Injured burglar still on run

| 26/07/2013

(CNS): Police are increasingly concerned about the suspect burglar who was chopped on the head with a machete yesterday by the householder of the property he was trying to rob. The man thought to be in his twenties, has not approached any medical facility for treatment but is understood to have received a serious head wound. He was one of three people involved in an attempted burglary at a house in Sandy Ground Road, Savannah, Thursday, none of whom have yet been picked up by police. An RCIPS spokesperson said that while investigators want to talk to them about the crime, the priority now is that the injured suspect receives the necessary, possibly urgent, medical treatment he needs.

A police spokesperson explained that enquiriesin the case so far suggest that when he fled the house on foot, he emerged from the Pedro Castle area onto Shamrock Road near to the Texaco gas station and Wendy’s at Countryside around lunchtime yesterday. He is described as dark skinned, in his 20’s and was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap, a purple shirt, and dark coloured 3/4 length pants.

“It is vital that this man is treated as soon as possible,” said Chief Inspector Brad Ebanks. “We believe that the head injury he received was serious. He has also lost a lot of blood. We understand that he may be concerned about coming forward, but we can assure him that at this stage his health is our major concern. It may be that he is lying low on his own – so we would ask people to check their gardens and any outhouses.

“He may be seriously ill and unable to call out for help. I would also appeal to anyone who is harbouring the man to contact us urgently so that we can get him the treatment he needs,” the senior officer added.

“The suspect was with two other men yesterday – if you are one of those men and you know where your friend is located, do the right thing and contact the police or the medical services now,” he said.

Anyone who saw the man in Shamrock Road yesterday between 11:30 am and 12:30pm  near to the Texaco gas station , Wendy’s or on Hirst Road near Countryside, should contact Bodden Town police station on 947-2220, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777, or Crime Stoppers on  800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    He will be upset to find out that it will be a VERY ugly scar because there is no use in trying to stitch up 3-day-old wounds.

  2. Rock Iguana says:

    BTW this incident highlights a longstanding immigration scam that exists in Cayman whereby a supposed "construction company" has permits for too many employees and sends its idle workers out on their own to "look a work".

    In many cases these supposed "construction companies" are not construction companies at all and operate as unregulated labour brokers (some might say slave labour brokers). The employees are required to pay a percentage of what they make back to the employer. All quite illegal.

    And that dear people is how we have some 700 construction companies all holding Trade and Business Licences issued by the Trade and Business Licensing Board.

    Another case of Caymanians doing their best to destroy their own country.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Finding an individual who does not belong in your house will immediately trigger fear, especially if the person(s) break's a window to enter your home(lock's only keep the honest people out). The homeowner was definitely in fear for his property and more importantly his life during the unlawful entering of the premises. He acted swift and by doing so protected his property and more importantly his life. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    Look at who will get the $hit end if the stick, do you remember a thief removing his ankle bracelet & robbing this home owner with a knife & was shot & killed in w-park? He almost went to jail! The system stinks & need serious overhauling!


  5. Anonymous says:

    '….he fled the house on foot.'. So he was abandoned by his two cohorts who were in the car when they saw him bleeding?   With friends like these….

  6. Cat says:

     I'm sorry but,I am a loving,caring and kind to and about people and hate violence and want peace for all and feel  that everyone should be treated good.However, this low life and his friends actually fall into the category of centipedes,snakes,roaches,flies,ticks,fleas and any other nasty creature I can't stand( I know they're suppose to play an important role in our environment to keep the balance in our ecosystems,but I have no sympathy or care for their existence.)also including murderers,rapists,pedophiles,burglars,robbers,sociopaths drug dealers etc.The world would be better without them.They should not exist.

  7. Anonymous says:

    some of the comment are just fine examples of Caymankind

  8. Anonymous says:

    Yes, but you are a little confused geographically, here. I am aware of the case you have referenced (the farmer). However, what applies in Englnd doesn't automatically apply here. Are you aware of the burglar who was shot dead not too long ago by a homeowner here on Grand Cayman? The police (wisely) took no action. This isn't little England, friend. If you enter someone's home here you might well end up dead or seriously injured, and no jury will ever convict the homeowner.


    • Anonymous says:

      So what you are saying is thatthe death penalty should be applied for matters as trivial as theft and trespass? How truly, deeply Christian of you

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is what sickens me about society today. You mean to tell me, that no one has seen this car before? Or are things getting so bad that no one cares? We got to police our own. Don’t make these little punks ruin the day. I feel if the community pools in and help to increase reward sums we would see a big difference in crime. I know I would turn em in, as I would now! Get them out of our way. Get them jobs! Send them home! No excuse that people are running around on our streets causing mayhem and fear! Immigration and Labour. Two serious areas we need to focus on. Out of hand!

