(CMR) The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service was kept busy Friday evening, 3 November, investigating the attempted armed robberies of two businesses and an armored truck. A couple was also attacked outside their home.
Reports from the RCIPS are that shortly after 6:40 p.m. yesterday, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of an attempted armed robbery at a restaurant on North Sound Road just north of Shedden Road.
It was reported that three masked men entered the restaurant, one of whom was carrying a handgun. Upon seeing the men, a worker at the restaurant ran towards the rear of the location. The men then fled the location. No shots were fired, no one was injured, and nothing was stolen during the incident.
The suspect with the gun is described as being about 5’6” tall, and of dark complexion. He was wearing all black, including a black hoodie and shoes, and carrying a black handgun.
The second suspect is described as about 5’9” tall and was wearing a black hoodie, a white mask, and white slippers.
The third suspect was wearing a black hoodie, dark-colored jeans, and sneakers and was carrying a green bag. All three suspects are described as being of slim build.
Shortly afterward, officers received a report of a possible attempted robbery outside a business on Shedden road, just east of Mary Street. A security officer had just exited an armored truck at the location when two men dressed in dark clothing and hoodies approached. One of the men was carrying a black handgun. The security officer immediately approached a nearby police vehicle. Upon seeing the police vehicle, the two men fled the location. No shots were fired, no one was injured, and nothing was taken during the incident.
One of the men is described as being about 5’11” tall and of slim build, the second man is about 6’2” tall and of medium build.
Shortly before 8 p.m., officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery at a business on Bodden Town Road, east of Cumber Avenue. It was reported that a man entered the location, brandishing a handgun, and demanded cash. The man was challenged by the owner of the establishment, who brandished a machete, and the man subsequently fled the location. No shots were fired, no one was injured, and nothing was taken during the incident.
The suspect was dressed in all black, with a black hoodie and a black mask, and was carrying a black handgun.
All three matters are under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 949-4222.
Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via their Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via their website.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Cayman Crime Stoppers website.