Cops release pictures of hotel robber

| 02/11/2010

(CNS): The RCIPS have released video and pictures of one of the men involved in the robbery at the Ramada Grand Caymanian Resort on Monday morning. Police are repeating their appeal to the public to come forward with any information they may have that could assist officers in tracking down the two armed, masked men who tied up two members of staff before making off with money from the hotel safe. Although no one was hurt the staff members were bound for more than two hours before one of them was able to work himself free. The robbery took place at about 1.30 am but police say the suspects may have been watching the staff and the hotel in the days before the crime.

Detective Sergeant Richard Scott who is leading the investigation asked anyone with information to come forward. “This was a terrifying ordeal for the two men involved – luckily they weren’t injured. Initial indications are that this was a pre-planned robbery,” the detective said. “It could be that the two suspects had been watching the movements of staff for a few days prior to the actual incident. That’s why I’d be keen to talk to people who saw anything suspicious in the days and nights leading up to the incident, as well as anyone who may have been in the area around the relevant time this morning. The information you have may be vital to the enquiry and I’d ask you to get in touch with us as quickly as possible.”

DS Scott said information can be passed to the Criminal Investigation Department at George Town police station on 949-4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

The first suspect is described as having a dark complexion, 5’6” in height and weighing 200 – 200lbs. He was wearing a black t-shirt, dark blue faded jeans and black and white sneakers. He had a black ski mask covering his face. The second robber had a slim build and was about 6’ in height. He was wearing a long sleeved hoodie with camouflage pants and white sneakers.

Footage of the robber can be seen on Cayman 27

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  1. just my observation says:

    Also look where the eyes should be… how it appears the shape around his eyes protrude out from the mask… It almost looks like he is wearing glasses underneath, or that’s just his facial feature

    • Anonymous says:

      Enforce the no loitering laws-anyone found standing around a building they do not own for more than 15 minutes must be questioned in this way people cannot give poor excuses why they are standing around. 


      This article says "they may have been watching for days"

  2. just my observation says:

    If you look good at the video on News 27, you will see this guy is a young man. He seems fit to be able to make his leap like that over the counter.

    Notice his jeans… the left side… how there is a tearing right below the knee. The jeans is fade colored blue. More than likely the jeans are baggy for him, because when he lands on his feet, it looks like he has to pull them back up to fit his waist. It could be he was not wearing a belt.

    Notice the disposable gloves he is wearing, are the whitish see-through type. When the man jumps over the counter, notice it appears he is wearing a large ring on his left hand, either on his small or ring finger. You see something silvery behind the whitish glove. Play the video slow… you will see what I’m talking about.

    Notice his shoes… look like black sneakers with a gray to white design along the sides and on top.  and If you notice the mask he is wearing how it appears that the man’s hair underneath the mask is plated, or that’s just the design of his mask. But he certainly is not bald. He has something underneath his mask on his head. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    Does his head look kinda big? That mask looks kinda lumpy in the top….. I wonder if he has braids??

  4. "Miss Chief Maker" says:

    Well thanks God we only ga white Caymanians. 

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…… my side cracking open and ooooooops I fell of fthe chair wetting myself.





  5. Anonymous says:

    "The first suspect is described as having a dark complexion, 5’6” in height and weighing 200 – 200lbs. He was wearing a black t-shirt, dark blue faded jeans and black and white sneakers. He had a black ski mask covering his face. The second robber had a slim build and was about 6’ in height. He was wearing a long sleeved hoodie with camouflage pants and white sneakers". Neither of these descriptions seem to match the guy in the photo who is certainly not 5′ 6" and 200 lbs. I am 5′ 6" and 160 lbs and this appears to be as slim if not slimmer. He is not wearing a long-sleeved hoodie and camouflage pants and so he can’t be the other robber.

    Is this misdirection?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Boy… Only one type of people wear them tighttttttttttt pants. Plus thats a distinctive shirt.

    • Anonymous says:

      and what type of people would that be????  I just came back from Canada and everyboy I saw was wearing them

  7. Green Pain says:

     Cops released a single photo and an enlargement – was there nothing else, or are they trying to throw us a BONE???

    Given the quality of the pic and my knowledge of the property – I think there are a lot more they are hiding…

    WHY?  WHY?  WHY???

  8. Voice of Reason says:

     That’s definitely an ex-pat.

    When a tourist destination’s large resorts become prone to armed robbery that’s always popular with tourists.

    Robbers always wait until the police helicopter is air born to commit crimes so the helicopter can get there in time.

    Cayman doesn’t have any trouble with it’s young people.

    Jamaica isa good local influence for the Cayman Islands.

    Independence will certainly help the Cayman Islands resolve their problems.

    Two party politics works really well here.

    Any story will be able to be posted on CNS without blame being ascribed to one of the political parties.

    Cayman children leave school with literacy and numeracy levels similar to that of other developed nations. 

    Cayman children would for the most part be placed in the higher education and intelligence sets if they were forced to combine with an average school in a developed nation.

    People here in the Cayman Islands are satisfied with the current situation

    The general view from those people with "historic roots" (definition?) here in the Cayman Islands are confident that if the Islands had been free from immigration they would have been able to continue to live in a happy bubble free from outside influence.

    People who moan about crime and other issues should leave because this is the way that the Islands wish to exist and the problems wouldn’t never have reared their ugly head if outsiders hadn’t been allowed to visit the Islands and pollute the minds of those that live here.

    When everything goes wrong is the fault of the British in their overseeing role for failing to intervene. 

    Most of the problems here result from the British government intervening in Island affairs.

    In response to any question it is always somebody else’s fault.

    The education and development of my children is not my responsibility.

