Royal Cayman Islands Police made quick arrests in connection with a robbery Saturday evening in downtown George Town.
A third man was arrested Saturday. Police said the 18-year-old was connected to another robbery that occurred Friday night in the Northward area.
The Reggae Money Express store was held up around 6.30pm Saturday, the third Grand Cayman business to be hit by robbers over the weekend.
Police said a lone suspect held up the business at Elizabethan Square and managed to get away with an unknown sum of money.
No one was hurt in the robbery, police said.
The store is located in the same complex as the central police headquarters offices.
Later in the evening a police operation in George Town ended in the arrests of two men, aged 19 and 21, on suspicion of robbery. Neither man has been charged in the money store case.
Royal Cayman Islands Police were already busy investigating two robberies from Friday night; one at a corner grocery, the other at a diner.
A man was hospitalised Friday night after being slashed in a grocery store robbery, according to Royal Cayman Islands Police reports.
Another robbery was reported at Timbuctuu restaurant near the West Bay four-stop.
Around 8.30pm. Friday, police said two men armed with machetes entered the Plum Tree grocery store, Plum Tree Road, Northward.
Officers said the men assaulted a store staff member and grabbed the cash register. They then ran off from the store.
The victim suffered head and hand injuries from the attack. The injuries, which are believed to have been caused by a machete, are not thought to be life threatening, police said..
The store worker was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town where he was being treated overnight.
The 18-year-old man who police said was connected to the grocery store robbery was arrested Saturday night in the Northward area.
No one was injured in the robbery at Timbuctuu which occurred about two hours after the grocery store was hit.
Police said two restaurant employees were sitting on the patio at the front of the premises when they were confronted by two masked men.
Officers said the men, who appeared to be armed, forced the staff back inside the premises and stole a sum of cash. The suspects were last seen running off to the rear of the restaurant.
The suspects were both described as being Caymanian, around 5’4″, light complexion, wearing black long sleeved shirts, black pants, white tee shirts over their faces and black gloves.
Witnesses said one suspect was of stocky build and approximately thirty years of age. The second male was described as being slim and in his mid-twenties.