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Armed robbery reported near Public Beach

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is investigating an apparent armed robbery near Public Beach.

The RCIPS was alerted at 1:20am Tuesday (23 February) about a man who said he had left Calico Jack’s and was confronted while walking along West Bay Road toward Raleigh Quay. The victim says two men in a vehicle pulled up alongside him, and the passenger, dressed in black and his face covered with a scarf, displayed a knife and demanded his wallet. Police say the victim claimed he was kicked repeatedly until he threw his wallet. The suspects then sped off toward West Bay.

The man was treated at the Cayman Islands Hospital for minor injuries. Police ask anyone with information to call them on 949-4222 or the Miami-based call centre for CrimeStoppers at 800-TIPS.

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Patrick Kreitlow

Patrick Kreitlow

Pat Kreitlow joined the Cayman 27 staff in October 2015. For nearly a decade, Pat was a familiar presence in living rooms across western Wisconsin where he was a reporter and nightly news anchor at WEAU-TV. He later served his neighbors as a state senator. When he and his wife Sharry became “empty nesters,” they moved to Grand Cayman in early 2014. They have two daughters and two grandsons.

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  • You’d think that by now most people know that walking down the street alone late at night is not safe even in Cayman these days. I do wonder why he was walking down that way at 1 Am in the morning, not saying it was his fault or that anything justified what happened to him.

    It may be time to consider warnings for visitors to Cayman regarding all this instead of putting Caymans Image of complete safety before the well being of those that visit it’s shores because I think a lot of people come here with a false sense of security do to all the safe harbor fantasies that are spread about Cayman. If this false image of complete safely is continued without properly warning visitors of the dangers things like this will only escalate since people will be caught off guard. If this young man had read a warning posted at the airport it’s a good chance he may have reconsidered taking that walk .

    Look at how the intensity of the violence in these attacks is escalating. People have been happy with the news that no one was hurt or no shots were fired so they’ve gotten complasent, but now we see old men in their 70’s getting punched in the face for a few dollars and mobile phone, people getting their arms broken during mugging on the street and brazen armed robberies at Camana Bay which boasted to be the safest place on the island. I think the problem is that the CIG and the RCIPS actually believe all this Safe Haven Crap because it’s not as dangerous as it is in a lot of other places to be a law officer.

    At this stage of the game it’s the RCIPS, the CIG as well as everyone else here that’s on the losing end of this. The bad guys are winning this fight..

    It’s time to take it up a notch before it’s to late. Cayman needs people in charge of public safety that would make people considering committing crimes think twice, Cayman need lions protecting it’s neck not sheep..

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