Armed, masked men invade West Bay home

| 10/12/2010

(CNS): Police are investigating an aggravated burglary in which the victim reported finding three men in his living room, all wearing dark clothing and masks, on Thursday night (9 December). An RCIPS spokesperson revealed that the victim had said two of the men were in possession of firearms — a shot gun and a revolver — while the third offender was carrying a machete. The offenders demanded money but were unsuccessful and fled empty handed from the home in Sweet Gum Lane. Police said an extensive search was made of the area in the wake of the report made at 11:39pm but there was no trace of the suspects. Two other occupants of the house also allege they were held at gunpoint but nothing was stolen.

The police said one of the men, who was carrying the revolver, was descried as 5’8" tall, slim built, dressed in black shirt and what seemed to be a shirt covering his face. No other descriptions were offered of the suspects.

Police said investigations are continuing by West Bay CID and anyone with information about this is asked to contact them on 949-3999 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.

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  1. noname says:

    Home Invasion are terrifying situations because it takes away any semblance of being safe from the victim’s mind. With that in mind so is the level ineptness and incompetence of our law enforcement agencies who is run by same individuals who have been incharge of the RCIPS when it cease to function as a police Force. Mr. Baines cannot fix this problem until he is willing to remove these very people from their entrench positions . Remove them Sir, before they take you down with them.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agree with you except that Baines himself is part of the problem. A fundamental problem is that they want us to be more dependent on them for security thereby giving them more control, yet they fail miserably in providing security. The simple fact is that the police CANNOT be there to protect you, you therefore must protect yourself. At best the police can only catch the perpetrator after the fact. This is true no matter where you live in the world.

      The idea of a police service rather than police force fits perfectly with the fact that they have been unable to enforce law and have provided poor service

  2. Anonymous says:

    Christmas in Cayman. First of all I would like to say thank you to the average RCIPS officer on the street. Your average officer would like to do their job, and keep the public safe. It is with the leadership of the RCIPS [upper echelon] that I personally take fault. Poor leadership and the fact that after a year and a half it.s the same old lame ass excuses. Understaffed, the public wont give up their own, etc. The same old tried and failed RCIPS tactics. The criminals seem to be winning the battle of wits.Commissioner when you overwork and destroy morale in your force,what do you expect will happen? Anyway it seems the average citizen will have to start protecting themselves anyway they can. Home invasions of this type can not continue and one can not wish away the problem. Something has to give. Better put your ear to the marl road.

  3. Lachlan MacTavish says:

     Why is all of this becoming a common day event that we all seem to accept. 

    As a Caymanian, a voter and a person that loves my country and friends would England, The Governor, The premier and all elected members kindly stand up and say we will not have this crime and violence occurring in our country and kindly do something about it. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    I say give it 2 years and this will be like Nassau. Time to move on down the road before I see my family terrorized from a home invasion. Good luck all…selling up and checkin out. In 2 years you’ll wish you did the same. Cayman & Expats alike.

  5. Anon says:

    Just lovely! (Not!)

    I am happy to hear that no one was hurt.

  6. A Concerned Young Caymanian Father says:

    Thankfully, noone was injured.

    BTW, anyone notice any similarities between this and the robbery of The Shop? Shotgun…3 people………..

    • anonymous says:

      Thankful no one was injured is right. Next time not so lucky. We need to plan how to protect our families

      Time to stop fooling yourselves and the tourists and BUILD BURGLAR BARS AROUND YOUR HOUSE WITH BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEM!

      This is the new Cayman. Not the old one that time forgot.


      Why do I have to tell you this.

  7. Anonymous says:

    A little more information should be released by the RCIPS. Information like whattime, what area of West Bay, etc might be helpful.

    CNS Note: Apologies to all that was my fault I posted the story in a hurry and missed out some of the information its in now……..Wendy.

  8. Anonymous says:

    In what area of West Bay did this occur?

  9. Anonymous says:

    When did this occur? What was the address of the home?