Woman mugged on GT street

| 30/08/2013

(CNS): A male cyclist snatched a bag from a 47-year-old woman on Thursday night (29 August) as she walked along Boilers Road in George Town sometime between 8:30pm and 9:00pm. George Town officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident, in which they say the man rode up to his victim and suddenly snatched her bag before running off and leaving the bicycle behind. The suspect was around  5’3” in height with a light complexion. He was wearing a red sweater with a black hood and was last seen running off towards South Church Street and the direction of Hard Rock Café.

It is believed that he may have been in that area for some time before the incident.

Anyone who was in the area last night and witnessed the incident or the suspect before or after the bag snatch took place is asked to contact George Town police station on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477(TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    My home was broken into by breaking my window which the only shutter was loose – now I leave all the shutters locked. They tried to break my kitchen door but the glass was thick then they noticed the window and broke that – stole everything they could and left their bicycle when they heard a car drive up. My car was broken into twice – mashing my window – once they left their cap, when I asked the Police about finger prints he replied that it was too expensive; poor sample of a Policeman!!

    A friend just this week was returning to Canada – they broke into his apartment stole his money and threw his passport  from his belongings. What a shame that he has to carry this terrible news on his last day on the island!!  Cops, get these culprits and quickly too, no delaying!!!! 

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cayman needs to drop thier hollyer than thou attitude and except that there are a lot of bad guys here both local and foreign. The RCIPS needs to start acting like a police force and enforce the law to protect people..

  3. Anonymous says:

    There's probably no more than 100 people responsible for all the burglaries and muggings. You know who they probably are and where they spend most of theoir time. Put them all under surveillance all the time until you catch them in the act. You have 450 police to do this.

    • Anonymous says:

      True, but a vast number cannot even write a statement and could not even follow  themselves under surveillance. We need more cops that can chew gum and walk.


  4. Anon says:

    The PPM-led coalition government is deafeningly silent. Sssshhhh hear that? That's the sound of no one doing anything  

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, I can remember all the speeches McKeeva made about crime. But wait….

    • Anonymous says:

      get ready for 3 mores years it.. they only in there to serve themselves. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    I just watched Cayman 27 and see that the Police are prepared to investigate any murders that may happen ; it is nice to know that they will be there to try and pick up the pieces after the fact. The problem is that like this incident, they come at some point if you are lucky, to take a statement, do a half as- look for evidence, like the bullet casings left at Reflections that a reporter found after they spent all night combing for evidence, then they beg for help, and tell the public it is thier duty to step up and come forward. In the meantime nothing fruitfull ever or almost never comes from these actions and the CoP is crying that they need more resources as they are so taxed and without on a 50 million dollar budget with his small (lol) 400 plus mman strong force. Then they spend money on these cameras that cost an arm and a leg to have and maintain and by all accounts if the money was spent  the purchase of these cameras and tehn the yearly maintaince was put towards salarys of Police Officers of qualiity, we would have better results. In fact if you cut this service down to 160 really dedicated and educated men and women you would see a huge drop in crime. We have armed incidents, street muggings and home invasions and no matter what spin is put on it, they are a threat to the greater community, it begs to ask what kind of Commisoner of Police is Baines when he stands by and schemes ideas to curb crime and this is the result. He is at the wheel and noone else This is his charge and his duty. He is accountable to the Governer and only pays lip service to the local people and LA members. His plan has failed. HE has been here for four years and crime is not remarkably lower then when he came.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Why didn't she take the bicycle and chase him??  Surely he could not outrun her!!  

  7. Anonymous says:

    Drugs have destroyed this country. When cocaine came on the scene in the ’80s, Cayman started crashing from then. That was it. We still can’t recover.

    • Anonymous says:

      Legalize, tax, and control drugs. It is not a pretty solution but it is much better than the status quo.

  8. Community Service says:

    No statement Mr. Premier?

    Anything to say about the crime afflicting your country?

  9. Anny omis says:

    My Appologies to this woman on behalf of all decent people on this Island, and I hope she was not harmed physically. Although I am sure the mental stress is great. (I too have been mugged, and I wanted to kill the little F-ers).

    My issue is the suspect description. It is of no help. Does ‘light complexion’ mean caucasian? Or does it mean Hispanic? Or does it mean lighter skinned black? Or does it mean Asian? A little more clarity and detail would be helpful from our law enforcement folks. ‘Light complexion’ is overly vague, and might mean something different to someone with more (or less) melanine.