    My child’s fitness and adequate diet / nutrition is the responsibility of the government.



    I don’t care what other people think about my children and the way we live.




    • REASON says:

      Agreed, a blind man on a blind horse can see and we know this is not a Caymanian, however I wish the expatriate fair skinned community would accept this too instead of pulling up roots and running.  If you are resident here, then you should help fix the problems instead of critizing, after all you are breaking bread with us, so be a good citizen.

      • Voice of Reason says:

         Isn’t it amazing how many people fail to recognise sarcasm? Given literacy levels on the Island and the fact that most Americans neither get or understand sarcasm (or irony for that matter) this is hardly surprising.

        It is difficult to resolve the crime problem, especially when those connected into the crimes through friends and family will not speak to the police due to a cultural background where corruption and nepotism is taken forgranted.  I suspect that many people do not wish to assist the police with these crimes due to the fear of the possible re-emergence of skeletons from within their own closet. I think there is merit in this point. 

        You testify against me and I’ll tell the police about some of the things you have been up to type of thing, this could be blackmail on moral or emotional matters rather than criminal offences. A lot of people will also want to keep their family names clean. 

        How exactly do you deal with this?  

        • Anonymous says:

          Unfortunately, sarcasm doesn’t always translate well to the written page.  We should remember that and take into account when posting online.

          • Anonymous says:


            This is sarcasm as clear as broad daylight. Written or spoken it is blatently obvious!! How many examples of sarcasm did you need??!!?

            The spoken word only has difficulty being interpreted in written format when the literacy level of the person reading it is of a low level. This is normal in the Cayman Islands.

            The educated and well informed will not carry the vote. The elected future of these fine islands will as decided on by its own people. In reality this means that it will as carried by the ignorant masses as manipulated by the self-interested political few.

            Does this mean independence? Does mean international sidelining in finance?

        • Anonymous says:

          ha! ha! don’t worry…..I got it from the first few words!….pity some people have to be so uptight all the time!…..all I can say is….in times like these, more precautions should have been taken. Like for example, you’re in the middle of no where, after a big bash, with lots ofmoney on hand! TAKE IT OFF THE PROPERTY RIGHT AWAY! But then again, I guess you run the risk of being mugged too….I still say take it off the property and drive up and down all night until dawn breaks! Stop for no one and run them over if they get in your way! Lord help us all! What to do in times like these?!

        • Anonymous says:

          When criticising the literacy level on the island, it would be good to follow some basics like ‘neither / nor  and  either / or’, so the level is: Americans neither get NOR understand…….All countries have illiterates.

      • Anonymous says:

        What a racist thing to say!!! Are you saying that the are only ‘white’ Caymanians here. If you are not a ‘so called white’ person you are not a Caymanian?!

    • Anonymous says:

      This has to be the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

      Please stick to the article’s store line and stop blaming everyone else for how fat your kids are.

    • Anon says:

      Those giving you the thumbs down obviously don’t understand sarcasm.


      • Absurdistani says:

        I think the issue here is the sarcasm itself.

        Sarcasm is meant to hurt.

        Cayman is already hurting and sarcasm does not help. All members of our community should be trying to help with the current situation rather than adding cutting remarks and spreading bitterness.

        A house divided cannot stand and, make no mistake, we are all living in the same house.

        If we don’t work together it will just be another day in Adsurdistan.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Does this guy match the guy who robbed Margaritaville? I remember it was a thin guy there too. If I remember correctly the other guy in Margaritaville was a heavier set guy, too?

    Also, you can’t tell me someone doesn’t recognize this guy especially that shirt. Mothers, girlfriends, sisters………

    you can’t complain about crime in the community if you do nothing about it.


    • Anonymous says:

      Perhaps they don’t have a mother or sister or any relative living here, and the friends they keep don’t care what they are up to?

  10. Anonymous says:

    To RCIPS Media Liaison Department: "200 – 200 lbs".. exactly what is that supposed to look like? Anyway, thanks for releasing the photo because that puts the description into a better perspective. If the person in the photo is supposed to be 200lbs, he’s a damn sight taller that 5’6" and if he is indeed that height then he is no more than 160lbs. 

    Anyway, I’m being picky. I’m sure you’re going by the description provided by panicked victims but the point is, accuracy in issuing these descriptions might help, don’t you think??

  11. Anonymous says:

    The same things they did to ruin ther own country they bring it here to ruin ours

    • Anon says:

      Oh really? How enlightened you are!

      Take a long, hard look at the Northward population. These are the "sons of your soil".

  12. Anonymous says:

    Where is the DNA Lab?  I recall several years ago a DNA lab was suppose to have been set up at the GT Hospital to assist the Police in the Cayman Islands and other Caribbean Islands to obtain DNA results swiftly.  Surely we should be able to obtain DNA samples from these crime scenes and keep on file in case these hooligans are eventually caught that there DNA could be matched and eventually charged for the crimes they have committed.

  13. Sorry for you says:

    What did the Sargeant say?  Seems like a preplanned robbery.  For Petes sakethink about it.  Preplanned, yes, by who.?

  14. Wheypart says:

    Wheypart him is Caymanian?   Tell me?

  15. Anonymous says:

    That is a fantastic picture!  Someone knows who this person is. If it was someone related to me, I could surely tell it was them.  Great job for getting pictures out this time fairly quick.  I hope the robbers get taken down and prosecuted to the fullest.  He appears to be right handed.  Does the red bandana mean anything?

    • Backstorke says:

      What about the shirt, I challenge all the family & friends that know who has a shirt like this one to do whats right and turn him in, keep looking for more details in this pic, bt someone will identify him, wish i knew it would give me great pleasure to call.