Two robberies overnight in Cayman
A massive police presence was seen in the Bodden Town area Friday night following a convenience store robbery and an incident where Royal Cayman Islands Police officers were apparently shot at.
According to witnesses, three or four suspects entered Mostyn’s Esso station in Bodden Town around 9pm Friday night and robbed the store.
Police said one of the suspects had a shotgun. They also later confirmed there were three suspects.
A police car in the area was alerted to the incident and followed the suspects’ vehicle after they left the station. A pursuit ensued.
Police said the suspects bailed out of the vehicle on Northward Road, where one turned and alleged fired shots at the pursuing police officers. The bullets hit no-one, but the suspects managed to get away.
RCIPS later tracked two of the suspects – both young men, possibly teenagers – to the Beach Bay area where they were arrested.
According to a witness, one of the young men had a wad of cash lying on the ground next to him as he sat, handcuffed, on the ground.
“Thankfully none of our officers, or any members of the public, were injured in this incident,” RCIPS Superintendent Adrian Seales said. “The consequences could have been so much worse.”
Friday night’s heist was the fourth gas station robbery, the seventh business robbery overall, to occur on Grand Cayman since 3 June. There have also been two robberies involving individuals – one a purse snatching on Friday afternoon; another a carjacking outside a George Town restaurant Thursday night.
Just a few hours later, just after 1am, police said a man was robbed of his wallet and cell
phone while walking to his home.
Police said the victim was walking in the area of Fidelity Bank near the
galleria roundaboutwhen he was
attacked by two males armed with knives. The victim suffered minor cuts and
bruises as he struggled with his assailants who made off with his property and
a small amount of cash.
No arrests were immediately reported.