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually, this car was spotted at the scene of another break-in in north side. And yes, the RCIP was made aware of this. That incident took place over 4 weeks ago. Why they didn't track down this vehicle, of which the very same make, model and color was given then.

      I think the RCIP owes us an explination for that, other than they were "folowing leads".

  10. The Wong. says:

    I have no pity for the individual. When one goes about the decision to commit a crime, like every thing in life, there are consequences. So, your hand, or head should have been left right there at the scene.

    Had the home owner, cowered in fear, it may have been a murdered home owner, and as usual, an unsolved murder. Then we would all be up in arms about the police not doing their job. Another murderer would walk freely amongst us, unknown to us, and we would continue to live in fear.

    Hats off to the brave home owner.

  11. Libertarian says:

    Crime is on the increase because people are being encouraged by the powers-that-be to not arm and defend themselves over the protection and security of a government run police service. Hence criminals learn not to respect people's properties and lives; and sadly, the police are the only ones to command that respect. Everyone else must go through so much red tape before owning a gun, and are forewarned thatif they should have in possession pepper spray or a tazer, it would lead to their arrest. Never have I seen a "public" run police service effectively protect people, and it will never happen.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Let me see now! We know the time of the break-in, the colour, model and make of the car. We know the criminal cut his head on the broken glass when confronted by the homeowner. We have security cameras on roads in every direction from Savannah. Why the fawk have we not got an arrest already. My dog could have this solved by now and she died ten years ago. Oh yeah and one more thing, why can we not log on to some website with pictures of all people convicted of crimes like theft, assault, rape, murder etc. Should we not have the right to see what these scum look like and be aware of them when they are released?

    • Anonymous says:

      I know some websites where all the people are tied up. Is that what you're looking for?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hope he is 6 feet under!

  14. Anonymous says:

    poster 11:56 what do you suggest wait for the  bad guys to make the first move? when someone breaks into a home its not mutual  ground anymore it's private property, remember the breakin in a few years ago when the guy was shot and killed, home owner no charge, that was a night these robbers doing their thing during the day are even more dangerous , so they should be given absolutely no chance.

  15. Ja No says:

    Stuart bostock and Eric bush please advise why our million dollar cameras aren't doing what they are suppose to do? Surly they picked up the green integra?

    • Anonymous says:

      The camera have not been good value for money – maybe for the providers of this service but not for the community. This just turns into another scheme that was promised to give us results fast but instead made an entity get rich quick. Wake up people.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I hope that the police apply the law and charge the homeowner with a serious wounding offence

    • Anonymous says:

      I wish there was a machete icon here, I would give you four chops for your stupid comment!

    • Anonymous says:

      Well, we all live in hope, but I'd rate the chances of the police doing what you'd like slightly below that of Elvis crashing a UFO into the Loch Ness Monster. It just ain't going to happen, friend.


    After watching the Trayvon Martin case I was totally against stand your ground laws, especially if you were allowed to pursue and kill a person who was doing nothing illegal and be acquitted.

    But this scenario sheds new light on the term Stand Your Ground…..this is a scenario I whole-heartedly support.

    Times are changing. No longer is everyone out working everyday all day. This homeowner probably had reduced hours, or a day off from a job that was paying him just enough to pay his bills. Imagine, he is struggling trying to live the right way and a band of theives decide to use force to break and enter his home to steal his hard earned posessions? Defending your property and perhaps your life in this instance is justified in my opinion.

    Maybe its time to enact Stand Your Ground legislation in Cayman to help homeowners protect themselves and their property……and to encourage theives to think twice before trying a stupid stunt like this again. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Stand your Sandy Ground?

    • Anonymous says:

      19:11. – from what you have written is you are saying Martin was hunted and murdered and Zimmerman was allowed a not guilty verdict because of stand your ground whoch we dot have here in Cayman. However I do not recall it to be the case of Zimmerman executing Martin. He was assaulted and Martin was not a total innocent in the incident nor before. He was at best a wannabe gangster. If you act like a thug than people MAY believe you are one. People are tired of thugs intimidating thiet nieghboorhoods. .

  18. Anonymous says:

    The lawyers (the real ones not the bush  ones) on this site will correct me but I think you were referring to the Tony Martin case where as you say the burglar turnd his back to run away and was then shot. I don't think that's the same as chopping or killing someone who is trying to illegally enter your house. You are shit scared, defending yourself and family and property from someone who…….listen all you bleeding hearts human rights people…………had NO right to be there. 

  19. Rock Iguana says:

    Surely he and his cohorts have been spotted repeatedly by our gazillion dollar security camera network?

    • Anonymous says:

      The last time this happened the police were more concerned with bringing charges against the home owner than the criminal trying to break in. Maybe they figure they have a better chance of success. Maybe they will get the conviction rate above .500 afterall.

