Royal Cayman Islands Police said a shot was fired late
Monday as a security guard interrupted a group of masked men behind Foster’s
Food Fair in
According to RCIPS officers, the guard happened upon three
men in the back parking lot at the same time an armoured van pulled up to
Foster’s in the front.
Police said the three men ran once they were spotted, but
not before one of them pointed a firearm at the guard. A shot was heard as the
suspects made off.
No one was hurt in the incident, which was reported around
11.40pm after the grocery store had closed for the night.
Foster’s Managing Director Woody Foster said it was apparent
the security guard “was on top of it” and managed to head off what was likely
going to be an armed robbery attempt.
“It would appear so,” Mr. Foster said. “We’re just happy
everything went the way it did, the security guard did his job and
However, a pizza delivery man was not so lucky earlier
He was the only person wounded in a string of four shootings
on Grand Cayman since Thursday.
Flare gun shooting
Royal Cayman Islands Police said the pizza delivery man was
shot in the stomach with a flare gun Monday night.
Officers said the man, 40, was treated in hospital for
slight injuries. Just before 8pm the delivery man was backing his car out of
the driveway of a home on Orange Drive in Prospect when he said he was
approached by the man with the flare gun.
The suspect fired the flare into the car, hitting the
delivery man in the stomach, bruising him, police said.
The man who fired the gun is described at being about 5
feet, 10 inches tall, of light complexion, with a round face and straight hair.
He was wearing a dark short-sleeved shirt and jean pants, police said.
Shots fired at gas
Toward the end of last week, two petrol stations were robbed
and shots were fired in both instances. No one was hurt on either occasion.
On Friday around 8.40pm the Jose’s Esso on Crewe Road was
held up by a man who was said to be brandishing a handgun. He got away with
some cash, then apparently fired a shot as he ran behind the store.
Less than 24 hours earlier, three masked and armed men held
up the Star Mart Texaco in Savannah. Witnesses said a shot was fired into the
convenience store ceiling by one of the suspects.
Officers said the three men, who made customers and staff
lie on the floor, got away with a cash pan.
Prior to the past few days, there have been only a few
shooting incidents on Grand Cayman since the start of this year, and as of
press time, none of the incidents had led to deaths.
Shots were fired at homes in Spotts and East End in separate
incidents in May and February, respectively. No one was hurt, but it was later
revealed that the shooters in the East End crime were aiming at a person, not
In early February, shots were fired during a foiled hold-up
at the MoneyGram store in Meringue Town. Those shots were fired after a
security guard apparently pulled down hurricane shutters outside the store,
attempting lock the suspects in. The men shot their way out to make their