LC robbery suspects all local

| 27/11/2013

(CNS) Updated Wednesday 1:08pm: Following the quick arrests made by the RCIPS of the suspects in Little Cayman's first armed robbery Tuesday afternoon, police have confirmed that all five men were Caymanian. The men were on board a canoe, which was spotted at sea during a joint operation involving the RCIPS Air and Marine Units. The five alleged robbers, aged 20,  27,  27, 29 and 40, remained in police custody Wednesday. The robbery took place at about 1:10pm yesterday when police received a report that five men, some of whom were armed with what appeared to be guns, entered the mini-mart store in Blossom Village and stole the cash pan, ran off and boarded a ‘fast vessel’. No shots were fired and no one was injured during the robbery. 

About 3.30pm, the RCIPS helicopter, which had deployed with armed officers on board, spotted a modified canoe approximately 25 miles off East End, Grand Cayman.

An RCIPS spokesperson said that the helicopter crew coordinated an intercept of the canoe by the Marine Unit’s Guardian. The canoe, with all five suspects on board, tried to evade Guardian by changing course several times at speed. However, according to police, the combination of the helicopter hovering ahead and the tenacity of the Guardian crew led to the suspects stopping the boat in the water.

Marine officers boarded the canoe and arrested the men on suspicion of robbery. The RCIPS reported that the men and the boat are currently being brought to shore.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Conspiracy Theroy…

    Police need to check if any or all of the five suspects have any gang affilation, as North Prison must now be one sided to strong and support or (soldiers) are needed to even up the odds.

    With the circumstances surrounding this fiasco, one can only presume they planned to get caught and sent straight to Northward without collecting two hundred dollars as they passed GO.


  2. Anonymous says:

    I understand that they were Caymanians with paper. Most likely, however they sound like real Caymanians who are not hard core criminals and not accustomed to these kind of crimes. The professional criminal would not have been caught.

  3. Anonymous says:

    5 gunmen go to LC to rob the local store….highly unlikely.  Am sure it was the bank they were after….not a particularly well thought out plan considering the bank isn't open on Tuesdays…FOOLS!  How they thought they wouldn't be caught is beyond me!  Dumb asses, the lot of them!

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is sad.  Some of our people destroying our own country.  Let me get this straight, these people would not take an honest job at fosters for 5 dollars an hour because those jobs are beneath them. However, collecting unemployment and/or committing crimes is not beneath these individuals?   Looks to me that we are making too many excuses for some of these scumbags.  

    In my opinion when going gets tough no job should be "beneath". How much did they steal? 50 bucks per person? They could have made that working the pumps at esso for a day. Why didn't they?

  5. Lock, Stock says:

    With the success rate of the DPP, these criminals will get off scotch free – no doubt about that bobo. 

  6. Anonymous says:

    Another poster is correct, the cost of fuel and time, let alone the boat now forfeited in this adventure and being arrested for a few hundred $ just does not make sense. I'll be interested to learn the nationalities of the crew members & if they originated in the Brac/ LC or GC ? Good job to the chopper crew & Gaurdian.. 

    • And AnotherTing says:

      Hellar, it is obvious their intelligence ( no pun intended) was off, their main objective had to be the Bank not the cash pan at the store. If nothing else hope the RCIP will be able to not just charge them, but make a case for a court to jail them. and Another Ting.


    • Anonymous says:

      They're Caymanian, like all the other thieves, house breakers, robbers and muggers that infest decent society and get caught. Same as the idiots who robbed Chisholms, they can't work out the principle of one road in and one road out. Uneducated morons!

  7. Foreign Devil says:

    Way to go coppers!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Did the pursuit begin within the territorial waters and continue beyond them?  Does not sound like it did. 

  9. Anonymous says:

      The dumbest robbery ever or Somali pirates who went astray? 

    • Anonymous says:

      I am actually surprised how many people find this in some sort of way funny.

