Man suffers violent robbery

| 10/07/2013

Crime-Scene.jpg(CNS): A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed during a violent robbery as he attempted to enter his home in the early hours of this morning. Police have confirmed that the victim was mugged as he was opening the door of his condo in Raleigh Quay at about 1:30am Wednesday. The robbers appear to have suddenly jumped the victim from behind, hit him over the head and, in an act of worrying violence, stabbed the man in his abdomen before grabbing his iPhone and running along Raleigh Quay towards the new Esterley Tibbetts bypass. The 34-year-old victim was taken to the hospital by the emergency services, where he remains in what is described as a stable condition.

Police said that detectives are currently interviewing the man and so far they have acquired a brief description of just one of the suspects. The robber is described as being between 5ft 8-inches and 6ft in height, with a dark brown complexion. His hair was cut short and is said to be ‘close to his scalp’ but there is no description yet for the second suspect.

The RCIPS is asking for anyone who was in the area at the relevant time and saw the attack, or the men before or after the incident, to contact West Bay police station on 949-3999, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777, or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why don't we try and understand that if someone is leaving their country and they don't have the ability to read and write they shouldn't come here. Why don't we have a quota on the amount of third world citizens allowed into the country?

    People like domestic helpers should not have been allowed to stay in country and get citzenship without a high school education or at least be able to read and write, simple. What did we think was going to happen when we had a person that showed love to our kids. That they weren't going to get the bad influence along with the accents and the love of the music? Sorry thats why some women need to pick husbands better.They are the same as the women. Some mothers need to pick ones that can read and write and not looking to make another baby mother. Tricks pure tricks to get ahead. Reminds me whenone of them was trying to marry babash. He wanted to get married under a mango tree with the cows. The marriage officer had to ask do you really love him ? She of course said , me love him. He said ,why do you love him? She said , me like how him stay. Well of course how long do you think that marriage would last? There have been many more stories like this in our past . What a shame , we thought it was funny. Now we paying the price.

    One day if it isn't solved with better immigration laws, the crime will be solved like they do in central america. If the criminal grabs the wrong guy , the wrong guy will kill him and drop his body in the middle of the street.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is there hope for Cayman? What are the remedies from our leaders on this? This should be priority number one in their books. What good is a budget when no one lives here anymore. Let’s focus on jobs for young people starting from the age of 12. They need holiday jobs, full time jobs and recreation. They are bored. And remember “Devil finds work for idle hands”.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This crime is not about stealing, this crime is a hate crime pure and simple. People have been talking about this road like they really didn't need it. But as we can see more and more people are using it everyday. Which criminal would be standing in the bush waiting with the mosquitoes till 1:30 am to commit this crime? It doesn't make sense.These 2 idiots took spite on this poor fellow . Probably because of the bars across the street. They probably was watching him all night and waiting to make his move. If he retraces his moves from the night wherever he went he probably will picked them out. Good luck

  4. Anonymous says:

    When police become involved in a situation, it is usually 16 to 25 years too late.




    Many young men and women have been born to irresposible young women who continued to driink, smoke, eat crap food, and consume illegal drugs while they know they are pregnant. The rusult is a generation of unwanted children who are slightly brain damaged due to thier mothers' irreresponsibility.


    There is no quick fix. Police can only mitigate the damage by putting the damaged children into Northward. Very sad situation since some of these "children" who are physically 18 to 35 years old are mentally still 7 to 10 years old menatlly. People with pre-natal alcohol syndrome have a very difficult time sorting out cause and effect of their actions.


    Long term fix? Aggressive education regarding birth control and educating young women.


    Unwanted pregnacies? Abort them. Cruel? Yes, but it protects society.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Jamaica's number 1 export – Crime.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hello Jamaica Jr.

  7. 4 Cayman says:

    A very sad state our country is in and I got three children to now worry about raising them on this island. From corrupted politicians, home invasions, shooting at the clubs, bank heists and now robbery for a phone I just don’t understand why the RCIPS and Government cannot get a grip on the situation? It’s like the Wild Wild West!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Una want to see a disgrace? Make one them police come to your house and try take a statement from you!!!! LOL they can barely read or write much less solve a crime!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    As I have said before…if left unchecked this kind of incidence will escalate to home invasions, in the evenings whilst folks are at home.

    This may have been drug related, the perp probably needed to flip some quick cash for his next fix.

    The next time he tries this, he may end up beaten to sh%# if he picks on the wrong guy.



  10. Anonymous says:

    If you dont want cayman to turn into Jamaica, stop supporting the jamaian bad-boy attitude like they are cute and harmless, when they are sociopaths who dont care.

