Armed robbery spike spreads to Cayman Brac

| 24/12/2022 | 12 Comments
Pat’s Kitchen and Bar (from social media)

(CNS): In what may be the first armed robbery of a bar on Cayman Brac, a masked man, armed with a machete, entered Pat’s Kitchen and Bar on West End East Road shortly before midnight on Thursday night, 22 December. According to the RCIPS, the man took a quantity of cash from the register, along with cigarettes and personal items, and then fled on foot. No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect was of solid build, about 5’7″-5’8″ tall, and was wearing a light-coloured hooded sweater and dark pants. The matter is currently under investigation.

Local residents on Cayman Brac say there has been a steep rise in illegal drug use on the island in recent years, especially crack cocaine.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Cayman Brac Police Station at 948-0331. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via the police website.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Good job RCIPS

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cameras? Eric? Julie? Mos?

  3. Catcha Fire says:

    It’s time for a general clean up of this foreign menace now plaguing these islands bad enough we have our own to deal with but this imported rabble needs to go now.While some are touting their great accomplishments they need to reflect on their own failings and dismal actions and indifference towards Cayman and the consequences thereof now being endured by the Caymanian people and residents alike.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Solid build is entirely subjective. Can the RCIPS please please just Google how to interview witnesses? Business owners: please train your frontline staff on how to recall perpetrators descriptions for the interviews that follow a robbery. Expect to be robbed!

    • Anonymous says:

      Security camera systems are available for sale online and are relatively inexpensive these days. While the staff interviews are valuable, the video record never forgets.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey friends of Brac thugs and other criminals:
    If you know who did this robbery or anyother serious crime in the Cayman Islands, you can potentially make a LOT more money than they did if you assist in their capture by submitting what you know to Crime Stoppers.

    With funding from the Cayman Islands Government, Cayman Crime Stoppers is facilitating a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge or conviction of any person, or persons who did serious crimes. Meaning that if your tip successfully leads to an arrest and charge, and/or conviction, it could mean some sweet cash in your pocket.

    You will remain completely anonymous, nameless. A tip reference number is given so you can track your tip and see if you are due some money once an arrest is made.

    Go to the link below to submit your tip and get a chance to collect some cash. Since many crimes have been solved through Crime Stopper tips, hurry before someone else beats you to the money!

    Link to Crime Stoppers Tip page:

    • Anonymous says:

      …leading to arrest charge and conviction… An anonymous call can lead to an arrest, charge and conviction are out of his hands. Besides, it might take years to convict someone, meantime he/they will be released on bail.

      Secondly, I doubt anyone with a “number” would ever receive (or ever received) a reward, there are so many ways to leave a tipster high and dry.
      Even if the police receive a tip off, it may not amount to anything and conditions on the reward may mean the tipster is not eligible for the money, if the information does not “directly” lead to a successful conviction. This can be immensely difficult to prove.
      In most cases, most evidence, there is a degree of subjectivity and professionalism that has to come in, that puts an indicator to what extent that piece of evidence assisted other evidence to come together.

      • Anonymous says:

        I know someone who called Crime Stoppers, gave them information and did not get anything after that same person was convicted.

        More likely to get you in trouble for snitching. Be careful, because Crime Stoppers is a scam.

      • Anonymous says:

        You cannot even cut and paste? What the hell 10:34?
        As per the Crime Stoppers website it is “If the tip submitted successfully leads to an arrest and charge, and/OR conviction, you will be eligible for a reward”, NOT just “and” conviction: the “or” is important. Meaning if you provide good info leading to an arrest and charge, you can collect.

        Another scenario is if the thug is already arrested and charged, and you provide more info that assists in getting a conviction, you can collect some $$$.

        I know two tipsters who claim to have gotten paid for ratting out some bad dudes, leading to an arrest and charges filed. Once charges are filed a tip is payable.

        If a subsequent conviction results and your info also assists in the conviction, you could be due a larger sum.

        Whenever you hear of a quick arrest being made by RCIPS, it is likely that Cayman Crime Stoppers was involved in some aspect. This is especially true on Cayman Brac where not much done in darkness stays in darkness, spying eyes are everywhere, and just everybody talks, and they name names. The smart ones convey their tip-offs to Crime Stoppers and put their hat in the ring for some cash. Why tattle-tale for free when there is cash to be made?

        • Bobo says:

          Actually you have read the disjunctive “and/or” the wrong way around.

          On that language, there are two ways to get paid:(1) the tip leads to arrest and charge AND conviction, OR (2) it leads to a conviction irrespective of whether it initially led to an arrest and charge.

          That website language does NOT say you can get paid for info that leads to an arrest and charge without a conviction.

          Maybe your friends actually got paid without a conviction, but that is not what the website promises.

    • Anonymous says:

      You can anonymously report, sure, but in such a small set of islands, it’s usually trivial to put 1 and 1 together 2 see who snitched on you.

      • Anonymous says:

        Especially when it is the police themselves providing this information to the criminals. Get rid of the ex-JCF criminals we now employ in the RCIPS, and the problem goes away.

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