$8,000 reward offered in North Side robbery

An $8,000 reward is being offered for further information about a January robbery in North Side where a homeowner was beaten and threatened with a knife, police said.

Cayman Crime Stoppers is seeking more information about the robbery on Jan. 11 on Rum Point Drive in Cayman Kai in which jewelry, money and electronics were taken.

Royal Cayman Islands Police officers have arrested David McLaughlin-Martinez, 38, in connection with the robbery. In court last month, he pleaded not guilty to a robbery charge and to a charge of grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident. A trial date has been set for May 30.

Officers said Thursday they are looking into the possibility that another suspect may have been involved in the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line, 800-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers Chairman Malcolm Ellis said callers will not be asked to identify themselves, only to provide information. Cayman Crime Stoppers is facilitating a reward of up to $8,000 for information leading to the recovery of stolen property and information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the robbery, Mr. Ellis said.


  1. I have completely lost confidence in the Cayman Islands police department..
    Here we have a crime that was committed. Here we have 3 living victims to the crime . Here have a suspect arrested in connection to the crime , and because the suspect has denied the crime , they have to put up a reward to see if there’s someone else is involved .
    What’s wrong with haven the victims eye identify the suspect and hear their story .

    • To clarify, this reward is not being offered by the RCIPS. It is being facilitated by the independent non-profit organization Cayman Crime Stoppers, and is made up of funds pledged by the affected homeowner and other concerned community members, who are hoping to recover the missing property and help to secure a conviction of those responsible. If anyone has information about this crime, they can provide it without revealing their identity by calling 800-8477 or submitting a tip online at http://www.crimestoppers.ky. If you want to pledge funds towards the reward, please email [email protected]
      Malcolm Ellis, Chairman, Cayman Crime Stoppers

  2. Can anyone contribute to the reward ?
    Any and everyone involved in this crime needs to be caught. Money talks, it’s the only thing that can break a wall of silence..

  3. Mr Ellis, if I contribute to the recovery of the stolen property and no other is convicted , and. no recovery of the property , would I be able to get my contribution back ? Why did the Iphones that have GPS tracking has not been found yet ?

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