    • Anonymous says:

      The CCTVs were not working that day.

    • Anonymous says:

      No the cameras are still all trained on Ezzard's election posters. 

      • Anonymous says:

        ha ha. All election posters were taken down before election day.  

        • Anonymous says:

          The posters were removed but both the UDP and West bay purple group have left up unsightly plywood billboards that were holding the posters.  They should be ashamed it makes the island look like a third world country.

  20. C says:

    Poor brute.

  21. Anonymous says:

    If he dies, his buddies will bury him. They must be panicking right now. Just call 911.

    • Anonymous says:

      And someone will be missing a brother, son, cousin and maybe even a father…  I hope someone speaks up!!!


  22. Cheese Face says:

    My heart bleeds for the poor burglar, who was breaking into someone’s house and attempting to steal items that the home owner had worked hard for and inherited from family members who have passed away and are irreplaceable. DIDDUMS!!!!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Why are the Police concerned about a thief thoughand seemingly making sure he gets medical treatment. Is this the only how they can assure and guarantee an arrest. Our ENTIRE Police force needs to be sacked! Pretty cars+taser guns+chopper+fast boats = UNSUCCESSFUL RESULTS.

    • Anonymous says:

      I could be wrong but I reckon it's some cunning ploy by the RCIP to get the scoundrel into custody.

    • Anonymous says:

      You could also add things such as impressive looking qualifications like law degrees that mean stuff all in the real world to that list. The problem with RCIPS is too much BS and not enough law enforcement.

  24. Knot S Smart says:


    Mi tink nobody home hand the bombo clot man happear wid im cutlass hand rass lash mi..

    Hand mi cant go docta cause dey ga charge me fa tiefin…

  25. Anonymous says:

    "Police are increasingly concerned" Oh really?!!! How about being increasingly concerned for the LAW ABIDING people of this country who are living in constant fear?!!!

    I have no mercy for this low life, who did not show any concern for the people who owned that house!!! That's what he get, and I don't feel one ioda of concern for him.

    Live by the machete…die by it!


    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, indeed. Agree 100%. The homeowner should be awarded some kind of medal for bravery. And that rascal who got chopped should say his prayers he's still (maybe) alive to witness another sunrise.

  26. PLAIN TALK says:

    If you see someone in your house during the day, think twice about your options. If you use excessive force and chop a burglar with a machete in the head, and you had no fear for your life, but teh intentions to wound, injure, or even kill the burglar – you could be charge for a very serious offense!  If the burglar doesn't attend the hospital and die, you could be charge for even murder. I can't stress the seriousness of how people "use force."  Is the use of force reasonable?  Was your life threatened at the time?  I really feel it for the homeowner. It is one of those situations that nobody would love to get themselves into, but seeing our laws, the awful and unfortunate outcome to this incident could result in criminal and homeowner being arrested. If people think I am talking nonsense, they should review some of the cases that occurred in England. There was one famous case where a burglar turn his back to escape a homeowner with a gun, and the homeowner shot him in the back. The homeowner was sentenced and served time.

    • Anonymous says:

      Just make sure you told the police you were cornered and in fear, and then shut up entirely.

    • Anonymous says:

      So what should we do, let him in and give him a cup of tea? And when he is finished we break into his house, in consideration of your argument that we should act with reasonable force.

    • Anonymous says:

      The poster is correct. It's British Law.

      The criminal has more rights than the victim.You must make sure the person/burglar whom you injure has a weapon of some sort otherwise you could be changed with a crime. 

      Is it fair?? NO!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Just have to say burglar had a knife in his hand.  It is then reasonable force.

      • Just Commentin' says:

        Yeah! That's what I'm talkin' about! If a thug with a knife confronts me and I have my nice razor sharp macheet, the crime scene investigation will go something like this:

        "Yes, Officer, he had a knife in his hand. He ran away after I chopped him but I am 100% positively sure he left the knife behind!  Just look around, it's around here somewhere. It was in his hand and It flew off when I chopped him. Just search a bit. When you find where the hand flew off to, you will find the knife."

    • Anonymous says:

      This ain’t England yet. Good luck finding a jury to convict the home owner.

    • Anonymous says:

      I not sure what ya smoking Mr. Plain Talk, however I do trust that you never had to pay for it, because if you did pay for it- you have been ripped off! You are spewing more methane gas than Mount Trashmore is, and as methane is highly flammable, be cautious lighting up!

    • Anonymous says:

      If the homeowner had to serve time for protecting his property and possessions, then, when he got out he should've found the judge.  I pray that I never have to use my machetes on another trespasser.  The criminal is always protected by law and the upright citizen is penanlised by the law.