    But I guess you would rather secretively support thier crime as a jab against the "Man" who fits your european stereotype.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Worthless scum. Now and always will be losers.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The Police Department is a disgrace. They can't solve a crime like the brake in where the air condictions were taking with two government security cameras are less than fifty feet in both directions from the business.

    Give me a  brake it must by the Police officers commiting these crimes that is so simple to solve.

    Or they just simpley don't want the crime to stop in order to keep their jobs.

    I am tired of this lack of policing we the tax payers are paying

  13. Anonymous says:

    Gov't. needs to double up on the police in every district…second some retired poliece, special constables to man the phones, drive the cars, take reports and send the hard a$$$ capable, physically fit policemen out with guns patrolling, set a curfew all island 11pm to 6am for work permit holders and Caymanians alike, male, 14 years and up to 35 years.  Immigration needs to do a better job. There needs to be better border control and screening of immigrants. Too many illiterate unscreened low-life third world countries' scumbags are being imported for the sake of the economy, to supportt supermarkets and give businesses a better bottom line financially and all at the expense of the country, this is like spinning wheels and going no where! We need a moratorium on gardners, common labourers and all low wage earners.  We need a minimum wage to put all Caymanians to work and stop the cheap labour; you get what you pay for! Cheap labour and people without ethics, culture, conscience and everything else it takes to  contribute positively to society. We need to concentrateon filling the island with people who are not deprived and who border on the edge of depraved and will not htink twice to committing these type of crimes.  Caymanian youth who are unemployed and hungry will commit crimes too so make sure they get to work by sending home the scumbags from third world countries who are carrying us down to their level.

    • Anonymous says:

      ..Then put the Caymanian Youth who are unemployed through Police training and put them out there on patrol with the experienced cops – kill two birds with one stone!

  14. Otherview says:


    NEWS FLASH……….”Home prices plumit in ritzy, and now very dangerous, Governors Harbor.”

  15. Anonymous says:

    No effort should be spared in catching these scumbags, who should then be charged with attemped murder AND punished severely for bringing shame to the Cayman Islands (wish there was a law for this kind of thing). Cayman relies heavily on a reputation of "safety" for its visitors, and anyone who brings this into disrepute should pay heavily for it.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Wow!!!  I was about to make an offer on one of the small condos at Raleigh Quay!!!  No kidding!  I guess that plan is dead now.  Thank god I learned about this BEFORE investing my money in a violent place.  I used to think it was safe… not now.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Ok, now we have a new gov in power I want to hear from them what they have planned… I also want to hear from the governor and his deputy… To me it appears that the English police system doesn’t work in Cayman and hasn’t ever worked, crime has only got worse, this may not be a home invasion but it is pretty damm close to it. Wait till this happens, person stabbed inside and murdered. These criminals are going to keep doing this.
    I maybe wrong but I think we need to put more police on the streets, not stuck in offices, we need the chiefs also to get off their asses filling paperwork out and reports to have a meeting to follow,up on another meeting, they need to get on the streets, man power is what we need and most of our officers are stuck in offices.

    • Anonymous says:

      Besides the looser parents who are breeding children without any interest to raise their children properly, I am blaming the police for this!

      Yes, it may sound ridiculous, but if the police would have consistenly upheld and enforced the laws, the public would have more respect and there would be a bigger deterrent from crime.

      It seems that only a small fraction of criminals ever get caught and properly convicted (which is also the fault of the Gov Legal Dept) so criminals carry on as there is no consequence.

      Just see the daily traffic offenses comitted by the general public without any worry that this may have any consequence ……………the lack of respect starts right there and police sits back, eats donuts and watch it all go to hell……….

      • Anonymous says:

        As far as Iknow we do not have the China one child policy here.

        How can the police be held responsible for people having children?

        All the rest of your post is fine but this comment is off. Having abad day?

        • SSM345 says:

          They should have a Chinese policy with childbirth here, alot of people cannot even take care of themselves let alone multiple kids.

      • Anonymous says:

        Police sit back, eat doughnuts and turn a blind eye.  What else to expect, when the RCIP is filled with what floated up on our shores and are dressed up as police, in uniform.  Tell Baines to stop hiring/recruiting from third world countries and do proper back-ground checks and he will be earning his salary.

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree 100%. Have a zero tolerance to law breaking (even cops parking in handicap spots) and we will have a better society.

