Early morning heist at George Town restaurant

| 01/10/2013

(CNS): Two armed masked men robbed a local restaurant in George Town around 12.35 this morning (Tuesday). Police said that staff members at Meringue Town were securing the bar at the premises when they were approached by two men. Both suspects had their faces covered; one was in possession of what appeared to be a handgun, the other had a machete. After demanding money, they made off with a  sum of cash and were last seen running off to the rear of the building. No shots were fired and no-one was injured. One suspect is 5’10”, slim build, dark complexion dressed in black t-shirt and dark jean pants; a t-shirt was covering his face. The other is 5’6”, light brown skin,dressed in dark clothing with his face covered. Both spoke with Caymanian accents.

Anyone who was in the area at the time, or who saw the suspects either before or running off after the robbery, is asked to call the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777, or Crime Stoppers 800-8477(TIPS).

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  1. Anny Omis says:

    I don’t think this pair was the same pair as the other robberies, given that they picked the worst night to rob a local bar. I heard that they only got away with a tiny amt of cash, less then $50. The pair that hit the Westbay store, got the Western Union cash. Also the Brown’s pair picked the 1st of the month at a station known for doing a high volume of money transfers.

    My guess is local punks with out much upstairs.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What are their means of getting away? is it always running? or do they have some sort of transportation? someone must have seen something.  These must be the same guys doing ALL the robberies, using the same gun and getaway transportation.  They are pretty good at what they are doing, like professionals. Where are all these CCTV photos, some footage must be of them. I urge everyone that have small businesses, change your routine. Close 1 hour earlier, be on the lookout, prepare yourselves with bug spray, vinegar spray, bleach spray our something and do not be afraid to use it, we need to catch these vermits that are destroying everything Caymanian. These are people only out to get what they want, they do not care about the damage they are causing these Islands, they do not care about people, they just want things for FREE. We need to protect our borders, by finger printing everyone or eye printing everyone. We need to protect small businesses and everyone needs to be vigiliant! everyone…

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Police better start monitoring those outbound flights to Honduras.  These robberies has similiarities to what is going on over there. I am not saying to rule out the Caymanians and Jamaican thugs either, just be more vigiliant with that Honduras flights. The Honduran appearance and speech are similiar to the Caymanian.  Their passports needs to be scrutinized more closely too, as they are good at falsifying the documents.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why don’t the police air the CCTV footages? There has to be someone who recognize them or their mannerisms. Why are these details being hidden from us? Ever case should be profiled extensively on National TV. Even if it’s just a artist rendering of a suspect. Come on. Who are they really suppose to be protecting here now? Them or us? Hell, I know i would want to know if my neighbor was a burglar.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like some of the same ones in other cases. Does the RCIP do DNA testing at these scenes? There has to be some evidence connection here.

  6. FFS says:

    Damn clever those Jamaicans. Talking with Caymanian accents. We must find them and deport them and, give their jobs to Caymanians. We deserve our very own criminals.

    Coming here and doing our stuff. Damn them.

    • Anonymous says:

      When most of the criminals were speaking with J'can accents that is what the J'cans claimed – that people were talking with J'can accents to fool you into thinking they were J'cans. 

  7. Anonymous says:

    Your type of comment is getting old and stale. 

  8. Anonymous says:

    Same old same old…. CNS should start a crime section to hold all the crime news, which is most of the news these days.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It would be great if victims took some time to compose themselves and recall more descriptive detail for the police report – and if the police prompted for more detail during their interview with victims.  Wouldn't it be nice to know if this is the same gun and machete duo causing 90% of the violent burglaries around GT, rather than having 80 different unsolved mysteries?  How many of these guys could there be?

    • Anonymous says:

      Now there is some sound advice…it would be great if victims take some time to compose yourselves in face of a gun or machete!  Make sure you are there for the next one and you can take all the time you want.

    • Anonymous says:

      The police are always ready to condem the citizen in their efforts to make themselves safe, and the criminal is always on the right side of the law.  Anyone, who is found inside your property/home should be considered a trespasser and the homeowner should have the right to make the decision to deal with the situation.  Why wait for the police to come hours after  an incident, only to tell you there is nothing they can do, or they will get back to you and you never hear from them again.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Oh my god now these Expats crooks are speaking with fake Caymanian accents to fool people into thinking they are Caymanian..

    • Anonymous says:

      Well that's what the Jamaicans said when they were speaking with J'can accents!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Shock, Horror, but it can't be Caymanians? It surely has to be those pesky expats.

    Parents, you ought to beashamed of yourselves. What a broken generation we have coming through on this island. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Hate to agree with you on a broken generation but you are absolutely right many in this new generation need a real shaking up or this country will be doomed within a few years.  It seems that many of these criminals are the new Caymanian children of the mixed races, none the less Caymanians, only thing is many of them hold dual nationalities so when the do their time and crime here nothing stops them from going elsewhere and continue on.  Not the same for those of us who are just too old and tired to run.


  12. Anonymous says:

    It seems that we're reading the same description of 2 men over and over. Hope the police catch these guys soon.

  13. Anonymous says:

    This place is going down the toilet and fast.

    The sooner we wake up and stop talking crap about it's because the xpats got all the jobs and actually do something about these individuals that has no place in society the better.

    These guys has no interesting in holding an honest job, and the RCIP catch and release policy is not helping either.

    • Anonymous says:


      Yes, you are so right indeed!

      Caymanians are blaming it on unemployment.

      Putting more fuel to the fire, in blamimg the expat workers. This is BS, most these criminals do not work, they steal for a living.

      The police need to start searching every sucker that appares to be a problem to society. search their homes for the guns. search their cars, should  they look, or act suspecious. Get more pro-active.

      It is the only way we are going to rid our Island of these scums.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Allow business owners to carry guns! That will slow them down! Gt

    • Anonymous says:

      I understand what you are saying—- but that wouldn't work. More people would end up being shot, and it wouldn't always be the bad guy!!. The simple truth is that imitation firearms should be made illegal. The Police should use STOP and SEARCH when they suspect someone. If you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to worry about. Then the Courts need to sendout a stronger message by sending these would be Gangsta's away for a long time!!.

  15. Anonymously says:

    Oh, this one should be easy to catch.  Heads up police there are cameras around just ask, I won't say anymore but check out everything front, back and sides some image is bound to come up stay focus.  These scums should not get away so easy as they think.