Gunmen raid Savannah home

| 28/08/2013

(CNS) Updated:  A group of ten people living in and visiting a house in Savannah endured a frightening ordeal early Wednesday morning when four masked gunmen entered the home around 1am and robbed the householders and their guests. Police said the men, who were all dressed in camouflage clothing, carrying black handguns, and wearing masks and gloves, got into the house and ordered the ten occupants to lie face down. They then tied some of the occupants' hands and robbed the house of money and jewellery before making their escape, after engaging in a tustle with at least one of the victims. Police said that no one was injured during the home invasion and short descriptions of three of the men were given by the witnesses.

One of the suspects had hairy arms and a brown complexion; he was about 5ft 7inches tall, slim built with Caymanian accent. The victims described another suspect as short, dark, with a big mouth, medium built, also with a Caymanian accent; and a third was said to be short with brown skin.There was no description for the fouurth man but he was said to have also spoken with a Caymanian accent.

The RCIPS is appealing to anyone who may have information on this robbery to report to any of the police stations or call 800-TIPS (8477) or 949-7777.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes things in Cayman are financially straining right now, especially for the unemployed but I do not think that just the hope of gaining some money for food is the primary motive behind these robberies.  Think- if they are so broke then how is it they afford matching camo gear and guns! 

    It seems to me that it is the sheer pleasure (for lack of a better word in a lazy twisted mind) of inflicting fear and control over victims that drives them to this act.  There is alot more that can be said but I definately think our young people need to be taught values of respect, integrity and positive ambition.  Life is not a movie!!  Then again that training starts with the family and parenting and today sorry to say, there's alot lacking there!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Many Caymanians are out jobs and cannot get jobs due to misleading judgements in this community. Families are to be fed if we were placed in a situation that we cannot get a job to feed our household or ourselves and theres no one there to help. The only source is selling ilegal drugs or/and robbery. Government always speak they are trying to do better for Caymanians but reality, they are struggling. These 'Caymanian accents' you notice they do not target caymanians but they target island visitors or outsiders because obviously they are not struggling when they come to the Island. They are being offered great big salary, while caymanians struggle. How is it that an outsider and local can be doing the same job same degrees, same level of expierence BUT yet an outsider is making 85% more than a local? The local struggles to take care family household but an outsider can comfortable take care his household including spouse. Therefore at the end of the day Caymanians are being treated differently, and Caymanians will take revenge and take what is needed. These Caymanian accent often do not hurt outsiders they just take what they can to make a living. This is part of  life. I'm sure  it would have been worst if they were living in honduras, jamaica, USA etc. just be thankful blood do not shed everytime this happens. It is said before there is peace, theres blood to be shed.

    • Cheese Face says:

      You are pathetic, get up of your arse and get a ******* job you lazy bastard.

    • Anonymous says:

      are you for real?

    • Anonymous says:

      The above post just angers me beyond words! First, if a Caymanian is out of work- go find some! Lose the pride, beat down the pavement and go get a J-O-B!! There are jobs to be had in Cayman, but they may not be up to your liking. Go do landscaping, dishwashing, serve fast food, housekeeping etc.  Do NOT resort to crime as the easy way out and blame people that ARE working for your laziness!

      Secondly, people who visit have probably saved a year in advance to come spend time on your lovely island. What gives you the right to ASSUME that these people are rich and that you can rob them because you, once again, are too lazy to go find yourself a J-O-B!! I scrimp every week JUST so I can go on a holiday. My cell phone is a flip, my tv is not a flat-screen, my car is over 10 years old, but I do go to work every stinking day so I can afford to go on a holiday! I must be rich, though, right, poster?

      I was out of work in my field for 8 months 3 years ago. Do you know what I did? I cried for a week and then I got myself 3 crappy jobs and I worked them morning until late night just so I could put food on the table and pay my mortgage! I did not go sell illegal drugs or go rob anyone. The thought didn't even cross my mind. I lowered my pride and busted my a## and hated every minute of it, but there was food on my table and clothes on my back and I had a warm house to go home to at night.

      Rob someone because you are not working. EXCUSES! Sell drugs because you are not working. EXCUSES! Pick yourself up and go get a J-O-B or 2. Have some pride in yourself and for your family. So sick of hearing "out of work, gonna go rob" crap!