  10. Expat says:

    I can remember coming backto Cayman after college and people told me that Grand Cayman was not what she once had been.  The homes that had been left open when we walked barefoot on marle roads to visit our friends were not protected by fences and gates and security systems.  I cry for you my beautiful Cayman.  You have sold yourself to the highest bidder like a cheap slave.  Years ago the reports came out saying that we needed to pay attention to EVERYONE not just the top set in High School who could afford college off island.  Now we pay for that shortsightedness that allowed some to grow mega rich while others were left behind in the dust.  The sweetness of the island I knew and love is gone, maybe forever.  Maybe one day I will be lucky enough to find a little rock in the ocean again where everyone takes care of each other, "A man's word is his bond" – as my father was told when he went to buy a house, and where brotherly love is almost always the order of the day.

    • noname says:

      Yeah, blame it on the likes of Dart, American television, expts, etc. blah blah blah. When are Caymanians going to take responsibility for the actions of their own? Seriously, this country is moral bankrupt and it has nothing to do with anything but the greed of Caymanians.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I have a $50 bet that the RCIP did not even bother to get fingerprints off the attacker's abandoned bicycle.  I hope I lose that bet, but I'm unfortunately probably going to win.  🙁

    • Otherview says:

      Finger prints off a bicycle?  RCIPS do not have the talent or technology to sample

      finger prints from a bicycle, let alone a a polished window pane…….been there, watched them dump a mess of "magnetic powder"  around my house and they found nothing.

      RCIPS Finger print techs have told me this is because all criminals wear gloves…………

      especially, bike riding, purse snatchers.   This place is a frigg'n joke.  CAME N' GONE.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ask Baines. My God, I hope the new governor rakes his sorry ass over the coals before sending him back home.

        • Anonymous says:

          So Baines is the guy you blame for the criminals on the island?  I think its more the culture that teaches no responsibiliy or accounting for one self.  Besides, if you send everyone home only the turtles would be left.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Disgusting…Every day there is another incident…When is it going to end, and when are

    the powers that be going to do something about this…

    • Anonymous says:

      Repeal Mac's thousands of status grants to economic dependants  would be a good start..

  13. Anonymous says:

    Some young punk tried this on my briefcase about a year ago behind Mary Street. He was quite surprised when I flung my pickups door open, & sent him flying over the handle bars onto the road. People of Cayman- stand up to these street thugs & dont let them target you.

  14. Kadafe says:

    We civilians need means of defending ourselves! Legally!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Three nasty crimes in about three days. Helicopters CCTV cars equipment dogs a road education. And we live in a community that jas crime parallel to a USA getto. These crimes.are not even the other problems like the Zombie crack heads walking around. You have soda cans laying under trees that are used to smoke crack. You have burglery and petty theft. You have countless acts of sexual atrocities against our children. These are a signature of a land that has lost its grip on morality and law and order.

    • Anonymous says:

      I cannot imagine the sad idiot reading your excellent observation and then giving thumbs down. What do they want, more crime, more decay?

  16. Cayman Mama says:

    Why abandon the bike?  Perhaps he had stolen that too.  


  17. Hoping for better days says:

    So he left the bicycle behind with his prints on it then.

    Real genius this one is. He rides up, snatches the bag then decides to ditch the bike and foot it?

    WOW. I am glad to know the woman was not injured however.

  18. Rusty says:

    Where are the CCTV? Bostock and Eric bush this is what I mean in my last comments of the raid in savannah. Millions of dollars spent and is still being spent yet, the public is not any safer, RCIPS stillappealing to the public for assistance and this guy is still free.


  19. Anonymous says:

    Wow all these articles about crime all of a sudden…… hmmm.  Close to the RCIP much?

  20. Anonymous says:

    I think hoodies should be banned.  It is way too hot to be wearing them outside on this island.

    • Anonymous says:

      I hate to say it but this is actually a good idea LOL.

      WTH are you doing wearing a hoodie in a place where it rarely goes below 80.

      Can anyone say SUSPECT!

  21. Anonymous says:

    So RCIP, is this another situation in which the woman was "targeted"? Lets face it, the RCIP is just not capable of handling the situation in Cayman, whether that be be design or just plain incompetence. If we do not start demanding better, we will forever be stuck with what we have.

  22. Senior says:

    Someone who is desparate for money, seeing he leaves his own bicycle to flee on foot. What is happening to Cayman?  More people out of jobs and more youth getting themselves into mischief, not scare to go to Northward Prison because there is free food there and less of the pain they are now going through. Government need to fix this and work on our economy, or else we will see more petty thefts and incident like this occuring.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are right, this is an "unemployment", if by "unemployment" you mean "crack".

    • Anny omis says:

      My take is that is was not ‘his’ bicycle. He can always steal another, so it is expendible. As far as prints go….good luck.