Robbers attempt home invasion in GT

| 10/06/2011

(CNS): Two masked men believed to be armed with handguns attempted to rob the occupant of a house on Greenwood Drive, George Town, as they arrived home with shopping on Thursday evening. According to the police report, which did not state whether the victim was a man or a woman or the exact time, the men approached the person as they entered their home. The suspects shouted at the victim, “Open the door give us the money!” but the occupant slammed the door and said they were going to call the police. When the victim went into the kitchen, one of the suspects pointed what appeared to be a firearm at the occupant through the window and threatened to shoot.

The occupant then rang the police and the suspects disappeared. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

Police said the would-be home invaders were wearing black long sleeved shirts, were dark skinned, slim build, around 5’ 10” tall and both spoke with Jamaican accent. One was wearing a white mask and the other a black mask.

Anyone with information should contact SDC Howard Campbell at 525-9923 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).
 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    By god am I increasingly greatful for taking my family off of that island. We’ve only been gone for a month and everyday since we left there is crime after crime. We have PR with a chance to come back and get naturalized to eventually get Status but why would we? We miss our friends and the great people we have had the good fortune of meeting, but the state of things will certainly keep us from coming back. So so sad for the beautiful Cayman Islands.

  2. Real World says:

    How much has the government spent of the CCTV system to essentially monitor the traffic (oh, and to reduce crime, of course)?  And how much have they invested in police recruitment and training?  It would be laughable if it wasn't do damn serious.

  3. Anonymous says:

    My God, what kind of a place are we living in. It must be patently obvious that the police are presently ineffectual, due to the brazenness of these low-life scumbags. Where is the fear of being apprehended? This little 22 by 8 place is crazy man. I mean, how in darnation can the police have not a clue where these excuses-for-humans wake up every morning of their moronic lives? Mr. Governor, sir, please make it your number one priority to develop police intelligence gathering, because clearly there is precious little going on at the moment. And quit this stupidness of detaching heavily armed officers to post crime scenes – I mean it's totally inane, isn't it? These officers should be breaking down doors and rounding up suspects, not posturing, so let's get real. You are in charge of the police. You are responsible for the police being enabled to fight crime. So, let's get busy, eh? Thank you. (You know, pretty soon Mr.Baine's one-man "decision" to not allow citizens to carry firearms is going to come under intense public debate unless things get better.)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Once again here we go. There is a social break down. We need to school our young people in birth control – while the best form may be the pill in between a girls legs there are other methods that  can be employed. There are two many kids growing up in homes with 5 brothers and sisters all with different fathers and most of the fathers are in jail or gangsters. This is where the root of the problem is. Time to lock the chasity belt on the girls and gain some control of the unauthorized breedings in Jurassac Park!

  5. Anonymous says:

    In that case put the cameras in my million dollar neighborhood so it stays in GT. When the wealthy burbs go …oh well..I guess some MLA can buy my house for half price. He'll gold plate everything and paint the walls purple

  6. Anon says:

    Well, with the introduction of closed circuit cameras in GT, you can be damned sure there's going to be a lot more crime in residential and outlying areas now.  That's how it goes I'm afraid – as is amply evidenced by the introduction of such cameras in other countries.

    • Pending says:

      A Machine That Catches Thieves

      In the U.S. they invented a machine that catches thieves; they took it out to different countries for a test.

      In the U.S.A, in 30 minutes, it caught 20 thieves;
       

      UK, in 30 minutes it caught 500 thieves;
      Spain , in 20 minutes it caught 25 thieves;

      Ghana, in 10 minutes it caught 6,000 thieves;
      Nigeria in 5 minutes it caught 9,000 thieves

      Jamaica, in 3 minutes Dem thief de machine.

       

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wait a second…!!!

     “Open the 'DOOR' give us the money!”

    Another bunch of criminals who have "problems opening doors"???!!!

    Could they be the same criminal masterminds from the drastically unsuccessful Countryside attempted bank robbery just passed? – I'm seeing a pattern here…

    Looks like they have now resorted to 'ordering' other people to operate these 'slippery highly technical contraptions' for them..!

    😉

  8. Anonymous says:

    So I guess those are two clowns who have not read up on the gun amnesty thingy as yet! Besides for sitting down and waiting for the criminals to come and hand in their tools, what else is the police doing?

     

  9. MER says:

    Truly the "spoke with Jamaican accents" thing doesn't help, what people have to realize is that so many of our young Caymanian men listen and idolize reggae, dance hall and other genres of music that originate in Jamaica it is very common that they are able to speak with Jamaican accents at whim. They are also smart enough to know that if they are caymanian and speak with their native accent that is an extra spot to be uncovered. Police cannot look into the obvious, but unfortunately our officers are so untrained that even when a crime is obvious they stil botch it up some way or another!

