Three men were arrested Monday afternoon in connection with a robbery at a West Bay liquor store.
Police said the robbery occurred at the Tortuga Rum Company store next to Cracked Conch in West Bay Monday around 2.30pm.
Store owner Robert Hamaty said his staff informed him that two masked, armed men entered the business at just about the same time two cruise ship tour buses were loading up to leave the parking lot
There were two customers in the store at the time of the heist as well as staff, Mr. Hamaty said. The suspects got away with two cash registers after making the customers lie down on the floor, he said.
No shots were fired and nobody was hurt.
The Caymanian Compass has learned police officers pulled over a Green Hyundai van in connection with the robbery on the Esterley Tibbetts highway near the George Town landfill a short time later. One individual was taken into custody there.
Police later confirmed that three men – one driving the green van and two others at a location in West Bay – had been arrested in connection with the robbery.
Police were searching the vehicle that was stopped on the Esterley. It was unknown how much cash had been taken from the store.
The incident marked the third time in the past year that a Tortuga store on Grand Cayman had been robbed. It was also the 13th reported robbery on Grand Cayman in 2011.