GT hit by three armed robberies

| 13/06/2017 | 70 Comments
Cayman News Service

1998 Honda Civic used in the gas station robberies on 13 June 2017

(CNS): Two George Town gas stations and one grocery store were all robbed Tuesday morning in yet another crime spike to hit the capital. Esso stations, one in the industrial area and the other on Shamrock Road, were hit within half an hour of each other from around 4am by what appears to be the same gang, while Mr Arthur’s store was held up at around 8:40am by a lone gunman. Police are urging any witnesses to contact them with information as soon as possible.

The first robbery at Brown’s Esso on Dorcy Drive was reported to the 911 call centre at 4am.  Two masked men armed with guns had entered the store, and although no one was hurt and no shots were fired, they made off with an undisclosed quantity of cash.

Less than 40 minutes later, a second robbery at the Esso Gas Station on Shamrock Road was called in to the 911 centre. Again, two armed masked men entered the store and demanded cash; they fled without firing any shots and no one was hurt. On this occasion, a third man was spotted in the getaway vehicle.

The car used by the robbers was a red 1998 Honda Civic #147 523, which police said was reported stolen early this morning from a residence on Denham Thompson Way some time before the armed heists. Police said that this was found on Tuesday evening in the Prospect area.

Cayman News Service

Mr Arthur’s grocery store

A few hours after those two stick-ups, a third armed robbery was reported after a man entered Mr Arthur’s Store on North Church Street near the waterfront. After a short time, he left but then returned with a small firearm. He demanded cash from the register and then left in a small, tan-coloured vehicle, possibly a Honda, with the numbers “583” somewhere in the licence plate number. No shots were fired and no one was injured. The robber was described as being not so tall, of dark complexion with short hair.

Anyone with information on any of the robberies  is encouraged to call George Town Police Station at 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. Anonymous says:

    Wow! A bit disgusting reading these comments. I have been here for 30 years now and it has changed a lot. But knowing the fact that every time I have gotten robbed or taken advantage of are actually from either Caymanian born people or the expats from England/Canada makes it very hard for me to agree with any of your comments. Hey, maybe you should see or do a survey to see if Education is the main problem. If they are not educated then it will be very difficult to see much change but then again who am I to bring up the obvious.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can agree with 14:06 . recently I tried to employ a Caymanian to do some labour work for me. I was recommended to someone who is carpenter by trade and we agreed on a price. He quoted me a price of $25 per hour. I agreed as I wanted a good job. I waited for nine days and he did not turn up.
    then I started to look in every direction.

    • Anonymous says:

      Lame degrading comment? how about this….how long have expats been waiting for gov PR approvals??

      Someone must set the example you moronic follower.

    • Anonymous says:

      Anonymous,14/06/2017 @ 8:49pm, are you agreeing with the date or the time ? 14:06.

  3. anonymous says:

    Has common sense abdicated itself? How do we know at this point that these scoundrels are not illegal immigrants?

    • Crackerjack box degree says:

      How do we know at this point that these scoundrels are not space aliens? Wookies or Bigfoot?

      If they are illegals then we need to build a big beautiful wall!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ahh, the island is just how Mac wants it….a reflection of his favorite place.

  5. Sharkey says:

    Rp says,
    It’s not the Government job to find you a job, I agree, but it’s the Government that makes it harder or easier for some people to get a job.

    Just look at some of the things that Government is doing, like the revenue from work permits.
    Government is making millions of dollars from this. They make it easy for you to get a Civil servant job if you qualify or fit in the club.
    So much more that Government is doing to some people in making it harder for them to get a job.

    Just look at what the Premier said on the Campaign trail a few weeks ago, he would reduce crime and guns by 60 percent, has he said anything about guns and crime yet? He is working on everything else.

  6. Anonymous says:

    How can there be *gun crime*, when it’s *illegal* to have a *gun* in Cayman? How is this possible!?

    Maybe we should consider having *LAW ABIDING CITIZENS* to arm themselves and shoot these scumbags before the island goes to shit Jamaica style?

  7. Anonymous says:

    The answer is very simple, Shit bags from shit families. no class, no honour, no integrity. Same scumbags that robbed the Meals on Wheels.

