Armed men rob people at bus stop

| 30/07/2020 | 82 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): Three men, one armed with a handgun and the others with machetes, were said to have robbed a number of people at a bus stop at the junction of Shedden Road and Eastern Avenue in George Town yesterday evening. However, police said that so far no victims have come forward to confirm they were mugged and officers are appealing for them to come forward.

Police responded to a 911 call at around 8pm reporting the shakedown of people at the bus stop.

It is believed that the three armed men, wearing black and white long-sleeved clothing and masks, approached the bus stop area near to the Flow building, where the buses were loading and offloading passengers. They took items from the people present before running to the rear of Liberty Lane.

But police said no victims have come forward to report this matter and detectives are appealing for anyone who was there, particularly if they had property stolen, to contact them at George Town Police Station at 949-4222.

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


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Where did this robbery report come from. As no one has said they were robbed

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m wondering the same thing.

      • Anonymous says:

        Says it was a 911 call. Not surprising no victims have come forward. If you lived in the Eastern Avenue area and 3 guys with machetes and a gun robbed you, would you go running to the cops? Victims and assailants probably know each other, and I would rather kiss gods he to my phone and my walking money than risk a personal visit.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Make Rock Hole Great Again!

  3. Anonymous says:

    probably one of the most shocking things i have read ever in cayman.
    it is a sign of the times and too many people have their heads in the sand regarding the economic oblivion facing many people in cayman.

  4. Anonymous says:

    free tip for the police:
    the robbers were not from the us, canada, asia or europe

  5. Anonymous says:

    Pimpin Pimpin ain’t easy.

  6. Anonymous says:

    It would have been a real robbery if they got into a taxi instead of a bus.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Small time jobs are always low risk and really pretty easy to execute.

  8. VINNIE says:

    pleased i wasn’t at that bus stop. would have been different headlines right there.

  9. Anonymous says:

    More to come but government is expecting miracles on 1 Sept.

  10. Anonymous says:

    If that was in West Bay they would be down here with pitchforks. Since it’s elsewhere its frowned upon.

  11. Anonymous says:

    In the meantime our politicians are fighting the gays.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The poor robbing the poor. Sad.

    • Anonymous says:

      worthless. Lazy. Good for nothing scum robbing poor innocent people. There is nothing poor about the robbers. Thye are nasty individuals who can’t be assed to get a job and want the easy way of life at the expense of others. Catch them and lock them up. Preferably throw away the key. Enough of this namby-pamby nonsense.

    • Anonymous says:

      Poor foreign nationals robbing poor foreign nationals. The Commissioner confirms the crime situation is stable. The Governor grins. The Premier celebrates his splendiferous immigration policies.

      We are doomed.

  13. Caymanian says:

    I mean what did they get away with.. Bus fare and some Samsung A10’s?? smh

  14. Ruffness says:

    No life no good bastards they all need to go & look work.
    Just imagine people works so hard to get what they need & them no good MF booms robbing people for their own shit.

    • Anonymous says:

      And Saunders wants to make more of them.

    • Anonymous says:

      If our candy-ass leaders would give honest, capable citizens the right to carry firearms the crime rate would rapidly fall. Say…… how about a death penalty for having an illegal firearm?

      If you want to have more crime just leave criminals alone.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thankfully your only input to legislating laws are your postings on CNS.

      • Anonymous says:

        Dumbass how well did that work out for America, if you don’t like the way the laws here are legislated then kindly go back to the communist shithole you’ve spawned from.

        • Anonymous says:

          Worked great for most of us.

        • Anonymous says:

          Who you calling a communist? I am Caymanian. The places in America that have the strictest gun laws are New York City and Chicago, and they have more deaths from guns than anywhere else in the USA.

  15. J says:

    Useless waste boys from central smh.

  16. Anonymous says:

    a jamaicab approached ne as i was using eastern avenue gas station atm…beggin me for money???

    • Anonymous says:

      Plenty caymanians approach me begging for money to fill prescription and I give them. I don’t question them and I don’t shame them because we are all humans and we need help at one point or another. I’m glad they begged instead of robbed and so should you.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ummm, if foreign nationals are here begging, laws have almost certainly been broken.

        • Caring Jamaican says:

          Wow, I cannot believe you’re suggesting that it’s ok for caymanians to beg but not the foreign nationals solely because they are caymanian in cayman. We all have problems and I will not allow your ignorance and arrogance to deter me from helping any human being, any nationality, who find themselves in the unfortunate position of having to beg. You’re a horrible person to bring up laws.

          • Anonymous says:

            It is not a question of ignorance or arrogance. It is the clear law of the Cayman Islands. Foreign nationals are perfectly reasonably expected to be able to support themselves and their dependents, or leave.

          • Anonymous says:

            Sorry, but if you can’t afford to live here then don’t. No one is saying it’s okay for Caymanians to beg but at least the Caymanians who beg didn’t pack their bags and catch a plane flight here. I understand that Jamaica is a poor country and Jamaicans come here for a better life, but that responsibility lies on the Jamaican government and not us.

            • Anonymous says:

              Not sure why you are focusing on the Jamaicans only. Every nationality has its beggers and to be honest I’d rather help a begger than a robber. Ppl come here in good jobs but with the ever increasing cost of living it becomes hard and because of their circumstances it may not be best for them to return home. This go home narrative in this place is sickening and sad and the same crowd that cries “go home” is benefiting most from all the voluntary services provided by expats, the same expats who may fall and need help in return. We are all ppl at different stages in life but for some strange reason caymanians because they are at the top of the pole, being God’s gift to the world.

