Robbers attack with machetes

| 28/10/2010

(CNS): A resident was attacked by two masked robbers armed with machetes early this morning as he was entering his home. George Town detectives are now investigating the robbery, which took place in Mahogany Way around 12.40 am Thursday. As he entered his house, the victim was suddenly confronted by the men, one of whom pushed him to the ground, demanded cash and struck him with a machete. Both men then forced their way into their victim’s home before making off with a quantity of cash and jewellery. Despite the attack, police said the victim did not require any medical attention following the incident.

The first of the suspects is described as 5’8” in height, dark complexion, medium build, wearing a white cloth over his face carrying and had a Caymanian accent. The second is 6’ in height, slim build with a mask over his face. He was wearing dark jeans and a light coloured shirt and spoke with a Jamaican accent. Both of the robbers were armed with machetes, the police said.

Anyone who has any information about this crime, or who was in Mahogany Way at the relevant
time and saw anything suspicious, is asked to call George Town police station on 949-4222, or
the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477(TIPS).

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  1. Submarine_sam says:

    I sure hope government bans machetes. It has worked with firearms, why not machetes?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Now with the advent of the pawn shop cash for gold mentality out there these kinds of crimes will continue to increase.

    Criminals have a ready market to unload stolen goods instead of having to tote chains around for days selling them one at a time. Now, these jewels can be valued and sold for what they are "worth". 

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do any of you really think that this is only the work of the J word knuckle draggers at work preying on hardworking people. Kick them off and give the jobs to locals as you feel this is the major problem – I have news for you that there is a breed of criminal here that is home-grown, reared if you will , raised, to be a jungle like animal that will strike at a whim. Do not blame people from other countries for the crime problems we are having. Sure I agree that these things that are not working or are here without true purpose need to go ASAP, but at the sametime they are grabbing a vine to swing to another tree, they can take the local criminals with them. These primates, as they are not civilized enough to be human are not just imported, but are from our shores. The time has come now for us to pay for the lack of proper upbringing has brought us. We are paying for his and this is just the start.

    • WAKE UP says:

       Did anyone listen to "Talk with the Experts" on Cay 27 the other night?  The problem is simple and very sad:  2/3 our children GRADUATING from public schools have no higher than a 6th grade reading level.  Crime is the only path they have in a lot of cases…..

      I’m sorry, but those that have been working for that Ministry for the past decade or longer need to be held accountable and FIRED!!!  No longer will grace and favour allow you to be an under-performing school principal, administrator, or teacher.

      Shame on you "higher ups" at the Ministry of Education for allowing this to continue, hang your head in shame and be the first to GO!

      We have been giving out passing grades and slowly filling our society with under achievers and whatta TINK was gonna happen???

      New $$$$ schools?  Sure, that gives a LOT of contractors business, but fill it with dummies and bad teachers/administrators and you still get the same result!

      • Anon says:

        The problem is not the schools. Schools are there to learn and I am sure teachers will do the best they can with willing students. The problem lies with parenting. How can a teacher enforce good study habits and encourage learning if it isn’t valued at home?

        Stop blaming the schools and start blaming the parents.


    • Brother Anonymous,

      I applaud your honesty in defending Jamaicans & shining a light on what is true of our youth, but please…we are all primates.

      It is time we must do more to stop the ignorance & unnecessary shame of this fact & the damage that our alleged superiority
      has caused.


      Pastor Bucket

  4. Anonymous says:

    Totally off topic, but why do news reporters on the radio and T.V here refer to a machete as a "ma-shet" when the word is "ma-shet-ee"? I thought I was saying it wrong or there was 2 pronounciations but no. You can google it all day long – the word is ma-shet-ee. Not a huge deal I know, but how can so many professional "speakers" pronounce such a simple word wrong? Particularly in a country where everyone and his dog has one. I just figured this was a better topic since complaining about the crime, laws and police are getting us nowhere fast. Why not talk about something we can actually fix?

  5. Anonymous says:

    It is unfortunate that business people are being targeted in most of these robberies.  What advice, the Commissioner of Police has to offer to "John Public" who find themselves in such precarious situations?  Do they lie down and play dead, close their businesses or wipe out the culprits?  Then WHAT?

    It seems to me that anyone owning a business should have their on plan and let the chips fall where they may.  The law is so lop-sided, that when the upright citizens defends himself/herself they are castigated for defending themselves, property, or business and the Police are ready to defend the criminal.  The poor man has lost and the criminal has gained.   What a shame!  Honest people have to work so hard to provide for their families and try to keep their businesses afloat, only to be robbed.  I hope that instead of good people being the target that it will be in the reverse.  Cheer up, there is light at the end of the tunnel.


