Armed men try to rob bank cash van

| 02/01/2017 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for two armed men who tried to rob a cash transfer van at Cayman National Bank on New Year’s Eve. The robbers failed in their attempt, though police have not stated what happened to make the robbers run off before taking any cash. No shots were fired and no one was injured during the attempted robbery, which happened just after 7:30pm Saturday, 31 December, outside the Cayman National Bank on Elgin Avenue. As the van arrived to make a cash deposit stop at the location, two people armed with what appeared to be handguns approached the vehicle.

“After their attempt was unsuccessful, the two made off on foot towards the rear of the CNB parking lot towards the Smith Road direction,” an RCIPS spokesperson said. “Both were said to be wearing red jackets and their faces were covered.”

The armed officers who responded to the report searched the area but they were unable to find any suspects. The matter is now under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department and officers are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area around the time to contact the George Town CID at 949-4222.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via the Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, to the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Filipinos are great people. no robbery, only Boxers and Ms. World. We go see Pakia this weekend. No robbing.

  2. Rashid Pinoi Sanchez says:

    Its time to drain the swamp of all the parasites around ya.This place is well overdue for a good clean out. Especially those political parties addicted to work permit fees!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jamaican. Our borders are not protected enough.

  4. Ghost of Tempura says:

    Unfortunately Anon 10:01am those very documents which shed some light on such nefarious and unlawful misconduct and terrible conspiracies to undermine our little democracy have been locked way and hidden from us because it would undermine the relationship with the UK Yet we have paid you pricks over 20 million dollars for this report which we will never see. Your systematic blatant disregard for Cayman and its people to further your nasty and greedy colonialistic agenda is also very clear. The worst part is your arrogant and hypocritical attitude that we should be greatful.

    • Anonymous says:

      You really should be more grateful. And learn how to spell “grateful”. Its derivation is from the same root as gratitude, namely “gratus”. “Great” has an Anglo-Saxon provenance. I bet you never did study Classics at school did you? They do let the colonies down in that regard.

      And why not make it a New Year’s resolution to attend some anger management classes? I do know right now you want to call me a “prick”, in the style of a lower class teenager, but really old chap do try to fight the urges. And I say that for your sake not mine, because I do not give two hoots what you think about me. Englishmen really do not care about such things.


    • Jotnar says:

      If you haven’t seen the documents or the report how do you know they involve nefarious and unlawful misconduct, or a terrible conspiracy? Or is it because anything involving the UK’s sovereignty can be safely assumed to be a terrible, unlawful conspiracy?

      PS the report didn’t cost $20 million either – that much is a matter of public record – but don’t let facts get in the way of a good old fashioned rant.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Its sad how whenever crimes are committed in Cayman how quickly people tend to cast the blame on Jamaicans. I’m not doubting that Jamaica has had some kind of influence on Cayman. But we have a number of homegrown criminals which are a result of poor/non-existent parenting. A number of you that are so quick to pass blame are to blame! You know the same people that when your child was giving trouble in school whether it be fighting/disrespecting teachers etc etc.. would defend your child ruthlessly, teaching him or her that they were not responsible for their actions? Well needless to say many of those children that “could do no wrong” have grown up to rape this island of its peace of mind and safety!

    On another note there are countless other nationalities which reside here in Cayman who are very popular for their inflated crime rates as well. Trinidad, Barbados, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Honduras and let us not forget the Philippines… take a quick scroll through their local newspapers and you will have a different perspective all together…

    Just remember that there is good and bad everywhere…. when casting the blame…

    • Diogenes says:

      Let us not forget the philipinos indeed – we tend to forget them because they don’t seem to commit any of the crimes. What basis do you have for such a remarkable other than personal prejudice? Domestic rates of crime does not translate to saying people of that nationality here are criminals. I am a bit more persuaded by the Court reports, which dare I say it show a preponderance of Caymanians, Jamaicans and Honduras.

      • Anonymous says:

        Nothing personal! Just read through the crime section of each countries newspaper! So I assume that the reason it is not publicly known here is either because they actually know how to behave in another country or just very good at what they do. Who knows! But this was not a personal shot at the Philippines.

      • Anonymous says:

        9:05pm. Too many convenient inter-marriages, with criminal results.

        • Diogenes says:

          Last time I heard a comment about ” inter marriages” having criminal consequences was in apartheid South Africa.

