3 suspect robbers arrested

| 17/01/2011

(CNS): Following three separate robberies over the weekend, police say they now have three men in custody in connection with two of them. The RCIPS said that after a police operation in the Northward area on Saturday night, the third man (aged 18) was arrested on suspicion of committing the robbery at the Plum Tree grocery Store on Friday evening in which a man sustained serious injuries to his head. The teenager is currently in police custody while enquiries continue and the victi who underwent surgery at the weekend, remains in hospital. Police also arrested two men on Saturday in connection with a robbery that evening at a George Town money transfer store only yards from police headquarters. Those two also remain in police custody. (Photo Dennie Warren Jr)

The weekend’s robberies started with the incident at the Plum Tree store in Northward at around 8:30pm. Police reported that two men, armed with machetes, entered the convenience store, assaulted the male member of staff and grabbed the cash register before making their escape. Then, some two hours later in West Bay, two members of staff at Tim Buc Tuu restaurant were held up at gunpoint as it was closing for the night by two robbers, who made off with both tips and takings. No one was hurt in that incident and so far police have not apprehended any suspects.

On Saturday evening the Reggae Money Express in Elizabethan Square, George Town, only yards from the offices occupied by the police commissioner, was alos robbed. One man entered the premises with what was believed to be a firearm, threatened staff and made off with a sum of cash. No shots were fired and no-one was hurt during that hold-up. Later in the evening police conducted an operation in the George Town area involving uniform, CID and armed officers and two men (aged 19 and 21 years) were arrested on suspicion of robbery, the RCIPS said.

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  1. NJ2Cay says:

    I thought I’d share this for everyone to see how the Cayman Islands are being looked at by the rest of the world, this is a posting and a comment I found on a Travel website by someone looking to visit grand Cayman. Seem that you can sink as many ships and build as many ports as you want but it’s the Crime rate that will sink Cayman itself. And shamefully as shown in the article below we are now grouped together with Jamaica.

    What more can I say.

    With the recent wave of crime in Grand Cayman, is it still safe for tourists? There’s been a lot of news about recent gang violence in West Bay and Georgetown. While we’re planning on staying on the North Side of the island, we’re a bit concerned since we have 2 young children with us and most of the attractions are in West Bay or Georgetown.

    Additional Details

    We’re looking to fly non-stop out of Tampa Airport. So there are only 2 locations in Caribbean you can get to from TPA, one is Puerto Rico, the other is the Cayman Islands. Been to Puerto Rico many times, thus the reason we’re looking into Cayman Islands. So the question still stands.

    Best Answer – Chosen by Voters

    Personally, I would avoid any island with high crime. Why go there when there are dozens of Caribbean islands? Jamaica, Sint Maarten/St Martin, now Cayman where to cops don’t even carry guns. Avoid them until they clean up their crime problem. My two cents

    Potentially Dangerous Caribbean Islands

    • Haiti: The poorest and most unstable country in the region. The U.S. Department of State has issued a travel warning for Haiti because of frequent violent kidnappings of Americans for ransom.

    • Cayman Islands and Jamaica: Criminal acts are a major problem and can rapidly turn violent. According to the Department of State, "Visitors should exercise common sense, not walk around at night, and use only licensed taxis or hotel-recommended transportation. Valuables should not be left unattended anywhere, including hotel rooms and the beach, and care should be taken when carrying high value items such as cameras, wearing expensive jewelry, or displaying large amounts of cash on the street."

    • Trinidad and Tobago: Murder and other violent crimes are increasing (though Tobago is typically much safer than Trinidad). The Department of State suggests that travelers may not want to travel alone.
     

  2. Anonymous says:

    When the whole Christopher Dudas Coke thing flew apart in Jammy some of his boys had no where to go so where do you think they set up shop? Same place some other gangs from Central America got thier foot in the door…..here. Good place to be. Free unguarded money in banks, police don’t carry firearms, won’t respond to to crime scenes until AFTER it’s over because they have no protection. What do you thinks going on? Young kids who have no direction want to be like them. Oh well, back to Dominos.

  3. Anonymous says:

    FANSTATIC ! atleast this might just be start of good job by RCIPS.

    JUST TO MAKE ONE POINT..Why RCIPS dont breif up those teenagers lottering around bars,others properties and unwanted places.

    this is expereince from what i i have seen near merengue bar,where those teenagers who should be studying at 8-9 pm at home,encourage themself playing domino’s and eve tease the passer bys.i have notice this  all the places around the island , this was just a good example.

    why to parents allow this teenagers to stay out from homelate night without no reason,and support them or is that they dont care ?

    why do owner of bars and other places encourage them to be around this kind of places..

    its just not they place dominos or hang around….they immitate what they see and they do it at early stage,

    who is responsible for all this..parents,police,bar owners or they themself

    if not this will be continued ,every time you keep a close eyes…a new criminal face will be around u..

  4. EyesWideOpen says:

    The laws of this country MUST be revised to make the punishment for robbery and other serious crimes an absolute deterrent!!

    Our present Govt has said nothing, is saying nothing, has done nothing, is doing nothing and probably don’t want to do anything about the escalation of serious crimes that have plagued this country over the past 2 years.

    WHY????????

    WHY????????

    WHY????????

    Can someone please give me a logical and practical reason

  5. Swine says:

    The Police are catching people now? Wow, stepping up are we?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Go RCIPS go great job,well done as usual.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nobody has gone to jail yet.  The RCIPS has not done the job they are paid to do until this happens

  7. Bobthebook. says:

    Firstly "Well done RCIPS"!!!!. Lets just hope you have enough evidence to get a conviction. Then PLEEEEEEESE Judges hand out a lesson that willmake all the other wannabe "Gangsta’s" stop and think, you have been too soft in the past.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wonder how long it’ll be before we learn they’ve all been released without charge? This is all getting so old. Something seriously wrong with this place.

  9. Anonymous says:

    GOOD!