      Never mind that this kind of crime is traumatizing to the victims in some form or shape, this robbery could have easily gone wrong and someone could have gotten hurt or killed. Also, another headline that mentions Cayman Islands and robbery in the same sentence, is obviously not what we need.

      Five men involved (grown men at that!) means that there are likely 5 sets of families and friends who must have some sort of idea what those tossers are up to, yet chose to look the other way. If any of them have any offspring, that means more children in Cayman who are going to grow up with daddy having spent some time in jail (if by some miracle our legal dept manages to win a conviciton and jail sentence for those bastards!) and a big chance that the cycle will just continue……..

      As a mother whose child has witnessed a crime years ago and sees how the child is still struggling with anxiety and other issues that impacts our entire family on a regular basis, I would love to find some humor in these id of stories, but sadly I can't!

  10. Anonymous says:

    How desperate do you have to be to want to do all this for a cash pan, that probably had $200 in it.??Sounds to me there is more to this story to come,

  11. Kadafe says:

    I thought I heard of it all but this… This was the height of stupidity..  Even if they thought they could get away how much were they thinking they'd get out of a cash pan in a little cayman store? And to split up for five people? This is almost laughable! Good job RCIPS give them a cell with padded walls. Mad man dem! Lol 


    • Anonymous says:

      Next door to the store is CNB Bank I understand that was ont opened today ,thankGod.

  12. Otherview says:

    Pirates of the Caribbean well and alive.  They will be hitting dive boats and  fishing excursions 

    on 12 Mile Bank next………stop the madness, crack down, increase the penalties for these crimes, authorize random searches of suspected or know offenders…..stop this wave before it turns into an uncontrollable TSUNAMI of CRIME !!!!  So bold because they now realize there in

    no penalty or recourse for their actions.

    • Hoping for better days says:

      ummm, hello! The governement just mentioned that it they are cutting costs for marine border protection. Guess what that means? Not much enforcement on the ocean my friend. Ask Alden why he decided to cut the marine unit of their resources? Ask him what sense this makes because we are an island surrounded by water, therefore we must exercise ever caution in protecting our boarders, even if it means from OUR OWN PEOPLE. (just saying)

      • Anonymous says:

        You cant argue on one hand about cutting resources to the police, then on the other hand argue about the excessive funding for police who cant solve crimes.


        Cayman cant have its cake and eat it too. Find a balance or get off the air.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Na today Bobo!  Look at us with the functional Marine Unit!

    • Cayman Concern says:

      Hurray for our Marine Police and Helicopter!! Take that Bobo

  14. Anonymous says:

    Only the worlds dumbest criminals would attempt to rob a village store in the middle of the caribbean with no where to hide what were they thinking did appreciate the good laugh though 


    Darren Ex little Cayman resident 


  15. Anonymous says:

    It is Pirates Week still, isn't it?

  16. Anon says:

    Good job!! 

  17. Anonymous says:

    Ironic that where pirates were last chased from our shores is the place to which they have first returned.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Robbers so fool that they didn't know that CNB is only open on Monday and Thursday????

    Now CNB will have to install a buzz-in system similar to the Credit Union on the Brac.

    Was just  a matter of time before crime caught up with Little Cayman.

    Where was the Little Cayman Police???



  19. Anonymous says:

    You couldn't make it up…..I want the film rights to the Comedy movie. (Joking aside it must have been a terrifying incident for the shopkeeper)

  20. Anonymous says:

    The hardworking people in Little Cayman had their quiet way of life violated today. XXXX

  21. Anonymous says:

    Credit must be given when its due!  Kudos to RCIP Marine Unit Guardian Crew and the Helicopter! XXXX

    Hopeful that they check to find out if these are linked to other crimes still unsolved. As you can see they are coming up with out of the box  ideas (for us)…nothing new in other jursidictions.

    And until WE ALL are willing to speak out and I mean ALL….not a minute percentage…they will hold us hostage to their criminal behaviour. We worry yes about poor witness protection? Well lets hold the powers that be accountable and stand fast together…they are their for us…Please do not be thinking, oh he my cousin or grandson…or son her daughter friend…because soon you will be next!

