Attempted robbery at downtown grocery

 
For the second time in two nights, a business on Mary Street has been hit by robbers. 
 
Royal Cayman Islands Police Officers provided scant information initially, but said a shot had been fired during a robbery of Uncle Clem’s grocery on Mary Street Saturday night. 
 
No one was hurt and it was not clear what exactly the suspect or suspects got away with from the store. 
RCIPS officers said a man armed with what was described as a small hand gun entered Uncle Clem’s grocery shop behind Dominos Pizza on Mary St just before closing Saturday – around 9pm. Upon entering police said the suspect immediately fired a single shot into the ceiling, grabbed a money bag with an undetermined sum of money from the cash register and ran out of the shop. 

 

The suspect is described as approximately 5’ 11” tall, black complexion and slim built. He was wearing a long jeans pants and no shirt and had his face covered.

 

A 52 year old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery shortly after the incident, police said. He remains in police custody.

 

 
The shooting came less than 24 hours after a man brandishing what appeared to be a handgun outside a George Town convenience store was turned away by alert staff members Friday night. 
 
Royal Cayman Islands Police officers said the armed man tried to enter Solomon’s Grocery on Mary Street around 9.40pm Friday, but the store owner locked the door before he could enter.
 
Police said the gunman threatened the owner but eventually ran off when his demands for cash were not met. 
 
No one was hurt, and the suspect was last seen running toward a parking lot near the George Town water front across from Strathvale House.
 
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the George Town Police Station at 949-4222. 
 
 
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