Victim robbed, pistol whipped

| 17/05/2011

(CNS): Police say a 44-year-old man was robbed outside his home in Glade Drive, West Bay, in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 17 May. Shortly after 2.15am police received a report that the man, a local business owner, had been returning home after work and was carrying his business takings in a bag. As he approached his house he was suddenly confronted by three men all wearing dark clothing. Two of the suspects were armed with what appeared to be firearms. The suspects grabbed the bag of cash from the man, and one of them struck him on the head with a firearm. The man sustained a cut to his head as a result. The suspects then ran off and, as they did so, one of them fired the gun towards the man.

The victim was not injured by the shot but he did require medical attention for the laceration to his head.

Anyone who was in the area at the relevant time this morning and has not yet come forward is urged to contact West Bay CID on 949-3999, or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Survivor says:

    It's a sadthing, when a business owner's earnings might be more safe left at the business;  at least then (in most cases) the insurance will cover the loss.  

    These urban terrorists will continue until we stand up for ourselves.   I don't condone taking the law into your own hands, but that remedy probably isn't far off, given that these incidents seem to be escalating, rather than decreasing as reported.  

    I miss my sleepy little island.   I don't think she's gone for good, however I do think that if violent crime isn't made the number one priority of government, then we can watch it all slip away, like the fabled frog slowly boiling in a pot — unaware of his doom because in the moment, de water feel soooooo good. 

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      Self defense is legal, and is not the same as "taking the law into your own hands".  Private residents rely too heavily upon the government to prevent or stop crime. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    Unaah cannnt hear crime down is or wha hush up unaaah big mouth.

  3. Remitted Omitted says:

    The perpertrators of this and all armed robberies are gutless, brainless cowards. Without their weapons they are substandard filth – with their weapons they are mearly bullies in a playground.

    Our biggest problem with this crime wave is that there are gutless brainless parents who've spawned these worthless pieces of shit and continue to reproduce more little wanna be gangsters and do little to no parenting. Just breed 'em then turn them loose on us.

    As Caymanians we know who these children are committing these crimes and we know the parents(a loose term at best – perhaps sperm donor or egg donor…) that are harbouring them and perhaps encourging them. People need to start coming out and pointing fingers at these worthless scum that are destroying what is left of Cayman's good name.

    Let me tell you one ting bo bo…. It nah da ex pats and foriengers dat screwing dis place up. It yer cousin and yer baby brudder. Time to start taking responsibilty for ones own country.

    • Giving up hope says:

      Thank you for some sensible words.  This country needs to look long and hard at itself – that means everybody.  Crimes are being committed by 'substandard filth' that I agree with but cleaning it up starts at the top, not just the police but Government.  This can no longer be a place where people expect to be wealthy due to their birth rite.  Get rid of corruption and maybe the greed and envy will diminish?? There are many people here who have been 'thrown away' by their employers and society who can't feed themselves and what can they do nothing……… 

      XXXXX

      Good luck Cayman

       

       

       

       

    • Sarah says:

      Totally agree.  I bet if a survey were done we would find that most of these boys have no male roles model at home or see violence in the household.  Big Brothers and Big Sisters are crying out for male mentors to help give some guidance to young boys with no male role model.  We all need to do what we can to help guide these kids down the right path – please, upstanding men of Cayman step up and contact BBBS – if we can change the path of just one of these future gangsters and criminals then we will have made some difference.

  4. The Truth says:

    Mr. Premier…who the hell needs a Mega Yacht or new Port when the tourist are going to be too scared to step off of it and come ashore with all this crime. Do not put the cart before the horse because you will surely get no where. Address crime now and lets clean the island up before we start trying to attract people here. The impression they leave with now will hurt us in the future!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    None of this matters, we only have to make through the next three days! May 21st can't come soon enough!

  6. Anonymous says:

    The fact they pistol whip the guy and then shoot at him just for kicks after they've got what they came for proves they are cowardly scumbags. I hope if they're caught the judge take that into account at sentencing

    • Anonymous says:

      Why would you assume it was just for 'kicks' that they shot at him ?

      Its obvious that the general attitude to towards the level and seriousness of gun and robbery crime in Cayman remains one of 'they're a bunch of idiots' who don't really mean harm to anyone and are just robbing and shooting for fun.

      If that societal attitude continues then nothing will be done to seriously address this epidemic taking place in Grand Cayman right now.

      Anyone who points and fires a gun at another person during a robbery is a very dangerous person and should be taken deadly seriously.

      No wonder the authorities are doing very little to address this situation.

      If the general population doesn't take it seriously, why should they ?

      No one is robbing politicians, civil servants, police officers or other public servants, are they ?

      As long as they are safe, don't expect them to do anymore than the public demands.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The Commissioner of Police will have to open an School for the silly small business owners, who are sporting their takings around at that hour of the morning.  I'm sure this is not the first time the gentleman has been attacked/robbed.   Wake up from your deep sleep and deal with each situation on your own.  Let the Courts deal with the happenings.  

    I believe in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.  

     

    • Anonymous says:

      I tend to agree with you but the average small business owner cannot afford security details or personnell to escort them and their earning home.

      Or will not accept that they could be targeted at any time because criminals are actually hard at work scoping out which victims are not taking any precautions at all.

      This general lack of awareness and responsibility for security has Cayman a haven for armed criminals now.

