Royal Cayman Islands Police confirmed late Friday that a security guard was shot at during an attempted robbery of a cash transport van in George Town.
The security guard was hurt. However, police said the injuries occurred from the man falling to the ground. He was not hit by the bullet.
According to police, two men attacked the security guard as he was transporting cash from a business to an armoured van that was parked in the Dolphin Centre on Eastern Avenue around 8pm.
Police said one of the suspects shot at the guard who fell to the ground. Shortly after the shot was fired both suspects fled, police said.
The security guard and a colleague, who was in the van during the attempted robbery, drove away from the scene to a secure location following the incident.
Police said the guard suffered “slight injuries” from striking the ground. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Limited descriptions of one suspect said he was about 5’8′ tall, slim and dark complected, wearing a white t-shirt. No arrests were immediately reported.
Anyone with information about the attempted robbery is asked to call the George Town Police Station at 949-4222, the RCIPS tip line at 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers at 800-8477.