Woman hurt in home invasion

| 06/07/2014

(CNS): A female homeowner was physically assaulted during a home invasion in George Town early Friday morning in one of more than a dozen burglaries in just over one day. The aggravated burglary took place just off the Linford Pierson when the woman was awoken and confronted by three offenders in masks and wearing dark clothing, one of whom was armed with a knife. The men demanded money and physically assaulted the woman, who was cut on the hand. The home invaders made off with around CI$300 in coins and $30 in notes. Between 9am on 3 July and 1pm on 4 July, another 13 burglaries were reported to the RCIPS.

Two of the burglaries were at commercial premises while eleven were at residential homes across the island. Most of the break-ins were in George Town, but one also happened in West Bay, one in Bodden Town and another in North Side.

Meanwhile, on Thursday 3 July in a police operation, four people were arrested in connection with previous burglaries during the last crime spike on Grand Cayman. During that operation, a search warrant was executed and a quantity of stolen property was recovered. The suspects have been interviewed and are currently on police bail whilst the investigations continue.

Detective Chief InspectorMalcolm Kay urged residents to help police handle the crime surge.

“The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service remains committed to investigating all reports of burglaries at both commercial and residential properties,” said Kay. “Once again, I am appealing to the public to assist us to keep these islands safe by reporting any suspicious activities. This may be as simple as observing an unusual person or vehicle in a neighbourhood or around a business premises at a strange time.

“Anything out of the ordinary may be of great help to us if something should occur in an area. Making a note of the person or their vehicle license plate can give us a great starting point when commencing an investigation,” the senior cop advised.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I note your comments above on lottering and garbage being struded over the streets. I wonder what is going on as I notice my street is usually clean but some mornings when I walk my dog I really wonder what took place during the night. Tissue paper, food boxes, beer and drink bottles and cans, used condoms, cigerrette packs/butts etc. Who are these people? They seem to have a vengence in for this place "Cayman" and its people. Why?  Overnight some farmers and homeowners have their plantains, bananas, mangoes, pumpkins ertc., missing in action. A farmer who lives all the way in Crewe Road and has his plantation in East End (High Rock) cried to me a few weeks ago when he visited his farm he cried when he discovered so much of his provision was stolen. This is ridicilous and someone is going to get hurt soon and very soon. This attitude of going around and stealing people property is way out of hand and the police is casting a blind eye on these situations. Most farmers have a shot gun licence to protect their propertyand many guns that has been placed in a corner covered with dust is being wipe clean with 3-in-one oil, surprise! One question to whoever is in charge of vehicles on the road, is all the black sut (pollution) that is killing our trees the result of all those vehicles on the road that is killing us each day making us cough and alallegies kick in "take the black muck vehicles" off the roads so we can enjoy some fresh air.

     

     

  2. Anonymous says:

    Breaking into a place  whether it is a private home, store, shop or whatever is serious crime, and the criminals should be treated as those thieves in a certain village in India, cut the hands off that break, steal and hard people who work hard to acquire their very own property. And yes, I do have a certain amount of blame to lay at the feet of our government. Why? For years now our goverment has sit back and see our communities suffer under the hands of thieves, robbers, murderers, con artists etc. you name it, Cayman has it, grown and imported. They have done little or nothing to bring these animals to justice. As small as this little island is how in the name of God can a house be broken into and the entire furnishing disappear from the island and no one knows where it has gone. Boat engines, cars, tyres, tvs, music equipment, wheelbarrows, tools etc. and the list goes on and yet no accountabality. School childrenn in England has been signing the song "check the containers leaving our shores" and yet nothing is done. I have known an incident where the police were called in to watch and investigate a certain container wherein items were in there with the labels of certain stores and electronic places and that container sailed out of this island packied to the brim with stolen goods packed night after night by light in the wee hours of the morning. A few weeks after the person saw the container removed and learned it was transported to the dock, when the person who reported the incident saw the police officer in traffic he just gave him a dirty look and drove our Caymanian islands police car and on cell phone at that. Caymanians we are a done breed, and I believe this person is telling the truth as I also had my house broken into and that officer from the Bodden Town unit is a useless as dead fly in a wet paperbag. If he is investigating your case, I can tell you the results right now "case close" and when he sees you he will turn his head like he don't know you.So homeowners "YOU" prepare for the robber and use your own precaution "there are more than one way to catch a cat without a gun" just be prepared toprotect your corner and do not let your guard down.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Too bad she didn't have a pan of boiling water handy.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Poor Caymanian? 