      • Anonymous says:

        Phillipinos cant come to cayman and do crime because probably the criminals are already on the wanted list and they have no where else to go so they bace good boys . Have anyone checked phillipines most wanted list a few of them look familiar check it out yull see . But yea every country have criminals some are petty thieves and some are in full suite

  6. Anonymous says:

    Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica… The “Jamaica Islands”. Get it?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I just over heard this “If expats quit taking all of our jobs, then we wouldnt need to rob banks”

    • Jotnar says:

      According to 8:16pm, they were Jamaican – so the expats are taking the armed robbery jobs away now as well!

  8. Nuff Respect says:

    Please please call Alden and Helen and wake them up!!! stop telling people foolishness so the PPM can get reelected because the UK and its foreign friends want another 4 years of status quo and employment opportunities.

  9. Chhhhhh says:

    But Alden says everything cool

    • Caymanian says:

      It matters not when we have lazy Caymanians selling drugs and robbing to make an easy buck. Don’t think any government will stop this.

      • Anonymous says:

        11:10am I am Caymanian and if I knew my child/children are out there commiting crimes I would be the first person to turn them in. Too many of us encourage our people to commit crimes, but those who would help the police are feed up with the poor inactions of them.
        Recently a matter of dumping was reported only to be told they had more important matters to deal with. The reason being it was the police business establishment that was doing the illegal dumping. Is he a local?? NO!! Figure that out, that’s why they never solve crimes.

  10. Anonymous says:

    One would think that after high-profile bank incidents and countless parking lot prangs, this tenant and landlord would reposition the few functional CCTV cams from behind the pillars to a clear vantage point from which to record parking lot events and escape routes. How many times will it take to figure this out?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Or maybe, just maybe, Cayman is becoming like New York, London, Paris and Geneva??

    I can recall recent reports of similar brazen robberies and attempts thereof in all the above cities … carried out by the most quintessential of their respective nationalities as well.

    (Sigh) Somehow these little factual tidbits tend to escape the recollection of so many at times like these.

    – Who
    (Happy New Year to each and every one.)

    • Anonymous says:

      is it ……………… or we should ask who controls crime in those cities?

    • Diogenes says:

      I see Who’s new year resolution is to add the French and the Swiss to the UK and US in his list of foreign countries that are either to blame for everything that goes wrong in Cayman, or which can be used as an exculpatory benchmark. Whilst it’s a change, one question – what did either country do to pass Who off? The colonial and slavery connections that he waxes over for the former are understood, but what have the Swiss done? Bad chocolate at Christmas, Who???

      PS thanks for the light relief – Cayman becoming like London, New York, Paris and Geneva!! Yeah, I can see the similarities.

      • Anonymous says:

        One could only wish that Cayman was becoming more like New York, London, Paris and Geneva. It would be so refreshing to have some culture for once. And decent restaurants.

  12. Anonymouse says:

    But the premier said every ting is fine. What a joke.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to the UDP and PPM’s Cayman. Have a nice day folks, try not to get robbed.

  14. Anonymous says:

    What a nice place to live, sweet Jam Down.

    • Anonymous says:

      12:4m if you find it so difficult to be here, live here, stay here, why don’t you just pack up and leave? Not that I am condoning any criminal activity, but it’s like crime is only happening here. While I agree we have more on a daily basis than ever in 20 years, let’s work together and stamp it out. Report the perpetrators, set traps for them and eliminate them as best as we can.
      Bring in crime solvers from the US and rid or country of this scourge.

  15. Paradise Lost says:

    Cayman is becoming like the rest of the Caribbean. Lawlessness seems to be on the increase and tolerated by those in power from top to bottom. Look at the attempted bank robberies, gun crimes, shootings, rogue bikers, white collar crimes, CPA decisions and acceptance of conflicts of interests by this and other governments.

    • So Pardner wa go on wid ya stupidi comments dem says:

      Tolerance is a virtue otherwise dimebpropke would be consistently slapped upside De head.

      We are part of the great wide womb called Esrth and we have opened our legs and let all and sundry come in with their values their dollars their drugs and kaboodle; and we expect low crime rate and sugar and spice and everything nice hmm. Never happen papa sung never happen.

    • Anonymous says:

      Which Caribbean Islands is lawless…?

    • Anonymous says:

      11:37 am We need to deal with crime district by district. There are no gun shops or drug shops here. The people who are bringing in and encouraging these things should be dealt with. The illegal immigrants are part of our problem, and they are known for their implicit trade. Eliminate them, deal with the their known and unknown traders. Those who house them and transport them should be locked away for a very long time.

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