Al la Kebab truck stick-up

| 23/07/2014

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for a lone, local gunman who held up a food truck parked in Red Bay last night (Tuesday 22 July). Although no one was injured during the armed late night stick-up at the Al La Kebab mobile restaurant, the robber made off with an undisclosed sum of cash. The incident occurred just before midnight. Police said that 911 received the report at around 11.55pm. The truck was parked on the Red Bay Road close to the entrance of Selkirk Drive, George Town. The lone armed man had a slim build, was wearing black clothes a mask and a hoodie and spoke with a Caymanian accent. He was said to be carrying what looked like a silver hand gun when he approached the truck and demanded cash.

Witnesses said he eventually made off on foot with an undisclosed sum of money but the direction in which he went is unknown. No shots were fired and no staff or customers were hurt.

An RCIPS spokesperson said the officers on the case are seeking any information that may assist them with apprehension of the armed suspect. Members of the public who may be able to help are asked to contact 800TIPS (8477) or call the RCIPS hotline at 9497777 or any of the police stations in the Cayman Islands.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Did ANYONE else see Alan Silverman's interview on CITN? Why is this a problem?

  2. immigrationissue says:

    Caymanians cant get work, Immigrtion permit fees gone up. No body worry about the little/poor man anymore.. Time to draw down on them gov people…people stress out

    • Anonymous says:

      Caymanians can get work.  Stupid and stoned people can't get work.  As you post proves you are in this second category.

    • Anonymous says:

      Explain why it is impossible to be a waiter or waitress in the meantime? 

  3. Anonymous says:

    CCTV… quality vs. quantity? There are CCTV units that can read license plates, but the cost factor and profit margin. The guard if he was on duty should have taken a page from the Commissioner’s book, got in his vehicle and run over the fleeing culprit. Bicycle will not work. Poor guard all defenseless. Need to issue all guards SUV's.

  4. Cheese Face says:

    If they have any CCTV footage of this prick, why haven't we seen it yet? They need to get these pictures out ASAP so people have things fresh in their memory.

    Showing us a picture 2-3 weeks later is a waste of time.

  5. Heat says:

    Welcome to Al la Kerob.

  6. Anonymous says:

    "The direction he went is unknown".  Is Al la Kebab big with the chronically short sighted or something?

  7. Mark Hennings says:

    Who says CCTV does not have them? Worked for me.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Maybe it was Ala Kapone?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Isn't there a CCTV camera on the pole located on the median of the main road near where the kebob truck parks?

    Come on!!  Cameras all over the island and serving no purpose. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes but it isnt a regular camera it only reads number plates.  The other regular camera is by Hurleys in the middle of the roundabout.

      • Anonymous says:

        I cant read the licence plate on most of the cars in front of me. Why would anyone think that a camera can read them. 

        • Anonymous says:

          AMPR automated plate recognition is why the cameras can see the numbers it's technology that's far better than our eyes. Police need to be proactive not reactive. They should know the hotspots. Not saying they can be very where at the seem time. From the instant the robbery was reported the officer i charge at GTPS should have been monitoring the cameras in the area and direct the officers accordingly and put them in strategic positions. Wow more energy is put into planning a roadblock than apprehending suspects. Allow the civilians to do a David Baines on them suckers mow em down stop ontop of em and leave em pinned between the car n the ground.  No excessive force. And u gots way more civilians than we got Police and we always all over the place all hours of the day and night!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Can anyone honestly say has any of these CCTV cameras all over the island help identify anyone committing a crime and was able to prosecute them from it?  I don't recall, so one would wonder why did we have to spend millions of dollars on something that isn't working???????

      • Anonymous says:

        You are wrong. One of his neighbour’s told me someone stole David Baines boat trailer. CCTV footage was used to trace the vehicle to its destination, the culprit identified and the trailer returned. So they can be used if someone can be bothered.

        • Anonymous says:

          18:07 Sure and I believe in the easter bunny, tooth fairy and santa claus, funny they solved who stole David Baines trailor…what about all the other crimes???

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes.  The criminals that robbed the cnb on west bay road were tracked down after changing cars and splitting up by piecing together several cameras from all over the island. The video was instrumental on catching and convicting them. I don't of other times, but the cameras worked amazingly for that case. 


        • Anonymous says:

          20:09, i don't think it was the cameras that was instrumental in convicting them….the car they were using for the bank robbery was their own and the armoured car blocked it it, so hence the plates they were able to trace, then they ran to the round about and again, their own car burgancy i believe suv picked them up, again plates…so not sure where you are getting your information from….