              • Anonymous says:

                I was focusing on Jamaicans because my reply was to “Caring Jamaican”. But that goes for any nationality who decides to move to this country. If you aren’t able to support yourself financially, then don’t bother moving to (or staying in) a country with such a high cost of living. When people aren’t able to support themselves, they turn to crime, and we don’t need that here.

            • Anonymous says:

              FYI Jamaica is a rich country and those that come here probably was looking for a better life but then soon realized that all that glitters isn’t gold and if only they had knew they would have just stayed home,#JAHMEKMIYAH.

      • Anonymous says:

        To 8:44 am , that’s only another way to get drug money, they go Doctor and instead of putting in the prescription they walk and beg with it for days, ,,,don’t be fooled by this,NAU is paying for they meds. And that’s a fact.

    • Anonymous says:

      How do you know it was a Jamaican? Did the person whip out their ID? In my years here I’ve met many generational caymanians who walk and talk Jamaican but will bash jamaicans the first chance they get. Hell I dated a caymanian who insisted that he was jamaican.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yup! They hate Jamaicans but talk Jamaican, listen to Jamaican music, and idolize dancehall artists.

        Quite the cognitive dissonance.

        • Anonymous says:

          We don’t hate you, but you’re the ones moving here creating problems for us, not the other way around.

          • Anonymous says:

            How? Please tell me how the Jamaicans who move here cause problems for you. I’m genuinely trying to understand this and so far no one has to able to explain it in words.

            • Anonymous says:

              Since you asked… it isn’t all Jamaicans, but it seems that the vast majority of expats who commit inexcusable crimes turn out to be Jamaican. Just look at the incident back in 2008 as an example. Also, many of the worst drivers in Cayman are Jamaican (or young Caymanians, to be fair), the most notorious being dump truck and public bus drivers. Cayman is also a very small island, so having too many people here in general, no matter where they come from, is problematic.

              • Anonymous says:

                Ok, so I’m hearing bad driving, inexcusable crimes and an incident from 12 years ago. What happened in 2008?

                • Anonymous says:

                  I wish I didn’t bring that up since the crime was so horrific, but I was referring to the kidnapping, rape and murder of Estella Scott-Roberts. Obviously the two men who committed the crime don’t represent the nationality as a whole, but we don’t need those monsters here being a waste of space. The same goes for other foreign criminals.

                • Anonymous says:

                  2 Jamaicans abducted, raped, murdered and burned a beautiful Caymanian woman. There is unfortunately a substantial amount of imported criminality, from Jamaica in particular.

                  • Anonymous says:

                    Had no idea and unfortunately I’m hated for a crim that happened while I was in high school because a number of ppl will always use the actions of a few to judge the lot.

                    • Anonymous says:

                      I seriously don’t hate you. I honestly believe most Jamaicans are good people as I know plenty, but even a minority can still be a lot of people.

                    • Anonymous says:

                      There are significant other examples of Jamaican criminality, unfortunately. You are correct that most Jamaicans are wonderful decent people, but the fact is that persons from Jamaica have contributed significantly to criminality in Cayman.

                  • Anonymous says:

                    Had no idea, thanks for informing me. I won’t try to change your opinion of Jamaicans but don’t let a few bad apples cloud your judgment.

      • Anonymous says:

        Maybe the accent? And you know many contemporary Caymanians have at least one Jamaican parent or grandparent, right?

    • Anonymous says:

      Jamaicab: A cab driven by a Jamaican or?

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe he should’ve thought you how to spell before posting.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Come forward for what??! They know very well that the chances of these criminals being caught are next to zero.

    Cayman is quickly becoming like other Caribbean islands. Littered with crime and doomed.

    • Scotch bonnet says:

      So damm true

    • Anonymous says:

      Poverty and hardship will do that. The direct results of destroying our economy.

      • Anonymous says:

        And importing them by status grants. Thanks to Mac.

        • Annie says:

          Omg get over your lazy self.

          • Anonymous says:

            Annie. They were likely illegal, and an incredible abuse of power, likely tainted by corruption in relation to a number of grants. Then thousands of dependents got imported without any prospect of being able to fully support themselves. The character and culture of the Cayman Islands was turned on its head overnight. Very significant negative consequences continue to flow as a direct result. The Cayman Islands may never get over it, and I certainly will not. It was probably the greatest betrayal of the Caymanian people in the history of these Islands.

            Those grants were made worse by the apparent dereliction of duty by the police and other agencies responsible for law and order and good governance.

            Not so much as an investigation? You are defending the indefensible.

          • Anonymous says:

            Ive got a job and immigrated the right way. If you think I’m lazy and these criminals aren’t then please do enlighten me.

      • Anonymous says:

        I never have robbed because I was broke. Grow up

      • Anonymous says:

        Poor government is nearly always the number one reason!

    • who cares? I do! says:

      Cayman is like other caribbean islands,not becoming. We think we are so special and affluent. God help us. There are many lazy and criminal minded ‘Caymanians’ too, not just foreigners.

      • Anonymous says:

        And the big problem is that there are too many of those ” lazy and criminal minded Caymanians” that have been elected to office and are running the country.

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s hard to argue with that, Miss I do.

    • Anonymous says:

      Stop/slow down granting permits and that will help ease the issue.

    • Anonymous says:

      STFU, every Caribbean country has crime because we chose to follow in uncle Sam’s foot steps, which the facts show that America is the most hostile place in the world to live, so can you leave our Caribbean countries out of your stinking ignorant mouth.

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