    • Anonymous says:

      OK, I agree with most that you say, however it's no good catching criminals and then giving them derisory sentences, then let them out early. The biggest problem here in the UK and in Cayman is there is NO deterrent. I think the biggest problem you have to overcome in Cayman is where parents can'tbelieve that "Little Jimmy, Johnny or whatever name" could commit a crime in the first place. I, like you still find it amazing that on such a relatively small Island so many crimes happen where nobody is caught. The recent burglaries on the Brac puts it into perspective, when you think how small the population over there is, yet several commercial burglaries happened in a very short space of time. All the local people knew who did it, but it appears nobody was prepared to actually shop the guy!!!!. I was also told that they didn't even try for fingerprints!!!, if that's true then it's a disgrace!!.

    • Anonymous says:

      more to come!!!!!!!!!! we need work

      • Anonymous says:

        Get a job with the Police!

      • Anonymous says:

        Just because you "may" be out of work does NOT give you the right to go out and rob someone and especially stab someone. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

        If you are out of work- go out and get a job, or two! Lower your standards and go out and work! There are jobs in Cayman- lower your standards and work.

        BE A MAN!


    • Anonymous says:

      Again I saw put the unemployed your (men and women) through Police training and put them out on patrol – police presence HAS to be increased everywhere. 

  18. Anonymous says:

    Very very worrying !!! This is "Governor's Harbour" which is just on the other side of Seven Mile Beach. The victim was most likely a resident and not a tourist. Can you imagine this happening directly on SMB at one of our hotels/condo's – to one of our many first time visitors/tourist at this time of the year ??

    We certainly don't need the Cayman Islands to have an incident like what happened in Antigua not long ago. 

  19. Anonymous says:

    ok, so and then once hey are caught , the charge will NOT be attempted murder but theft

    and when they go to jail they will sue us after 12 month to get out on "human rights " issues.

    scumbags !!!!!!!!!!!


  20. Anonymous says:

    Add new comment? We've been complaining for years and nothing gets done.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely unacceptable in this day – time to reinstate the death penalty for these slime balls !

  22. Anonymous says:

    Really sad no need for this, we need to stop this sort of thing before it get out of control

  23. Anonymous says:

    The situation in Cayman is out of control now. When robberies were happening in Cayman a few years back, they were being swept under the carpet. Nothing was reported in the media. Once you are a victim of a robbery you find out just how many other people have also fallen victim and its a huge amount. If this had been tackled agressively from the onset then it would never have come to this. As it now is, robbers know its easy money, most of them won't get caught and they are pretty much doing as they please. It was only a matter if time before this turned violent.

    I wish the victim a speedy recovery both physically and mentally.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I am absolutely disgusted with these criminals. Is a cell phone worth the life of that man? Criminals need to realize that everybody gets up every day to WORK FOR WHAT THEY OWN!!!! If our society was different we would all be running around like man men and taking whatever we feel is deserved. These increases in crime are just ruining the island. People just do not feel safe anymore.

    • Anonymous says:

      This wouldnt be the first time someone placed value on life.



      • Anonymous says:

        Obviously they are dumn and dumner XXXX.. they need to be locked away for a long time.  Again – we have unemployed young Caymanian men then they need to stand up for their country and enter the police force – we can't complain about the police coming from the UK or Jamaica or anywhere else if we Caymanians won't step up into that role.  It reminds me of a saying that I once heard in a very violent movie "Everybody want to go to heaven but nobody wants to die"! It's time we stood up and took our country back from these cowardly idiots who think they are so great to be hiding in the bush and attacking an unarmed innocent citizens for a phone.. this is not becasue they don't have a job – this is just because they want to do evil things. Period!  The police have done a damn good job in a lot of difficult cases but they don't advertise this and we don't give them anywhere near the credit they deserve – all we hear about is the ones they don't solve – we must use our energies positively to help the cause not complain about it.. a negative approach will have a negative outcome – a positive approach will have a positive outcome! 

  25. Anonymous says:

    Here we go! These low life idiots are going to cause the good people of this country to leave; that's expat and Caymanians alike!!

    If by some miracle these idiots are caught, they will be afforded the best QC our tax dollars can buy. And, with the so called Human Rights we have, aka criminal rights, they would get off. Yet, we the good people of this country have to live in fear, not just from the likes of these people but from laws that protect them and not us!!!

    All I can say is, that soon again they will run into the wrong person who will not think twice about sending them on to the next life.

  26. Anonymous says:

    No one deserves this kind of foolishness but no coincidence crime is increasing in that area.  So many places and multiple directions to run and hide now.  Ah, the simplicity of a single major road into every district.  Be careful what you ask for, now people do not just have to be wary of the dangerous roaditself but the crime that has come with the multiple escape routes. 

    People everywhere especially in the new Raleigh Quay / Yacht Club death trap area need to demand better.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks to our "god send", DART.

