Cops hunt fast food robbers

| 25/10/2012

crime-scene-tape.jpg(CNS): Update 11:00am — Two fast food restaurants in George Town were targeted by armed robbers last night (Wednesday 24 October) within about 15 minutes of each other. The robbery at KFC Restaurant on Shedden Road began at 8:50pm, when a lone masked man entered armed with what appeared to be a handgun, and an attempted robbery at Burger King in Walkers Road, George Town, began about  9:05pm, when two men entered the store, both wearing dark clothing and ski type masks with one in possession of what appeared to be a gun. Police said the man robbing KFC demanded cash before going over to the service counter and taking a small sum of money. He then left the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as being of slim build , approx. 5'8" wearing dark clothing with a ski type mask. He had a dark complexion and spoke with a Caymanian accent. There was one customer in the store at the time and three staff. No one was injured and no shots were fired.

The two would-be robbers at Burger King failed to get any cash from staff. Police said that the man with the gun went over the serving counter and demanded money. However, the staff members with access to the cash register had locked themselves into a rear room and the culprits left empty handed They were seen to get into a grey/silver Honda, possibly a Civic with tinted windows. The vehicle made off down Walkers Road in the general direction of South Sound.

There were no customers in the store at the time. No one was injured and no shots were fired.

Anyone who was in the vicinity of either locations just before, during or after the incidents are asked to contact CID at George Town Police on 949 4222.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I think the police should receive special training to stop anyone they see wearing a ski mask, particularlly in the Summer.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just around the corner from the police station too… the criminals obviouslt dont fear the police

  3. Anonymous says:

    Work is not the answer for these thieves!!!  They more than likely are drug addicts.  If it was food they needed, why didnt they steal that?  They need the money to get the drugs.  Drug use = crimes!

    • Anonymous says:

      Almost right, pathetic parenting + poor leadership – good education = bad decisions + corrupted world view = drug abuse.  



    • Suspect Zero says:

      Yes and probably local right? just like the recent robbery suspects????? Found it so very intresting how some quarters and our foreign run police service and commenters alike were like a church mouse when their identities were reveal and where at least one end it with the money yet to be explain how he made it through this law enforcement iron curtain run by our top notch foreign police. Yet had they been local you would have never heard the end of it. Pay attention Cayman more to come to help push this little place further off the deep end than it already is…. Poverty breeds crime & violence and since the UK bosses who run the RCIPS have decide the that we no longer need a dedicated Drug Squad or Unit but Serious crimes unit  to envelop this unit your crackhead theory does hold water according to them?  Oh well you know the UK always know best???

      • Anonymous says:

        Dear Suspect Zero

        There is a drugs AND serious crime task force in the RCIPS. From April they deal with armed robberies (use of firearms). Not including this crime there have been six armed robberies and all of them have had numerous people charged. Notwithstanding the court trials I think they deserve a pat on the back for their hard work and dedication. There is no ‘iron curtain’ around this island and being an island obviously means we are surrounded by water. It is impossible to police every inch of it 24 hours a day. I would be surprised if the man found in Jamaica did not get there by canoe.

        Being a police officer is a thankless task and they have my gratitude and respect for putting themselves in harm’s way. I think the criticism of the police on this island is often very unfair. They have some bad apples like every aspect of society. The police represent the community in which they work so there will always be some bad ones and some lazy ones. But as for not having a drugs unit, they do. And they investigate armed robbery. For that alone they have done an excellent job recently and I praise their skill and effort.

      • Bitter twisted much? says:

        NO, you cannot have your job back.

      • Judean People's Front says:

        Brittanicus eus domus!

        • Centurion says:

          Britannice i domum.

          Domus takes the locative. Now write it down one hundred times.

        • Centurion says:

          I was assuming by “Britannicus” you only meant one Briton when I gave my earlier translation. However if your Latin is worse than I thought andyou meant all the Brits, it would be “Britannici ite domum”

    • Anonymous says:

      I suspect more accurately "the illogocial maintenance of drug laws = crimes", the failed "war on drugs" is the cause of most of the crime in the Cayman Islands.

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you are armed, you are going with intent. No excuse for this whatsoever, the economy is struggling, true, but that does not give you the right to take up arms and look for the easy way out. I am guessing that these armed robbers are young men in their late teens or twenties and whohave decided that there is no other choice. But when you look around there is a choice, there are so many outreach programmes on this island, the mind boggles; passport 2 success; business mentoring; church mentoring; education programmes; etc. At the end of the day it is all there for you, but if you haven't got the positive mental attitude, then you are stuck. Stop blaming others for your own personal situation and take a hold of your own life and accept responsibility.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wow this is really getting outta hand now and the thieves are just getting more and more ballsy. Imagine they are now robbing on any week day of their choice not just Thursdays anymore. SMDH

  6. Anonymous says:

    we need whopper coppers….

    • bingbong says:

      I hate thieves with a passion and this is obviously a terrible subject.

      But your post just made me fall off my chair laughing.  Whopper coppers.  Brilliant.

      Thanks for cheering my friday up!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t they hear that crime is down??

    • Anonymous says:

      I think they did and thought they should help it along. Have you noticed that every time there is annnouncement by the police about crime being reduced there is an almost immediate spate of crime?  

    • Anonymous says:

      Crime being down doesn't mean that it doesn't still exist. Why do people keep saying this? It does seem to be down compared to the last two years.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The baby has to eat by earned money or by stolen gains. Feed the people by providing employment and watch the crime rate drop.


    • Anonymous says:

      Poor people feeding themselves?

    • A Nice Cup Of Tea says:

      The baby has to eat something better than KFC or Burger King or it will be a fat baby.

    • Rorschach says:

      BULL$HIT!!  Nobody "OWES" you ANYTHING!! Get off your lazy ass and FIND a job..there are PLENTY to be had.  Stop having "Babies" with men who don't have a job and are thugs and have no future and wondering why yuo can't feed the baby…  Have some respect for yourself and the watch how much respect other people will show you..

  9. Anonymous says:

    OMG what is this place coming to? the cost  of living is skyrocketing just imagine what is going to happen when these business have to employ or add extra security to keep their employees and customers safe.  Cayman we do not need these escalating incidents of robbries.  Yes things are becoming very difficult but please crime is not the way.