Duo suspects in both Red Bay and GT shootings

| 03/09/2017 | 110 Comments
Cayman News Service

Linwood St, George Town

(CNS) UPDATED: Police suspect that the two men who robbed the jerk stand on Shamrock Road in Red Bay at gunpoint Saturday night also attacked a man near Linwood St, George Town, about an hour before that. Shots were fired at both incidents. In the first, a man received a blow to the head with a blunt object as well as lacerations to his arm after being attacked by two male suspects. Police said that initial reports indicated that the victim had been shot, which was not the case, but said that a number of shots were apparently fired before the attackers ran off towards Burke Maude Plaza on Shedden Rd.

The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, police said. One suspect was of slim build and about 6’2″, and the other was about 5’5″; both were wearing dark clothing.

The suspects in the jerk stand armed robbery, who had the exact same descriptions, stole a quantity of cash there and began shooting as they ran off, though no one was injured. The police were called about this incident at around 9:15pm.

Police suspect that these individuals are linked to the Linwood Street incident which occured about an hour prior.

This is the third time this stand has been robbed by armed men. In 2011 Kemar Golding, who worked at the Cayman Islands Brewery, was shot in the face by robbers as he helped a friend at the stand take out the garbage. It was held up again by two masked men in December 2016. And in 2013, the stand was wiped out when two drivers who were racing crashed into it.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who was in the Red Bay area around the time of the incident to contact the GT CID at 949-4222.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    These are my comments to the ongoing crime problem.

    We need a holistic approach to curtail and eventually have this under control.

    1. We need to beef up security of our waters. Two Jamaican criminals wanted in Jamaica, have illegally entered the island by boat. That’s frightening. An assessment of the cost of securing our shores should be done and funding that should be explored. This is for the safety of all of us. We cannot continue in this fashion as it will only get worse.

    2. I am assuming a profile of the criminals caught are done to determine whether local or expatriate. If local, what is the age range, and whether those criminals are born out of wedlock and abandoned by a single parent. I do sense we need to have an effective social rehabilitation programme to reduce crime. That’s a long term approach though and the benefits will therefore not be immediately realized. Take a hard look at the young ones following the criminals and try to pry them away from that environment. We also need to look at abusive homes and take the kids away from that environment.

    3. The not so pleasant immediate approach is by force to subdue the existing criminals. I am sure many of them are repeat offenders. We also need to find ways of tracking those released from jail. The police know the hot spots. They need to shock these areas off and on. Park a police car and alternate with an unmarked car near troubled homes. Keep the criminals on their toes. A tactical team with experts and frequent certifications should be explored as well.

    These solutions will be costly. We have a choice. Is either we allow those criminals to continue getting away which will bolster the confidence of those wanna be criminals or we subdue the problem. This may spill over on seven mile beach if we are not careful. We have to find the means and ways of paying for this or it will take a toll on the public safety and therefore business, tourism and the economy.

    Let us all work together on suggesting and implementing solutions for the greater good of the country and its future. I strongly believe that it is manageable for the size of the country and the population.




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  2. Anonymous says:

    I was there.

    I do not normally criticize the police 👮 operations but these are my observations:

    1. Whoever is managing the crime unit should have a pretty good idea of the make up of the island. It is a well known fact that Prospect has a nest of bad boys. They would come through Admiral’s Landing, cross the school field and come to the back of the property where the jerk stand operates. This is all said to say there was absolutely no K9 team present to have the dogs track the path of the criminals. They could have gone left to the gas station side and integrate there or Prospect or hiding in the bush. We don’t know where they went. That would have narrowed down the focus of investigation.

    2. There was a warning shot after the criminals left the property to say do not follow us. That’s what that shot was all about. It was not at the business location itself. A well trained dog would have found the bullet and it could have been checked against a database to see if that gun was used in any other crime areas.

    3. There were about three to four officers taking notes and asking questions. I assume that only two officers would be needed to take notes. The rest can be used in ways to hunt down the criminals. Meanwhile they taking notes, the criminals are getting settled.

    It will now be very difficult to determine where the criminals went/located and as such consider this a lost opportunity.

    This is a layman’s logical perspective.