    • Anonymous says:

       Raleigh Quay has only one way in and one way out…this should be one of the easier places to protect.  Your theory makes no sense.  If there is only one road than there is only one escape route making it easier to have pinch points.  The reason that people are targeting Raleigh Quay is that right now there is a lot of construction in the area…with that brings strangers to the area that can case the neighborhood without alarm.

      • Anonymous says:

        You obviously did not comprehend or understand the comment.  That is truely news if Raleigh Quay is now a District in and of itself.  Your comment only serves to reinforce the comment on Wed, 07/10/2013 – 15:12 concerning the days when every District still only had one road into and out of it.  To quote you "If there is only one road than there is only one escape route making it easier to have pinch points". Otherwise your comment does makes perfect sense. So the question is why are the Raleigh Quay residents not taking advantage of the single road and doing something about it?   

        As for the construction…good luck with that, unless you have not been following along there will be a "lot of construction in the area" for the next 5-20 years minimum.

  27. Cayman Concern says:

    The residents of Governor Harbour have had too many late night attacks and need to get a Neighborhood Watch group together and a security service.  It looks like West Bay thugs take the closest SMB opportunity and are lying in wait for victims.


    To all of you Politicians, stop gabbing and start cracking down on crime by enforcing the existing policies!  Get unemployed locals back to work (no more lip service, the NWDA has NO teeth!)  and start some well overdue Immigration enforcement too. 

    Until we have a smaller percentage of local poverty and desperate people, we are going to see increases in these types of violent crimes.

  28. Anonymous says:

    The police need to take serious action against these guys!


  29. Anonymous says:

    How awful. Speedy recovery to the victim. What is going on?

    As a tourist reading this, could someone please tell me where this is located?

    I realize crime happens every where, but so sad to see it happening in GC.

    • Anonymous says:

      Located right at the doorstep / beginning of the new poorly planned Dart Highway extension.  An area that once used to be a rather upscale secure neighborhood, now blighted by four lanes of traffic and a high bridge over nothing where the criminals can easily hide out.  This if the fourth or fifth significant incident in the last 35 days either on or adjacent to a Dart project or property.  Not exactly a sterling safety record.   

      • Anonymous says:

        Thanks for the honest description. Sometimes I do not know the names of the streets/neighborhoods, but I do follow the news and have a general idea of the "lay of the land". I know exactly where you are talking about. Wow…… all I can say. Very sad!!!


        Robbery is one thing…the violent robbery really shakes me up. IMO.


      • Anonymous12 says:

        Yes blame it all on Dart.  Without that road, we could all sleep with our windows and doors open. We all know new roads are breeding grounds for criminals alongwith the trolls who live under the bridge.  .

        Just one question.  Do you live under the bridge being a internet troll and all?

        • Anonymous says:

          Truer words were never spoken in the first part of your comment.

          The second part of your comment is simply a self serving attempt at denial of the reality of the situation.

  30. Anonymous says:

    strange one…. seems like we don't know the whole story….

  31. Far Canal says:

    Tell me why I shouldn't pack my wife and kids up and leave the island, this is getting ridiculous, and I'm Caymanian!

    • Anonymous says:

      How can we expect better policing by the RCIPS, when you have the tiger watching the giraffe?  Be selective in the search for tigers.

      • Diogenes says:

        What??  Tiger watching the giraffe?  What have tigers got to do with giraffes?  – is it a zoo or something

    • Anonymous says:

      Where to, Cayman Brac or little Cayman?

  32. Rock Iguana says:

    Always the same guy. 5’8″. Slim build. Can run too. Cant the Sports Ministry give him a track scholarship??!

  33. Anonymous says:

    wow, right in the commish's back garden, not a smart move for these guys

  34. XRumerTest says:

    Hello. And Bye.

  35. XRumerTest says:

    Hello. And Bye.

  36. Anonymous says:

    What a bunch of animals this society has produced.  I want to hear who got what to say about Human Rights, cause the victim surely must have the right to life, and not be stabbed and robbed, but you'll probably just hear the lawyers raising crap about the perpetrators "rights" when the perpetrators are caught and put on trial.  Someone with some backbone need to grab this Human Rights thing by the horns and make it what it shoud be, protecting the rights of law abiding citizens and ensuring bread and water for habitual criminals who are destroying society.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Gated communities are desperately needed.

  38. Anonymous says:

    WTF?! WHY was it necessaryto stab the poor man??? For an iPhone?! I'm sure he'd have just given it over! Nothing is too good for whoever did this and I wish the man a swift and complete recovery.

    • Anonymous says:

      You probably fine the individual(s) was probably high on something.  Drugs and unemployment is becoming a major issue.  A quick recovery to the victim.