man who police said stole a van after holding a woman at gunpoint, then went on
to swipe the entire cash register from a local gas station was the latest
suspect to commit armed robbery in Cayman within the past week.
was the third gas station robbery and the sixth robbery of a business to occur
on Grand Cayman since last Thursday, 3 June.
said around 2am Thursday a lone suspect entered the convenience store at the
Esso gas station at the corner of Eastern Avenue and North Church Street in George
Town and demanded money.
said the man was armed with what appeared to be a handgun.
to police, the suspect – mumbling inaudibly – went behind the store’s counter,
took the cash register and then escaped in a van. The vehicle was later
recovered on Bodden Road in George Town.
store employees and one customer were in the Esso at the time, but no one was
after the store robbery, a woman from Windsor Park reported that a man with a
firearm had stolen her van. It turned out to be the same vehicle recovered on
Bodden Road Thursday morning.
woman was not hurt.
than 72 hours earlier, three armed suspects held up the Burger King restaurant
on North Church Street Monday night.
said the suspects, believed to be men aged 18-21, entered the business around
10pm Monday. No customers were inside, but police said a store employee was
injured by an apparent blow to the head.
was treated and released from hospital. No arrests were immediately reported.
Monday, almost a day before the Burger King robbery, 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
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 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.
said they were looking into any potential connection between the cases, but
initially said there appeared to be none.