    • Anonymous says:

      I guess your family is perfect.

      • Anonymous says:

        No, no one’s family is perfect, but mine doesn’t go around robbing from charitable organizations.

        • Anonymous says:

          To 11.53am and 2.10pm Just because your family does not ‘go around robbing from charitable organizations’ or does not ‘go around with guns threatening innocent people to get money ‘doesn’t mean that they are better than the guys robbing gas stations . On the contrary they may be worse . e.g someone’s family was not perfect and stole from Chamber of Commerce, bigtime not nickels and dimes . And someone’s family stole from The Pines Retirement Home, bigtime, not nickels and dimes. And someone’s family stole from Solomon Harris bigtime,not gas station money. And someone’s family in a big Accounting firm stole from clients bigtime, not pocket change.Like poster 8.41 said so well ‘Shit bags from shit families. no class, no honour, no integrity. Same (as the) scumbags that robbed the Meals on Wheels’.

          • Anonymous says:

            Please stop talking rubbish! It’s not exactly the same as having a gun waved in your face. Hard working people who have been traumatized have to live with that. What if that gun went off?

          • C'Mon Now! says:

            I think we can agree all the thieves are scum. Big time or small time.

      • Fred the Piemaker says:

        Love your sense of proportion. My family is not perfect. They don’t go to church. They don’t do the washing up, and the kids leave their clothes on the floor. Strangely enough, the don’t go around with guns threatening innocent people to get money. Love to see where the threshold between “not perfect” and “bad” starts for you. Do have to actually shoot someone first?

    • Anonymous says:

      Cayman Trash, get a big whifff of your future.

  8. Sharkey says:

    I think that it’s time for NO LOITERING LAWS around public business areas around the Islands.

    Then these criminals wouldn’t learn much about their next heist.
    Then the good Citizens of society needs to be more proactively involved in wiping the criminals out.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Growth and development. We need more – that’s all that matters.

    Everything else will sort out itself and we will miraculously return to the stellar standards of decades past.

  10. Anonymous says:

    4.40 a gallon is also robbery !!
    1.80 in the US.

  11. Anonymous says:

    These robberies have nothing to do with work permit holders and has everything to do with scum bag low life thugs. maybe its time for the police to step up their game be out and been seen, have cops on patrol hell maybe they can start by enforcing the speed limit and all the crazy drivers

  12. young caymanian says:

    Its just ah start of whats to take place!Have caymanians that are working and underpaid too that needs more not to talk about the ones that are not working the government should put ah team together that go around and check the workers in these bussiness places to see they are getting paid and pension and medical is all in place also would be some sort of help plus check for workers that are there and not caymanians that are not on permits !

  13. Anonymous says:

    It’s the illegal Jamaican canoes entering our country with firearms & drugs and then returning with vast amounts of stolen property from Thefts, Burglaries and Robberies etc… Even the motor cycles they are now taking back on the canoes I’m told. In 2006 there was a relatively good estimate by the DTF – that the islands were averaging about 4 – 5 illegal canoes per month and today it’s about 9 – 12 every month.

    Sad Sad Sad…… So much for Cayman Islands Border Security over the past decade !!

    Immigration, Police & Customs need to come closer together and fight fire with GREATER FIRE. They need the unconditional support of our Government and all law abiding citizens. As a priority for the new Government – take Immigration Department away from work permits, and create a new task force under the umbrella of “Cayman Islands Homeland Security”

    This new Task Force should have nothing less than 75 – 80 officers who are armed 24/7 and be given a wide scope of operational duty in regards to border security and high risk arrests. Seek assistance from the US Authorities. Forget about England as they are fighting their own war around London & Greater Manchester with their own home grown Muslim Terrorists.

    The US will gladly donate vehicles, boats, planes and other technological equipment to such a cause, as it’s in their interest to do so. They have an abundance of assets they have seized over the years so it’s not going to cause them nothing to get rid of it. They need to get rid of it because it’s costing them millions of $$$ annually to keep these assets secure. Sadly, much of it, goes to waste in terms of rust, corrosion atmospheric degradation.

