Bakery robbed at gunpoint

| 24/03/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman headline news, Cayman crime(CNS): In the latest in a string of armed robberies across Grand Cayman, last night (Tuesday 23 March) at about 9.45 pm a man armed with what appeared to be a firearm entered the Caribbean Bakery on Mount Pleasant Road, West Bay. According to the RCIPS, he threatened staff and made off with a sum of cash. He was last seen heading towards the Batabano Plaza where he jumped the fence. No shots were fired and no-one was injured in the incident. The man is described as being about 5ft 7inches tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black hooded top, light blue jeans and he had his face covered with a bandanna.

Detective Constable Howard Campbell of the Criminal Investigation Department is appealing for anyone who has information about the robbery to contact West Bay CID on 949-3999, alternatively call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Question – do these guys wear gloves?

    If government brought in finger printing of ALL visitors and residents (expat and caymanian), surely it would be easy enough to identify these people.

    Surely they touched a door going into the place or the counter top. I know that in some ways this is probably not practical due to the number of people going into the premises, but it is an idea.


  2. EastSider says:

    Another story.  Not a robbery but a burglary in East End of a little shop owned by a man in his 80’s was broken into on Tuesday night.  They stole every loaf of bread, all the chips, every pack of cigarettes, about 30 lighters and some coins.  The worst thing about it is that it is right on the main road in East End and seems like no-one saw anything although people are up and down that road at all hours of the day and night.  Even worse, they broke in right through the front door.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Does our Premier not care enough to toughen our laws because he has that big wall that we paid for? Does he not care because he has bodyguards that we pay for? Does he not care about what is happening because he is off travelling outside the country like a prince at our expense most of the time?  Is that why he does nothing to pass laws to keep these criminals off our streets? 

    Don’t get me wrong, all of our politicians seem to be afraid to say anything that might upset the criminals. All of our politicians have their heads in the sand or some other place the sun does not shine. Nevertheless it is the Premier and his government that is a complete failure when it comes to bringing in laws what will make our streets safe. 

    Mr. Premier please resign if you are not willing or able to do what needs to be done. We need new tough laws and political will to stop the crime. Either do what is needed or make room for someone willing to get the job done. 

  4. Anon says:

    No, man. Things getting outta hand round ya now. Fool, fool criminals. If you all want to put bread or bulla on your table, go out and work for it!!!

  5. MonkeySee says:

    As a WB resident who has to pass the bakery numerous times a week, I have to say that it is surprising that no one saw this or was able to stop it since all times of day and night there are people sitting on the bench right by the front door.  There is even church held there in the parking lot sometimes!!   Its in a brightly lit, busy location with a barbershop/salon open at odd hours….its just so sad. 


    • Anonymous says:

      Church is held all over Cayman now a day, and this is the most crime that we have ever had. Please God forgive me but  you know that it is true. I know of a Jamaican man who say that he is Pastor in one of these little places that they rent and yet he lives with his lady friend, how wrong my God help us.

  6. Anonymous says:

    "No shots were fired and no-one was injured in the incident. The man is described as being about 5ft 7inches tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black hooded top, light blue jeans and he had his face covered with a bandanna."


    …and he was Black, White, Indian, Chinese, Jamaican, Caymanian ? How about the colour and accent of the guy so we know who to look out for ?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that this bakery got rob but every time you pass there its a bunch of people hanging around there.Why is the owner allowing these people to hang around his permisses becasue i can asure you they aint buying nothen  becasue the min you drive in they are BOMBING you for a dollar.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I am a police officer in the United States and what I recommend may or may not work, as it is of my opinion. I strongly urge all families to install alarm systems within their homes (alarm systems can be found at $30 a piece, or sometimes less) and businesses to set up both CCTV cameras(there are also cheap ones for a minimum price of $70) and alarm systems. If you cannot afford an alarm system use an alternative such as a metal object on your door handle to make noise. This will alert you and you will be able to call the police in time. It is also recommended that when a picture of the suspect is taken from the CCTV cameras for police investigation you keep a copy of your own. That way the police cannot say there wasn’t any evidence(there are corrupt police men every where). As for keeping yourselves safe on the road please keep a cellphone always at hand, DO NOT carry around any weapons as this will make you yourself a criminal (and the person attacking you will find it threatening and may do something in return), and make sure you have gas/your cars are always working properly. I’m not saying Cayman has gotten to the point of any other place that has really high crime rates but it is best to keep yourselves safe.

