Man stabbed by robber

| 06/09/2010

(CNS): A man is recovery in hospital after being stabbed during a street mugging in the George Town area on Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident, which was reported to CNS by a number of other sources.  Police said that a 32-year-old man was walking in George Town when he was pushed to the ground and a struggle ensued, during which the victim was stabbed in the chest. The assailant fled the scene with the victim’s wallet and phone, leaving him in the road where he managed to flag down a passing car for assistance.

Police said in their report that the driver of the car took the man to the Cayman Islands Hospital. However, sources close to the victim say the driver had demanded $25 from him in order to convey him to the hospital. As the victim had no cash, having just being mugged, the sources told CNS that the driver did not take him all the way there, and after he had given the driver what change he had left in his pocket he was dropped by a roadside, from where he managed to make his own way to the emergency room.
 
He is currently being treated for the stab wound and police described his condition as stable. Police said enquiries to establish exactly where and when this attack took place are ongoing, though other sources said that the man was making his way from Mary Street towards Sheddon Road when he was attacked.
 
A CNS commenter, who is a friend of the victim, said the attack happened as he was walking past the Genesis Building after he left Centre Spot. "The knife missed his heart by an inch and he is lucky to be alive. This is an ordinary guy, just recently engaged, minding his own business," the person said.
 
DC Wade Chase said he is appealingto anyone who has any information about this crime to come forward in particular what was described in the police report as the “good Samaritan” who he said had driven the victim to the hospital. “I need to speak to you as a matter of urgency. You may have valuable information which could help us with the enquiry and trace the person responsible for this vicious attack,” Chase stated.
 
Anyone with information should contact George Town police station on 949-422 or Cayman Crime Stoppers 800-8477(TIPS)
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  1. Anonymous says:

    What’s going on???  The Police need to be out on the streets patrolling.  There was a huge drive on this a few months’ ago and like everything it dies a death.  Stop and search anyone – give the Police that power.  People are walking around with knives for a reason.  I saw at least 5 vehicles yesterday that had illegal tints – stop them.  Are you telling me the Police do not see this?  This is crazy.  No wonder people drink and drive, the streets are not safe to walk on.  Bet there’s a Policeman waiting to stop your car if you have though…………………………….

  2. Anonymous says:

    I hate what is happening to Grand Cayman in regards to crime. Per capita we have some really terrible people. However, it is this way mostly everywhere and we are catching up. About 15 years ago I lived in California. A homeless person died on the side of the San Bernadino freeway and was lying on the side of the road in plain view for all passing cars to see. Especially when traffic was moving slow. He laid out there for 3 days before anyone even called 911 let alone stopped to see if he was breathing. I’ll bet 200,000 cars passed by this guy over 3 days and I’ll bet at least 1/2 of the drivers in those cars saw this guy laying on the side of the road. You couldn’t miss him. I moved my business here to get away from that. However, we don’t have to be this way. We are as small island of 55,000 people. We can take our island back but someone has to take control and hunt the criminals to the point they are run out, dead or beaten into submission. We can do it and take our island back. If the Police can’t do it a citizens brigade can. I’m not afraid of these fools and I know many people out there feel the same way.

  3. Anonymous says:

    yep,

    Two guys stabbed outside Jet from behind – how gutless can you be ? and now another guy robber and stabbed only to be robbed again by an opportunist trying to make a quick buck out of someone who may have been dying for all the driver new……. Scum !
    What is happening to this place ?
    A government that has no idea what it is doing and rising crime …… it’s time to relocate people !  
    • Anonymous says:

      This scumbag was not an opportunist.  He is walking around with a knife and will do it again.  I have been challenged in that very same spot by people asking for money in a threatening manner and that is at 7 p.m. in the evening after a long days work.  These people need to be taken off the streets.  Get the Police on foot, on the streets.  Stop and search anyone loitering around – they should have nothing to hide.  We all need to stop thinking that this will all get better by talking and wishing for the "old days."

  4. Anonymous says:

    We need to hunt the bad guys. Make it REALLY undesirable for people to get out of line. Make is so bad for that people pull up their pants, take the black tint off the windows, quit acting like idiots, get strait, employeed and basically scared to death be on the wrong side of the fence. It takes the Iron will of the government and hard line policing. Chile mixes plain clothes officers in with the public. You never know who is a cop. People tend to not get out of line. If you had a few plain clothes cops roaming around with some BACK UP around the corner you could stumble up and down the roads all night and draw these criminals out. They may try to rob the wrong guy. The point is there is A LOT more we could be doing. The general public sees it. Do the Cops see it? Our chief Bobby needs to be traded out for a Blackwater Advisor. You will save more than you spend by far. However, you need the will and our government is seemingly helpless and does not know what to do.

    • Pending says:

      Considering our governments last repsonse (when the murders were rampant earlier this year) was to pray on the steps of the LA Building, do you expeact them to do anything? They couldn’t give a monkeys.

