(CMR) A woman was robbed of her handbag at gunpoint on Sunday, outside a premises on Shedden Road, George Town, just west of Eastern Avenue. This robbery occurred just over an hour before Domino's Pizza in West Bay was also robbed at gunpoint.
Reports are that shortly after 8:45 pm, Sunday 24 April, police responded to a report of an armed robbery outside the premises on Shedden Road.
The woman had just exited the premises when a silver Honda CRV approached her with tinted windows. Two men exited the vehicle, one armed with a handgun, and demanded her handbag.
The men took the handbag, which was a light and dark brown checker pattern, and contained the woman’s passport, purse, cellphone, and other personal items.
The man with the handgun was described as short and slim in stature, with a light brown complexion and dressed in black clothing, with long sleeves, balaclava, and black gloves.
The second male was tall and muscular with a light brown complexion, also dressed in black clothing, with long sleeves and light green gloves.
The men then returned to the car and fled the location. The woman was not injured during the incident, and no shots were fired.
The second armed robbery took place around 10 pm at Domino's Pizza on Garston Smith Drive, West Bay, where two masked men armed with handguns entered the premises and demanded money from the staff.
During the encounter, one of the staff members was struck in the face by one of the masked men, causing a wound.
Both males then left the premises with a quantity of cash.
The injured staff member was transferred to the George Town Hospital by ambulance to receive medical attention.
Police believe both armed robberies are connected and are encouraging anyone that may have witnessed either of these robberies or has information concerning these incidents to contact 911.
Alternatively, tips may be submitted through their Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or on their website. Anonymous tips may also be submitted through Cayman Crime Stoppers online.