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    • Goodheart says:

      Unprofessionalism that’s what’s hurting. I have seen never seen a Police Force so unprofessional disorganized low morals just look at the calibre of officers they have maybe that’s the turn off for GOOD CAYMANIANS who would think of joining. Until our Police Force embarks on recruiting qualified and professional people they will be discriminated. Do you recall when the Police Force recruited a batch of police officers from Barbados in the 70’s and 80’s these were some of the best officers every grace the RCIP these officers left a indellible mark of excellent service and professionalism that is irreplaceable. I wish you had officers of this calibre to still carry the torch.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile Di Kit Chin down the road never gets robbed…. hmmmm….




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Why is this place still open!? There’s always gun related violence going on there! Shut it down CIG.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Umm, it’s not like it the dump bar or something.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Why don’t you come and shut it down you pessimistic fool and avoiding the bigger problem in the island? Why haven’t you asked to shut down Bananas and the other places where there is physical harm? Are you on a mission? Similar business? Hmmm.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Is your brain that decrepit or are you so heavily biased? Is that your solution to an on going crime problem island wide? Will that stop the crime? Or are you ashamed of the ongoing social problems that are the root cause of crime?

      Provide solutions. Provide support. Be of some use instead of taking up space.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Goodness I hope you are not a parent. That would be frightening. Very frightening with that loose comment and narrow mindedness.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Great answer. The poor man trying to make an honest living keeps getting robbed. Time to shut his business down….




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  5. A sin says:

    To rob the Jerk man is a sin.




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  6. No Hope says:

    it is not DRUG addiction. It is called HOPELESSNESS. Our people feel hopeless. Get up everyday with no job, no food, no shelter, no trade, no certificates, no hope. It is now becoming cheaper to die than to live.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You forgot no ambition which is how they got into their situations in the first place. Every single Caymanian is born with opportunities that less privalaged kids around the world would die for. Some people chose not to take advantage of their opportunities and now resort to this and we should feel sorry for them? No way. Lock them up!




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      • Anonymous says:

        The problem is that not everybody can become a doctor or a lawyer.
        Some of us need to clean yards, houses and pick up the garbage.
        At 6$ an hour there is nothing left to live from.




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    • Anonymous says:

      WTF, do you know how much a gun costs off the street….not to mention the bullets. ive advertised 2 week for a van driver. had one local apply who actually had a license and it was his wife that came for the interview….go figure.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Hopefully they will wake up one day with no gun. I can’t say that it would bother me if they woke up with no hands after attempting to rob the wrong person.




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  7. Jerk Stand says:

    You and I know that these robberies are being committed by our local boys. No education, no trade, no discipline, no frame of mind to go look a job and start from the bottom until he reaches the top. Mothers and fathers, spend time with your kids and train them to become decent citizens in their country. Stop being a real jerk.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    A couple of known so called thugs were recently released from prison. RCIP you should know who these punks are !!




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  9. Narcisso Clarke says:

    Its time for all these foreign police to exit the Cayman islands they are bring their very dangerous dynamic here and we are not getting value for money . Those who cannot police their countries how the world are they going to police ours?????




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    • Anonymous says:

      So, who will police Cayman?




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    • Anonymous says:

      The Cayman Islands police services look to other islands and countries for trained police officers because the lazy locals just want to collect a salary at the end of the month and lot do the job. They did not hire police officers without years of experience. These are trained police officers with years of experience. You are classified as an ignorant bastard who will reach nowhere in life if you keep speaking like that. BIGOT!!!




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    • Anonymous says:

      Foreign Police helped to build the foundation of our Police Service




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  10. SSM345 says:

    Back-to-Back robberies on the same night tells me they will be long gone now; probably left on the first flight out Saturday morning or the last flight on Friday night.




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  11. Suspected Caymanian says:

    The police netting all these suspects 37 wha happen they miss 2 or what or it is what i suspect that unless its traffic or court related matters they aint doing $&#! all to stop crime in these islands why would they More police more money$$$$$ We are paying through our noses for this Rinky Dink foreign Police SERVICE who simply could give a damn about Cayman and why would they????




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  12. Anonymous says:

    The motive behind these robberies are more than likely drug addiction. It’s time we did a review on what really is harmful and addictive and how less harmful substances can help their disease.




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    • "Anonymousir" says:

      why do you people believe its always drug related? he could just want to buy a motorbike or feed his kids. it could be anything that drives anyone to steal. take a LOOK at cayman at tell me what is getting better for the people? more and more people are struggling. IF you DO NOT HAVE MONEY …. You will NOT SURVIVE in cayman … so expect more until the CIG does something about the cost of living. ….




