Overnight crime spree

At least three businesses in the George Town and Savannah area were hit by burglars,
robbers or would-be robbers in the overnight hours between Monday and Tuesday,
according to Royal Cayman Islands Police.

The first incident was
reported just before 11pm Monday at the Wendy’s restaurant in Savannah.

Police said two armed
suspects attempted to rob the place, one standing outside the drive-thru window
tapping on the glass with what appeared to be a silver handgun. Wendy’s staff
members refused to come to the window and the two men drove off. Nothing was
taken and no one was hurt.

No such luck at
Reflections, where police said a cashier was robbed by two armed suspects, one
carrying a handgun and another a “long gun”. Police said the two men made off
with the store’s cash pan in the direction of Washington Avenue in George Town.

Again, no one was hurt.

Meanwhile, staff at the
Blockbuster video store in Grand Harbour reported that business was
apparently broken into sometime overnight. It was not immediately clear what had
been taken.

It was about a month ago
that the Blockbuster store in the Westshore plaza along West Bay Road was
burgled; the suspects in the incident sprayed a fire extinguisher all over the
inside of the store, according to staffers there.

Police did not immediately state whether any of the incidents were connected.

Please see more on this
story in Wednesday’s Caymanian Compass…