    There are marinas full of seized boats, aviation terminals full of seized planes and car lot’s the size of West Bay – that are overflowing with every kind of vehicle that you can think about. Equipment such a night vision that can cost $6 – 8 thousand per unit, are available at no cost to the C.I. Govt.

    It’s FREE FREE FREE !! All you need to do is ask for it and the US will gladly give it to you. Donald Trump will be laughing and lighting up Twitter in Washington, if you catch the criminals and illegal aliens heading north to reach US shores.

    Cayman Islands and other Caribbean countries need to realize that drug trafficking and all the scourges that comes with it, are now moving slowly away from Central America and they are opening back the Caribbean routes, same as they were doing back in the 80’s and early 90’s.

    You think we have problems now, just wait and see what will be happening in 4 – 6 years time in the Caribbean.

    • Caymanian says:

      So I guess the two Spanish looking dudes that robbed camana bay were Jamaicans too? It is sad how Jamaicans are generalized as the one doing all the wrong on this island when you have the white collar ones all from different nations robbing this country blind and giving the Cayman Islands a bad name. Let’s see if I can name a few, the Canadian woman who stole millions from the elderly man, the South African man who robbed Solomon & Harris, the English man who stole the money and paid it back, the English attorney that almost killed two tourist, the Pakistanian at UCCI, the American from Kirk supermarket, the American from rackhams and this is just to name a few. Let us not forget XXXXX the Algerians ATM fraudsters and the many that were forced to resigned to avoid reputational damage to the company. I recall in the 50 and 60 it was Jamaicans that came here and built this country and all of them were decent people. If it wasn’t for them, you all the coming here would not have your fine houses, children taken care of, house cleaned, garden cut or manicured. Yes there are bad people of all walks in this world and for once let us stop bashing Jamaicans who made this country great. I really believe they should be the one provided preference to work and live her condsidering the cultural are similar verses someone from Russia or India.

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you know who terminated our agreement with the DEA in the early nineties? We used to have a sea surface radar installation here didn’t we? Now this early waning system is gone we’d need an armada of fast boats petroling round the clock to even begin to make a impact.

    • Anonymous says:

      What is it here that Caymanians blame everyone but Caymanians for their ills? Even there are some people from other countries coming in, the borders are controlled and run by Cayman…look in the mirror, you might not like what you see, but only you can do something about it.

    • Anonymous says:

      10:13 pm, we Brackers wish gas was 4.40, over here on the Brac its $4.75, what a bunch of crooks, for the duties on the Brac on Gas is only 12.5 cents, vs Grand Cayman its 75 cents. We are told that Rubis deliverlys the gas to the Stations for the same price as on Grand, minus the difference in Duties, so you can see what is happening to us over here.

    • Anonymous says:

      One of the crime problem are as crime gets more, the law gets more easy on the criminals. Years ago they could be hanged, then it became life in prison, now its no more life in prison, but the max time is 30 years and a/c rooms, tv, computer, steaks/turtle meat. What are wrong with us law abiding people, to allow the criminals to take over at our expense, for we have to pay $70,000 per yr. to keep them in Prison, they don’t have to pay for they crimes any more, we have to pay for them.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Wow! It is so sad to read virtually every day of armed robberies, stabbings, gang shootings, burglaries and assaults, and that’s without the daily motor vehicle accidents. What on earth has happened to beautiful Cayman? For such a small island the crime rate per square mile beats London! Where have all these idiots come from?? I know times have changed but it’s really got out of hand. If this carries on you’ll need military intervention. RCIPS have really got their work cut out. If you want a safe and peaceful island once again you will need to fight with the Police not against them. They cannot be in every corner of the island. There may be 400 officers but they are not all on duty the same time and they serve in different departments for different crimes. It’s impossible for any country big or small to be crime free. I can fully understand your frustration and fear of all what’s going on but am distressed to see all the negative comments constantly thrown at RCIPS. Look what’s happening in the UK. We have one if the best trained Police Forces in the world but we cannot prevent crime or these terrorists blowing the place up. The only thing we can do is be more vigilant and be as cooperative as we can with the Police to rid the island of this scum! Laughing and ridiculing RCIPS is not doing anyone any good and certainly not going to stop crime. Come on Cayman, do your bit too and let’s all work together. Immigration would be a good place to start to sort out the wheat from the chaff. Get rid of the low life’s back to where they came from. No one should be allowed entry unless they are legally gainfully employed and have gone through a CRB check. (Criminal Records). Any expat that has been convicted on our island of ANY crime should be instantly deported. I’m sure this will be a great deterrent.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Now that’s jolly unfair, robbing places whilst our RCIPS chaps are all sleeping. What is the world coming too? Damn well do your robberies in working hours, much more convenient for all.

