Family locked up in robbery

A George Town man and his family were locked inside a room in their home following an armed robbery Wednesday night, Royal Cayman Islands Police said. 
 
According to police, two men brandishing firearms and a third suspect, a female, approached the robbery victim outside his home near the Payless Auto store on Eastern Avenue.
 
Police said the armed suspects forced the man back into his home, where they were given a sum of cash. 
 
“The victim and his family were locked in a room and the suspects ran from the scene,” said RCIPS Chief Inspector Frank Owens.
 
No one was physically hurt in the hold-up.
 
The male robbery suspects were both tall – 6′ 4″ – according to the robbery victims. One wore a long-sleeved green and brown military jacket and a dark scarf over his face. The second male suspect was wearing a purple jacket and also had his face covered, police said. 
 
The female robber was short and stocky and wore a white short-sleeved blazer, police said. 
 
Shortly after the robbery, police set up roadblocks in the Eastern Avenue area and conducted a search, but no arrests were immediately reported. 
 
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call RCIPS at 949-4222 or Cayman Crime Stoppers at 800-8477.
 
 

1 COMMENT

  1. but no one was hurt………..

    But…They had …firear..ms…..HEY LOOK OVER HERE, SEE THE PRETTY BIRD!?

    It’s not the point that no one got hurt.

    It could have went like this. Family slain by small arms. They had nothing to defend themselves with, because of the antiquated gun laws. Oh what could we have done to prevent this? People may not like guns. But at least give home owners the right to bear arms in theirs homes. If they wish to have them. Fine. if not, fine again. But having firearms in the home isn’t going to increase the gun crime on the island. That much is obvious. Because the only ones having guns now, are the criminals. And when they break into your home. THEY DECIDE if you live or die. Maybe I am old fashioned. But I think I should have the right to decide if I want to live or die. And if that means having a firearm in my home. Who should be able to say I can or can’t? I’m not leaving my home with it. It should be illegal to do that.

  2. I’m sorry but the Cayman gun laws are just plain stupid. I live part time in Texas and part time in Grand Cayman. Practically everyone in Texas has multiple firearms and yet I read about more gun crimes in Cayman than in Austin, Texas (where I live as well). Also, having a police force without firearms is about the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen!

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