  6. Anonymous says:

    Okay, I have a healthy level of disposable income that I used to like to dispose of regularly, so now I’m just going to stay in and save my money because I’m going to need it for when I’m either kicked off the island or the island goes to shit, whichever comes first.  Used to be happy to spend money in the local economy, now, not so much.

    • Anonymous says:

      … and the winner is   ….. the Island has gone to s–t .

      Looks like immigration was too slow again.

    • Peter Madsen says:

      Dear Okay, i have a healthy level

      Thats a good one LOL ! when " the island goes to sh**, its already there i thought a long time ago.

      ok thumbs downers, give it to me !

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed. I’m with you pal. Just saving as much as possible to get the hell out of this dump

  7. Junkyard Dog says:

    Unfortunately only we can only solve this problem as the police are only at the scene after the crime. We need all employers to cancel permits to workers who are idle, it is well known fact that pseudo businesses exist purely to collect monthly fees off of ex-pat workers. There have been cases in immigration where small businesses hold permits for workers in excess of 20 -30 people but have no business structure that exist. This clearly leaves these people to their own devices on how to make or steal a living. There is always a criminal element that will exist in a society ie. drug users, career criminals and they will steal to support their lifestyle. These so called business owners need to be taken to task and charged.

    • Anonymous says:

      What about the Caymanian with the machete?  Did you read the article?

  8. Anonymous says:

    The precedent for armed robbery with machete is a slap on the wrist as learned from those involved in the pizza robbery.

    Is anyone really surprised that this continues?

    • Anonymous says:

      Hey wait a second, they destroyed the machetes used in the Pizza armed robbery.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Maybe the Immigration Road Show will inform unemployed Caymanians and legal residents  how they can find employment while they continue to give work permits, cutting them out of the jobs they need. People are angry and taking it out on society. Not right but it is also not right that Caymanians should be unemployed while the government rubs the salt in their woulds as they continue to approve cheap labour from other countries. Sad.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am by no means defending these thugs but I can tell you that as more Caymanians, Jamaicans and others living on this island find themselves unemployed and unable to provide for their families these crimes will continue. It comes from lost dignity and extreme anger.

    • Anonymous says:

      remember that many don’t want to work.

    • Anonymous says:

      I couldn’t disagree more with your rationalization of this violent anti-social epidemic.  Those involved (the perpetrators, their relations, friends, and neighbourhood) are indeed socially handicapped, for they lack a moral compass and system of personal and cultural values.  It is a much deeper issue than simply lacking a job or handout.  

      Collectively, these are career recidivists that our society has enabled in the absence of direction and enforced consequences for this behavior.  The real tragedy (which we need to overcome) is that culturally there seems to be empathy for this behavior out of some sense of fear, entitlement, or shared geneology.  



  11. Anonymous says:

    Seems targeted for such a dense residential area! Even though the way some of these robberies are reported, make them appear to be ultra-random, there is definitely a pattern here.

    The pattern being that these targets – Always, Always seem to have cash and jewelry AVAILABLE in their houses. I have cash and jewelry, but it’s in a safe that’s bolted to the floor.

    The other thing to be mindful of, and no offense but, all the landscaping workers in your yard. They should be required to have proper ID Badges, stating their name and company.

    Lastly, we also have a dog, who is command-trained and dying to take a BITE out of crime.

    Come Get Some.




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  13. Anonymous says:

    What really annoys, and frightens, me about these cowards is that they can’t resist the cheap shot once you’ve surrendered and they’ve got you on the ground.  I hope the police bear that in mind when they catch up with these guys.

  14. Anonymous says:

    We all know that the Premier has all the security he needs. Perhaps if he spent time fixing our inadequate laws against violent crime rather than "fixing" loans then the rest of us might be safe in our homes and on our streets.

  15. Pauly says:

    And to think I moved from WB to Prospect to get away from all this crime, now we have home invasions.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks Pauly. I was trying to remember if Mohogany Way was in WB because if it was there that district would normally be in headlines and article.

      But it is sad that we feel that we will be able to isolate ourselves in Cayman…we can only do what we can to protect ourselves now and be honest about why and by whom  these crimes are being committed, in order to get rid of this problem that is clearly out of control.