    It has been said that "the ruin of acountry begins in the home of it's people" And I am not talking about Caymanians only… People… all of us ….locals, new caymanians, residents and visitors alike. Stand up  and speak out against crime!

    The world suffers a lot… yes we accept that is because of the violence of bad people…BUT THINK ABOUT IT…It is PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE SILENCE OF GOOD PEOPLE!!! People we all need to stand together on this…. because it affects us all and  sooner rather than later….

  22. Anonymous says:

    you miss the out come, RCIPS are useless but they got it right this time, for once, so well done, not just keep at it….

  23. Anny Omis says:

    Hmmm, how much money could possibly be in the till at a mini mart in LC to justify the risk to 5 criminals, and cost of a fast boat and fuel? Me tinks there is more to this then meets da eye.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Good job RCIPS.

  25. Knot S Smart says:

    Good job RCIPSand the helicopter crew!

  26. Anonymous says:

    It's time to fit a 7.62mm mini-gun on that chopper.

    • Bald Eagle says:

      How about buying the RCIPS a Drone fitted with Hellfire missiles….it could stay up there for hours at a time, watching our seas for multiple idiots, in canoes and risk no ones life in the process….we could even pirate the video footage and show it on local TV!

      • Anonymous says:

        Airships could haul alot of equipment and stay up there for months.

  27. Anonymous says:

    How much could these guys steal from a minimart that supplies a population of approx 150 people to offset the cost of a fast boat fuel?  On top of that they would need to split the stolen money by 5.  

    I don't understand these criminals, unless this crime was perpetrated for other reason.  

  28. Anonymous says:

    Oh boy, I can see it coming. Next proposal by the RCIP will be that we will have to get permission to take our boats out and we will have to file a navigation plan! And yet, the crime will continue as long as the social ills aren't addressed but put aside for "more important" issues.

    • Anonymous says:

      The social ills you refer to are the imported uneducated people breeding the local idiots. The social ills you refer to are being made right here long before PPM or UDP, and even longer than the police commish set foot here. If people dont want to work or dont want to show up when they suposed to and are being told they are caymanians and that enough should suffice. The social ills are home grown lazy spoil brat kids that are up in age that we still calling children. Until we can cut social service hand outs and stop encouraging young women to breed children for more benefits then we will always be in this suitation. Blame the police, blame the ppm , blame udp, blame the queen. You have got to remember that other people have families to feed. If someone is not able or willing to work, why should employers be forced to hire them? Sooner or later they will see that the world continues to spin and they will get off there lazy asses and do what a real man or woman is expected to do, which is to work hard and give a days work for a days pay. I am sick and tired of this blame game. Cut social service and you will cut the lazy mentality that has been set in. Save the Goverment some money while finding ways to help the older folks so that they can have alittle peice of mind. We still have people expecting to walk into high level job position and to have new houses and cars and everything else that other person have taken 10 to 20 years to acheive. As they like to say, I prefer to stay home make babies than have to wake up and work so hard. Cut the crap, crime is not connected to being jobless. Heck, even the rapper found out that he can earn a plate of food by sweeping  a corner once in a while.  Show me one of this hold up crimes that has been commited out of need? I be here waiting.

  29. By Any Means Necessary says:

    UK is responsible for security. Have they dropped the ball?

  30. Anonymous says:

    Jack Sparrow and crew? Plunder and back to the ship. Ironic considering the recent festivities. 

  31. Anonymous says:

    I understand they have been caught… any update?

  32. anonymous says:

    They headed West Bay next.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Wow we gone to hell now!! Does 1 robbery and 1 murder on an island of 135 people make them the crime capital of the world now?

  34. Anonymous says:


  35. Anonymous says:

    Rah the thieves have turned into pirates!!! 

