Cops round up home invasion suspects

| 17/06/2017 | 34 Comments
Cayman News Service

Photo by Dennie Warren Jr

(CNS) UPDATED Sunday 5pm: Police have now arrested a second man and a juvenile in connection with the violent home invasion in Patrick’s Island on Saturday morning. Following the arrest of a 22-year-old man yesterday, a young person from George Town was arrested following a crash near School Road in the afternoon. Police at the scene found certain items in the car that led to his arrest.

A 39-year-old man from George Town was also arrested this morning shortly after 1:00am in relation to the aggravated burglary and all three suspects are now in custody.

Police have also recovered two cars in connection with the crime. One of them was a Honda Civic, which was reported stolen from the Marriott Hotel, West Bay Road a few hours before the terrifying home invasion.

Three men broke into the home in Patrick’s Island at around 4:30am armed with guns and a hammer and bound up the couple living at the property with duct tape. The robbers threatened them and assaulted the man with the hammer before making off with valuables. Coming at the end of crime-packed week for Cayman, the police said in this latest incident the armed men took cash and jewellery, and CNS understand they also took electronic items which helped the police track down one of the suspects.

After the intruders left, one of the victims was able to free themselves and called 911. Armed officers responded to the scene immediately, along with the on-duty senior investigating officer (SIO). Although they were traumatized, the couple did not require immediate medical attention.

Police said that the officers were able “to develop positive lines of inquiries that led to the recovery of some of the stolen items taken in the home invasion and the 22-year-old George Town man, who was arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of aiding and abetting the commission of a crime and is in police custody”.

The CID inquiry is being led by Detective Inspector Joseph Wright.

Anyone with information involving this or any other crimes should contact the George Town Police Station 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online here.

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  1. D Robinson says:

    I am telling my US friends not to come Grand Cayman now, so far Cayman Brac & Little Cayman are OK. But for how long ??????

  2. Anonymous says:

    isnt the governor in charge of police???

  3. Anonymous says:

    Been left unchecked for too long.
    No leadership, supervision or direction for patrolling officers half who cannot string a sentence together.
    Time for a real and harsh overhaul. Underperforming officers MUST NOT have contracts renewed and adopt a supervised intelligence approach.Minimum standards and work returns more stop and search, zero tolerance on tints and covered plates. I even walked past GT Police station and saw two cars in the staff car dark with tinted plates!!!!!!

  4. Elvis says:

    I hope I don’t find them in my home or it will be 3 body bags being taken in the morning I’m sick of this shit ,

  5. Guy Ebanks says:

    How can we feel safe… I’m hearing the Police in chaos… all experienced officers are leaving or left.. other police are on enforced leave and there ain’t no one left.. they all burnt out.. The new Commissioner… who is he? We never see nor hear him… Where is he now? Come on RCIP get your a** in gear and sort this out.. These robberies now everyday….

  6. Anonymous says:

    Not really.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Exactly what I was thinking!

  8. StopTheCrime says:

    But but but…. that wouldn’t be politically correct! How dare we offend anybody!


  9. Kody says:

    “we will end up just like the US or…”

    Uh, have you ever been to or lived in the states? I did for 20 years. Left my door unlocked. Almost all of the country (by land size) is safe. There are a few “big cities” (New York, Chicago, etc.) that are responsible for most of the crime. Overall though I felt totally safe there. Safer than walking around smb

  10. Anonymous says:


  11. Anonymous says:

    What would the police getting a handle on things look like? How do they do this without the active involvement and co-operation of the community and its members? Until certain pockets of persons in communities stop condoning with the illegal activities of those members in their community, and speak out against these acts and the people carrying out any and all illegal activities, then yes that slippery slope of which you speak will be approached quite quickly!!! This needs a whole nation response and not just one from law enforcement! Crime and violence affects everyone, directly or indirectly and as such becomes the responsibility of everyone, not just the police…

  12. Anonymous says:

    Give us the right to be armed

  13. Anonymous says:

    Our police are so tainted with political correctness they will not say. Until they do I will treat every Canadian accountant with suspicion.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm, another crime NOT in West Bay.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Cleanup the police force and hire and train better quality officers and mobilize them.

  16. Anonymous says:

    They have to start sentencing these no goods to a minimum of 25 years!! Especially, when it comes to a home invasion.

    The police have been doing an excellent job, since this Commissioner replaced Baines.

  17. Anonymous says:

    We need a national crime elimination dialogue. We need new people to come up with new strategies and new legislation that we need our legislators to pass. The old way of dealing with criminals like these does not work and has not worked for years.

