Masked robbers shot a man in the face during an attempted
robbery of a jerk stand in Red Bay late on Wednesday night, 29 June.
About 11.30pm, the victim was helping a friend dispose of
garbage from the jerk stand next to Lighthouse School when he was confronted by
three masked men at the rear of the stand.
One of the men was armed with what appeared to be a handgun,
The suspects demanded cash and, when the man said he had no
money, the gunman shot the 28-year-old victim in the face.
The suspects ran off towards the Lighthouse School in the
direction of Red Bay Primary School.
Police said it appeared that nothing was stolen and the
offenders left empty handed.
The victim sustained serious injuries to his left eye and
was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment. He was in a serious but
stable condition Thursday morning.
Police said all three suspects wore masks, with one wearing
a hoodie-type jacket. All three spoke with Caymanian accents.
“These are dangerous individuals who need to be caught
before they injure or kill some other innocent person,” said Detective Sergeant
“If you were in the area at the relevant time last night
[Wednesday] and have any information about what took place, or the identity of
the gunman and his accomplices, please call us now,” he added.
Information can be passed to George Town CID on 949-4222 or
the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477(TIPS).