  36. Anonymous says:


  37. Anonymous says:

    This is really really sad.  The crime wave spreading to LC.  You almost thought LC was immune to violence.  Hope the criminals are caught.  This crime spread has absolutely gotten too far.

  38. Anonymous says:

    I saw on the news where the Sherriff's department in Ft. Lauderdale started an operation across the County to round up all the known criminals before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. many of them were forunf committing or about to commit crimes or were able to give names of other where criminal actiivity was going on.

    I f we have all of these police here that can't seem to catch criminals in the act, why don't we have a similar type operation one day and target all the known criminals and let's lock them down for the season..all the prison will have to do is make sure they stay in.

    I know the Premier will slough off this responsibility but the Commissioner is useless and we need to petition the governor to replae him with someone capable of handling the crime that is over running us. He is completly useless in my opinion. Nothing but talk!

    • Anonymous says:


      I wouldnt say the blame is on the commissioner. This lack of putting the laws in place to fighting crime is coming from higher-up….our elected politicians…the law makers.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Paradise lost, sad very sad indeed.


  40. Cheese Face says:

    Thats it, Cayman is finished, thanks sum bags, you have ruined the country.

  41. Anonymous says:

    All this talk about the government doing us expats favours by changing the immigration law is correct. The favour is this: I'll be leaving this place and all it's crime. I literally feel it's only a matter of time before some guy is at my door with a machete steaing my hard earned things and threathening my life and feeling justified in it all. 

    Good bye. 

    • Anonymous says:




  42. Anonymous says:

    Wake up people, stop living ing LaLa Land.  

  43. Anon says:

    Coming in by boat now. If they could afford to have a boat/gas etc to go to LC to rob we know that it is definitely not need, just pure criminal behavior.  God have mercy. Their boat is probably faster than RCIPS. They're probably almost to another island now. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Or they stole the boat as well.

    • Anonymous says:

      The "other island" being Grand Cayman or Cayman Brac I presume, 15:15?

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh Lawd! It not like Little Cayman got 50,000 people living there and that the store will be busy so as to have plenty cash. Can you imagine half a day sales to be divided into 5 and thats after taking away what was spent on the gas needed to get there and get away! There might be enough to buy a Christmas drink and I not talking of a mixed drink either, I talking of a beer or soda!  One thing for sure, we got some real Dumb robbers in Cayman!


    • Anonymous says:

      So, will this be a wake up call now?!!! Will the policy makers focus on the real issues that are leading to crime?!! Or will we continue with window dressing and great sound bites? What is happening in Cayman is the failure of Governments of the past right up to todays. Oh, don't think that I am excluding the bad parents out there, or should I say breeders, who have contributed to this cancer we now find ravaging the social fabric of our society. Perhaps Mr. Premier will focus on the socio-economi issues that now obviously have gotten to a point where seperation by sea can't offer some level of safety. Here we are securing jobs for people on permit while crime might well run them in the not too distant future. Here we are edging to becoming a police state, where phone calls ARE already being listened to. BUT YET crime is growing out of control. Perhaps now, Mr. Premier you will address the real root causes of crime and draw up some policies that will mitigate Cayman out of the ceptic reality it now finds it self in. I will be the first to admit that there are those in society that want nothing ore than a free ride. But there are those who fall through the cracks for one reason or the other, which is the case in Cayman and everywhere else in the world. I am afraid if real action is not taken soon, no level of lax immigration laws will keep people here. That also includes you educated Caymanians who will pick up and leave. We see what a uneducated and poor population is like in other parts of the world. Wake up!!! What will be attractive about an over priced crime infested island?  

    • Anonymous says:

      Yep, you are right, they are back home in Grand Cayman. Good Work RCIPS.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have a feeling they robbed the wrong island. Somewhat like the pilots of the jumbo jet landing in the wrong airport!!!! Lol


    • SSM345 says:

      When you are robbing different locations on different islands, you really are taking the piss out the RCIPS.

    • Anonymous says:

      Apparetly not faster, certainly not than the helicopter as all arrested?