Armed masked men rob GT liquor store

| 11/04/2016 | 42 Comments
Cayman News Service

Discount Liquors, Pasadora Place, George Town

(CNS) Police are on the hunt for two armed men who stole an undisclosed sum of cash from a liquor store in Pasadora Place on Smith Road, George Town, on Saturday night (9 April). The men, whose faces were covered, burst into the store as it was closing at around 10:20pm, one armed with a gun and another with a machete. They threatened the two women working in the store and demanded cash, and when the money was handed over, the robbers left on foot.

One man was described as skinny and tall, with a black jacket and dark blue pants. The second man was described as wearing a black sweater with jeans and black shoes.

This is the second time in the last two years that the store has been the victim of an armed robbery, and it was also the victim of a break-in over the Easter Holidays.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call George Town CID at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS).

Cayman News Service

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The fault of the current situation is to blame on the Governments for the last 15 plus years who have coddled their people into believing that they are not responsible for anything. Sperm donors get away with not paying child support, Civil Servants can suck at their job without any consequences. etc etc. From my observation of the last 20 years, this is a society based on favor giving, favor taken, short cuts, and immediate pay-off.

    You don’t hold people responsible for anything – this is the result you get.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if the Governor, Premier and PPM will accept that crime is getting far worse than the stats tell us?

  3. General says:

    what will a roadblock do if they fled down the back to Winsor Park? Are you gonna set up a road block on every corner? @Anonymous 9:23

  4. Anonymous says:

    75% recidivism with no alternative solution but to return to a life of crime so the cycle continues. the police will never ever be able to solve this problem. keep up the blame game and let’s see where that lead us in 10 years from now when there is another wave of youths with no parental guidance.

    • Anonymous says:

      Much of the blame rests with immigration.

    • Anonymous says:

      The post at @1:45 12/04/2016 made me think about a related issue, though not necessarily on point with this case.

      The more we think the unemployed are the only thieves/gangsters remember the following:
      *the lady at Pines – employed
      *man who stole pension money -employed
      *women at a bank and a law firm – employed
      *murderers of Estella – employed
      *mother who murdered child – employed
      *man who cut up wife and killed himself – employed
      etc etc
      Sometimes profiling can be wrong, better to be careful and look at all suspects OR else, will the profiling of unemployed as main suspects who commit crimes really going to help?

      • Anonymous says:

        And all of them, except the woman at the law firm, expats. This is substantially an immigration issue but no one will talk about it or acknowledge it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Something is just not right here.
    I know the criminals that ripped off light house and 3 other places in the same night were caught on video and identified flat out yet nothing done What s up with that ????

  6. Sharkey says:

    I think that the government need to amend the Cayman Islands crime laws to where you can protect your self and your business. / property , when one comes to you or your business with a mask on an a hood on your head , so that one don’t have to stop and ask questions about why you’re dressed like that . Just lay them down and call 911 for the record .

  7. Anonymous says:

    Same two men!!

    • Anonymous says:

      They should at least show some respect for their fellow countrymen in selecting places to rob.

  8. Anonymous says:

    This must have been terrifying for the shop assistant. I hope they are OK

  9. Anonymous says:

    another day, another armed robbery!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Alden, say something na man! Your district is drowning in armed robberies. Be a man and address your constituents.

  11. Anonymous says:

    All due respect to the police, but we live on an island here. How can it be that hard to catch someone? There is nowhere to run. We are surrounded by water. Are tools not being used, which should be? Like Road blocks? Security cameras? Public alerts? How quickly is the helicopter getting airborne?

    I mean, there’s really not that many roads on this island. Doesn’t seem like it would be that challenging for the police to close in on the area, encircle it, and prevent anyone from escaping. They should have the road closures pre-established for different areas. Robbery at a shop on “insert name of street here”? No problem. Squad car at such-and-such intersection, and squad car at such-and-such round about.

    Robbers escaped on foot into Camana Bay? No problem. There’s only a few ways in and out. Squad cars at each entrance/exit, and simultaneously let officers go in on foot to scan the town center. Helicopter in the air to scan the mangroves.

    Have a lot of respect for the police and what they go through, but RCIPS are failing us. We need to fly in some South Central LAPD or some NYC officers to supplement this mess until the crime wave is brought under control, and maybe RCIPS will learn something useful in the process.

  12. Rp says:

    Most of the headline news are crime. 8 articles/10 today. I think CNS should move all these non-news to the crime section and have real news on the headline news section.

    For a tourist thinking of vacationing here and seeking info, it is quite scary to see that 80% of island news involve some sort of crime in the largest local online news outlet.

