(CMR) Armed robberies are continuing to plague Grand Cayman, with police responding to two armed robberies and an attempted robbery in George Town, all happening within less than an hour Friday night, 11 November.
Reports are that at approximately 7:45 pm, police received a report that someone broke the glass doors of Uncle Clem’s Grocery Store located on Mary Street. The store occupants ran through the rear door, and one person fell while trying to escape the incident, sustaining minor injuries.
The investigation revealed that two masked men dressed in hoodies, one armed with a machete, the other with an axe, entered the premise and stole money from the cash register. They then left the store; their direction of travel was unknown.
A second incident took place just before 7:50 pm when a delivery driver was leaving Diaz Lane after making a delivery. Someone reportedly banged on his vehicle's window, and two masked men, one carrying an axe, were seen. The driver said they began banging on his vehicle with the axe, and so he sped off from the location. Nothing was stolen, and no injuries were caused; however, the car sustained minor damage.
Following this incident, police received a report of an armed robbery at Asian Retailer, located on Shedden Road, just after 8:20 pm. It was reported that two men wearing dark-colored clothing and hoodies entered the store, brandished a firearm, demanded cash, and assaulted the storekeeper. The men made off with a quantity of cash in an unknown direction.
The RCIPS is investigating all three incidents, and detectives are encouraging anyone with information to call the George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via their Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or their website.