At least three George Town and
Savannah businesses 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 restaurant, one standing outside the drive-through window
tapping on the glass with what appeared to be a silver handgun. Wendy’s
employees refused to come to the window, and the two men drove off in a vehicle
that had been parked behind the restaurant trash bin.
Nothing was taken and no one was
About 12.30am at Reflections, a
cashier was robbed by two armed suspects, police said. One man carried a
handgun and the other a “long gun”, according to witnesses.
Police said the two men made off
with the store’s cash pan in the direction of Washington Avenue in George Town.
The cashier was not injured.
Investigators could not immediately
say whether the two incidents were related
Meanwhile, staff at the Blockbuster
video store in Grand Harbour reported that the business was apparently broken
into sometime overnight.
Store co-owner Deborah McTaggart
said that 140 Playstation 3 video games, valued at an estimated $10,000, and
about $500 in petty cash that was secreted within the store were stolen.
“They seemed to know where things
were,” Mrs. McTaggart said.
Mrs. McTaggart said that the glass
window of the store’s front door was broken just enough so that someone could
reach inside and turn the lock.
About a month ago the Blockbuster
store in the West Shore plaza on West Bay Road was burgled. The suspects in
that incident sprayed a fire extinguisher all over the store’s interior,
according to staffers.