    God bless 

  9. Anonymous says:

    My husband and I own a small take out restaurant in West Bay (CAYMANIAN OWNED) called "Paddle Inn" on Monday, 22nd March 2010 our small restaurant was robbed at appoximately 8:20 pm, we are so blessed that every week we would preach to our staff what to do if someome persons come in to rob us.   The staff was wonderfull they did exactly what we asked them to do and they where a little shaken up but where not harmed.

    The robbers came in with a CEMENT BLOCK to rob the restaurant with and threw the CEMENT BLOCK AT THE WALL  HAHA WHAT WAS THAT SUPPOSE TO DO?????  They grabbed the register and took off.  Half an Hour later the police dog found the register over the back fence and a couple of yards in the bush oh along with $10.00 that was left behind.

    How much money did the robbers expect to get when we only sell our small dinners for CI$3.00 each. 

    We think that they where two very young Caymanian men and do come in to buy food often.  So you never know who is going to rob you at anytime.

    Now we are making exact effort for extra lighting in the parking lot, Cameras outside and inside the restaurant and we have now placed bard wire on the top of the rear fence.

    • frank rizzo says:

      I am sorry for your troubles and I applaud your actions to ensure the safety of you and your staff.

  10. inside job says:

    i know there were at least two more armed robberies last night, where is the story on those??

    CNS: Soon come.

  11. Anonymous says:

    This has got to stop!!

  12. Foo Foo. says:

     Dem robbers dem not too smart…  When ‘im a learn deh have plenty dough inna bakery, he shoulda chek ‘im facts

    • Anonymous says:

      lol, couldn’t help but laugh but what’s going on really isn’t any laughing matter.

      On another note, we keep saying they this and they need that but WE need to stop separating the issue.  It is HERE and thus affects US ALL so WE need to change OUR perspective.  WE need to stop viewing it as them criminals and those expacts foo foo ness.  What affects ALL should be changed by ALL else WE end up with a divided society that spurs more crime….

  13. what a mess says:

     I have become so paranoid that I am constantly checking CNS. Thinking, what has happened now? 

    I literally have to buy both papers in the morning and still check CNS when I get into work. Crime has escalated to a new level. A shocking level.

    I am not going to blame anyone specific for what is happening in our islands but I will say this, for those poor unfortunate souls who are going around committing all the crime….I feel sorry for you, I hope you understand that you can get no-where in life by taking from others what they worked so hard for. You come along with your guns and masks and demand something in which you haven’t at all worked for, something in which you are not entitled to. The blame is on YOU. At the end of the day you may be unemployed, you may be living in poverty, but where there is a will there is a way. I say to ALL of you low-lifes, WAKE-UP. Stop being a lazy spaz. Get of your back-side and work for your money like the rest of us. Do something good. Take your place in society.

    Whats going to happen is simple to understand. Sooner than later the hard working, God fearing people of the Cayman Islands are going to start taking matters into their own hands and the few scoundrels that are robbing, shooting etc. will get blown away the next time they try and rob someone. 

    Iam Caymanian, full Caymanian, born and raised here Caymanian. And I know for a fact that some of these if not most crimes are being committed by our own Caymanians. I’m not afraid to admit it. I certainly don’t condone what they are doing and it definitely is shameful that it is our own kind that is disgracing us so. I am so sorry to say this but I am positive that things will get worse before they begin to get better. In my opinion, the worst is yet to come. You see, the problem about having problems….is that drastic times call for drastic measures and unfortunately ladies and gentlemen, our country men who have to power to change things won’t do this. Lets get rough with these boys, they are after-all little boys who are obviously only capable of robbing a corner store or person walking on the street. At least thats all they can do for now…soon they will get confident, they will take bigger risks and we as a country will suffer greatly.

    I wish everyone all the best. One love!

    • Anonymous says:

      Whilst I share your sentiments on the crime situation, I have a suggestion for you.  Save yourself some money and stop buying those newspapers – the news is 2-3 days old or more by the time they go to print.  Just stick to CNS – they report almost instantly and keep us updated as much as possible.  I long since realised this and stopped wasting my money on newspapers! 

    • Sir Henry Morgan says:

      I doubt that the spaz’z that you are appealing to read CNS. Spaz!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Same old story, same old description………..

  15. Twyla Vargas says:

    Do we have to ask shop keepers not to sell these hooded shirts and bandananas or what?    Has everyone gone to sleep.   No one ever pays attention to persons wearing hooded clothes anymone.   To make money, you have to spend money.   Businesses will definately HAVE TO EMPLOY, some one just to observe their customers and clients, with fingertips on 911 .  What else, dont expect the police to be standing around every corner.

  16. zzzz says:

    Yeah, whatever…  same old, same old.

  17. Anonymous says:

    … and politicians still refuse to do anything that might deter these criminals. Does anybody else wonder why?