    • Anonymous says:

      Very flawed arguement. It has been pointed out many times that most businesses would much rather employ Caymanians. However finding one who wants to work to normal standards now is almost impossible. We employ many wonderful Caymanians now, but those currently coming for interview, if they turn up, demonstrate some pretty strange ideas on working. They want to do what they want, including setting their own hours, which rarely resembles what we advertise for. I agree that crime is related to unemployment, however government needs some programmes to teach a lot of the unemployed how to interview and on attitudes to work.

    • Anonymous says:

      Even though I know some of the things you say might be true, you can't try and justify this type of behavior. It will only be a matter of time before blood begins to shed. There was a time with these other countries you mentioned use to be safe and it all started to go downhill just like it is starting here. You rob without bloodshed now then later you kill someone who fights back then later you kill regardless of the situation when you rob. We can't condone this is our community by using comparisons to justify. The inequality in the work place needs to be sorted by the people we put in charge.

    • Anonymous says:

      So now breaking in someones home is excusable and justified if you are out of work and hungry. Let see how you feel when it you that get robbed.

    • Anonymous says:

      So now even crime is an entitlement. I have heard it all now.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Must remember to get salary increase on basis of need to move to gated community. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps the comouflage clothing was ordered online. Customs open every single package that arrives at the Airport P.O., so maybe one of the officers remembers something useful.

  5. I Observe... says:

    I don't know about anybody else, but I have prepared myself mentally and physically to do whatever it takes to make sure that if I am ever put in a situation like this, somebody will be leaving my residence in a body bag- and it wont be a member of my family. & I want them to come about EXCESSIVE FORCE. make me tell um what to do with it!

    I am disgusted with the way that these worthless pieces of scum have been terrorizing this island. I personally know one or two that have been involved with some recent on goings, and to be frank- I hope they lock their asses up in a real prison and throw the damn keys away! They shouldn't even see daylight again! They go foreign and come back with this damn US mentality like they are some badd ass thugs! Give it to them bad ass thug style! Come on RCIP! Stop waiting on them to kill off each other. It's not happening fckn fast enough!


    • KIng James version says:

      I observe, you have stated that you know two who have been involved in a recent incident? you are just as bad as the offenders, turn them in, the life you save may be your own or one of your own.

      • Castor says:

        You Sir are absolutely correct. There are people out there who know who these criminals are and can provide valuable information. These people have a moral and civic duty to come forward. If they don't they enable the criminals. Sometimes it isn't easy and takes a lot of courage to step to the line and do the "right" thing.

      • I Observe... says:

        Hello? They were apprehended!!!! I just hope that the claws of the law keep them where they belong!!! Don't be so quick to judge people next time!! 

        And just to throw this out there, I found out who it was the same time the rest of Cayman did. That's all!

    • Anonymous says:

      I assume that you have turned in all the evidence you have on the 'one or two that have been involved'. 

  6. Anonymous says:

    Please all of this nonsense about firearms ownership and dangers. When you look at all of the LEO ‘s in the US, all of the law abiding citizens that own guns you will see in comparison to the large numbers of gun carry officials or law abiding citizens there are so few accidents with these.
    When you take that and put it in a community te size of thiscrime will drop and accidents will no less than 1%. The alliterative is being gang raped in ypur own home or gang robbed by fully armed animals. Taking pictures with million dollar cameras is proving useless. The Pllice leep making statements there waa no reason to be alarmed for tge greater community as this was a target……..sorry maybe tgey will target someone else tommorow. The RCIP is proving mental incompetence. Ehat kind of CofP is Baines? He is not providing an effective service to his community. It is his duty to protect the community from criminal acts. Stop the lip service

  7. Anonymous says:

    Somethings that should be happening in regard to law enforcement are not happening, that's clearly the case. It is a blatant absurdity that this kind of thing can happen in a country the size of a ranch with a tiny number of individuals fitting the profiles we keep reading about time and time again. Our present law enforcement, certainly in terms of detection, is woefully inadequate to tackle the task at hand. Some have suggested bringing in experts from the U.S (I'd like to see that net broadened to include the likes of Israel and others) to help identify this small group of perpetrators, and that is something I would like to see happen, and sooner rather than later. We are running out of time, my friends.

