. Anonymous says:

    "which took place Thursday 18 March shortly after 5.00am. "

     

    Man that’s early for us Caymanians to be awake! Unless we fishnin…

  15. inside job says:

    I really like how the RCIP and CNS find it necessary to report "spoke with Caymanian accents".

    poor young caymanians led astray by foreigners.

    • noname says:

      Moan, moan, moan.  Mentioning the accent is just as necessary as mentioning the skin tone, colour and type of clothing, etc.  Bottom line: if it helps the public to recognise the criminals and takes us that one more step towards tackling the crime issues here, then it HAS to be said.  It is what it is–they are Caymanian.  Stop being so defensive.  There are far worse things happening right now than your national pride feeling damaged.

      And yes, I’m a Caymanian and I readily (and sadly) acknowledge that Caymanians are indeed the ones committing a vast  amount of these criminal activities.

    • Anonymous says:

      What a backward thing to say! Led astray by foreigners? How about by their parents and community?