GT petrol station robbed

A George Town gas station was robbed early Monday by a man armed with a machete.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from a security guard at On the Run Esso on Dorcy Drive at 4.40am reporting that a man had robbed the store.

Police responded and were told that shortly before the 911 call was made a man with his face covered entered the store and demanded the cashier hand over money. Police said the suspect swung the machete at the worker, who ran from behind the counter to the back of the store.

Police said the offender then went behind the counter, took some money and left the store. He rode away on a bicycle toward North Sound Road.

There were two other workers and one customer in the store at the time of the robbery. The clerk suffered a minor scrape to his arm which did not require medical attention.

The offender is described as 5ft 6ins – 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build and dark complexion, wearing a black T-shirt, light blue jeans and white sneakers. Witnesses said his face was covered with a black shirt so only his eyes could be seen, and that he spoke with a Caymanian accent.