    • Anonymous says:

      So you believe that the CCTV is able to see through masks & hoodies? If that was the case very robber going into a professional business would be caught. Have you not seen the images of the bank robberies. CCTV is just one tool in possibily solving these crimes.

    • Anonymous says:

      There I thought the only people looking at the camera's output was the CIA.

  10. Nonsense says:

    Anyone who believes that Caymanians are not the ones committing these crimes needs to visit Court # 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday to see who are being charged, with the crimes. Wake up Caymananians we have our own criminals.

    These are sad times for us. We are losing our youth to drugs and crime.

    Concerned Citizen.

    • Anonymous says:

      No you lost your youth a long time ago when the trash mommas & daddys were growing up.

      The parents did not teach right from wrong .

      Every day i become more disgruntled I see all of you stealing and hurting others  

      and you dont even kow you are stealing because you were not taught properly.

      Caymanians do not know right from wrong .Let me go into detail

      you talk and text while at work that is stealing my time that i pay you for

      you take water that is for paying customers, that is stealing

      you take tools home from work,pencils are included that is stealing

      you make people your slaves holding deportation over their heads if they dont do as the boss wants

      Poeple are afraid to leave there spouses because divorce gets you deported

      Caymanians dont protect there own children

      God is cursing this little island and you all dont even know why

      because you all were not taught right from wrong   

      • Anonymous says:

        If you dont have anything good to say about cayman then why did you came here to live? go live in afghanistan if you think that way…

      • Anonyanmous says:

        You are correct, but let me remind you that the last generaton that was taught by Caymanians was 40 years ago every other generation were raised by helpers many who were very good with the children and a few who were no good.  The children of today are the results of the training that they got from some of their helpers who plyed them with stories of what happened in their home country and many of our young people tried to imitate and often emulate the bad man/woman stories that they were told by some of those helpers when they were young and impressionable. I will not only lay blame at the helpers who did not do a good job with some children, but will also blame many of the parent of those children who did not take intrest in their children and thought that the children were the total responsibility of the help 7 day per week and even during vacation. There is an old adage which says you get what you paid for and reap what you sow.  Maybe this is just what is happening in Cayman with our young people.  

        • anonymous says:

          So now it is the helper' s fault?

          Who are you going to blame Cayman' s extensive problems on next?

          • Anonyanmous says:

            I will forever blame Cayman's extensive problems on people like you, those who come in here take all that they can and contribute nothing yet expect the natives of this country to bow down and kiss their rings.  I will forever blame people like you that are so ungrateful, the kind that we have given a mile and now they expect the entire country.  I will forever blame people who came here and imported the crime and lifestyles that they ran from in their country of origin.  I will forever blame people who come here and feel entitled to stay here after working for 7 years got paid for their labour and are  now claming that they have contributed so much to our society and who get blogging on CNS and tell the natives of this country who feel entitled to job in their own country that they are wrong to feel "entitled" in their own country while you feel that it is your right to remain here and you are entitled to be here.  I will forever blame those people who come here and take us to court to let them in when they don't have  proper language skills to work here.  I will forever blame those people who come here and expect to be entitled in Cayman while generational Caymanians should not feel the sense of entitlement in their own country of birth. I welcome every expat who have become Caymanian in heart and deed and by God there are many but people like you I will forever blame for the destruction of the Cayman Islands and like they say don't let the door knob hit you!

            • Anonymous says:

              Ypu haven't given a Mile you sold it….

            • anonymous says:

              I will go when I am ready.

            • anonymous says:

              So again, it is someone else's fault.

              When the door has finally hit us all on the ads on the way out, as you so desire, who then will you blame and who will prop up the govt. Funding with ever increasing permit fees?

      • Anonymous says:

        God is not cursing us. Scraping shit off your shoes might be unpleasant, but the end result is beneficial.

    • Anonymous says:

      Its more like the older generations including the government is selling out and the our young people don't see a future for themselves.

      • Anonymous says:

        Nah.  The young are just lazy and immoral and you are an apologist.

    • Rp says:

      It's the limitless social assistance, the handouts, the entitlement policies who are destroying our people. People receiving assistance need to be held accountable for ensuring that they use the assistance to better themselves by acquiring new skills and integrate into society within a short period of time.  

