Police: Evidence connects robberies

Police have arrested two more men in connection with the armed robbery of a Bodden Town petrol Station Friday night.

The two were jailed following a police operation in Prospect, Sunday night. One of the men has been released on bail, the other remains in police custudy.

Two other men arrested shortly after the incident also remain in custody.

Anyone with any information about the crimes should contact Bodden Town police
station or call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).

Further updates will be provided as and when available.

In the meantime, Police
investigating the Mostyn’s Esso robbery have made an important breakthrough that may tie the suspects in that case to another
recent heist.

According
to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the getaway car used in Friday night’s robbery is the same vehicle that was taken from an employee of a
George Town restaurant the night before.

That
White Honda Civic was stolen around 10pm Thursday after the driver was
confronted by two masked men in the area of Grand Old House in South Sound.

RCIPS
officers said the Honda’s driver was struck with a shotgun that one of the
masked men was carrying and was initially forced to stay in the car as it drove
along Crewe Road.

The
vehicle’s owner managed to escape a short while later and was taken to hospital
by a friend. The man suffered serious facial injuries, but was expected to
survive.

Because
the victim’s injuries made it difficult for him to communicate, police said
they were still not certain of the exact location where the man was carjacked
on Thursday night.

During
searches of the Bodden Town area following Friday night’s robbery, police found
a number of items – including a loaded firearm.

Officers
did not immediately state whether the weapon was the same one used in the gas
station robbery, but they described it as an item of ‘evidential value’.

Police
asked anyone who saw the White Honda Civic between Thursday night at 10pm and
late Friday night to contact RCIPS Inspector Collins Oremule at 947-2220.
Tipsters can also call Cayman Crime Stoppers at 800-8477.