  8. Anonymous says:

    mandatory 5 years for buglary,10 when a weapon is used.that may deter some of this scum.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I Can't wait to see how this is blamed on foreignors Mackeeva or Dart, anyone but Caymanians who are always innocent victims..Clean up your own backyard people..

  10. Anonymous says:

    Now thats Cayman Kind or should I say Gangman Style. What a place where thieves and baby rapists are protected by law while law abiding people who want to protect themselves are shuned..These guys must love it here..

  11. Rusty says:

    I'm going to stand up. My neighbor talks with a Caymanian accent and he surly has a big mouth. What a description – man this is too funny (not the crime), the police description. 

    I guess what the popo can do is to arrest all male caymanians that meets this description and then go through the process of elimination.


  12. Ohfarfawksake says:

    Forget about the tourism, beaches and financial industries. CRIME ! That is the biggest problem on this island and can and will have a much quicker effect on everyone’s standard of living. Remember after Ivan the entire financial industry was working from off island within DAYS of the island being flattened. Imagine what would happen if one of the head honchos in the big finance houses here were shot and killed in a home invasion, not a really huge stretch of the imagination to see them up and leave !
    For everyone down on the cops let me tell you one simple fact of crime solving. Police have never solved crimes by themselves, they have always relied on one major thing. The general public, without our help they will never solve anything, it’s just a simple fact.

    Anyway back to the scumbags………I’m just hoping that some night, sooner rather than later that some of these subhumans will be hit in the face with a few hollow points from a licensed gun owner when they stick their head in a window.

    One other thing that I’ve always wondered about, why are the mugshots of ALL convicted criminals from murder to petty theft not published in the media. Is there some ridiculous reason why this is so? Should the public not have a right to see what these scum look like while they walk among us???

    • Anonymous says:

      All I always seem to read or get from the RCIP is what they can't do or that they can't do things alone. Why don't we talk for a change about what it is they actually can do? 

      The problem is that they have let things slip for way too long and now everything has spun out of control.

      Perhaps if the police could be seen out and about enforcing the laws on a daily basis, more people would actually have faith in them and feel that they are indeed interested in their jobs, want to do their job well and mean business. Maybe then some people would feel more comfortable to come forward with some information.

      For example, have you ever heard about anyone having been arrested for aiding prisoners who have escaped throughout the years? Are they really not able to narrow down who assists from the inside of HPM Northward and who are aiding on the outside?

      When you see police turning a blind eye every single day when people committ substantial traffic offenses in front of police officers passing by and they pretend they didn't see it, do you really expect that people will come forward with information that could put their own life or the life of their family in danger?

      I think first the police must work REALLY hard on proving their capabilities and perhaps then the community will be able to have once again faith in the RCIP.

  13. Private Investor says:

    I have been here a long time and watched the island evolve.  This type of crime must be beaten down hard now.  Somebody knows something and those that suspect their friends or family must pipe-up.  Our society has historically functioned well because perpetrators were found out quickly, chased down and punished promptly.  We can ill afford to let this type of thing become more regular as it has lately.  I already hear talk and nervousness among established would-be investors.  The culture in Cayman – the generation that runs Cayman is not made of these (criminal) people.  We need to stamp this out and step-up to significantly beat this type of activity back.  Random raids, search on suspicion; do whatever it takes to instill confidence in those who come here that the people of Cayman care about this and will simply not stand for it. Tax advantage and a tollerant crime-free society are all we really offer.  Loose either of those two pillars and we have lost our advantage.

    • Agree says:

      Agreed! Crime stoppers needs to put a $10,000 tip off reward leading to the arrest of one of these thugs.  Sorry, but harboring and festering this type of criminal activity must end.  The problem is we are now working on second and third generation gang members and thugs.  This is a small place and we need to identify the undesirable element and give them the Scarlet letters for all to see!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Pretty sure the crime free society has already been lost! Thank god I'm making my fortune tax free!

  14. Anonymous says:

    This place is getting pretty dangerous all need to take the necessary precautions inorder to protect their lives now!

  15. Anonymous says:

    QUESTION…….. what if im laying in bed, someone breaks into my home. i pull out of my drawer whatever i can find, smash him wherever i can with it and he is seriously injured? where do i stand? sandra???? help? seriously thinking of having some kind of defence item in my home this day and age.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t worry about where you stand, be thankful that it is you, the law abiding citizen, is the one standing.
      Much better to end up in court that intensive care or dead.