      We need to force the unemployed and the welfare people to be accountable for acquiring new skills.  Mandatory attendance for training, sessions with councilors, jobinterviews, intervention programs etc.  Paying them to stay home and incentivizing them to have kids in order to increase their social benefits doesn't work! We are failing our own by teaching them that they deserve everything without any accountability simply because they are Caymanian.  Sad.


  11. Anonymous says:


  12. Anonymous Police says:

    Where are the PoPo's aint like this is not alongside the main road Oh Dey at the Police meetings begging for more money annd more equipment  All those hoping and wishing on the BIG Camera Solution!!!!! The BUSH&BOSTOCK Make Some DOLLAS Fund has gone up 92% and the taking care of Bizznesss forcast is looking good oooooh yeah! who da heck cares about crime and criminals that is the Poleeese problem and they have over 500 staff and increase daily they will eventually overwhelm criminals by share numbers? Go deh My Lodge Bro make that Money$$$$$$$

  13. Anonymous says:

    Just putting in my 2 cents, remember the article stated the guy had on A mask and a Hoodie, how can CCTV identify that individual. It’s know way.

    • Anonymous says:

      Welll simple policing says does he always wear a mask ? No

      First look at the hoodie, colour style etc.

      Now roll the cameras back and look for a man in a similar hoodie headed in that direction.

      In order to minimize suspision I would bet money that he put the mask on about a minute before he did the deed.


  14. Suburb robberies? says:

    Where I grew up (much bigger population in USA) we had suburb cops that were much smaller police forces, but much more effective!  I would never dare roll through a stop sign or speed on a neighborhood street, because I would be caught.  Let's face it, our local police presence is pitiful and the crooks know it.

    I have said this AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETINGS!! That Both Red Bay and Prospect need assigned patrols, period.  Come on? with 400 policemen and 100+ cop cars, we can't have a 24/7 "beat cop" driving around the Red Bay/ Prospect area?  Please.

    Each district should have a 24/7 patrol and PUBLISH the contact cell number so can effectively HELP to police. 

    This is not rocket science and we the people DO want to help, but if I saw that man in a hoodie walking up Sellkitk Drive last night at 11:45PM, "WHO" would respond?  The zzzzz Central Police station?

    The neighbors are willing to help, but the police need to step up their game.  Politicians need to push for Enforcement at ALL levels.

    Start with studying zero tolerance theories!  Our conservative population will welcome it, but leadership must start from the top!

    • Anonymous says:

      WELL SAID!

      • Cayman Concern says:

        For the new detractors, the "well sais" was a thumbs up for zero tolerance and getting a better police presence

    • Anonymous says:

      You’re leaders in america is pittiful because their always sending you guys into war for money and oil and they dont give a danm about none of you all and you are trying to say what needs to be done in cayman? Come on you’re country aint no better so dont say what needs to be done here and im not defending these criminals but dont act as if you’re country is any better because just about everywhere in the world has the same crime!

      • Anonymous says:

        Americans go to war because some animal of a man is hurting people.

        We Americans will come after anyone whom violates another.

        We are blind to the color of your skin

        We will Destroy all whom need to be destroyed

        The world would be screwed if it werent for Americans coming to everyones rescue

        America is the greatest country in the world because America is made up of the best people in the world.

        Cayman only exists because America lets you, you entertain us, but dont be mistaken we could destroy you in one moment by just not visiting your rock.



        • Anonymous says:

                08:56.First of all let me say that I like the USA and have been lucky enough to visit a number of times.However I will take issue with your statements one through five.If America goes to war because people are being hurt;Why have they not declared war on China,Russia,or North Korea,to name a few countries where help is needed.

        • Anonymous says:

          You’re a real idiot for saying something like that do you think killing innocent people is something for you people in america to be proud of?if you guys are so POWERFULL then why dont they pick on other super powers like russia and china? The only thing that concerns you people is money thats why you always have wars to profit from them just like you all did the false flag on 911..people like you should go into the army and show what you have instead of running you’re mouths..

        • Anonymous says:

          @08:56 if america is the greatest country then why is there so much poverty and currupted people working in high levels in government?all the trillions of dollars you guys spend on war could help your own country from poverty but the only reasons for having war is to put more money in the leaders pocket and dont care about no one else..take you’re head out of you’re rear and realise what is going on in your country!

        • Anonymous says:

          You americans are a bunch of murdering thugs. We don't want you anywhere near us. We live in peace and you are destroyers of all that is good. Please be polite and humble when you set foot in Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:

      You do understand that the police don’t answer to politicians, right?

