Gunman fires shots in restaurant robbery

| 24/10/2015 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for three armed robbers who made off with an undisclosed amount of cash Friday night after firing two shots during a hold-up in Prospect. No one was injured during the stick-up at De Kitchen, on Shamrock Road, just before 11.30pm on 23 October. An RCIPS spokesperson said that just before closing time, three masked men entered the restaurant demanding cash. One of the robbers was armed with a small pistol while the other two carried machetes.

The gunman fired two shots during the hold-up, one outside the building and the other shot was fired inside the kitchen area where the meals are prepared. The armed, masked men then fled the direction of Mahogany Way with cash in both US and local currency, which was stolen during the late night robbery.

Police said the suspect with the pistol was approximately 5’10” with a fair complexion. The other two suspects who brandished the machetes during the heist had light complexion and were approximately 5’2”, one was of slim build and the other one a little fatter. All three spoke with what was described as a Caymanian accent.

Detectives of the George Town CID are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time or who may have seen anyone running from the scene or observed a vehicle parked in the vicinity of Mangrove Avenue, Mahogany Avenue or Grape Avenue around 11.25pm to contact the George Town CID at 949-422 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Knot S Smart says:

    One thing for certain…
    These guys do not like jerk chicken…

  2. Allar says:

    12:30pm I won’t engage you but one thing I can tell you is that when it comes to my Lodge you are on the bad side of me. Lodge made me a better man in many respects. Don’t blame Lodge blame the incompetent commissioner of police who haven’t a clue.

  3. Anonymous says:

    But you see, planning laws only apply to some. People on that street are generally exempt.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cayman still has a large cash based economy and unfortunately that usually means a lot of oportunity for easy money. I would like to see all business install drop safes, where cash is cleared from the till and dropped in safe without employee access, something I used when working in the UK on nights at a gas station 30 years ago, we weren’t allowed more than about $30 (equivalent) in the till. I know it doesn’t sort out the long term issue but it does shut down the easy stuff. Staff also need to be wary near closing time, most cash in the till so biggest rewards, (pretty obvious statements), don’t make assumptions and if in doubt lock up early, can’t put a price on personal safety. Learnt this as a 16 year old working nights in a ‘safe’ area of the UK, I doubt the advice has changed.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Instead of talk of “clearing and leveling” this neighborhood, the newly formed Prospect Community Group meets the first Monday of every month at the SeaFarer’s Hall on the corner of Victory Avenue at 7pm. All are welcome – this is not a mud-slinging event but an opportunity for the occupants of Prospect to come together, discuss issues relative to the Prospect Area, not just crime but suggesting ideas to improve the area in general. Guest speakers and the Community Police Officer are also in attendance as well as MLAs when their schedule permits. I agree, Prospect is not the most desirable place to live anymore to bring up your family: unfortunately it is just a few that are spoiling peaceful living for everyone else. One voice rarely gets heard or achieves the desired results, however, many voices may force those departments to listen and in some cases act. What do you have to lose?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Seeing as the RCIPS operates a catch and release programme, why bother even looking for them?

    Just recently, a member of society challenged the Police on the incident of them actually APPREHENDING a group of criminals in a boat on the way back from a botched robbery in Little Cayman.

    The day after the arrests, a lawyer filed a habeas corpus writ forcing the police to release 5 people who were APPREHENDED on a fast boat returning from Little Cayman.

    The police had already deployed a helicopter and at least one of their own boats, so the apprehension was sure. The suspects were duly arrested and TWO YEARS later, here is the verdict, “Lack of evidence.”

    What the hell is going on, Cayman? Tell me if you know, because I am right out of ideas.
    David Baines, what do you have to say about this? Pray tell, please speak, we are all ears.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Maintaining and expanding our system of excessive work permit holders on island is the answer.

  8. #staytuned says:

    Perhaps the “good” police should concentrate on “rooting” out the “bad” police who are hiring these “thugs” to do their dirty work and then reaping the benefits. This is ALL organized in case you haven’t noticed the pattern… What? You don’t think the police are on the gangs’ payroll?
    As for the Premier, and any other member, none of them will ever begin to take this stuff serious until it’s hits them at home by making them victim… Then again, that may never happen due to their asses being coveted in the arms of their “lodge” brethren.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well said for this insightful comment. people are slowly waking up to the corruption and intimidation that pervades our police and our politics. And yes, you are right, it is all rooted in the Lodge.
      I know many of the MLAs and lawyers who are Lodge and I cannot believe it but they look as though butter would not melt in their mouths, yet behind closed doors they do stupid rituals like wearing lion’s heads and crawling on the floor and in public, they pretend to be sane.
      I really hate the Lodge factor in Cayman. Name me 3 politicians in the MLA that are not either Lodge or Eastern Star and I will shut up forever.

