Man attempts to rob office building staff

George Town police detectives are investigating a failed robbery attempt on Eastern Avenue.

At about 2.45 pm Friday, a man armed with what appeared to be a handgun entered Qualscape Ltd., in the dms Building, Eastern Avenue.

Royal Cayman Islands Police said the man threatened a female member of staff and demanded cash. The woman initially hid under a desk and later ran from the building.

Police said the suspect then threatened other staff members without success, failed to obtain any cash and fled empty-handed.

Police said it appeared the suspect tried to get into a burgundy-coloured car sitting outside the office building, but that a man sitting in the car drove off before he could do so.

The suspect ran off and was last seen heading into some nearby bushes, police said.

No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident.

The suspect was about 6’3″ with a slim build and a dark brown complexion. Witnesses said his face was covered by a white t-shirt and that he was wearing a white shirt and blue pants.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to contact the George Town police station number at 949-4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).