    • Rp says:

      I understand your point but we need to fix the root of the problem.  What can we do to ensure less of our people resort to crime? We need to reduce the demand of policing rather than increase the supply of policing to meet the demand.  

      It starts at at childhood stage.  We need to monitor and support kids from low income families and intervene if parenting is not adequate. 

      Here is a true story.  My family owns an aftershool learning centre.  A six year old boy showed up everyday from 3-6pm, picked up toys and books and played with them. When asked why he was not going straight home aftershool he mentioned that mom and dad were at work.  At closing time 730pm my wife drove the little boy home. When reaching the low income residence the grandma came out of the house and hit the little boy.  He never showed up again since.  There is a boy looking for help at the age of six, choosing to spend his time in a learning environment but poor parenting is pulling him in the wrong direction. 



      • Anonymous says:

        Thats sad – can you report them to anyone to see that he gets the help he needs. Some people just shouldnt have kids.

      • Anonymous says:

        Maybe the child can be removed from the home and put under governmental care, foster home or adoption? 

  15. Anonymous says:

    the guard was probaly teh first person to run lmao

  16. Anonymous says:

    Love the school holidays.

    • Anon and on and on..... says:

      Too right!  If it looks like a West Indian Wistling Duck and quacks like a West Indian Whistling Duck, then in all probability it is an Arctic Tern.  This is just the sort of Corporate Plantation Conspiracy to eliminate a good kebab from these Islands that the Good Doctor Frank is warning us about.  Personally, I blame the FCO in London and the False Class Consciousness of their Cayman Lackies.

  17. Anonymous says:

    These crooks are getting more brazzen and smarter. Not only are they wearing masks to cover thoer face but they are now speaking with fake Caymanian accents to throw the police off as to thier true identities. 

    • Anonymous says:

      The report needs to state the fact that they are hiding thier identities with fake Caymanian accents, they are trying to make people think Caymanians are robbing people..

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, indeed, that's one possible theory.  There might, MIGHT, just be a simpler and more plausible one though……

        • Anonymous says:

          Yes their is, stop importing criminals. They come here becuase they know it's easy pickings and if they get caught it's just a smack on the hand.

          • Anonymous says:

            14:12, if results speak then you would note that those who are caught for these crimes are majority f not all Caymanian. Check the daily court list.

            As for your assumption that they are foreign criminals commiting these crimes,  they must be some of the best around, because they never get caught.

            Kebab Trucks in the Cayman Islands and Bread & Chocolate Veggie Cafe must definately be top of the list for international criminals looking to make a quick dollar.

            Put your head back in the West Bay sand.

            • Anonymous says:

              You see how these lowlifes running around mimicking our own children have ruined the reputation of Caymanian Children. Show me one real Caymanian that was caught doing anything like thisit's always an imprted Caymanain which is my point.!!!!!!!! 

          • Anonymous says:

            And revoke status and deport where the law makes this appropriate and possible!

          • dr scaramanga says:

            I am surprised that they are not deterred by the already present, local criminals already here.

            • Anonymous says:

              You must be referring to the ones that came in during MacEvils Status Grants..Before that there was really no crime certainly no robberies. People could leave thier windows and doors open at night. Now we have these low lifes running around. Cayman will never be the same till we clean the streets of them all.

              • Rp says:

                Are there any underlying facts to your statement?

                Are you saying that these 3000 people came here worked for 10 plus years without committing crimes and once they were given status they became thugs? Are there any stats as to how many of the 3000 or their kids have been incarcerated? I would appreciate if you could provide some support for your allegations. Thanks a lot.


                • Anonymous says:

                  You conveniently ignore the 7,000 or so also unvetted dependents who came and were almost certainly illegally admitted and made Caymanian in direct consequence, and the statistics exist, but Government refuses to keep or share them.

                • Anonymous says:

                  I think you would find, if you cared to investigate (something the police have not even cared to do, it seems) that a large number of recipients had been here for much less than 10 years, and in some cases, perhaps not at all. In addition, thousands more became Caymanian as a result without having lived here at all previously.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Please don't mess with AK. It's one of the best things on the island. 

  19. Anonymous says:

    They usually have a security guard down there…. Must have been break time.


    • Anonymous says:

      Or maybe he was hiding, what would have done anyway…?

    • Anonymous says:

      No, he was not on break, the judges scored an unanimous decision in the Maglite vs Silver Pistol fight.

  20. Cheese Face says:

    This has been coming for a while, and no doubt will happen again.