  10. Anonymous says:

    No Coward…..some us have the abilty to live any where in the world we choose. I'm not afraid of any one one of these dirt bags. They are the cowards and the ones who know what they are up to and say nothing. I made a deal with myself about 3 years ago. ThatI was to watch and see how it goes. Like anything you have to set a limit or a reaching point. I said to myself as soon as it progresses from robbing gas stations and banks to armed home invasions that would be it for me. We were all shocked when these things started happening with frequency and now crime is normal. It's just how bad certain crimes are now that get our attention. I came here 11 years ago. Paid the Government over $15,000 per year in work permit fees to establish the company I started and to work for it. Bought a million dollar house. I was buying into "Paradise" and paying my dues. To sell at a loss, walk away and start over…like I did when I came hear takes a lot of effort. However, I am that way and I'll do it again. The cowards are the criminals and the people who settle for it…. leaving the ones they love in harms way. It is inconvenient for them to make the necessary changes to give them a better life or they are just plain stuck here. I grew up in a big city, fought in a war and any war can be fought when you are fighting from a foundation that is right with democracy and good inetions. However, this government is rotten to the core and not behind its people so the only ones who will win are the Criminals. Mark my words. Cayman will be like Nassau. You Yourself may be staring down the barrel of a Gun. I owe it to my family…how about you Bobo?

  11. Anonymous says:

    PROFILING ! When is the political correctness going to stop.If a certain race/religion/or whatever is found to be performing a large part of the crimes why not PROFILE them? Is everyone so afraid of "stepping on someones toes" that they are willing to accept all this.Cayman grow a set and make this island what it once was before it becomes a cesspool.

    • Pending says:

      Perhaps the Police should take the Beenie Man concert tonight  as an opportunity to do some profiling? No doubt most of Cayman's "gangstas"  and a large proportion of the Jamaican contingent will be there.

      Step 1. Make a list and get names of all entering who match the descriptions given of the suspects for the latest spate of robberies.

      Step 2. Install a card swipe at the entrance to the concert.

      Step  3. Arrest and detain anyone caught with any sort of weapon.

      Step 4. Look out for cars matching the description of those used  in the recent spate of crimes.

      Step 5. Do something.

      • ... says:

        Its bad enough this place is turning into a dictatorship under our current leadership (who don't seem to give a rats ass about the crime here).  Now we have people like you encouraging a Police State… jeezus this place gets more ridiculous by the day.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The robbers ran for their lives when the victim told them she was calling the “intelligently aggressive” police. That cause them to become really really scared.

    • Pending says:

      How thick are these robbers?

      Commonsense might tell you that if someoone had just gone and done their grocery shopping that perhaps they had used their money to purchase the groceries?

      • Anonymous says:

        I might also add that yesterday was Cayman's newest attraction,"Robbery Thursdays", brought to you by Scum Inc.

         

  13. Anonymous says:

    Spoke with Jamaican accents you say! Here’s a tip for the RCIP: monitor the comings and goings of these same nationals, look at how long they stay on island, take note of their appearances and see how often they frequent this country. Then you will have a better understanding that many of these robberies are interIrelated with a posse on island.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are either a coward or  a trouble maker. 

    • Anonymous says:

      When I see these types of statements saying they spoke with a Jamaican accent I take it with a grain of salt.  I do not know who is commiting these robberies or their nationality but I do know it is very easy for a Caymanian to "fake" a Jamaican accent.  Something desperately needs to be done but by assuming they are being committed by Jamaicans certainly won't help to catch the robbers.

    • Anonymous says:

      Let's do the same with Caymanians!

      '….take note of their appearances…'?

       

       

  14. Right ya so says:

    My God they're brazen! Not surprised though the criminals know there is no way they're going to get caught seeing as the police force are so useless – too busy using their cell phones, driving badly and behaving disrespectfully at funerals !

    Seems like the only people catching criminals are the citizens of Cayman and the security guards.

    Mr Baines and the rest of his force should be ashamed of themselves..mind you the top guns are probably laughing all the way to the bank – easiest money they've ever made cos they're certainly not doing anything to earn it.

    SHAME ON YOU BAINES

  15. Anonymous says:

    I think we knew this was coming. We are not safe in our homes anymore. This is a stepping off point for many. I'm taking my family away before the disease spreads out

  16. Anonymous says:

    Now this one takes the cake!!! you can't even go shopping and return with your groceries for fear they believe you have money to hand over. This is just how low, mean and dirty these morons stoop. I just wish that two Pit Bulls could have been around to take care of them.