One arrested in robbery

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has arrested one man on suspicion of robbery following an incident that happened Friday evening.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at approximately 11.45pm from a man reporting that he had just been robbed in the car park of Sunset House, South Church Street. Police responded and the 37-year-old victim told officers that he was getting out of his car when two men approached him from behind. The victim said one of the men put what he thought was a gun to his head and demanded he hand over his cash, car keys and cell phone. The man says he handed over some items and the men fled from the scene in a black Toyota Windom car. The victim sustained some minor injuries during the incident, namely a bruise to his face.

Police launched a search for the vehicle and it was located travelling along Powell Smith Road in West Bay at around midnight. The vehicle was followed for a short distance before it crashed. Two men ran from the vehicle. Officers made chase and one of the men, a 30-year-old man from Prospect, was apprehended and taken into custody where he remains at this time.

Anyone who was in the area of Sunset House or South Church Street at the time offence and may have useful information in relation to this incident should contact Detective Constable Paul Inniss on 916-4373.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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