CUC robbed in broad daylight.
By armed men.
And they got away.
Perhaps we were lulled into a sense of false security the
past week following two weeks of gruesome crime. It seemed as if everything had
settled down. Things had gone quiet.
Until Friday, when gunmen entered the Caribbean Utilities
Company on North Sound Way around 3ish in the afternoon.
We don’t know how much money they took from the utility. It
really doesn’t matter.
What does matter is that it happened.
Any business in the Cayman Islands, and especially on Grand
Cayman, should – by now – have a plan in place to deal with thieves.
Just as we all should have a hurricane plan in place for our
homes and businesses during this time of year, all businesses should have some
guidelines of what employees should do if, and unfortunately these days when, a
In our sister publication the Journal, which comes out
Wednesday, there is an article advising business owners what to do if there
premises is robbed.
In the article, the writer rightfully states businesses must
be prepared to the reality they are probably going to be robbed.
What an unfortunate statement to have to make, but it is
Nowadays, it seems every business owner from the mom and pop
shop in each district to the big wigs like banks and CUC, must have a plan in
place of what to do in case thieves burst through their doors.
One of the things the Journal writer suggests is for places
of business to make robbery less profitable for thieves; in other words, don’t
have too much cash on hand.
The writer makes a litany of suggestions, all of which are
spot on and should be heeded by every business person in the Cayman Islands.
It’s a sad day when we have to accept the idea businesses
are more than likely to be targets of thievery, but we don’t have to be