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      • Anonymous says:

        If he they wanted the motorbike that bad they would steal one. The motive more than likely is drug addiction.




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        • Anonymous says:

          The motive is being a low life scumbags from shit families




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          • "Anonymousir" says:

            and shit families are made from shit pay, from shit employees from shit people operated by a shit government publish by a shit news service for us shit heads to read and comment and call other families shit … SIMPLY because the shit dont make it for them. you must be a serious SHIT head … (NO FAMILY IS SHIT)




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      • Anonymous says:

        7:43 am, you’ve that wrong, the damn work permits is part of our problems. When you are not allowed to work in your country, how store you going to survive? Start dealing with those permits and you will see the difference. Alden has put us in this mess, tmore permits, better chances for Caymanians to get jobs. What a daft statement. Let him clean up the mess, making laws against his own people.




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        • "Anonymousir" says:

          oh i agree that work permits are a mess, and not only ALDEN has put us there. Please do not forget “The Gambler” aka Mckeeva, he has also put Caymanians in the position they are in. What gets me, is when we had a chance to vote them out and start to attempt some kind of change. WE. “the dummies” kept them in. WE CAN NOT fix Caymans problem with the same old tires that the car came with. time to change them. Since i was a little, and i was born in 86, Mckeeva was MLA. and he still is! The first bank of Cayman went Bankrupt with him, yet he is in goverment. Mckeeva never finished high school, but tells all caymanians they need a degree to get the dream job that they can not come back to cayman to get, because some expat has it … Great Job Voters!




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        • Anonymous says:

          Alyo too damn lazy! That’s why you will never be satisfied.




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    • Sharkey says:

      4:49am , I am not saying that drugs don’t cause some of these robberies, but when you see them leave from one robbery and go straight to another , and 6ft2in and 5ft5in sounds like the same 2 scumbags . I heard those measurements many time in the last few years , and don’t tell me that those are the only heights of men in Cayman Islands today . That’s their full time job , and if they are not told to start looking for a real job , that they will get a forever job without pay or food 24/7/365 till Christ come . And stop talking like them Politicians about a review.




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      • Anonymous says:

        It’s their full time job because, who is going to hire a crack head that steals to fuel their addiction Whether I come off to you as a politician or your parent that is the plain truth, Sharkey.




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  13. Anonymous says:

    There is a Police Consyable from Barbados who was recently recruited who is a composite artist one of the best trained at the FBI. Does not seem he is being used.




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  14. Michael Myles, Bonnie Anglin and Youth ACT says:

    Despite all the burglaries and increase in crime, Youth Anti-Crime Trust (Youth ACT) and Cayman Skateboard Association ( of which Michael Myles is Chairperson, with Bonnie Anglin runs) does NOT and CANNOT convince the Government to take a chance on us and help us with funding for this approach to crime prevention and intervention. My suggestion is instead, or along with, CNS “Anonymous blogging” to approach your MLA and ask Why Not?

    My other suggestions is that you become more involved in the Country you want to comment about by: (1) Going to the schools and asking how you can help, (2) Attend PTA Meetings, whether you are a Parent or not, (3) Start an anti-crime fundraiser (walking, running, roadside, XMAS Calendars, Beach Cook-outs, Watersports, whatever, and donate the funds to Youth ACT and/or Skateboard Park, to those that are trying to do something crime!

    Open invitation: Youth ACT is presenting our annual Youth Crime Prevention Day (since 2013) at John Gray High School at the Family Life Centre and at Clifton Hunter High School, at CHHS, in October 2017. Come out and help!!!

    Bonnie Anglin. Email [email protected].




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    • Anonymous says:

      Should have been in place long ago ! Too late ! The horse gone through the gates! Where was the pro-active approach not to do? Now it has been done, as the norm is has to happen then advisories and warnings and organizations like this shows up. Be accessory before the fact not after the fact!




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  15. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Eden ?




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  16. Sharkey says:

    The crime is getting to look like the criminals needs to be layed down at the crime scene and no one knows how it happened . I’ll save the rest and leave it up to your imaginations .




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  17. Anonymous says:

    Two bannana trees in a bannana plantation………..good luck!