  16. 4Cayman says:

    The robbers are now taking it up a notch. What next? Kidnapping? I am really disgusted that we spent all this money on CCTV to make certain people and companies rich yet the crime is escalating and the nature keeps getting worse. 4 guys all with guns and in camo? That is no ordinary opportunist. This is a well planned home invasion. I believe cayman need to get the RCIPS patrolling neighborhoods and give law abiding citizens the right to protect themselves. We don't need to arm us with guns but let us travel with pepper spray/mace, machetes, baseball bats or even golf clubs! 


  17. Anonymous says:

    What do they mean by "big mouth"? Was he chatty or was his mouth actually large? In any event the descriptions provided time and time again by the RCIPS are actually not descriptions but rather the ramblings of sleepy toddlers! Please give better descriptions or refrain from stating anything at all. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Guess what, the police weren't actually there when it happened.

      So the witness provided the description, who I imagine was more than just a bit scared when all this was going on. So you can blame the victim if you want to or you could stop being a moron and appreciate the circumstances in which the offender was seen and subsequently described to the police.

    • Anonymous says:

      The police can only give out what they are told by the witnesses/victims.  Would you remember much to give out a detailed description if this happened to you…..think you would be more terrified to notice too much!

  18. Otherview says:

    CAME N'GONE !!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Come to our new Shetty Hospital, if you dont have a heart condition yet, just spend a few hours on our lovely island and sooner or later we can guarentee you a heart attack from our own born and bred criminals.

  20. Maiden Plum says:

    Anyone come to my yard in this fashion will be welcomed by "Say hello to ma lil FRENG"

  21. Anonymous says:

    We need more crime fighters and less traffic police that only know how to issue tickets. For such a small community, why can't the police presents be felt? Is this just a salary each month or you join the force to protect and serve?.  Whether the robbers have Cayman accent with a big mouth is not helpful, because anyone can imitate any accent, this means of description is rubbish.

    • Anonymous says:

      What traffic police are you talking about? I would like to know where they are. I drive twice a day between Newlands and GT and I can go for months without seeing a police car in action!

    • Anonymous says:

      You truly don't realize the raw talent it takes to say "who yo mama is?"

  22. The lone haranguer rides again! says:

    I don't know guys, I do not know what I would have done in that situation, I do not think I would let anyone tie me up, somebody may have got killed there.

    • Anonymous says:

      I was there , No one was tied up!!!!!

      • Anonymous says:

         I cannot believe you guys…. I WAS THERE some of my stuff stolen and I tell you all and  some laughing and some giving trolls. Jeez!!!


  23. Anonymous says:

    The criminal network in the Cayman Islands is becoming more sophisticated and organized. What if to say if these criminals are on rotation, meaning; whilst the RCIPS are looking for  current criminals, the future ones already have a plan of action for the next big operation.

  24. Anonymous says:

    And like with the slew of recent child molestation cases, our elected officials will say nothing.

  25. Anonymous says:

    And someone out there knows who these people are.  Time to stand up and point fingers.  And if you, the robbers, are reading this, which I am sure you are to gloat on your "success" – shame on you, may you get what you deserve one day.  Go and work hard for your money like the rest of us, stop ruining people's lives.  

  26. Anonymous says:

    Why  RCIPS won't ask for help from professionals in US? The simply are not capable to do anything- from properly processing minor trafficaccidents to catching a SMALL group of armed criminals terrorozing the island. 

    • Anonymous says:

      The RCIP need to watch COPS and Drugs Inc. to see how it's done. The other night my hubby and I were watching Drugs Inc. which featured drugs, gangs and crime in Jamaica. He made a suggestion that any1 wishing to join the RCIP should first have to spend 6 months policing in Kingston and be paid the same salary as them in Jamaican dollars. Now, while this could prove useful in toughening them up we also realized that no1 would want to be a cop here if that was a requirement. It was rough man! The police have it so easyhere compared to stuff I've seen in neighboring countries, Central America, USA etc….