    I am not saying not to report the news but when there are numerous crimes daily, they aren’t news anymore in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      Typical CaymanKind; let’s hide it under the rug, and hope it goes away. Until a tourist or resident gets harmed or shot in one of these armed robberies, what then?

      This is what the hell is wrong with this country now, nobody wants to face the issues that are tearing this place apart.

      • Hey brother I agree with you 100%.
        Our people are not good at dealing with issues head on. We have our home grown criminals that don’t need no influence from the USA or Jamaica. Crime is a by product of prosperity . Cayman is a rich island but not everyone enjoyin that cayman dream. 70% of the people are poor working class that can’t afford the cost of living on the island. The average 3 bedroom house in the UK cost about £1,500 for light bill for the year while that same house cost over 7000 Ci with cuc.
        People getting fed up working and can’t feed their families.
        The Government need to tax these rich people 2% on that 1.5 trillion dollars following through the local banks. Some might not agree with me but that will not stop the crimes like this from happening again. And let’s pray your family’s are not involved in the shoot out.

        • Anonymous says:

          Bit off topic, but not a straight comparison, we have badly insulated housing and a higher energy use. The average 3 bed house in the UK uses about 4700KwH a year, compare that to about 25,000 KwH use here. We pay more because we use more. Also don’t get drawn into the Trillions of dollars here, outside of cash, all that money is in NY, it might have our name against it for a short while but it’s not something we can help ourselves to, touch it and Cayman’s dead by the weekend.

  13. George Nowak says:

    Just another day in Paradise

  14. Anonymous says:

    How did they burst in. You have to be buzzed in to gain entry at this place. And there is a security guard at the door?….

    • Anonymous says:

      The ‘other’ news site says the guard was forced to lay on the floor and the employee forced to open the night safe. So two very basic observations, if you have a guard and a ‘buzz to open’ door, don’t station anyone that can be threatened with a gun to open the door. Also don’t have a safe that employees can open, they are soft and squishy and can’t be expected to say no to someone threatening harm. Not trying to blame the victim but businesses must make an effort to not reward these punks.

  15. Anonymous says:

    But I thought crime was down?!?!?! Especially armed robberies! Isn’t that what you said CoP Baines and Premier McLaughlin?

  16. Anonymous says:

    This is almost a daily occurrence yet some geniuses believe we were wrong to call for Baines head.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why is this Baines’ fault and not the fruits of unfettered immigration ?

      • Tellme says:

        Seem like you know something. Where are these immigrant robbers from?

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, this is the result of unfettered immigration.

      • Susan says:

        Oh here we go again. All crimes are committed by ‘immigrants’, and all people here on work permits are criminals or just here to take advantage of the generosity of the Cayman people. Cayman people wouldn’t break the law, it’s the imported criminal element. So why is it then that when people committing crimes are caught and convicted and their names released, it turns out they were born here?

    • Anonymous says:

      So now its official. Its Baines fault that there are so many criminals in the Cayman Islands. We get it. And when he leaves it will be another expats fault until all expats are fired and leave. Its almost like the criminals are in charge here.

      • Anonymous says:

        They always were, long before Baines.
        Don’t forget what these islands were built on.

        • Anonymous says:

          Baines was hired to fight crime. You can’t use the “crime was already here, therefore I can’t help you” argument if that was your sole purpose. That’s just plain incompetence.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh grow up; this isn’t Baines’s fault. All the police can do is try to catch the perps, and that’s not easy when they don’t get assistance form the public. You want people to blame? Blame the ministry of education for delivering a crap service which fails the children; blame the politicians for flattering the electorate and encouraging hatred; blame tv and the Internet. But don’t blame the police. That’s like blaming the plumber when you’ve throw too much paper down the toilet.

      • Anonymous says:

        Crime is spiraling out of control because criminals know the police force is useless and they won’t be caught.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Why is the description of robbers always the height, estimated age and clothes and not their race? Doesn’t their race help identify them? People can change their clothes but not there height and race.

    • Anonymous says:

      As they are apparently covered from heard to foot ie. heads covered, faces covered, long sleeve shirts, long pants and gloves it is impossible to tell their race or colour.

      • Anonymous says:

        Then how do they know they were men? If that’s the case, they could have been martians for all we know….

    • Anonymous says:

      No accent either.

      • Anonymous says:

        One seems to speak like a Caymanian (with Jamaican influence to his accent) and has a dark brown complexion. Enunciates his words fairly clearly, so likely educated at least to high school level. Voice has some high tones to it, suggests he is a young man.

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