Robbers admit cash-transfer stick-up

| 17/10/2016 | 14 Comments
Cayman News Service

D&D Accessories & Things, Savannah

(CNS): Two Jamaican men pleaded guilty Friday to an armed robbery at a cash transfer office at a general store in Savannah in which they made off with over $2,100. Romario Codner (28) and Paul Martin (21), who were said to be in Cayman illegally at the time they held up the store and cash window, were arrested a week after the 12 August heist, which happened at around 8pm at the D&D Accessories & Things – JN Money Transfer on Homestead Crescent.

The men were armed with a silver handgun, witnesses said at the time, and both men have admitted using an imitation gun during the robbery to threaten the cashier.

They were both arrested during a police raid in Bodden Town on 19 August and charged a few days later. A local man was also arrested at the time on suspicion of harbouring fugitives but was bailed. It is not clear if he has been charged.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    For years I’ve stated my belief that many armed robberies in Cayman were done by “come-and-go” criminals from overseas. this should prove me right. Also, what has become of the two who robbed the jewelry store at Camana Bay? Another “come-and-go” pair, no doubt!!

    • Anonymous says:

      As opposed to the other Cayman criminal activity of visiting certain Ladies for a “go and come”?

  2. J Bushmaster says:

    The problem 10:19am we have too many criminal elements in certain agencies and their cousins and friends in top positions protecting them and that means shared Data/information ends up in hands of those who are doing illegal/criminal stuff. They need to investigate where these two were hiding out after the robbery and not where they were eventually found.

  3. George R. Ebanks says:

    Good job to our police and our seemingly clear and working CCTV!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Shared platform…are you kidding. How would a shared platform prevent these two from entering the islands clandestinely. If you didn’t notice we live on an island.

    Every country in the world has problems with illegal migrants. Our border control agencies have being doing a fantastic job keeping out the criminal element. This is the first time I have read about illegal migrants committing a crime in 5 years.

    Shame I can’t say the same for work permit holders.

    • Anonymous says:

      Too many illegals have slipped through the cracks. How many boats have gone missing and many many other things. Have you ever wondered where they ended up.?

  5. Anonymous says:

    We can bet there won’t be a deportation order, let’s wait to hear their sentence, belong period for deportation???


  6. Anonymous says:

    Deportation order

  7. Anonymous says:

    Beyond ridiculous that our law enforcement/border control agencies are not on a shared data platform.

    • Anonymous says:

      How many are going to believe that Cayman Islands has imported robbers/ criminals amongst us? These are those who have been caught, but how many over the years have gone free. We all need to keep our eyes open and our ears to the ground.

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