  16. Anonymous says:

    The premiers 60% plan is off to a cracking start! zzzzzzzzzz

    • God Dammit Edna says:

      What say you about the weevil in the wig?

    • Anonymous says:

      4.14pm Stiilll snoozing Sleepy. Still snoozing.I understand that he tried waving that magic wand that you sent him buit it didn’t do the trick. So now he has to do it the normal way ,plan and work.Better luck next time with your quick fixes.

  17. Crime needs to Stop says:

    Like this comment if you just want the crime in Cayman to stop.

  18. Junior says:

    It’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed at this rate, it’s spiraling out of control once more I feel, no wonder we choose to stay in a lot more these days

  19. Anonymous says:

    Is this the 60% cut in gun smuggling Alden was talking about?

  20. Anonymous says:

    Well, a silly question? Are the CCTVs that cost us millions of dollars working? How in the hell these mysterious incidents are happening and the CCTVs are ptoving useless? Can the taxpayers have a refund on them?

  21. Don Cayman says:

    PPM government & immigration not doing enough to get Caymanians back to work. Too many Caymanians are homeless and struggling bad. This Government better make good on it’s promise and their first priority is to make sure they get as much Caymanians earning a salary. Otherwise, it will only get worse. Trust me on this one!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Sooo It is hire me or I will rob you.

    • For a better Cayman says:

      The irony of your post is that I believe it is not people out of work doing the robberies. It is good for nothing people who don’t want to work and feel like everything they want should come easy.

      So no matter if the Government was able to find jobs for all those who truly wanted a job, there will still be lazy good for nothing people who commit these robberies and I guess you will find another reason to blame the Government.

      • Anonymous says:

        The Government is to blame, they put too many healthy young/middle age people on social services for the VOTE, then they get lazy and won’t work. and make a minimum wage of six dollors, but the big money people (Hotels/ resturants etc) only have to pay $ 4.50, for they say the workers gets tips. the protecting the money people and not the small folks. remember tips comes from the guests and not the hotels etc. and pensions, vacation etc. is not payed on Tips. If they had to pay the $ 6 per hour like every body else,plus tips , more Caymanian would in the Hotels etc.

    • Anonymous says:

      Who wants to hire somebody that could potentially be a robber?

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks reading you’re post made me loose brain cells lay off the drugs man

    • Rp says:

      It’s not a government’s job to find individuals employment. Those individuals need to take it upon themselves to educate and find suitable employment.

      Your attitude is the problem. “Someone better find me a job or I will rob someone.”

  22. Anonymous says:

    oh wow….guns and violence goes hand in hand….so sad in cayman…come on ppm…you promised a decrease in gun violence??????

  23. Anonymous says:

    There are so many people here on work permits with no work. ….. they pay to stay here because its better than going home…

    How can I drive down eastern ave at 11am see a bunch of people hanging out (and don’t look Caymanian)


    • Anonymous says:

      What does a Caymanian look like

    • Anonymous says:

      Night shift hotel staff?

    • Anonymous says:

      Cayman girls keeping them.

      • George Towner says:

        True dat … you see the rotten apples hanging out along Shedden Road, Eastern Avenue and at bars (and not just picking on Jamaicans) but you have to wonder if these expats do work.

        After inquiry, I learn that these rotten apples are here because THEY ARE MARRIED TO CAYMANIANS! Yes, our own cause them to be here, and once they are married, they go about and team up with their kind to do whatever – alot even cheating on their Caymanian spouses!

        ITS A JOKE

    • Anonymous says:

      Probably because Cayman is a vacation hot-spot? Just a guess…

  24. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to PPM’s, CDP’s, and career politician’s Cayman.

  25. Low-Cal says:

    Summer! The robin season begins.

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