  27. Anonymous says:

    And we are talking about the island size of a Texas ranch and 450 police people  allegedly in charge of its peace.  It is simply impossible not to find them if one is really looking.  50,000 people living in Grand Cayman less all women, children, most expats, minus local men who are old or don't fit the description. How many left? Now divide that amount to 450- not a needle in a haystack. It is impossible not to know (with this math ) who those people are.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone notice that every time the RCIP open its collective mouth, it is warning people about protecting themselves against this scums?!!! They are always saying that you, the law abiding citizen, must make sure you don't go overboard in defending yourself and how the law can charge you for "excessive force". But yet, I have not once heard these so called servers of the public say to the criminals to be careful when entering a home, because they do at their own risk and they may have to be taken out on a stretcher. When will our so called leaders wake up and put in place laws that actually protect the law abiding tax paying citizens of this country? I guess not untill it happens to them will we see action.

  29. Sucka Free Cayman says:

    RCIPS is like PORN promising everything and delivering nothing!

    • Anonymous says:

       Well I really can't see any connection between the two as one employs lots of frantic, non-stop action (I've been told). The occasional use of ill-fitting police uniforms is about the only link I can think of.

    • Discus Ted says:

      Come again?

    • Anonymous says:

      Porn always works for me.

  30. Anonymous says:

    All the cruise docks, airports, hospitals, For Cayman Alliance wont be able to salvage this sinking ship if we dont recognize the social issues and deal with them here soon.   

    • KIng James version says:

      The time is now for people to be observant of their sorroundings and if people are in your area who dont seem to have any llegitimate reason or vehicles or trucks unexpectedly are parking or going through your area continuosly , you should take full description of the vehicle, color, model, licence plate and details of the driver(s) etc

      It is only with the paticipation of the citizens that we will assist in stemming the tide of crime. While the plice department could conceivably become inundated with calls, if one life or one family at a time is saved from theseincursions, then we will be getting somewhere.  This may also be a signal that more staff are needed, not just numbers, but trained crime solving Police ooficers.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, and next week you will hear that crime is down too again.

      • Anonymous says:

        What about the incendent that happened lastnight?  Another home invasion/robbery/beaten man.  It is money that is the cause of these incedents.  If you have a  few dollars  you are a target.  Time to gather some false notes for the robbers.

  31. Anonymous says:

    CNS – do you know where in Savannah the home was?

    CNS: This is all the information we have at present.

  32. Nathan Bedford Forrest says:

    An ARMED SOCIETY is a FREE SOCIETY, but guess you guys will never learn that?? 

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, the don't have a stratospheric rate of gun deaths in America.  Oh, yes they do.  Keep your American ways out of Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, Afganistan is a great example of that.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you Nathan. Weren't you a founding member of the KKK?

      • Anonymous says:

        What does a statement about pro gun rights have to do with KKK/racism.  I see some other genius made a comparison to Trayvon Martin as well.  So if you feel like you should be able to have the choice to protect yourself with a firearm your a racist and if your pro gun control your not???  We have some of the strictest gun laws in the entire world and yet the criminals have and use them often.  The police are janitors, they come and clean up after something happens, and not very well as evidenced by the lack of arrests and more importantly convictions.  And these are the people you keep hoping will protect and take care of you.  How's that working out?  Me personally, I would prefer that nobody have guns, but that's not reality.  I would prefer that the police would actually catch and convict these criminalsand get them off the street and  others wouldn't be tempted to commit crimes, yet that isn't reality.  So maybe I would like to have the option to actually protect myself and my family, or maybe I could just keep hoping and begging someone will do it for me, after all I wouldn't want to be a racist. 

    • Anonymous says:

      None so blind as those that WILL not see!

      No doubt the poster hails from the good old USA where the gun toting attrocities are the biggest in the world, where courtesy of the NRA his stupid message is enshrined, and where for example, in Florida an armed citizen can get away with shooting aman because he was black and so looked suspicious!

      Cayman has got to sort out this problem, but intelligently, not by increasing the arms in circulation!

    • Anonymous says:

      ??? No 09.39 it is a society that is becoming too much like the USA…random killings etc…what is needed is police and justice crackdown, big time, taking no prisoners if necessary…

    • Anonymous says:

      Says the brainwashed FOX News drone.

    • Anonymous says:

      Guess not cowboy

    • Anonymous says:

      Goodness, and there I was thinking that home invasions happened in countries that allowed its citizens to be armed.

