Robbers strike at another doorstep victim

| 12/07/2013

(CNS) Updated 10:45am: Robbers have claimed another doorstep victim following a mugging outside a home in Prospect, on Mahogany Way, at around 10pm Thursday. Two suspects approached the 60-year-old victim, one armed with what appeared to be a handgun and the other with a machete. The robbers grabbed the man's gold chain from behind as he approached his front door. He fell to the ground and the two suspects ran from the scene. No other property was stolen, no shots were fired and no injuries were reported. The suspects were both men between 25 and 30 years old, with "whitish" complexions and shirts tied around their heads. One was 5'6"-5'8" in height, 145-160lbs and had what appeared to be a handgun. The other was 6'-6'2" and carried a machete. Both suspects spoke with Caymanian accents.

The robbery comes just two days after a violent attack on another man as he entered his home in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Robbers jumped the victim hit him on the head and stabbed him before fleeing with his iPhone. Then on Wednesday night, two men mugged a bus driver of his fares at the George Town bus station. They escaped with a small amount of cash and no one was hurt.

Anyone who was in the area at the relevant time and witnessed the robbery, or the suspects before or after the incident, is asked to contact George Town Police Station on 949-4222, the RCIPS Tip-Line 949-7777, or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I cant wait for Mr. Zimmerman to be on the neighbour patrol watch in my area of George Town. Unna better hold the skittles in another neigbourhood.  No hoods in the area. But on a serious note, it will happen soon. somebody is gonna be the next victem of a gun shot. But lets hear it Cayman, this Punk Kids robbing and doing this crimes are out of Jobs and need to feed their families. Come on you know you want to say it. Blame the Expats. Cayman tolerates too much of the stupidness and continue to encourage this stupidness each and every time. Everyday the human rights are finding ways to release criminals into a civilized world. How can police be the victems of someone driving like idiots and crashing? Did anyone ever ask why the person was running away and did not stop when the Law had chased them? Now we keep finding excuses that the police this and the police that. The everage Caymanian knows who the average criminal is in Cayman. They are from a generation of criminals and could be past 4th generation by now. And yes it starts from schools. From the time so called "single mothers" go to school and argue with the "white" or the "black" teachers, those same kids loose respect for authourities at that point. They grow up with the idea that every one is out to get them. Bring the respect back into the schools and bring back God. then you break the cycle. May God bless this here Cayman Islands, and God bless this idiot kids with wisdom to make them see how there stupid acts will ruin this little 2 by 4 island. Cayman, elections is over, but Yes we can still do it.

    • Anonymous says:

      What an utterly insensitive first sentence.  You should be ashamed of yourself. 

      • Anonymous says:

        Well it looks like the stabbing in north side was a attempted robbery too. From what I can understand a man tried to rob a couple of tourist, but they fought back and gave him some good old justice. I was told that this is being kept quite as it involved tourist and the authorities, in the usual Cayman cover-up style, don't want it out in the public. CNS, you are the only TRUE media outlet on this island. Can you please investigate?

    • Anonymous says:

      This post is internally inconsistent.  It atrributes criminality to lack of jobs but then goes on to say that the criminals are members of long term crime-disposed families.  Of course the second point is the correct one.  Anyone trying to attribute cirminality of this nature to local employment levels is trying to use crime to score political points rather than addressing the true issues. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    poster 9:40 what do you suggest we put a police officer on every door step ? people like you are the problem on this island , you might even be a robber who knows , see that is how easy it is to speculate , but catching the real culprits are a little different.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not at every door step but maybe a patrol every now and then.  I have lived in prospect for years and yet to see a police patrol the area.



  3. Anonymous says:

    What does whitish mean?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Advice: Get a dog. Yeah they might be a barking nuence. But I would rather hear them and be alerted than to hear the sound of sirens and be half dead. By the time you reach for a weapon, you could be ambushed. By the time someones called you could be dead! No alarm system in the world better than a dog. Homeowners go to your local pound and get yourself a real legal weapon that won’t misfire and it goes by the name of dog.