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  18. The Aardvark says:

    Having lived in Cayman years ago I can’t help but be sad at the massive decline of personal security in the Islands. Criminals with guns and citizens and police without guns…




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  19. Anonymous says:

    A facial composite is a graphical representation of an eyewitness’s memory of a face, as recorded by a composite artist. A facial composite is a graphical representation of an eyewitness’s memory of a face, as recorded by a composite artist. Facial composites are used mainly by police in their investigation of (usually serious) crimes.
    Why RCIPS STILL doesn’t employ a composite artist?




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    • Me says:

      Because they always wear masks?




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    • Anonymous says:

      BIG QUESTION??? Where are the CCTVs that we all of us aid for? Were they stolen, after they never worked? Shouldn’t they be helping to solve some of the problems?
      Why is the government not commenting on the success of the CCTVs? They should be held accountabie for the expenditure.




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      • "Anonymousir" says:

        another great government disaster. Mckeeva Nor Alden nor anyone over the last terms has done anything about it! just spend the money to say they have, can bet the CCTVs came around some election. Alden and Mckeeva will do what it takes for a vote. SOOOO stop voting for them. Crime is here now folks and your Gov Officials cannot speak on the matter nor will they do anything about it. THEY cannot go on TV and say, we’ve got this and we are working on this. They cannot because they are doing shit about it…




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        • Anonymous says:

          And a million dollars just went poof and you Caymanians don’t do anything about it. What’s up with that?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Still living in denial as maybe crime is so low no need for one! I guess the belief is Cayman Crimes are so petty and countries that employs these composite artists have very serious crimes. In otherwards Cayman doesn’t have a high crime rate.!!!! Anyway to answer why the RCIP doesn’t employ one is no need for one Cayman is small . Simply excuse trust me!




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  20. Anonymous says:

    I seem to recall that Alden said he was going to reduce gun crime by 60% in the first 100 days. Haven’t seen any major improvements as yet!




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  21. Lisa says:

    Why doesn’t the owner have security guards for its staff and customers?




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  22. Anonymous says:

    Black, white, brown, Asian, hispanic, pink with polka dots?




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    • Stop The Crime says:

      Heaven forbid we actually describe the suspect in detail and ask these basic questions when police arrive!




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    • Anonymous says:

      Doesnt matter they wont find them anyway.




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    • Anonymous says:

      A description would only matter if crimefighters were looking to find someone responsible, or do something about territory that has hosted gangland activity for decades. Basically, this response should be interpreted as, “enter at your own risk”.




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    • Anonymous says:

      When is this BS going to end? Then to have 50 officers on leave! No better only getting worse.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Which culture has over 80% of their babies born out of wedlock, there is your answer.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Tell me I dont know!




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        • Disheartened says:

          Aren’t we suppose to be a country of christian heritage ? If this is really so what purposes does all these churches serve? Isn’t to discourage illegitamacy ? But then if I can recall Cayman has one of the highest divorce rate so evidently something is wrong! It would be helpful to do an official survey on this instead of mere speculation! However its disheartening to know that a country portraying christian values should have such a high percentage of ‘bastards’. Maybe this could be a contributing factor to high volume of Social Issues.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Bitter much?




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        • Anonymous says:

          No, but when it is suggested that certain foreign nationals, cultures and influences are a serious and significant element of Cayman’s decline, a little honest introspection is required.




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          • Anonymous says:

            Robert Brault — ‘Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.’




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          • Anonymous says:

            Do you the difference between INTROspection and projection?




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      • Hafoo says:

        Which Culture?Honduras? Jamaica?Haiti?Venezuela? Mexico?Guatemala? Salvador? Can I go on?




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      • Anonymous says:

        Caymanian culture, 10:34. That answer is too obvious so what are you trying to say?




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      • Anonymous says:

        Not Caymanian!




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      • wawa says:

        jamacian culture is the one ,and our population is now 60% of them.
        we should stiil be in 1950 way better then.for one major reason , you guess




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        • Anonymous says:

          Wawa, you wrote the ‘9’ upside down, I’m sure you meant to write 90% not 60%. Soon it will be 100% as the growth rate of this culture is now totally out of control.




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          • Anonymous says:

            Jamaicans will never take over Cayman, not if the Filipinos have anything to say about it. There is a “security” war going on between them right now just take a look around




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          • Anonymous says:

            Once the Jamaican culture becomes the dominant culture, there is no going back to a law abiding society. AND it’s not because ALL Jamaicans are bad….it’s just that Cayman gets the element or class of Jamaicans that are at the bottom of the socioeconomic landscape.




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