  33. UH UH UH UH!! says:

    Evidently this an Island wide issue…if we dont put our feet down as a community and DEMAND better or we will continue to live in fear. Sooner or later this will also become Worldwide News equalling more folks leaving and less visitors. Most importantly our kids are being affected mentally every day by this to the the point where it will become the norm making it much easier for them to make poor choices later down the line.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hold Government responsible for the promises they made during election. I believe battling crime was one of those promises. Some heads will need to roll in order for us to be able to move forward and not be stuck doing the same old thing and expect different outcomes. I seriously hope that the new Governor will understand this very quickly!

      • Agree says:

        Jacqueline Haynes was not elected, but she had some really sound ideas on how to tackle crime – she had experience with international policing and it is time (with our 450 ineffective cops) to put our foot down and demand we clean up our streets!

        I don't care if this starts with a house by house census.  If you are unemployed you must register, period!  The first thing that will do will allow us to know who is at risk for crime and give the entire complete list to the NWDA and park Tara a d Winston's butts THERE until people find jobs! 

        Next, Any foreigner who is caught having a work permit but not actually working will be immediately deported and the command in who holds the permit given a $5000 fine no exceptions.  (Sorry, just run an advert for a nanny or $10 hour worker and the Flood of layabout nonworking permit holders will blaze a path to your door!) Immigration enforcement is pathetic and these people then bring visitors who are of unsavory  element to visit we need to clean up and close our Borders for opportunist thieves.

        Once we identify and eliminate the weird down to a few thousand people that could be doing these crimes and the swift task force can go out and round up the criminals.

        Too much bureaucracy is holding back a swift and effective crime free plan!


        • Hoping for better days says:

          Solid Point. And sad Jaqueline wasn't elected. Would have liked to see what she might have brought to the table. Maybe next time aye?

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks to the internet, this is already worldwide news. I remember when I first started travelling to Cayman and the biggest news event was someone driving drunk thru someone's watermelon patch. I used to be so impressed with how low the crime rate was and how much peace and tranquility could be found in one spot. Come on, Cayman! The island and the people are better than this!

      • Anonymous says:

        "…the people are better than this…"


        Sorry, they are not.


        The criminals do not get ratted out because their family and friends benefit from the proceeds of the crimes.

  34. Knot S Smart says:

    All of these break-ins has me more nervous than that Assad man in Syria was when he learned that the cruise missiles will soon be visiting his country…

  35. Anonymous says:

    A big mouth? Really? 

  36. Anonymous says:

    Not getting on top of all the robberies when they first started will be the downfall of Cayman. Its difficult to find someone who has not been affected by robbery these days, andstill we do not take it seriously. Your ship has sailed I think Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:

      It has to be clamped down on, now. End of storey.

      • Rorschach says:

        NEVER gonna happen…Haven't you heard?  When you own, or are a slient business partner in the largest security company on the island, crime DOES pay…

    • Rorschach says:

      Sailed??  More like SUNK!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      I blame the police – there, I said it! Oh, and I also blame the legal dept cause whenever the police actually do their job and catch someone, legal dept manages to muck up the case and we go on the catch and relase merry-go-round!

      The police is supposed to uphold the law EVERY SINGLE DAY. Not once in a while during Christmas Holidays on a drunk driving prevention! People complain on this blog constantly how they are witnessing offenses every day, yet nothing ever changes.

      So what do you expect if you live in a country where you witness every day that the law can be broken and nothing will happen? Well, there are some fools like us who make an honest living and follow the regulations and laws, but then there is an increasing amount of fuckers who say to themselves "Hey – who can I rob today and make a week worth of salary in about 10 minutes"?

      RCIP – get of your ass and do what you are paid to be doing instead of playing politricks within your dept.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Think it's time to sharpen up all machetes, re-lock, re-load, be alert, and be ready to fight for your lives, and protect your families' people. Keep your houses, sheds and cars LOCKED UP at all times, and invest in some home security. Get some kind of self defense training, and be ready to use it.

    It's so unfair that these LOW LIFES can invade people's personal space, and sense of security like that, and 9 times out of 10 get away with it. (Yes, they are low lifes, because most of the people unemployed today, could have had work when the economy was better, and chose not to work!) Guess what? I chose to work hard (albeit part-time) from the early age of 12 – to help my Mum put me through private school. At the tender age of 33, hard work hasn't killed me yet!!! Life is all about choices. If you choose not to work, and come to break into my house, I choose to defend it and will do my best to break your face.

