A 16-year-old male has been charged in relation to the Friday night robbery of a petrol station in Bodden Town.
He has been charged with one count of robbery and two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm.
Police investigating the Friday
night armed robbery of the petrol station made an important break-through 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 the Motsyn’s Esso robbery on
Friday 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.