      Some more will get cooled down. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh please save me your 1700's laws and their out-of-date relevance. Anyone who breaks into my house when me and my family is there, their ass is grass. I have the right to defend, protect my life and the life of my family. IF the the police could magically appear when I dial 911, then I will call them. But since they can't… I AM THE LAW IN MY HOUSE, not some low life scum. You go and play your Human Rights card when they break into your house.

    • Just Commentin' says:

      Oh….yeah!  If I ever have the pleasure…umm…I mean if I am ever forced to chop up a threatening thug advancing on me while trying to ransack my home, when the police question me the first thing I am going to do is tell 'em I had absolutely no fear for my life and just needed to carve my initials into someone's liver that day. (Yeah! Riiiight!)

      Actually, I have thought about my options! If I ever have the pleasure…dang…I mean if a big mean old threatening criminal forces me to hack some of his vital parts in order to protect myself becasue I perceived a threat of certain physical harm, the first thing I am going to do is I am going to strain real hard and doodie my pants and wet myself well before the police arrive so there will be absolutely no doubt about my state of mind while I was chopping away with my macheet.  "Whaddaya mean was I fearing for my life? Check my pants Mistah Offisah… I wah scared to det!"

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, the home owner shot him in the back!!! Shooting back on does't cut it.. But shooting that bastard  front on would have been the proper way to do it.

    • Anon-e-mous says:

      Some of us watch too muchTV so now we think that we are lawyers after watching George Zimmerman's case. Wher do you get off about the home owner possibly commiting a crime.  I am no lawyer but from all accounts, a person who enters another persons home with the intention to steal while the occupants are inside will escalate thier original intentions of theft to robbery ina micro-second. What time is left for the occupants of the home have to think of law cases before defending their lives. A darn thief is going to try and at least to escape by any mean necessary, including taking a life in the process. A theif entering any home have made up his mind before his entry that he will take a life if he is caught so as to get away, the occupants on the other hand had no prior knowlege of an invation in order to premeditate a murder. Just my thoughts. The home ower has every right to protect his life and property. You enter my home by breaking in and confront me and you will see how much time I have to think and worry about you.

    • yea well says:

      Yeah well, I will take my chances in court, but anybody that comes into my house where my children consider it safe, God Help Them!


    • Anonymous says:

      I can sort of agree with your comments. However with crime on the increase here in cayman and  especially over the last few years guns have been used in home invasions, if someone is to break into my home I assume they are armed and i will protect my home accordily as I would be in fear of my life and my families.

      No jury ( which I would choose) would convict this person. Just as the poor man who shot the home invader some time ago.. No charges pressed. 

      I would not have the intent to kill but defend myself with reasonable force, yes I would close my eyes and swing away, if I hit the guy in the head, so be it, it didn't mean to killmhim(if he dies) therefore improbably would be charged for manslaughter, again a jury would not convict me…

      On another note, this criminal has a slice in his head, he must be at someone's home, say family member or friends, if the cut is that bad these persons should take him to the hospital if they care for him…

    • Anonymous says:

      Obviously you have never been in a life threatning situation.  If you heard something smash in your home and suddenly noticed 3 strange men comming at you, what do you think you imidiate reaction would be?  The natural instinct is always self preservation.  It is what God has instilled in every living creature.  DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO SURVIVE!  I feel sorry for people like you who will eventually become a statistic…"Found in the fetal position, strangled in their home in a puddle of their own urine".  Get a spine!


    • Anonymous says:

      Appreciate your sensible words.    That said, if I find an uninvited adult male in my house, you can bank on my feeling threatened, because I don't feel supported by the police — I'm on my own.    

    • Richard Wadd says:

       So what your saying is that we should first question the criminals as to what thier intentions are before deciding what action we should take?

       Well you are more than welcome to do so, but I will defend my family, life and property first, and ask questions after.

       I believe there is still a British Law referred to as 'The Law of Castle' or 'Castle Doctrine".

       It states that an individual may use whatever force he deems necessary, INCLUDING deadly force, in the defence of his life and property once inside his home. 



    • Anonymous says:

      If you know that case well, then you will also know the reason the man served time was because he shot the juvenile in the back.  The kid was running away and was no longer a threat to him.  Hence it was not deemed reaonsable force in the circumstances.  A completely different picture to the one painted in this particlar case by the sounds of it.

      • Anonymous says:

        Even if he was running away it shouldn't have made any difference. He could have been accessing a weapon, who knows? (And that's not a defence basis unless you are willfully detached from reality.) The main point should always be DON'T ENTER SOMEONE ELSE'S PROPERTY and that's it. You could end up dead or seriously injured. It's tough, I know, but that's the way the cookie crumbles, so get used to it all you low-lifes out there.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is another case where the criminal has more rights than the victim. Where is the right to privacy and enjoyment of the things I worked hard for? The only winner in either case will be the lawyers who will get paid regardless!

    • Anonymous says:

      You come back on ya with this foolishness again? Something's wrong with you.