      The police are to scared because all they have to deal withthese thugs is a flashlight. They were trained with pepper spray a couple of years ago, and I remember quite clearly reading in the local paper that they had undergone a 2 week training course, but then watched them peper spray each other the very next night, when trying to break up a fight in the car park of Matrix nightclub because the idiots decidied to sprayed into the wind.

      The fact of the matter is, the governemnt is more concerned with medical tourism, selling off all the land for development and fattening their pockets daily.

      What I can’t understand is how they expect toruism and development to grow when you can’t even walk down the street without fear of being mugged and stabbed or shot outside a bar? Who in their right mind would go on holiday in a place where that occurs?  Obviously the governemtn think thats not a factor when choosing your holiday detsination.

      We need help form the outside, becasue the muppets here are lost.

  5. Anonymous says:

     I’m going to play devil’s advocate and say maybe she just asked him for money because she was scared to give him a ride. In other words, she may have thought he wanted to rob her and it was fake blood.  

    Heck, I would think twice if I was a woman and some man full of blood appeared in front of me.  I would call 911 but I’m not sure about letting him in my car.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, she was so scared and frightened that she pull over to pick him up in case he had a spare $25 on him from whomever he had just robbed.

      Not a good ‘devil’s advocate’ example

      If you’re scared, you don’t pick up people on the side of the road PERIOD.

      Here’s is a better one;

      Shewas almost out of gas and had to drive all the way to East End. She had no money XXXX

       

    • Confused says:

      Im going to ask a real simple question.

      How do you know it was a "She" I read that over and i didnt see anything about "a woman" picking him up?

      are you the one that picked him up? If so you shold be a shamed of your self!

      • Anonymous says:

        "How do you know it was a "She" Read the comments and stop making assumptions.  I don’t even live in Grand Cayman

         "are you the one that picked him up?"  I guess Scotty beamed me in.  

        There are always two sides to every story and people always think the worst.  I just tend to give people the benefit of the doubt.  That’s all that I’m guilty of.  This person is being tried and convicted without any proof.  That’s just not right. I don’t know anything about the victim or the person that "allegedly" left him.

        His friend said this: "And I hope she starts praying that karma finds her before my friends and I do…."  That’s scary.

         

  6. Anonymous says:

    I was planning to travel to your island sometime this year.  I always check the local newspaper for a week or two to see what is happening b4 I make my final plans. Glad I Did!!!  I will for sure go somewhere else.  I can accept crime since we all seem to have it no matter where we live but to know that someone wants money to help a person that could be close to death. NO WAY WILL I SPEND MY HARD EARNED MONEY TO COME THERE!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Whenever I read comments like this. I am always suspect. It is unfortunate that you feel that way. However, you will be greatly missing out on the beauty of these islands and the warmth of the people.

      I am sure if you picked up your own local newspaper the crime would be far worse, same with every other part of the world unfortunately. Some countries are far worse than others some countries have it a bit better contained. We are maturing and although worse than we are used to,nothing to levels of hatred, suffering and misery that is out there. The more we mature as a country and the more we decline economically this is the unfortunate nature of the beast.

      Cancelling an entire vacation because of a few pockets of crime really ——you must be planning to stay home and live in the confines of your attic. I can guarantee anywhere you plan to vacation these days you WILL encounter news of crime!!! You have to be a sensible vacationer and enjoy what a country has to offer and be careful and alert wherever you go!

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes there is crime all over the world, but Cayman is such a small Island with such a small population, we didn’t have this type of crime 10-15 years ago.  So crime per population, I think it is safe to say is way up there. 

    • Anonymous says:

      You will miss out on the best island in the Caribbean with our gorgeous warm clear waters, etc. There are pockets of crime in every town, city and country in the world. Most of the newcasts/newspapers around the world are filled with crimes etc. I am an expat married to a Caymanian and have been here for almost 9 years. I dont walk around Mary Street at night, I am not out at clubs or local bars at 1 am, 2 am in the morning. I am home taking care of my young children.  We enjoy Cayman, its beauty and everything else it has to offer to the FULLEST! I am sorry that you will not experience this place I call paradise! But my advise…watch out for the crimes in any place that you choose to take your vacation. The crimes are there…too.

  7. Me says:

    another day in paradise….

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’m the friend of the victim who posted initially and would like to ask everyone to check their wives and girlfriends’ cars (or even their mothers, nothing surprises me any more!) for blood in the passenger seat and report it if they find it – I am begging everyone to search for the last scrap of humanity they might have for their fellow human being and stand up for what is right. 

    Likewise, I’d ask all the car cleaning and upholstery cleaning companies to do the same thing -if they happen to clean a car that looks like it has dried blood in it, please report it tothe police. 

    I’d really like to swiftly name and shame this woman, if anyone deserves public retribution, she does.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Can someone please tell us why we should still vacation in the Cayman Islands? We are currently looking into booking our annual winter vacation…..

    • Anonymous says:

      Use the same amount of money to go somewhere else…. twice!

      • Anonymous says:

         It would seem the Cayman Islands has finally caught up to the rest of the Caribbean.