  5. Anonymous says:

    Not only be on the lookout for strange looking individuals. There is a delivery truck that drives by my neighbourhood on a weekly basis. For some time now I have  been observing that the driver seems to be intentionally looking at my property; and could be others as well, when he drives by. These are the kind of people we should also be watching out for, as the organized criminal network in Cayman Islands seems to elude the RCIPS quite successfully. 

    • Anonymous says:

      I ain't no psychiatrist, but have you ever thought that there could be a connection between it being a delivery truck and the (perhaps different) driver looking for a street number? Just a suggestion.

      • anonymous says:

        There was one in our street too. A slow moving truck with a couple of guys hanging off the back early in the morning. They seemed to be peering into everyone's front yard  and then threw refuse and garbage everywhere before leaving in a hurry.

      • Anonymous says:

        This delivery driver is a clever dude. 

      • Anonymous says:

        No he ain't lost. Same driver every week. FInd him to make unescessary drives around the neighbourhood, and tend to focus on my property when he drives by, at front and back. maybe he is a salker.

      • Anonymous says:

        The study of psychiatry is in adequate to work out this situation.

      • Anonymous says:

        If you are implying that paranoia is badfor your health, I urge you to think again, expecially in today's society.

    • Anonymous says:

      Especially when they are arriving by boats and overstaying.  Are we serious about crime and the ones who are really the overseers?  Can we understand or see for ourselves.  Flushing the system.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Where is Bainsey in his SUV when you need him?!

  7. Anonymousand says:

    The “Loitering” law needs to be expanded!
    For now, it only applies during daylight hours; but these bums with nothing but time can ‘loiter” + case out homes + shops, then break them at will.

    • Anonymous says:

      Police should be checking those wayside sales, especially on weekends.  They rob, steal and sell.

  8. Anonymous says:

    If gun use was more widely permit, the headline would likely read "Woman shot dead in home invasion".  Is that a better outcome?

    • Anonymous says:

      If she was armed it would have more likely read " Burgler shoot dead by Woman during home invasion" and yes that would have been better…

      • Anonymous says:

        Nope, the chances of non-criminals being killed goes up about 400% in such situations.  Such very unlikely to read that.

      • Anonymous says:

        I disagree.

         

        Nice home owners would hesitate before shooting an intruder. They are, after all, nice people who generally do not want to hurt anyone.

         

        The intruder, who is not a nice person, would probably not hesitate and shoot first.

         

        The result? A dead home owner and a thug who gets away scott free with some loot.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again, every year this happens, schools out! Oh and for those that think these crimes are expats u are wrong, they are our kids! And always have been. Problem needs to be addressed in our homes and schools. Time for our MLAs to take action, oh wait! They don’t care! They like their salaries and don’t want to ruffle any feathers, as they may not get elected in a few. Yrs..

  10. Anonymous says:

    There is no sense in forwarding information to the police.

    They will always need proof.

    I had my car broken in and a worker had flooded my house. In both cases the police couldn't do a thing, even though they had the names of the criminals involved.

    Next time I will shoot . . .

    • Anonymous says:

      You believe in death for workment maing errors with your plumbing…. jeez.  

      • Anonymous says:

        Another gun nut Barney Fife looking to shoot his bullet.

      • anonymous says:

        If that is the case, things ain't looking good for Lime or the delivery guys at Cox lumber.

    • anonymous says:

      Strange that … the police needing proof. 

      Unlike elsewhere where the balance of probabilities and the distance between each retina is enough for arrest and conviction.

  11. Anonymous says:

    This will continue to happen until people are allowed to possess a firearm or other self defense tool to protect themselves and their families. It will unfortunately take violent attacks against prominent members of the society before any serious action is taken.

    Criminals could rape and kill every "average" woman or man in this country and absolutely nothing would change.

    • Anonymous says:

      This will continue to happen until people are taught  principles, manners and respect.

  12. A concern native. says:

    Until we can decide to get a grip on the outgoing containers with stolen items that will be sent off to source countries in exchange for DRUGS and GUNS to return to our beautiful islands to destroy our people !

    I will repeat Most stolen items are shipped off of these islands in containers and very little is being done to catch these people with the containers of stolen items out going. It is very little that is being done when these containers are being searched by the the Offiials to dentify the stolen items.

