Man grabs gun, foils robbery

Royal Cayman Islands Police are investigating after a man surprised some would-be robbers at his home Thursday night. 

At around 8.40pm Thursday, a 47-year-old man returned home to his residence in Mahogany Way, Prospect. Police said as he was opening the door of the house he was suddenly confronted by two hooded men, one of whom had what appeared to be a firearm.

Police said the suspects threatened the man, demanded cash and told him to lie down on the ground. The man ignored their commands and grabbed hold of the gun, causing one of the suspects to stumble. After that, police said both hooded men ran off empty handed.

The man was not injured in the incident and no shots were fired.

Police said the suspects were both wearing dark coloured clothing, gloves  and had their heads covered by hoods. One was around 5’7” tall, the other 6’0”.

Anyone who was in the area at the relevant time and saw anything suspicious or the suspects running off from the scene should contact George Town CID on 949-4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers tip-line 800-8477 (TIPS).