Man robbed of shoes and phone

| 27/03/2018 | 76 Comments

(CNS): A man was assaulted and robbed of the shoes he was wearing, his phone and other personal items, as he was walking along Tropical Gardens Road, George Town, at around 5:30pm Friday, while it was still light. Police said that the man was approached by three men, all of whom appeared to be under 20 years old. The young men grabbed hold of the victim and punched him in the face before taking his belongings and running away. No weapon was used and the victim was not seriously injured.

Police are now on the lookout for the robbers, who were all short, with dark complexion and dressed in dark-coloured clothing. One of them was described as being heavyset.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact George Town CID at 949-4222.  Anonymous tips can be provided 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:

    What a nice place to live, sweet Jam Down, only problem is…..we all ga have to run.

  2. Anonymous says:

    2003, thanks Mac, not. The mass status grant was a scandal of epic proportions, and the people involved, some of which would surprise you going round compiling lists of “worthy” people, should be ashamed of themselves. However these people don’t do shame. 2003 was a disaster for the social fabric of this country and over the last few years the chickens have been coming home to roost.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I know quite a few of these people, who are fine and upstanding Caymanian citizens now. Clearly I don’t know them all, but generalization just helps to create myths that just don’t add up. I suspect a minority (as usual) were not right, and that creates issues for the many.

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      • Sure says:

        Not so sure if it’s just a minority of them who cause trouble. Even if it was, this minority tends to have many, many children who tend to follow in their parents’ footsteps…that is if they even know who the dad is…

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Was this not reported to a local cellular service provider? They can easily triangulate a location of the phone assisting with the search for these wannabe thugs. Help them get where they want to be…. Northward prison.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Where were the neighborhood cops that were supposed to solve everything

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  5. Anonymous says:

    something doesnt sound right about this story???? shoes stolen??? ha ha ha???☺

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Shit families strike again

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  7. Anonymous says:

    What type of shoes? A lot of times kids steal the top Jordan’s & Nike’s- the numbers of that crime is astonishing .

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  8. Low-cal says:

    No one wants to face the reality of the situation. When you import cheap labor you not only import the laborer but also the attitude. Poor minds produce poor offspring and they do it with the simply and desperate local women. What else is there to expect.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You are absolutely right. We import cheap labour from countries that are up to their necks in serious social issues.

      My mother always told me, money don’t buy class and, it certainly don’t improve people’s attitude.

      It blows my mind that we are catering to “high end clientele”, using this model. Crazy.

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      • Anonymous says:

        It blew my mind when I saw one section of the Voters list – please!!! have a look at these lists and you will come up with why we have so much cheap labour in our Island. This has left me speechless after seeing the occupations/surnames etc.

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    • Anonymous says:

      every body speaks about cheap labor but I have never heard any one searching for
      expensive labor yet

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      • Anonymous says:

        Exactly, most of the ones complaining likely have a Jamaican lady come to their house once a week to clean it or have a live in “cheap” slave takin care of their kids. Caymanians love the cheap labour until they need someone to blame for their countries crime rate.

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        • Lo-Cal says:

          No we have Filipinos and there is a vast difference in the midset of an educated Filipino willing to work for what is an acceptable wage for them and an uneducated person from somewhere else who has a getto mentality and will do anything for money.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The reality here is Caymanians love to blame all the imported for their own home grown thugs. But when there are news stories after news stories about known born Caymanians in trouble with the law, it gets so quiet you can hear a pin drop. Or we must pray for them…..

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      • Anonymous says:

        Don’t know which news paper your reading, but the local media clearly states where the majority, of the recent court cases, are from.
        Also note “a George Town man” doesn’t mean they are FROM GT. That’s their physical address only.

        A individual who worked for the same company as I do, is now in Northward for his crimes. He was on a permit. The news article, when first broke, stated “from George Town”; when in fact he is from Jamaica.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Duh. It’s when they name names that it gets quiet. And then when the news states that the person is in fact Caymanian but not an Ebanks or a Bodden, you get all defensive even then trying to say they aren’t “native”. Please.

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    • Dunz says:

      So you personally know who the muggers are and their family history, are they in relationship with your family member, quick give them up before they do it again.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    These people have no sole!

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  10. West bay Premier says:

    Pretty soon they will be stealing the milk out of your coffee. That’s the lowest I have heard of in a long time , an I am old . Those little criminals punks need a big big lesson now they can’t grow up without learning right from wrong .

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    • Anonymous says:

      One good crime deserves another…you wonder why this place has issues with this kind of attitude? You sound like Trump promising to take Biden down…all pathetic

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  11. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to drop one of these punks with a nicely placed kidney punch , just to see their facial reaction would be priceless. I can assure you , they wouldn’t be getting up.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    By children? Wow. Great parents, find them and arrest them too.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Seriously? You cannot always place the blame on parents. No matter how hard you try to raise your child in the right way, they will always do what they want when you’re not around. It’s called peer pressure. You should google it.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I think you’ll find if you look within yourself the real reason your child is misbehaving will appear. The help is on the internet, google it.

        I’m sorry if you think you’re a wonderful parent, but you may not be. I had many friends who had what would seem like a good upbringing only to find their parents hid behind god or strictness and in turn really didn’t do a good job protecting their child and listening and helping that child grow.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I can’t name one time I’ve ever been pure pressured into a mugging. Is one of these ball bags your child?

