armed suspects held up the Burger King restaurant on North Church Street Monday
night, making it the fifth armed robbery to occur on Grand Cayman since last
this latest incident, a person inside the restaurant was hurt.
said the suspects entered the business around 10pm Monday. No customers were
inside, but police said a store employee was injured by an apparent blow to the
was treated and released from hospital. No arrests were immediately reported.
than 24 hours earlier, two armed suspects – a male and a female – held up the
Esso Tiger Mart on West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach around 1.20am Monday. No one
was hurt, and suspects got away with some cash.
Friday evening, two masked men wielding machetes entered Tortuga Discount
Liquors in Pasadora Place and threatened staff before they also got away with
money and some other items.
Thursday night the Red Bay Esso was held up by two armed males; that heist was
preceded just seven hours earlier by what was believed to be a group of three
teenage girls who robbed the Domino’s Pizza around 2pm. The teens were said to
be carrying machetes.
one was hurt in the Friday or Thursday robberies.
could not immediately state whether any of the five robberies was related.
looking into possible similarities, but its early stages right now,” Royal
Cayman Islands Police Superintendent Marlon Bodden said during an interview
Bodden said there was no apparent reason for why business robberies had
hard to say, but we have repeatedly advised that awareness is the key,” he
said. “They have to review their security plans and make employees aware of
said a few of the recent heists were unusual because female suspects appeared
to have been involved.
that always captures people’s attention,” Mr. Bodden said. “But we don’t put
the focus on the uniqueness of the robbery. We don’t want any of these crimes