    • Anonymous says:

      You’re a certified genius. When three or four people commit a robbery with a firearm and get away with less than a thousand dollars, how many corrupt police officers you think they can support with the proceeds of crime?

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe thanks to Mac and his no border policy.
      Kingston Cayman has a ring to it

  9. Kyle says:

    Instead of being called prospect maybe it should be changed to the projects what a dumpy area. That and Red Bay
    It’s been an eye sore since Ivan I say level it and return it to swamp land

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree! The Prospect area looks like the offspring of Windsor Park. Sorry for all the people that live in nice canal lot residences behind this deteriorating neighborhood, I am sure it affects the value of their property. This is exactly what happens when a sub development has no covenants in place to protect investors interests.

    • Anonymous says:

      What’s wrong with Red Bay?
      I live in Red Bay on The Island. Once you hit Spinnaker Rd. Its a lovely community.

  10. james says:

    and still it continues

  11. Anonymous says:

    Rescue those thugs, can someone help? Cleanse the area. Is it possible?

  12. Anonymous says:

    No crime in Cayman, no corruption either. To say otherwise would be treasonous.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Who wants to bet that these thugs will be caught and sent to prison for 50 years? While not a single Jamaican suspect is caught…Not to say that they do not deserve it, but who wants to bet?

  14. Anonymous says:

    And thus the cycle begins again. Getting close to Christmas

  15. Cheese Face says:

    Caymanian accents again eh? Bloody Jamaicans, ruining this country!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Before te police reports would be “no shots fired”. Now we are moving to “shots fired, no one hurt”. How long will it be before this changes again to something worse?!

    We are on a downward spiral and there seems to be no relief insight.

    Cayman is too small for this third world Caribbean crime environment. If this isn’t dealt with soon, Caymanians that can leave, along with the expat will be gone. Then there will be no one left but the poor uneducated citizens. Good luck running a country with that type of population.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Chill people. Bainesy got everything under control -_-

  18. Anonymous says:

    Dear folks you have not seen anything yet !!!!!! This is the product of the 2003 Status Grants, further more our stupid Government has no control of our borders and all you can hear is that we need a population of 100,000.Look at recent revelations, that they spent $663K on a fingerprinting machine that was never put to use. When they reach the target set for population be ready to live in gated communities and you know how many of us can afford that.

    We were once the “Gem of the Caribbean” now we are becoming the “Crime capital of the Caribbean” all in the mind set of GREED.. Go on and increase the population and see where it gets us!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm, they always seem to have Caymanian accents. Must be some of the unemployed looking to become self employed.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I just finished packing for my holiday and am reading this. Must admit….doesn’t really get me excited to hop that plane. WTH!

    • Anonymous says:

      Tell us what magical crime free land you are coming from.

      • caykai says:

        the country might not be crime free but there certainly haven’t been armed robberies within a 10 mile radius of my home in the UK so I imagine other people visiting have the same level of exposure to violent crime as I do. You need to remember Cayman being assumed as a ‘safe’ destination is one of it’s biggest selling points, it’s hard to get that reputation back once it’s gone. So posting comments like yours when someone expresses alarm at yet another hold up is a little flippant.

        • UK expat says:

          10 mile radius in the UK? You can travel 10 miles and never see a car in some parts of the UK. Cant compare, but agree with most of the rest you mention.

  21. Anonymous says:

    For the Premier’s safety, I suggest that his official residence be moved to a safer neighbourhood. Maybe West Bay…….

  22. Anonymous says:

    Prospect Park / Marina Drive Thugs.

    • Anonymous says:

      Blame slum lord who knows he rents to criminals, but still reaps his monthly gold and pretends to be a good Caymanian. This needs to be fought by enforcement and stop the social services handouts without drug testing and monthly home visits.

      • Cheese Face says:

        There are actually people living in Brownsville Manor on Marina Drive, not sure what’s worse, that or all the “fishermen” living on boats on residential land.

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