Bakery robbed in rain

| 29/09/2010

(CNS): Updated 4:45pm — Despite the inclement weather conditions it appears local robbers were not put off by the downpours and squally conditions. Police have now confirmed reports that Caribbean Bakery on Mount Pleasant in West Bay was robbed just before noon today. Two armed assailants escaped with a small amount of cash after threatening a female member of staff. One of the men was armed with a hand gun but no shots were fired and no one was hurt. Detectives are now appealing for witnesses and say that both men are described as approximately 5"7 in height, slim build, both wearing blue jeans and long light coloured shirts with their faces covered. (Photos Dennie Warren Jr)

The police helicopter was deployed in the wake of the armed robbery and police confirmed on Thursday morning that three teenagers had been arrested in the West Bay area soon after the robbery. Officers were seen  arresting two young men close to the entrance of The Shores along Batabano Road. A third suspect was then apprehended along  Mount Pleasant Road. All three men are now in police custody.

Detective Constable Marcia Myles of West Bay CID is appealing for anyone who has information regarding this crime to come forward. The public can phone West Bay CID on 949 3999 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS)



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  1. Rorschach says:

    Absolutely LOVE the image of thetwo "law abiding citizens" in the picture…

  2. Anonymous says:

    In response to 16:51 " Ok, Police respond to report, deploy the specialist resources, and after a period of time have three arrested.  Where is the failure there? " . There is no failure there if as in the past this is not a catch and release S.O.P. The public has also become aware that the police have a habit of arresting people who might not have anything to do with the actual crime while they are on a fishing expedition. Then releasing them a few days later when something new has taken front page.Making it seem as if the police are doing a splendid job.  People here have a short memory . The new clause in the law might give them a lot of lee way.   I know I should be praising them for having to rely on ex-DTF to assist them in doing their job[anyone know if these people were standing police officers or civilians?] . If they were civilian then my hats off to them.Its good to see Cayman taking a stand against crime. Anyway new attempted robbery to take the place of this one on the front page Domino effect.

  3. Anonymous says:


    If this is true then that shows how incompetent that the RCIP has become to allow people that are not sworn Law Enforcementor on some type of Consulting role to go out on a man-hunt for armed suspects and take the show over. Under what authority is this allowed? Plus DTF are not some holy crime fighting unit, just regular constables working in a department, It is not the US DEA etc.  This is out of hand that there are people that are "EX" police doing the current police job. Let us not forget the crime when these "ex" were not  "ex", we had our share of violent crimes – robberies, murders in the day time in the street, shoot outs prison riots rapes etc.No big success rate back then with convictions either so it was no cup of tea then either, just different times. The media was also not as out spoken about things back then as now there is this and other forums. A lot of crime was never REPORTED TO THE PUBLIC! I get it that people are fed up, but come on, this is just another big joke! Show them how it is done boys, please…………….

    • Rorschach says:

      "Plus DTF are not some holy crime fighting unit"….


        No, my friend, they are not, anymore….but THEY USED TO BE….they used to be…

  4. Anonymous says:

    What no loittering laws enforced? How about a mandatory drug test for all employees made law ? How about Immigration and the labour board get up of thier lazy asses and do thier job. Guns are going for 3 times as much as price purchased in the US. Cocaine is going at 3 times less the market value in Cayman and most ganja is given away free!! Are we getting the picture now? 

  5. Anonymous says:

    Robbers are not taking a break in the rain i walked outside of my house tonight to find three young men dressed in black carrying a back pack trying to break into my car. When i saw them they took off, i called the police and then chased them to the top of the street.  They were between the ages of fifteen to about eighteen.  I coud tell they were cayanian because i know how to spot one of my own.  All i have to say is you better not let me run into you again because next time the police won’t be called until after i get you. 

  6. Cayman Born says:


    In alot of major cities I notice that the heads of the Sheriff’s Office or Police Commissioner as well as their District Attorney’s are elected officials. 

    Do you think that Cayman should move in this direction? Elect these 2 positions for a 2 year term so that they can get some work done whilst knowing that if they screw up they are getting thrown out of office?

  7. Skeptic says:

    Did they recover the dough?