      XXXXXX

      • Anonymous says:

        You're correct the average small business owner cannot afford it but there must be SOME way to be safer (besides carry your own gun & shoot them before they get you).

        Maybe thats something RCIP or security companies need to address. How can we help these small business owners closing at nights be safe?

        Possibly special constables can be assigned to small business who register with RCIP to meet @ closing time & escort to bank or security companies can reduce their profit margin for a basic escort to bank service.

        Just throwing ideas out maybe, just maybe …..

        But it is surely a saaaad day in cayman, God forbid it gets any worse

        • Anonymous says:

          Very good suggestions, all of them but…

          The major players who should be taking your suggestions on board are doing their best to convince Cayman and the world that no problem exists.

          People have to take responsibility for their own protection and safety.

          Personally, if I were a small business operator in Cayman, I would apply for a firearms licence; if it were denied, I would make sure I travelled armed in some way and in the company of a friend or two when opening, closing and transporting cash from my business.

          At least such precautions would warn any watching criminal that my business would not be an easy target; I'm sure that there are many small businesses in Cayman that do take such precautionsand they do not get robbed.

        • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

          Ifeel it will get worse.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agree! This businessman was silly to be walking around with his takings considering the ongoing crime wave. Yes, he should be free to do as he pleases with his money but one must be wise. Reality says cayman ain't crime free no more use due caution.

  8. Beach Bay says:

    Help! we need a new sherrif in town to tame the wild,wild west

    • Anonymous says:

      We need a new SOCIAL  services Dept crewe.

    • Anonymous says:

      We need to bring back coporal punishment, tamarind switch and Borstal for these punks. Like to know how many unruley kids that get an assing from their parents these days?

      These rejects don't get taught the difference between fear and respect and most likely their only role models are gangsters in the media.

      What kind of citizens do we expect to produce if their parents and social services wear kid gloves?

  9. Anonymous says:

    These thugs obviously missed the press release announcing that crime was down.

  10. Lachlan MacTavish says:

    To Bush and O'Connor-Connolly. Since you have created the situation where it seems you are the only two people who can make a decision would you kindly stop pointing at The Governor and Police Commissioner and saying "its their job" and start taking an active roll in the crime situation in the Cayman Islands. 

    Others have predicted the continuing escalation in the type of crime. Started with snatch and grab, then clubs, knives, guns and now guns being fired.

    Fight crime in Cayman.

     

    • petermilburn says:

      I would like to say the same from my point of view.Too much "blame game"going on here.People know who these robbers are but continue to hid those facts from the police who are trying to cope with an ever increasing crime wave.Yes thats what it is folks a crime wave whether you like it or not and its once again on the rise.Mr.Premier/Deputy Premier lets get with the program and lets stop this endless blame game.It only will hurt you both in the long run trust me on that one.

      • Lachlan MacTavish says:

        Peter, I support you especially on your stand towards the environment, the ocean and conservation. Politely asking Bush and O'Connor to get with the program is useless. They will do what ever they want to do for themselves. So push for change and maybe someone new will listen to you and respect your ideas.

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      Considering the Butterfield burglary discovered yesterday, clearly some law breakers are not afraid of hard work, as we can see they dug a tunnel through concrete, but it would appear they are instead committed to a life of crime.

      By whom, and by doing what, should we "Fight crime in Cayman"?

      • anonomous says:

         

        Dennie….

        ** Stop with the commissions and boards and year long waits for out dated reports confirming we have a crime problem. ** Provide Government funding for crime education programs in schools and for parents through social services and get real social education programs working ** Fund boys and girls juvenile centers to get early offenders into a system that works. ** Fund after school programs to get kids occupied. ** Ticket and fine parents with truent kids or kids out after hours. Have a legal curfew for children under a certain age. ** Fund an independent contractor/team from the UK to work with the immigration department and track down all the over stayers and illegals on the island and ship them off. ** Pass legislation to make penalties for violent crime heavy. Pass legislation to move (and you/Dennie will love this one) all existing firearms into a central holding store room so the owners can come and check out their guns for target shoots. You have to do this cus no one will give up their blessed guns and Cayman does not need to arm itself if the friggin elected Government will do something. Then stop all the legal importation of guns. Then get the same task force with big cash rewards to the public to find the illegal guns, confiscate then prosecute the offenders. Pass legislation so the sentence for armed robbery is 20 years. ** Build a prison that is a prison and hire a private company to run it. ** In the interim make arrangements with JA to ship prisoners off to them for their sentence. ** Hire a private contractor/team from the UK to come and consult/work with the RCIP for 3 years to train and work with officers that can learn how to be detectives and proper officers. 

        Fight crime. Don't point fingers or moan about cost , money, who will do it, Bush and O'Conner should get off their collective butt's and do something if they are really concerned about Cayman and the people. But they are not, will not, can not, won't do anything and that is why they should go.

        Crime is horrible and people are getting hurt, will get hurt and will die again soon. And everyone will just sit on their butts and say how horrible crime is, can't believe the crime is so bad.

        If all this is done and one life is saved, one woman is not raped, one innocent child not killed by stray bullet then it is funding well spent. Plus we will have our island back.

        Nuff said for now. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Your knocking on a door that is locked from the inside.  Amazing that the people of Cayman still expect big things from small people. Know this, Nothing will happen until the people make it happen.  And no one else.

      And they just can't seem to agree to do anything for themselves.  The future of Cayman is easy to tell.