    And although I wouldn't encourage anyone to go out there and act like Rambo or anything – if you are alert and ready and can surpise your attacker – you have the upper hand! Human reaction to being frightened works like a charm. Come up with some creative noise makers around doors and windows, if that doesn't scare them off – then be prepared to give them an ass whooping before they even get through the window/door etc! That fella in Savannah sure showed his intruder what time it was. Bet he won't rob again. 

    • Anonymous says:

      But seriously speaking, how much could you really have done to defend yourself against FOUR armed men?? Keeping a cool head and cooperating is the best protection you can give yourself and your family in situation like that and the best chance of coming out alive and unhurt.  Things can be replaced but lives can not.  God help our beloved Cayman Islands! I pray that these four are found and brought to justice quickly!

      • Hoping for better days says:

        Except when they end up in Northward they usually escape a few times every few years. Not a very promising outcome is it? The island needs a clean sweep! Get it??? Clean sweep. Back in the day we could count these type of criminals on one hand. Today? we have tons in each district.

    • Anonymous says:

      Make sure they arepronounced DOA.  I believe in doing things right, so I take full responsiblity for what happens within my home.  I protect it at all times, so any entruder who feels to walk in, enters at his own risk. 

  38. Anonymous says:

    Things really are falling apart in Cayman.

  39. Weapons Grade Bollocks says:

    $50-60,000,000 per annum on law enforcement and we have armed bandits roaming at will with no fear of capture.

    All over the world this type of crime is falling. Why is Cayman so behind the curve?

    So tired of Baines and his useless band of incompetents.

    • Anonymous says:


      Since when police made that kinda of money, not sure what fantasy land you living in but damn suer it aint Cayman. weel you might have a point if your talking about your countrymen. They seem to make more than the locals anyway and do half the work or none at all…


    • Anonymous says:

      All over the world it's falling? Sources, data, stats, references???

      If it's so easy to get these robberies down, why don't you get from behind the keyboard and go join the police and help sort it out. Cause whining about it here isn't helping, and if you're not a part of the solution, then you're a part of the problem. So starting pulling your weight.

    • Anonymous says:

      Fire Baines and his tasteless cow cod. Bring back Haines or find a real tough top cop! 

  40. Anonymous says:

    Look at our little island and what it has come to with the worlds largest police service per capita and cameras and helicpters to match it. Wow! and public safety and law and order thrown out the window and government run by the incompetent illiterate and corrupt.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Cayman is now in an age where home invasions by armed robbers are increasing. Yet the Police are bent on restricting homeowners from owning firearms or even pepper spray to protect themselves. Disgusting!

  42. Anonymous says:

    The RCIP are not a functional policing entity. Patrols are non exsistant, response times are slow, and investigations often bring nothing of substance to arrest a conviction within the courts. The criminals rule the streets and tue common man is forced to live in his own home with fear of being armed home invaded and in order to defend himself and family, he must engage in hand to hand combat as the Commissioner of Police will not allow as a rule a firearm license to protect one’s home. He will not arm his own Patrol men nor should he when you examine the caliber of personal he has under his employ. All of the millions wasted on CCTV and they are not helping crime detterent nor investigation. Mr. Bostock and Mr. BUSH need to answer what was and is the purpose of these CCTVs as the cost is extreme. How many incidents have they helped in as we can count from media reports that they have served no purpose in. The Cayman Islands is being pushed into a criminal zone. I cannot fathom how anyone thought it was a good idea to renew Mr. BAINES.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is frightening- I can't use a gun, but I have a cricket bat and a tin of wasp spray and extra locks.  I guess the purpose of the CCTV is to make Mr. Bostock and Mr. Bush rich!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Sometimes these things happen in our homes and we do not realize that it is more than meets the eye.

        • Anonymous says:

          Very well said. This thing was too organized and too military in its execution. Whoever did this has training. You decide where.

          • Rorschach says:

            Whoever did this has training. You decide where.


              My guess is…Boy Scouts…c'mon…why is it whenever someone commits a crime wearing camouflage clothes, everyone assumes they have some sort of military training??  These guys weren't trained..they had surprise and force on their side…that's not to say that they haven't commited robberies before, but to say that had "training" is stretching it a bit…