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        • Anonymous says:

          Peer *

        • Anonymous says:

          you think you’re so funny, huh? Maybe one of these kids are a sibling your parents didn’t tell you about since it seems like douchebag runs through your veins.

          In no way, shape or form was I justifying their actions. What they did was wrong; period! My point is merely that peer pressure is a lot different than it was back then. The activities this generation find to be “cool” these days are wayyy different but who are we to blame the parents when we don’t live with them to know if they try or not. No parent is perfect.

          You CNS commenters swear you have your lives so put together but here you are bashing children as if y’all don’t have some terrible ones in y’all family too. Please!

          • Anonymous says:

            Nope. My parents raised wonderful kids who contributed to society and don’t blame everyone else for their problems.

    • Anonymous says:

      They are products of one parent families. What else can be expected? Supported by NAU.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Big Mac’s mass status grants strike again! Well done Mac!

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    • Anonymous says:

      So clearly you think there aren’t any native caymanian that is dark skin. You are a disgrace to Caymanians.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Were shoes being stolen by dark skinned Caymanians before the mass status grants? No I don’t think so. Apology accepted in advance.

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        • Anonymous says:

          You’re just a racist hiding behind the mask of a nationalist which makes you a nasty stain in this country’s social fabric.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yawn. #blamegame

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    • Anonymous says:

      We will never know the extent of crime generated from the mass status grants that has destroyed our island. It escapes me why people keep electing this man. The more destruction he causes the more they love him.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    not sure how we got to where we are today but we seem to have got here pretty quickly and we seem to have fallen to all new depths. I feel for the victim and I feel for these kids who seem to have gotten to this place – where they could possibly think this is acceptable. very sad for all of us!

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Was the four way stop domino crew out? Perhaps they saw something?

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    • alaw says:

      what difference does it make half of our court system is to get you in prison and the
      other half is to get you out before time.

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  16. Caribbean Vacationer says:

    Caymankind?

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  17. Anonymous says:

    There is no doubt that we are importing some criminals but I doubt that these youngsters are among them. In my view what is more dangerous is that we are importing the attitude that crime is inevitable and we should just get used to it. That just get used to the crime attitude’ was never part of Cayman society but it is rapidly developing. It is likely deeply instilled in people coming from high crime jurisdictions, including I suspect, the police, prosecutors and other criminal justice officials that we import from high crime jurisdictions. We do not need such people in our criminal justice system even if they can be hired for less. The long term cost is too high.

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    • Anonymous says:

      So in summary these are home grown criminals but it’s still the immigrants fault. Got it.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Wait until summer, when all of their children are brought in to be taken care of at all of the summer camps. The place will be swamped with children roaming around the districts.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Another bunch are launched on their criminal careers. Next week they will get guns and try home invasions knowing that they will probably never get caught and if they do, they will get no more than a 2 week sentence. Cayman is well on its way down the road that every other soft on crime jurisdiction has been down.

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  19. West bay Premier says:

    I agree that’s a all time low . You don’t ever hear of that happening in big Cities . I believe that they are going to want to steal your life soon too . I am very happy that Premier understand that crime is a major problem in Cayman , and mentioned it to the new Governor . I hope that he do a follow up, and not just say those words because he could .

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    • Anonymous says:

      Yes you don’t hear it but that is because muggings aren’t major news in big cities because people have actual news to report and minor crimes use up valuable police resources that are allocated elsewhere
      Should this be addressed and prevented in Cayman? Yes.
      Should we start losing our minds talking about the end of days? No

      There is a difference between appropriate worry and apprehension and hyperbole
      We can be against crime without the additional topping of extra, thanks
      Figure it out

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      • West bay Premier says:

        Anonymous 7:27 pm , are you suggesting that we ignore the stealing of a pair of shoes off a man feet , because it’s not worth the time to talk about it .
        Do you let your kid go out and steal something , and when you know about it, do you tell him that it’s ok ? Encouraging crime of any size is what has happened in many societies today . In my Sharkey dictionary , stealing a dollar is the same as stealing 100 , stealing is stealing and it’s a crime .

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  20. Anonymous says:

    They took his shoes so that he could not run after them…

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  21. Anonymous says:

    Wow, all time low here today.

    Someone got robbed of their shoes!>! OMG

    Crazy….and all the persons attacking were under 20? WOW.

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    • Anonymous says:

      They were nice shoes. Just my size.

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      • Anonymous says:

        They don’t have a heart. Just imagine an 8 yr old boys Huffy Black and red Bicycle was stolen from my garage a few weeks ago. This bicycle was a special gift and the child only rode it on the road just twice. Everyday this little boy crys for his bike and prays that it was just borrowed and that whoever took it would return it.

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        • Anonymous says:

          It’s a brutally shit world full of brutally shit people.

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        • Anonymous says:

          I find looking and posting pics on Facebook work better to find things rather than praying.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Don’t pray for material things or money.

            Teach your kids the important things in life….teach them not to cry about lost “things”.

            Teach them to appreciate what they have and when something is lost or stolen, explain to them that maybe someone else would benefit more from having it and that in time you will replace your trinket with yet, another.

            Children are capable of understanding these things once we take the time to explain it to them.

            Talk to the little boy, tell him in time he will get another bike and that for now, the person who stole it must have really needed it, because one thing is for sure; people who steal from others NEVER return the items.

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