Cops say stabbing victim was not car-jacked

| 13/09/2011

(CNS): Police have revealed that the two victims involved in what was believed to have been a second car-jacking and robbery on Thursday evening (8 September) were known to each other and the car was incidental to the incident in which the driver was stabbed. The victim who is not a resident but was visiting someone on the island had initially reported that his car was taken from him forcibly and that was how he was injured. Police said Monday that the investigation into the incident is on-going but this was not a car-jacking or robbery. DS Marlon Bodden stated that the incident which took place near the Ed Bush stadium was being taken seriously but it did not occur the way it was first reported.

The senior officer told the media that the man who was stabbed had been released from the hospital and the man who was arrested on the night was still in custody. Although Bodden did not elaborate on the status of the investigation he said the car had been seized by police.

Although this incident turned out not to be a car robbery police are however on the hunt for the two perpetrators of a genuine carjacking in the car park of Dolphin Discovery earlier Thursday evening on North West Point Road. Bodden said that the woman who worked at the facility was confronted by two men wearing sunglass and coverings over their faces as she approached her car.

The men appeared to have a gun and they demanded that she handed over the items that she was carrying. The robbers took her purse, a laptop and then drove away with her car which was found shortly afterwards in Bonaventure Lane just a few hundred yards away.

The police say the woman was not injured and both suspects were described as around 6 feet tall with dark complexions. He said neither of the suspects had yet been arrested nor had the stolen goods been recovered.  Bodden warned people that they could find themselves in trouble with the law if they buy stolen goods and if anyone is offered items for sale on the road they should contact the police.

Anyone with information about gun crime in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or the confidential Crime stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Here is a perfect example of the community being able catch these thugs. Who are theygoing to sell this lap top to? and for how much? whoever it is that bought it or will buy it will know that it is too cheap and if it is not password protected will be able to figure who it really belongs to.

    If this is not reported then whomever owns it now is accessory to the crime and unlawfully in possession of stolen goods.

    Sentance ??? should be at least 20 years for all involved.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t understand the other alleged car jacking either. What was the point ? The car was not really stolen as it was abandoned shortly afterwards. There was not even sufficient time to use it to commit another crime. Was it simply to make a quick getaway from the robbery?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sooo if the car was taken forcibly, how is that not a car-jacking?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Now the truth Cayman and 4 million dollars later and our useless politicians who do not have a clue or worry about what is going on in Cayman. But talking tough about their "Betsy" . The problem is that this is our money that they are spending so they can sit back in safety and condemn us and have a clear conscience about this situation. Now More foreign police who will arrive if they have not already from jurisdictions in worse positions than ours, who are bringing the very dynamics we are trying to keep out. How much more $$$$$$$ are we going to feed this law enforcement whale which is consuming this island and its future. Something has to be done about crime we all agree but first this governor and commissioner of police needs to sort out corruption. or i promise you 1 year from now we will be in the same position or worse. CNS please see article in Jamaican Observer 16 police officers who currently are wanted by the Jamiacan government. I agree with Supt Bodden about one thing this so called incident was a God send for Certain People who were about to collapse and has yet grant them a new lease on life in  their higfh fluting positions. The sad part about that is all the people missing and murdered did not get that luxury they now have courtesyof us the public and our absolutely useless representatives. One more thing please stop blaming us and remember its our money you are spending.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sorry but the first one makes no sense at all.