Woman pistol-whipped in robbery

 

 

A woman who was hit in the head with a gun during a robbery
in Bodden Town Saturday was taken to hospital.

Her injuries were treated there and she was later released,
police said.

No arrests were immediately reported.

According to police, at about 10pm Saturday the victim
returned to her home in South Cayman Palms, Bodden Town after closing up her
George Town business.

Police said she stepped from her car near her home and was
approached by an armed man. The man struck her on the forehead with a gun and
grabbed her handbag

The bag contained the woman’s personal items but did not
contain any business takings, police said.

The suspect fled on foot after the attack. He is described
as being 6’ tall, with a slim build and wearing dark clothing.

Some items from the stolen bag were later found discarded a
short distance away from the robbery.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact
Bodden Town Criminal Investigation Department at 947-2220 or the confidential
Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. it is getting very scarey to visit Grand Cayman. We having been coming there for several years.and several times each year. I have always boasted about how safe the island is, but not anymore..ever since Hurricane Ivan,the island has been polluted with undesirables..and we no longer safe. Something must be done, or tourism will diminish.

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  2. Another violent incident……….. what on earth are the Police doing ??
    If the Island Police cannot handle the ever increasing number of gun related incidents (seems that they cannot) it is time they seek assistance from people who can.

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  3. The violence seems to be increasing and the thugs also are willing to inflict immediate paim. This type of criminal will not stop without intervention. This individual has a violent history.

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  4. The crime continues to escalate (in addition to this pistol-whipping, there was a shooting and stabbing this weekend as well, as mentioned in another article). And the government’s response is the same: NOTHING! When is the government going to come out with some crime prevention strategy? When will the Premier make a statement about crime and what he is doing to stop it? When will the Governor take action? When will the LA enact new laws to impose harsh punishment on these criminals? When will ANYONE do ANYTHING????

    The only policy I’ve seen from the government to combat crime is the multi-million dollar CCTV system, which is not yet operational. When it is operational, all it will do is change the nature of crime in Cayman — criminals will attack and rob individuals at their homes, rather than go after businesses where the cameras are located.

    There criminals aren’t the only ones committing crimes here. The government’s most important job is to keep the population safe. Crime will happen, but the government must not only respond to it, they must also at least TRY to pre-empt it. It is a shameful failing that the none of the RCIPS, the LA, the Governor or the Premier have come forward with any sort of crime prevention policy.

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  5. When Caymanians speak their minds people accuse of of speaking the truth as Racism and Hatred It is totally unfair. This is the simple truth and I do not have to explain it to anyone.
    We are Free to SPEAK MY MINDS!

    WE NEED TO REVOKE STATUS GRANTS OF THOSE THAT ARE FOREIGN AND COMMITTING CRIMES AND DEPORT THEM BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY. Cayman CANNOT ACCOMMODATE 3,000 STATUS GRANTS, THE 3,000 TO 4,000 STATUS GRANTS WAS A HUGE MISTAKE AND GOVERNMENT MUST MAKE SOME CORRECTIONS.
    IT WAS A HUGE MISTAKE THAT WE ARE NOW PAYING FOR WITH UNEMPLOYMENT AND OVER RIDDEN WITH CRIME!
    WE MUST NOT ALLOW THE PREMIER TO FINISH US OFF BY GRANTING ANYMORE STATUS GRANTS NOR ALLOW HIM TO GET AWAY WITH THE ROLLOVER POLICY. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!

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  6. Governor Taylor needs to come to the rescue of our people living in fear and held hostage by criminals, and give us a speech on this just like he did the A.G. We are more important than the AG. There’s one of him and 59,000 of us, so no need to show partiality
    when 2 women missing in a six month period and no word from the governor even on the Kerran Baker case.Are we not important to Mr. Taylor?
    Why doesn’t Gov. Taylor acknowledge and admit that he need to make a huge change in the RCIP?sorry to be the one to tell you this, but things cannot get better if top cops do not meet the credentials necessary for the job it always shows up in the overall performance.This is the reason we are being held hostage to criminals, they DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO.I suggest Caymanians and X-pats protect yourselves otherwise you will suffer.
    simple as that.

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  7. Vietnam

    In principle, what you’re saying has a ring of trith to it…but in reality, there is a dis-connect between the Governor’s Office and the local political situation that is basically destroying the Cayman that we once used to know.

    Let me explain what I mean.

    The last Governor to take direct action based on his conscience and what he thought the office of the Governor was responsible for was Stuart Jack and look at how he was vilified and castigated by the local politicians and their henchmen, who did everything they could to smear his name and intentions; the point is, in spite of him having made some mistakes, they were honest mistakes in him doing what he thought was the right things to do at the time.

    This new Governor, Duncan Taylor, will not be so quick to follow in his footsteps and understandibly so.

    While the responsibility of the operations of the RCIPS lies under the office of the Governor, the safety of Cayman’s people lies within the remit of the local CI Government and if there was more that the Premiere and his Government felt that the RCIPS should be doing, he would be trumpeting and hollering it from the LA and every other public forum that is available to him, as he does with everything else.

    The silence is deafening and there is a reason for this…

    These crimes are being committed by constituents and supporters of both these political parties, or their family members…and politicians are not going to rock their own boat by harrassing their voters, as the police would have to do to stem the tide of crime now washing over Cayman.

    Sterner and stiffer policing used to be the order of the day before the political party system took over in Cayman; have you noticed the rapid increase in violent, undetected crime since both the UDP and PPM was formed and the old Executive Council form of government was abolished ?

    Unfortunately, the RCIPS is caught between a rock and a hard place because, at the end of the day, the police take orders from the politicians…no question on that score.

    If the new constitution had allowed the power of control of the police to rest with the locally-elected politicians, Cayman’s people would have a direct reason to hold the local government accountable but then the spectre of political manipulation of the police would raise its dark head more than it already does…

    However, anyone who feels that because of the current status quo, Premiere Bush and his CI Government could and should not be making more efforts in the area of having the RCIPS do a better job in crime-prevention in Cayman, are only fooling themselves and looking for an excuse to cast the blame elsewhere.

    After all, was it not the same Premiere Bush and Commissioner of Police who has gone on record telling the entire world that crime in the Cayman Islands is diminishing and does not constitute a major problem ?

    With the level of development and the recent economic recession, some level of increase in economic crimes like burglary and robbery would be realistically expected to increase…that is a normal progression.

    But what is drastically worrying about the Cayman Islands right now is the marked increase in the violence used, weapons used and the lack of detection or solving the more serious of these crimes.

    There can only be two solutions to this problem; either the RCIPS steps up more pro-active policing, which would involve some level of societal discomfort (some people would cry police harassment) or the laws of Cayman are changed re offensive weapons and the average citizen is allowed more freedom with which to arm and protect themselves from the predators now operating freely amongst them.

    Have you ever wondered why some people and families in Cayman have never been victims of major crimes ?

    I can tell you honestly; some criminals in Cayman know who to avoid for their own safety as no amount of laws, police or politicians will ever be able to take away some people’s abilities to protect themselves and their families.

    I truly hope that for the rest of innocent, helpless souls, a solution is found quickly on their behalf.

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