    • Whizz Dom says:

      Why would you come here?  Because you live in a fly over state, have a stunning lack of imagination and have no interest in culture?

    • Anonymous says:

       Go to Little Cayman or Cayman Brac.  It’s very relaxing.

    • Woman who loves Cayman, from NJ says:

      Going to the Cayman Islands is still not a bad idea.  Really!!!  Look at the statistics.  You have more of a chance at being hurt on your homeland.  If you are from the US, the crime rates are definitely higher.  Did you notice that this is happening to locals?  It appears as though the crime lovers are doing crime to their own, not the tourists, who keep the island going.  I plan on going on vacation to the Island in April and have no worries.  I am not one to be out at bars or getting myself in a position I can’t defend.  Don’t go to Seven Mile Beach go to the other end.  It is beautiful, quiet and very relaxing.

      • Anonymous says:

        Hope you have a wonderful vacation in Cayman.  With all due respect, it does not mention in this report that the man stabbed is a local.

        • Anonymous says:

          No, he is an expat

        • Woman who loves Cayman, from NJ says:

          I am sorry I had that misunderstanding.  What I should have said is the recent crime has not been occurring to tourists, unless it is not being posted.  Everything that I have read in the paper since January has been crime against residents of Cayman.  Either way, it will not deter me from visiting the island again.  It is beautiful and the people of Cayman are truly beautiful people inside and out.  I made some great friends and can’t wait to get back to have a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing vacation, with no fear of being hurt! Snorkeling, long walks, great "local" food, etc….is what I dream about everyday!  Let me know some good places for local food.  I love to stop at roadside shacks, locals homes, etc.  Learning all about your culture is what makes the trip most interesting.  Needless to say, you will NEVER catch me in a Wendy’s but will in a local establishment.

  10. Anonymous says:

    The mugger should be sought for attempted murder, surely, not just robbery.

    When I was going home Saturday night I wondered why most bars looked deserted. I think many people would rather not go out & risk violence; there’s a lot of places I tend to avoid now & treat 7MB area & GT as I would any other country I get ready to fight anyone that approaches me in case they’re dangerous. Such a shame.

    Please Government, help the cops take the scum off the street.

  11. Anonymous says:

    No man is an island, – but it appears this is the chosen course being pursued towards self destruction. . .CNS how about an upbeat story to renew faith for those who still believe . .

  12. Cayman Guy says:

    Na man that is too hard to believe!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Gutter… just total scum.

    The stabbing is another awful incident that highlights the scumbags lurking in the dark corners that we have to deal with. Lock your car door and drive around at night, you can see them on Eastern Ave, Shedden Rd and Downtown – don’t tell me the RCIP couldn’t see the same if they bothered.

    If the story of the female driver is true, then that is the worse excuse for a human being I have heard of in a long time.

    One’s mind is lost to comprehend the awful people that we are surrounded by and have to share this small Island with!

    God bless the victim and his fiancee.

    • Anonymous says:

      Where does it say in the report that it was a female taxi driver??, In any case that driver is worst than the scum that stabbed the man. However, what else is expected from the lowlife that we have in this Island now. Good samaritan my A$$.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Scum of the earth!  No words for these two monsters!

    Hope the young man fully recovers from this horrific ordeal. 

    • Anonymous says:

      The same can be said of the taxi driver who dumped him on the way to hospital – what kind of monster could do that to someone who had just been through an ordeal such as this? 

      • Anonymous says:

        Actually my bad for saying taxi driver, when that was actually incorrect.  I note from another post by the victim’s friend that the ‘driver’ was some drunk woman who not only should be ashamed of hersel for driving under the influence but should be even more ashamed of herself for having the audacity to try and charge a seriously wounded assault victim for a ride and she deserves to go to hell for dumping him like that.  If she didn’t want to offer a free ride to assist someone in distress like this, then she shouldn’t have stopped at all.  I hope the victims blood left plenty plenty stains all over your beloved car upholstery and I hope it costs you dearly to clean it up.

        • Anonymous says:

          What goes around comes around. One day she might be robbed of more that the $25. We must always rememberthat at every transaction we make with our human neighbours, In addittion to the two persons to the transaction, ther is a silent and unseen partner there _______God. So its always good to be merciful to our neighbour in times of peril.

  15. Sir Henry Morgan says:
    Police said in their report that the driver of the car took the man to the Cayman Islands Hospital, however, sources close to the victim say the driver had demanded $25 from him in order to convey him to the hospital. As the victim had no cash, having just being mugged, the sources told CNS that the driver did not take him all the way there and after he had given the driver what change he had left in his pocket he was dropped by a roadside from where he managed to make his own way to the emergency room.

    If all of that is true… Cayman might have just hit rock bottom.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I sincerely hope to God that the part of this story about the driver demanding cash from the victim for a lift to the hospital is untrue.

    • Tracy from Swamp says:

      LOL!! you may find out that it is true.When 6 oclock come, go home.  Its a dangerous world out there.