Cops seek 3rd man in robbery

| 03/05/2011

(CNS): Detectives investigating yesterday’s attempted robbery at Blackbeard’s in Grand Harbour are looking for a third man who may have been involved in the botched crime. The man police are keen to trace was seen driving off from the Selkirk Drive area shortly after the incident. Detective Chief Inspector Mike Cranswick said information had come from members of the public who were in the area when the crime happened that pointed to a third person. “It seems that a car — a silver or grey Pontiac four door sedan — was parked in the vicinity of Selkirk Drive as the incident unfolded on Monday afternoon,” he revealed.

Cranswick said the male driver was the only person inside the car. “He drove off as the suspects left the liquor store and were chased into Selkirk Drive by members of the public,” the detective stated. “We would be keen to speak to this man, anyone who saw him in the area or driving off from the scene, or anyone who can provide any information as to his identity or the location of the car as soon as possible. Any information about this man or the car could be vital to the ongoing enquiry.”

Two men, aged 17 and 18 years, were arrested in the wake of the botched robbery and remain in police custody in connection with the incident. The teen suspects had reportedly attempted to rob the store in the middle of the afternoon, but although they were armed, the staff would not open the till for the would-be robbers. The teens then ran away empty handed but they were stopped outside the store by two members of the public, who struggled with the young robbers and managed to get the shotgun away from them.

Although the teens ran off, the two men ran after them and allegedly restrained them using force until the police arrived at the scene a few minutes after receiving the call.

Information can be passed to George Town CID on 949-4222 or via the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS). 

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  1. cayman stew says:

    I wonder if its a revolutionary OMEN that you have Caymanian fisherman, taking matters into their own hands, disregarding the dependence that people have so much in a UK Commissioner’ controlled police service. It probably is an OMEN that soon and very soon, the true people of the Cayman Islands, will get fed up with the system and make the change!  Just food for thought.

  2. Fishinman catching big boys says:

    nice going fishers of men!

  3. Anonymous says:

    If the two in custody that were caught red-handed are not scared enough to snitch out the third, then you’re really not trying hard enough.

  4. Anonymous says:

    How many silver/grey Pontiacs can there be on this Island?

  5. CKing says:

    Like one poster said please hand this investigation over to the citizens to sort out be before incompetence allows these two to go free i really don’t understand what we are paying these guys to do.They expect the public to do everything for them. Charles Ebanks for Superintendent of Crime and Edward Azan Superintendent of operations fire the jokers presently holding the post them and their “strategic overviews” and “fool fool border control strategy” what a joke!

  6. Anonymous says:

    OMG – come on now RCIP! This really can’t be THAT difficult to sort out. You are dealing with barely grown men! Surely you must be able to sort them out!

  7. Right ya so says:

    Once caught – name & shame please!


  8. stan says:

    Po Po seeks 43rd man in robbery – still seeking…

  9. Right ya so says:

    Thanks joe public for giving witness – time we stood up to these punks!

    • Anonymous says:

      I take my hat of to the 2 citizens that CARED ENOUGH to try to put an end to the line of Robberies. I hope to God proper investigation is done to see if they are connected to ALL of the UNSOLVED Robberies.

      Thank you Fishermen for risking your life and not turning a BLIND EYE.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Can a citizen please do the work?

  11. Anonymous says:

    You got the time, you got them, you got their cells and you should have camera shots.  Tracing the cell phone location via its GPS locator,should be easy.  the cameras should had picked up the License Plate number, if its not a false one. 

  12. Common Sense says:

    Have the police post the names of the two arrested and hope that the public can offer tips on the third man.  

  13. Anonymous says:

    Just check these kids cellphone records and pull there friends of the street.

    It is as simple as that.