Booze shop hit in latest heist

| 15/09/2011

(CNS): Two armed men both carrying what appeared to be black hand guns robbed a George Town liquor store on Thursday evening at around 4:55pm. Sources tell CNS that the two men who held up the Tortuga liquor store in Pasadora Place, off Smith Road, during rush hour, fled from the scene with an undisclosed quantity of cash, on foot. Police have now confirmed that the men brandished the weapons at staff in the store before grabbing the cash register during the daylight armed robbery.  Police said the gunmen involved in the latest heist ran towards the Windsor Park area. Both suspects are described as having light brown complexions, 6ft tall, wearing black hoodies, masks and black gloves. (Photo Dennie Warren Jr)

No shots were fired and no one was injured.

Police said they need the help of th community to apprehend the suspects and if anyone saw the incident, the gunmane or has any information they are asked to please call the George Town Police Station at 9494222 or Crime stoppers at 800TIPS (8477).



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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why would anyone have even allowed a liquor store to be opened so close to a after school center for children. And we wonder what is going wrong in our society, which such irresponsible decisions being made. It's a crying shame.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Blame this mess on the mass status grants of 2003.   It has change and ruined our country and economy to the point of no return.  Crime will never stop we have imported far too many criminals or their life style, it is now like a wild fire out of control.

  3. Anonymous says:

    "Booze"? Please, CNS, let's not fuel any further than the Caymanian Compass is striving to do the coursening our society. (You may remember the "What a Crock" headline a while ago?).

  4. Anonymous says:

    "Heist"? You mean "Robbery", surely? Enough of this American slang. Get Caymanian in Cayman for goodness sake. Show some respect

  5. Anonymous says:

    11:43 Are you an idiot? Caught? caught how and when? The only caught that isever going to happen is when these gunmen 'Caught' us with our fu%king pants down and our purses open. Becasuse they are free to do whatever, they want to do.

  6. TCM29 says:

    And nobody ever sees a thing- just like in the US. Such a shame that a former paradise destination has been ruined by animals.

    • Chris Johnson says:

      There was a guy who many years ago cleaned up areas in New York, I think his name was Charles Bronson. Can anyone assist me here in locating him as I think he could help my district. I am more than happy to pay for his accommodation.

      • Rorschach says:

        Whilst I too like ol' Charlie Bronson..alas, his was a fictional character…but you know who wasn't??  RUDY GUILIANI…pity our CoP can't do a little research and see how well he cleaned up Manhattan…if it can done there…it CAN BE DONE HERE!!

      • Anonymous says:

        What a marvellous character – the chap played by Charles Bronson in the movies.  He embodied the indignation of the regular citizen for sure.

  7. Anonymous says:

    We need to stop blaming the police and government for everything that happens. The bible said we should 'train up a child in the way they should go and when the get old they shall not depart from it." This sentence speaks for itself. If we were doing that I think it would be less crime taking place not saying that it would eliminate crimes. But it starts from home.  Another point we blame the police for not solving these crimes, but remember the police wasn't there when the crime was committed, and for sure someone saw or knows who did them, however we are not talking cause it's one of our friends or family. How can the police solve the crimes if we don't help them. The criminals have guns the regular officers that patrol the streets don't. Remeber the officers are human beings what we don't want for ourselves we shouldn't want for someonelse. We talk about them driving around in aircondition cars don't we drive around with aircondioned vehicles? we behave like the police are robots or machines.

    We need to Stop The Blaming and Complaining and get up and do our individual part. This is going to take TEAM work and not a one man show.

    What we need to or should do is decide we as an individual is going to stand up defend and take back our Island comes what may.

  8. Flim Flam Flum Floom says:

    Robbing a booze store in bright daylught? Ayeee! They aren't the smartest crooks are they?

    Although they did get away. Did anybody look under the bleachers at the cricket field on Crewe road? They may be hiding there.


  9. Anonymous says:

    I guess they wanted more than a 5 dollar min wage.

  10. Anonymous says:

    To 23:35, you ask where the police are?  I see them at the Red Bay Jerk Stand buying chicken

    • PLEASE HUSH says:

      08:46 please hush, dont you think the poor police want to eat some food too.????????

      You people are totall sicknening with chatting sh *&^%it.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I believe it is at the point that unless all people go on a strike for one day (especially the civil servants) and bring the country to a complete break down for one day nothing is going to change. The government needs to realize that people are seriously fed up and are prepared to do what it takes to stop this madness. The only way they seem to react is when it has an effect on the bank accounts, so close shop for one day (be it schools, banks, government depts, restaurant, whatever) stand infront of the governments building and in front of the governors house and call for changes.


  12. Anonymous says:

    5:00 p.m. in the afternoon???? There are sooooo many children in this area at this time with the Learning Center being right next door. When are you people actually going to step up and do something about this? What does it take?

    Governor, RCIP, useless politicans – where are you???? Are you all hiding under McKeeva's skirt???

