Police gave chase to a suspect after it was reported that a George Town store was robbed on Wednesday afternoon by a man carrying what appeared to be a firearm.
The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from an off-duty officer at around 3.40pm reporting that the China Boutique on Shedden Road had been robbed of cash.
The off-duty officer, who was in the vicinity at the time of the incident, chased the suspect who ran towards the Government Administration Building (Glass House), but lost sight of the suspect at the back of the building.
Police officers were told that a man carrying what looked like a firearm entered the shop, pushed a bag towards the cashier and demanded that she fill it with cash from the till.
The offender then went behind the counter, took some money that was accessible to him and ran away from the shop after a customer entered the establishment. No-one was injured during the incident.
The offender is described as having a fair complexion with dark, curly hair and spoke with a Caymanian accent.
Anyone who was in the area at the time who saw the offender or anyone who recognises the description should contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Dwayne Jones, on 525 6494 or George Town CID on 949-4222.
Calls can also be made to Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS), where callers remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.