Armed robbery investigated

George Town detectives are investigating an armed robbery that took place on Walkers Road on Monday.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at 10.56am stating that a man, armed with a knife, had robbed the Shop Rite store of over $300 in cash.

Police responded to the scene and found the female employee traumatized but uninjured. She said that a man entered the store, asked if they sold cell ‘phone top-ups and then exited the store saying he had forgotten the number. There was one other customer in the store at that time. Once that customer left, the offender returned ostensibly to complete his purchase.

When the victim turned her back to the offender to add the credit to his cell ‘phone he went around the counter, held a knife to her neck and took the money. The offender then forced the victim into a bathroom and tied her up. The man is thought to have run from the store into Windsor Park.

The offender is described as being of dark complexion and around six feet tall. At the time of the incident he was wearing a light blue shirt.

Investigations into this robbery are continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact DC Colin Pryce on 525-9935.

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 $1000 should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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