  8. Anonymous says:

    We are all going to become desensitized to these type of gun crimes soon enough, just like Jam we become. Where are these guys getting guns that cost $300.00 and up to commit these nickle and dime robberies. Why does Commissioner Baines need another year to come up with a workable plan? All we have heard from him is a critique of the RCIPS and a road show. In all fairness the helicopter was a carry over idea  from the previous Commissioner. So we really cant blame him for that. But we haven’t seen anything that resembles a workable plan or the results to it. What is he waiting for, the criminals to die of old age?

    • Anonymous says:

      Remember there are only 15 criminals and the police are watching them very very carefully !!!!!

  9. Bin Laden says:

    These are global events every day people, nothing strange nothing change


  10. Anonymous says:

    Big deal that they arrested people  – more then often then not, they are not involved with THIS CRIME, perhaps they were standing around dealing crack, but had nothing to do with this robbery. The Chopper in the sky – what is this thing, the holy answer to crime fighting, more fizz and no gin. There are more effective ways and more COST effective ways to catch thugs in an area that is what 29 miles by 7 miles at the widest point? That is just plain lazy in most cases. There is no dense forest or great highways to get away on.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I feel it for this local store as it has been robbed quite a few times in the past.  I would just say to them keep pressing forward and don’t get discouraged.

    However, the owner did make a valuable point on the radio today, what is the government doing to follow-up or assist the young people that have just recently graduated from high school a year or so ago to become to obtain employment or get into one of the local universities.

  12. Anonymous says:

    It’s gonna take a whole lot more than rain to stop them… Trust me on that one!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Arresting the usual suspects. I would like to know how long it takes to get that helicopter flying after a robberyis reported. Its a great little device in the aid of fighting crime if it is in the air and can be summoned immediately. Other wise after the fact its value is in question [value for dollar]what is the maintenance cost and the cost of keeping a pilot or pilots on standby. Good show old boy.Anyway the Bakery is right up the road from the police station so the police shouldn’t have taken a long time getting there. Lets  hope they got the right culprits this time.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Below is from the article:

    "there has been no response to our enquiries"


    I bet the Police response to the scene was of the speed of an invalid walking up a flight of stairs!  Baines and the RCIP are not performing to a standard that can be tolerated. If he was in an elected postion, he would not win a re-election due to his incompetence. If he worked as a CEO of a private company, he would be let go. No amount of double-talking or lip service can pump his septic tank clean. He is not getting the job done. His charge is poorly managed and are not there in the mental capacity that is needed to get this job done. It is time for new leadership, not him, nor any of the people that were on the job before that have elevated themselves to super-hero status as they were also not perfoming. Time for a change.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ok, Police respond to report, deploy the specialist resources, and after a period of time have three arrested.  Where is the failure there? 

      There was no response to media enquiries – big deal!  Perhaps ‘they’ were all out on the operation to catch the culprits.

      Here we go again, negative, negative, negative, negative.

  15. Anonymous says:

    there robbing in the rain there robbing in the rain what a wonderfull feeling and we get away again . what a mess,

  16. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again,guess the criminals don’t take a day off for rainy weather. Looks like that theory don’t hold water , at least not for Cayman.

  17. The Police are scared to get their uniforms wet.  The criminals know how slow they are in the rain and that the Commissioner of Police prevents them from carrying firearms.  What a joke! 🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      Appears they got their uniforms wet!  Two or three arrested. Give them some credit.

  18. Mo says:

     The RCIPS were out in force in West Bay on this one a witness in the area said they had some serious assistance from ex DTF men who were in the area at the time of robbery, Well done boys,show them how it is done congrats RCIPS

    • Anonymous says:

      Serious Assistance from ex DTF??? How serious? Why are they ex? Why are you congratulating them????? There is a reason they are ex…..afternoon, I guess they have nothing better to do then wonder around West Bay….lmao

      • Delilah says:

         Here lies the problem with our people in fact it is a perfect example of how we try to destroy the positive things about our situation, with vindictive malicious thoughts and animosity towards one another, your attempt to besmirch and turn a very positive set of events into character assassination by assuming the worse about a person or persons providing assistance to our police officers, speaks volumes about your own character and the troubling part it would appear you may be law enforcement . What a real shame shame on you. We need to pray for people like you!