    For crying out loud, get control back of this Island…………

    • Name changed by moderator says:

      My son was at the Cayman Learning Centre right next door and called me at work in a hushed voice to tell me about the robbery right next door to where he was tutoring.  When I picked him up he standing right next to the scene where the area was all taped off, such a comforting scenario for a mother right?  When I used to live in NYC I used to worry about the crime incidences as they were nearly always random and victims were merely that, innocent bystanders.  When I moved to Cayman I breathed a sigh of relief as I felt I had moved to a place that I did not have this concern that weighed so heavy on my chest.  Do I really have to worry now that my son can't go to a math lesson, or the movies, or to get ice cream without worrying whether he will be OK, or see something that could effect his psychy?  When parallels begin to be drawn between crime in a  metropolis full of uncontrollable elements and people, and a small island community, something is dreadfully wrong, and Government and it's entities need to held accountable.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The police do not need more money. They need more presence.

    The ride around in their air conditioned vehicles, and helicopter, and are hardly ever seen actually patrolling our streets. Obviously, the police do not pose much of a threat to the criminals .No wonder the criminals run circles around them.

    During my many years here, I cannot  remember seeing the police arrest anyone for passing in the center lane, running red lights, or for any other dangerous  driving.

    About the only time I see any police is when they are manning radar traps, all of which are set up at sneaky locations – usually roads with miss-posted speed limits. And this does not favourably impress our citizens.

    It is deplorable that it is the citizens, not the criminals, who have to worry about threats from the police.

     And it is we, not them, who pay for the service.

  14. Anonymous says:

    When will it stop? as our leaders come together to fight the surge of crime in these islands people continue to sink further and further it would seem into a life of crime.  My heart is so heavy to see what this island has become.  I could never imagine this country ever becoming anything like this.  What must we do, where do we go from here?  Caymanians we need to find a solution before it is too late, or has it become too late? 

  15. I AGREE says:

    I dont think there is any Caymanians left to be committing these robberies, and the poor Jamaicans they are too afraid to even come out for a beer.   Besides Caymanians talk so much, we would known something by now about all these things happening.  Now I am going to ask this questions, Are we certain who we are looking for.  How do we know that we do not have professional robbers on here from somewhere else.  People disappearing, places getting robbed, people getting getting killed, some one want to tell me how much more crimes can be committed in a day.

    • Anonymous says:

      Amazed at the  number of neagative responses to this post. Come on now, folks, time to face reality. We have a gang (or gangs) of professional criminals operating in the Cayman Islands.

      They are slick, and know exactly what they are about. Our job is to nail them.


  16. Un B Leave a bull says:

    I can't believe this.

  17. Anonymous says:

    AND Still no police in sight. Does anyone ever see police out anywhere? I don't

    • Anonymous says:

      I see the police cars cruising round to catch motorists quite a lot!!! To be fair, I have seen their cars turning up pro-actively at banks and some other places recently. Still too little, but they may be realising what they need to do… perhaps.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, I've been keeping an eye out recently. So far I've not seen one officer ("that's "cop" for our non-Caymanian readers) actually walking around. I've observed quite a few cars, however.

      I came very close to feeling inclined to shouting "Help, police!" in the direction of one passing Dodge Charger, in order to test the effectiveness of such an appeal, you understand. But the futility of it all  – the windows were all up and he was on the horn.

      When the dickens are the pealers here going to get their act together?

  18. Weh de fark are we going? says:

    What I see happnin' is…

    Anuthu thursday evenin' burglary inna George Town…

    What I see happnin' is…

    A pattern so clear even the police a gon miss it…

    What I see happnin' is…

    A guvernment more foh demselves dan da people…

    What I see happnin' is…


    Any one else see what I see happnin???

  19. Anon says:

    Next they will be holding us up at the Stop Lights.  Very brazen gunmen.

    • Anonymous says:

      Pleaseeeeeee stop suggesting this. You are giving these hoodlums ideas. Please predict positive things eg. they all be caught and the guns recovered etc.

  20. Anonymous says:

    It should say "strolled slowly away from the scene knowing they would never be caught"

  21. Anonymous says:

    Again! this is the second time.

    If we ever get a caymanian Police commissioner can we PLEASE remember to give him/her all of the chances, money and allow the same excuses we allow this one. He now only needs 32 more UK Officers.

    Commish.please prove me wrong, recruit from the caribbean especially Barbados. I am sure ex-Supt. Hall (probably for free) can assist you with picking real police officers. Obviously the Head of your training unit cant!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Where are these CCTV cameras? You could just follow these crooks home!!

  23. Anonymous says:

    It's Thursday!!

  24. Anonymous says:

    The Cayman Lottery – one lucky retailer is chosen every Thursday to be held up at gun point.

    • Anonymous says:


      It's not the lucky retailer, they are usually in an office elsewhere, it's the unlucky Staff who are actually the ones dealing with this each and every Thursday.

      • Name changed by moderator says:

        Seems the minimum wage should be raised significantly for anyone working in the retail industry or dealing on the front lines with cash.  I wouldn't put my life on the line for $5 an hour.

    • Simple days says:

      SOO sad but SOO true


      Retailer owners beware it is better to ask for forgiveness then permission shoot first then ask question later…