    We need new solutions that will break the criminals’ code of silence and keep these violent criminals and their accomplices off the streets for life. We should have indefinite/life sentences that can only be reduced to 10 or 20 years only when the criminal tells all (including who is bringing the guns in) and testifies against their associates.

    It should be a criminal offence punishable by 5 years in prison without parole for any person convicted of a violent crime to ever talk to or associate with another convicted criminal.

    We need new crime legislation that will put those who deal in stolen property out of business. Our old handling stolen property laws are from the 19th century and no longer fit for purpose. If we eliminate those who deal in stolen property and those who ship stolen property out of the country in exchange for guns and drugs then criminals will have less motive for home invasions and burglaries.

    We need to build a new prison that will be less Hilton and more supermax. People who commit violent crimes should be locked up in a 6 x 8 cell 23 hrs a day and should have no contact with other criminals for the entirety of their very long sentences.

    I ask the Premier to immediately appoint an expert group of local persons to come up with solutions that will get this scum off our streets and keep them off our streets.

  18. Anonymous says:

    This is Premier Alden’s district. What is he doing about it?

    • Anonymous says:

      Austin’s problem now Bo Bo

    • Anonymous says:

      What exactly do you expect the Pemier to? Seriously?

    • Anonymous says:

      excellent and constructive comment…………not. He’s the Premier, not batman, superman, just a man.

    • Anonymous says:

      What do you suggest? Go on patrol with the RCIPS or by himself? Give as much support to the RCIPS as he can and ask us to do the same? Seems he is already doing that.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is getting downright scary!

    • Anonymous says:

      who cares about the district?

    • realistic says:

      Right now in the Bidden Town beach there are at lease 15 men on a Sunday morning drinking and each one has a bag of weed and a draw in o e hand. This needs to be addressed for crime to stop.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Any chance they scoped the place out at the Open House earlier in the day?

  20. Anonymous says:

    Son’s of Bitches doing these crimes needs to be neutralized immediately.

    • StopTheCrime says:

      “Empower” yourselves, people. The war has arrived. We will not bend to the criminal elements on this island! You know what to do…

  21. Anonymous says:

    The police had better get a handle on things. It seems like there is some type of story about burgulary, mugging, car theft almost every day.

    Unless the people of Cayman demand tighter police control and a safer community, we will end up just like the US or St Kitts, Jamaica or worse. This is a slippery slope we are on, and we will slide down the mountain of safety here quicker than anyone can imagine.

    Stand Up and Take Action — This is YOUR Country

    • Anonymous says:

      say, Anonymous..

    • Anonymous says:

      “This is a slippery slope we are on, and we will slide down the mountain of safety here quicker than anyone can imagine”.

      We already have!

    • Anonymous says:

      Police? Demand? A bit too late, the horse is out of the barn.

      How about starting with at-risk children when they are still at kindergarten? How about separating young criminals from the environment by sending them overseas for rehabilitation?
      How about securing maritime borders? How about effective prosecution?
      Demand all you wish, nothing will change until the root problems are addressed.

    • Ironside says:

      The police can only do so much.

      It’s getting crazier for sure. You see, with more people, comes more trouble, etc.

      Government doesn’t same to factor in social issues to come with a larger population and put in place policies to be ready to address the ever growing crime, mental and other issues.

      Just look back at history in small nations, the more prosperous, more people = the more troubles follow and that grows larger when no social policies/proper education are enforced or are even in place, until it’s too late.

      Gated communities won’t stop crime and don’t let the roster of ever growing security companies and CCTV’s set your mind at ease.

      My opinion is, security companies, at least some of them or a lot (depends on what their securing), those in the policing services, lawyers/prosecutors and yes, even some judges care very little that there’s crime. After all, it keeps them employed!

      Let’s address the influx of an ever growing population and start to look at ways to slow the flow of future criminal activity by looking at who’s doing the high crimes as such and what may have influenced them to start down that road.

      There will always be robberies, but let’s not bury our heads and point to the police services and ask, ‘what are you doing about it?’ – That’s a question for all our elected leaders as well. Throwing more police personnel and money won’t stop or address every area of crime. Nor is taking a tough and rough, shoot first, ask questions later technique.

      You’ll need social outreach programs and integrated participation in the lives of those most at risk of becoming a criminal element, just this outreach can go very far. Let’s start at the primary level and up, in All Schools and not just the Public Schools when going about this, please. Let’s not have people say, ‘well just because my child goes to public school do I need him/her to be taught Not to be a criminal.’

      Going with All schools closes this train of thought and makes parents see the bigger picture…well, some at least. You can’t educate everyone, but at least something is bound to get through.

      That’s my 2¢, I could be wrong. But until such/similar suggestions are in place and executed properly, I’ll stand by my comments.

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