     

     

  13. Mark Hennings says:

    Schools out.

    • Anonymous says:

      Correction- PUBLIC school is out. 

       

      A completely different breed of animal. 

      • Anonymous says:

        Hmmmmmm………………………………….. NOT all private school kids are angels!!!!! 

        XXXXXXXX

        So be careful with your biased remarks……………..  just saying  !!

      • Anonymous says:

        Private school children enjoy drugs so they could be up to stuff too why so begative on public school kids? Shame on you people maybe if people on this island wasnt so greedy and scornful and helped the youth they wouldnt be so terrible most if them are unloved and HUNGRY. I try my best to help the ones i can and i see change in them. 

    • Anonymous says:

      To 19:18, schools are out.  Yes, but schools are out where you came from too.  If life was that good there, you should have stayed there, while schools were out.  Enjoy your day.

  14. Anonymous says:

    YOU THINK THIS IS BAD!!!!

    If you think this is bad, you have not seen the worst yet. Caymanians are fed up, IMPORTING cheap labour is the root cause of it all. Jobs advertised for such cheap renumeration and requesting phd's and 10 years experience and when you apply they say you are overqualified.

    GOVERNMENT is to be blamed for it all, handing out work permits like they are going out of style, not checking people's background, people getting work permits and cannot speak or understand english.

    BURGLARIES? revolution is next – watch out!!!

    • Diogenes says:

      Because if you are unemployed its ok to cut some poor women – not your fault, driven to it by those nasty expats stealing your jobs….right.  SMH..  There is NO excuse for that kind of violent behaviour – none.  

       

    • Anonymous says:

      Yup, My son is addictted to crack and always stealing from me and my neighbours. This is all the governments fault, becuase if there were no expats or work permits he would have had a good paying jobs and never became a crackhead or at least he wouldn't have to steal to support his addiction.

    • anonymous says:

      This revolution, I will only take part in it if I can be the director of it and I don't have to start too early.

    • anonymous says:

      Will there be free food?

    • anonymous says:

      I am not sure when the revolution will take place, but I am going to be running an hour late as I need to check by one yard.

    • anonymous says:

      I am only a 1st generation Tasmanian however, my son will 12 in November. What are the age limits for this revolution and is it just indigenous can apply?

    • anonymous says:

      How much we paid?

    • Judean peoples front says:

      Romanus eunt found brothers. This is it, the start of the revolution. Don't wear your best sandals.

  15. Anonymousand says:

    So why give these prople bail when they are caught+arrested?
    Does RCIPS think they will be angels while waiting for their case to be heard???
    Dem need someserious pnishment.
    Out of hand now Cayman.
    And it’s people of all ages, genders+nationalities robbing +burgling while people working or resting asleep!
    Sick!

    • Anonymous says:

      They get bail because the law and constitution says so; all done by your politicians and supported by some Judges and even if police take them to court and beg to have them locked up, the Judges and Magistrates turn them loose.  What a thankless job them poor police have.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Time for a 10 year minimum sentence for a first offense.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Bainesy, please do something now !!!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Why do people in the US and apparently in Cayman as well call this a "home invasion?"    Its a break-in, not a nation attempting to overtake another nation.   

    • Anonymous says:

      More sensational and pandering to American "cultural" creep?

    • Anonymous says:

      Is YOUR house not your "home"? Also, surely it would be to "take over" another country not to 'over-take', that's what cars do on a highway. Jus' saying.

       

       

    • Anonymous says:

      Because they entered / "invaded" someones home by force. Know what I mean?

    • Anonymous says:

      Ever since old English law where, "a man's home is his castle" the security of one's homewas considered very important.

      When someone breaks into a home when the owners are present then it is an invasion in the truest sense of the word, it is a violation of people's private personal space.

      • Anonymous says:

        Home invasion, that's why anyone who is found inside your home should be a statistic.  

  19. Anonymous says:

    It took almost three days before the public new about the 14 burglaries which took place Thursday-Friday.  Will cameras protect us NO, its after the fact if it even works.  You are going to tell me 14 burglaries took place and no one thought about telling the public about this, to be more vigilent to take more care cause the police aren't going to help you!!!  Hey ezzard I don't think cameras will protect the people. 

    • Anonymous says:

      They only protect the billboards of the politicians.

      I got broken  in to twice, while living next to a camera. Nothing could be done with it.

      The cameras are just a way to ship our money to another business friend.