Street robbers strike in GT

| 15/12/2014

(CNS): Police are investigating two muggings at gunpoint on Saturday night in two separate George Town locations that happened a few hours apart which officers believe are connected. In both instances cash and phones, among other things, were taken from the victims in the street hold-ups by masked the assailants. An RCIPS spokesperson said the first robbery happened around 10pm on Martin Drive in central George Town. As a 38-year-old man was walking to his home in the area, he was approached by two masked men. One of the men was armed with a handgun, while the second man had a knife. They demanded the bag and cash from him before running off on foot.

Police said the bag contained a Jamaican passport, a bank book, a Blackberry Curve and a Sumsung Duos. The victim had around CI$1,000 cash in his pocket that the armed masked men also stole. No shots were fired and he was not physically injured.

The man who was armed with the gun was described as being of slim build and about 5’ 5” tall. The one with the knife was around six feet tall with a slim build and he spoke with a Caymanian accent.  Both were dressed in dark clothing and were wearing masks and hoodies over their heads.

The second street mugging happened in the very early hours of Sunday morning at around a quarter past midnight, when a 37-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, both residents of George Town, reported that they were mugged shortly after leaving the Cayman Cabana along the waterfront. They had walked to their car, which was in a small parking lot on Rock Hole Road near to the intersection with Mary Street.

As the couple were talking in the parking lot, they were approached by two masked men both armed with handguns, who demanded that they hand over everything. They took the man’s cell phone and a small amount of cash but nothing was taken from the female victim. After the robbery they ran off towards North Church Street. No shots were fired and the victims were not physically injured.

In that case one of the robbers was described as about 5’ 9” tall with a dark complexion and he spoke with a Caymanian accent but they were unable to give a description of the second suspect.

Investigators of the George Town CID said they are treating both incidents as connected and anyone with information about the robberies are asked to contact DS Stacyann Stewart at 526-0475 or Crime Stoppers on 800 8477(TIPS).

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Category: Crime

About the Author ()

Comments (22)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bunch of chickenshit wanna be thugs. May they all destroy one another and go straight to Hell. 

  2. The Marlroad Daily Reporter says:

    It has been brought to my attention that at the last meeting of the [CCSU] "Cayman Chrime Shoppers Union"most of the West Bay delegates were insistent upon Government retaining Mr. Baines as [CoP] for another five years, while the other five "district branches" of the CCSU insisted that he should remain only until 2015, at which time the union will be holding a special election on Jan 1st. According to the spokesperson for the CCSU this  election is being held at this time because, it seems, delegates from the other districts are unhappy with the president of the union who, [as I understand it] is from West Bay and has little to show that was achieved during his tenure from 2013 to 2014.

    The spokesperson gave as an example, the CoP Mr. Baines himself, was on the streets catching members who were unsuccessful in a jewelry heist even before they could get out of town. The spokesperson asked that he remain anonymous [for obvious reasons] but insisted that the President Mr. X  insisted that he would fight to have Mr. Baines reappointed for another five years. No one seems to be able to make any sense of the presidents insistence that the CoP remain on Island. Nobody can make heads nor tails out of this move by Mr. X.  So I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens on News Years Day 2015.

    Stay Stoned! Oops, sorry, Stay-Tuned.

  3. Anonymous says:

    All Night Clubs and Bars should have Security Guards on site in parking lots that their customers have to use.  Night Clubs and Bars make alot of money off of their Customers drinking, so in return they should have the courtesy and respect to keep their Customers as safe as possible, especially knowing that their Customers are leaving tipsy or drunk and are more vunerable to being mugged/robbed verses when being sober, clear minded and alert.   I'm not sure, but i think most Night Clubs do have outdoor Security in their parking lots, but i think ALOTalot of Bars do NOT.  These Barroom owners need to step up and pay for Security in the parking lots their Customers have to use.  Barroom onwers show some respect and protection to your drunk/tipsy/vunerable Customers who are making you wealthy by spending in your Barrooms.  Don't be so greedy as to not care about your Customers safety, it won't hurt to spend just a little of your huge intake of earnings on a little bit of Security.  Protect your Customers safety.

    • Anonymous says:

      And you expect these security guards, being paid crap, should get in the middle of these animals…..not a chance

    • no says:

      My friend Everglo is hardly a place where security, or police for that matter, would matter… Other places you are on point..

    • Anonymous says:

      This is hilarious!

      What about the customers (note small "c") taking responsibility for themselves? Are they not adults?

  4. Knot S Smart says:

    I think we need some more of those armed Jamaican Police…

    Any ideas where to find a few good ones?

    Mr Baines?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Can't deport a Caymanian.  Read the story before you start assuming expats are the cause of all the crime. 

  6. Anonymous says:

    And to think people wasting their time calling for Commissioner Baines to step down over something the man innocently was not made aware of.

    The community is focusing their attention in the wrong direction. Let the Governor deal with Mr Baines,while you the community spend your time best helping the police catch these criminals.


    • Anonymous says:

      really? He did not know nothing about? There should be procedures in place on how they hire policeman even more so from different countries.

      Baines said Cayman is one of the safest islands.. Yes hes right however we were one of the safest islands before he came and since he took over it has been nothing short of a wreck.


      Your telling the people to focus on what YOU want them to focus on who do you think you are? everywhere you go in this world people speak up and get their voices heard. Baines is like Obama. useless. Baines hit some robbers with his car and he becomes a hero. How can they expect the public to come forward with information when they have murderers as officers? Are people really going to call 1-800-tips? I think not.


      they are all incompetent. If baines was producing these type of results back in his homeland of the UK the people would have run him out of office long ago.

  7. Street Smarts says:

    There I was… night..downtown with… passport, 2 smart phones, and $1000 cash…….and I was robbed!

  8. Anonymous says:

    The re-development of central George Town is a non-starter unless these criminals are permanently removed. The police need to start setting traps run by undercover officers for these criminals and we need our laws changed so that there is at least a minimum of 10 years prior to eligibility of parole for a first armed robbery offense, a minimum of 20 years prior to  eligibility for parole for a second robbery offense and a minimum of 40 years prior to eligibility for parole for a third robbery offense. 

    • Anonymous says:

      The problem is that it is catch and release.  They get cought, tax payers house and feed them until their trial,  the Judge lets them go with time served and they then have a real taste for crime and take it to the next level.  We need to start deporting.

      • Anonymous says:

        How do you deport a Caymanian?

        • Anonymous says:

          Simple. Revoke their status first.

        • Anonymous says:

          You revoke their status. Put them on a plane and say "piss off."

          • Anonymous says:

            The majority of these Caymanian criminals are NOT status holders but our very own home grown thugs.

            Caymanian through and through.


            So where do you deport them to? How about off the drop-off with a rock tied to their feet.