Archive for September 7th, 2013

Man shot during robbery

| 07/09/2013 | 72 Comments

(CNS) Updated:  A resident of North Side has been shot in the arm by a would-be robber during another doorstep heist. The police said the victim was shot outside his home on Perditha Lane off Frank Sound Road at around 1:45 on Saturday morning. The 51-year-old businessman was returning to his house when he was approached by a masked armed robber, who fired at him before he and a possible second suspect fled the scene. The man was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was successfully treated for his injury. Police said the victim was surprised by one robber after he exited his vehicle and approached his front porch, when the suspect shouted, "Hold Up!"

However, the victim reacted by pelting a bottle at the suspect, who discharged a firearm. The suspect then ran off towards the direction of Frank Sound Road and made his escape with a second person, who was also running away.

The first suspect is described as slim built, about 130-140 pounds, low cut hair, dark brown complexion, wearing a 3/4 pants, believed to be wearing a t-shirt, and a red bandanna around his face.  No description of the second suspect was given.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact DC 351 Khalesiah Barboram at 326-1899.

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Car smash triggers major power cut

| 07/09/2013 | 19 Comments

(CNS) Updated: A single vehicle smash in the early hours of Saturday morning on the Linford Pierson Highway cut power across Grand Cayman, from George Town to North Side, when two light poles caught fire. The high speed collision happened at around 1:45am, the police confirmed. The car hit and broke one CUC utility pole in two, which then appears to have hit the second pole, causing transformer explosions. Residents across Grand Cayman were without electricity for around six hours in some parts of the island and the road was closed to traffic as crews replaced the poles. According to the RCIPS report, the unaccompanied 31-year-old male driver was travelling very fast east on the Linford Pierson Highway in a Ford Edge car when he lost control.

The driver ran off the highway near Rankin Drive on the left side and collided with the light pole, breaking it off in two pieces. The pole caught fire and the two explosions followed. RCIPS, Fire Service and CUC personnel attended the scene, where the fire was extinguished.

The driver of the Ford Edge was arrested at the scene on suspicion of DUI and dangerous driving. He was taken to the George Town hospital, where he was examined by a doctor but he was discharged without any serious injuries and placed on police bail. The Ford Edge was said to be extensively damaged as a result of the crash.

Residents across the islands were without power for several hours Saturdaymorning following the crash.

As a result of major electrical storms on Sunday across Grand Cayman, several areas were without power again as a result of strikes on power lines. CUCsaid it would detail the power outages Monday.

The investigating officer, PC 357 Watts, is appealing to anyone who witnessed the crash to contact him at 949-4222.

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