Two restaurants hit
Two restaurants were hit by robbers Thursday night, according to reports from witnesses which the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed more than 12 hours after the incidents occurred.
An attempted robbery was also reported at the One-Stop Minimarket. However, police later stated that the incident was merely a suspicious activity report and nothing was found.
The first robbery was reported around 6.20pm at the Domino’s Pizza on Mary Street, George Town.
According to witness reports, the robbers got away with some cash after threatening store workers.
On Wednesday, two suspects – one of them armed – had attempted to rob the store but were foiled by the restaurant’s security system.
It was not immediately clear if the same suspects were involved in both the Wednesday and Thursday crimes at the Mary Street Domino’s, but a similar suspect description was given in both cases. .
Shortly after the Domino’s heist, a car believed to have been used by the suspects was recovered on Eastern Avenue. Police said it had been stolen from the Cayman Islands Hospital parking lot Thursday morning.
Thursday’s second robbery was reported at Alfresco restaurant in West Bay around 8pm.
According to sources that spoke to the Caymanian Compass on condition of anonymity, two customers and a chef inside the restaurant had money taken from them in the heist.
Both suspects were armed, and according to witnesses, they were about 5’10” with slim builds; one fair complected, one dark. Both had shirts covering their faces.
It was not believed the two robberies on Thursday were connected.
Police information delayed
A spokesperson for the police service told the Compass earlier in the week that she would only be answering news-related queries between the hours of 8.30am and 5pm on weekdays.
Police inspectors at the George Town station have said they are no longer allowed to respond to press enquiries, as per orders of the police department’s top commanders.
The police spokesperson stated that, in certain instances, top RCIPS commanders would comment on crimes after-hours.
Please see more about Thursday’s robberies and the new police policy in Monday’s editions of the Caymanian Compass….