  5. Raffaelle says:

    Those poor fools waiting on a reply from the commish will no doubt soon get one and the tune is we need more Bobbies from the UK and to even it off with some more Yardies from Jamdown and last but not least yes you guess it. More Funds$$$$$$. Works errytime on this loyal OT Who says crimedoesn't Pay$$$$

    The manipulation of crime by our colonial masters is both sickening and humiliating but is actually robbing our children not only of their future but of their very existence by debt that is skyrocketing.. Highest police per captiva in the world?????? more overdraft for our budget. how truly sad for this little place.

  6. Anonymous says:

    people give the police a break , and be realistic , how often do you hear police catching criminals in the act anywhere in theworld , police are always out numbered and criminals use this to their advantage, when we open our doors day or night look around and see how many police you see? if the answer is none then the criminals could strike at this moment .

    • Johnny Holt says:

      Yes it is people just like you who make excuses and justify this terrible situation we now find ourselves in where no one is held accountable or responsible for this enormous ineffective Police apparatus, which is a virtual Blackhole sucking the very lifesource out of this economy and island for that matter,or you are simple one of those imported stars running round here parking in handicap parking spots chatting on the phone whilst in the police cruiser or targeting the natives and protecting your own kind or just simply doing the FCO dirty work?

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree, odds are the police won't catch criminals in the act, BUT alot of places in the world YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF.  Here in the Cayman Islands all you can do is be a victim!!!!

  7. Cayman Concern says:

    Where the heck is the RCIP Neighborhood Watch campaign in all this?  Heads up RCIP, this street is having late night robberies on a monthly basis, anyone patrolling the area?  Put your resources in these hot spots…..Kudos for catching cell phone offenders, but perhaps we need more street patrols!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    So when the civilians start defending themselves with there own weapons, I wonder how the RCIPS will respond to that?

    • Anonymous says:

      You'll be arrested, taken to court, convicted of assault and given free room & board at HM Northward for a year or two – all because you wouldn't let a criminal rob you without you putting up a fight! All together now, let's hear it for Crime-in-Cayman and the RCIP!!

      • Anonymous says:

        I doubt a year or two, you will be made an example in the courts, probably 5 – 10 years..

  9. Anonymous says:

    "However no shots were fired" So this is to makeme feel safer about living here?! What happens when "shot are fired" will the police then start saying "only two shots were firerd?!!!" This is getting out of hand. The RCIP is funded with whatever amount of money they "need" but yet they are not getting the job done!!!

    Look at the islands around us and how they are suffering with crime, and how they themselves are grabbling with corruption and incompetence. Yet we insist on turning to these places to hire people to uphold our laws.

    When will we ever learn. The police force does not need to be saturated with Caymanians, it has to be saturated with people who can get the job done, and I'm sorry to say that at present it is not. 

    • Anonymous says:

      The police forceis not saturated with Caymanians. Caymanians are now a minority.

      • Anonymous says:

        The RCIP is staffed with gardners, common labourers, and maintain workers, who are all expats.  What can we expect from them?  Ignore whatever is happening and collect a salary. Too many times reports are made and ignored.  If a call is put through to one district station, you are transferred to the George Town Police Station to make the report of an incident in your district.  Tell me, is the criminal waiting or moving?  That is how useless they are and this is why the general public are not ready to assist them.  Time for them to show their faces and stop sucking up air-conditioning.

        They are royally paid.

    • Macho Man RIP Randy Savage says:

      Saturated by Caymanians saturated by Caymanians mann don't make me laugh you my friend must be living in La la la land everybody and they Granma is employed by RCIPS besides Caymanians. Economics Refugees with an agenda dressed up in Uniform and crime finally transitioning from Black to whitish ooooooh Yeah can you dig it Macho man

  10. MB says:

    This is the new face of the Cayman Islands. Sad, very sad!

    • Anonymous says:

      OMG, I was notified yesterday that my Green Card was ready for collection!!!

      The trend is starting, the educated (both expat and local) is starting to leave. Wile Iam moving to another country that has crime yes, I know from experience that the police are doing a better job of dealing with it. AND I have the RIGHT to protect myself.

      Got a job, got my Green Card and now I am leaving. I wish everyone who is stuck here in little Jamaica all the best!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Community policing! Baines you said it’s your style, now kick it into gear please!