Security guard fights off robber

A would-be armoured car robber was foiled in the parking lot of the Savannah Fosters store Friday night after a tussle with a security guard who was protecting the vehicle.

According to the Royal Cayman islands Police Service, the guard was leaving Fosters in the Countryside Shopping Centre around 7.30pm Friday carrying cash in a bag to his armoured vehicle.

Police said a man approached the guard carrying what looked like a handgun and demanded the bag. Following a short struggle, the suspect ran off empty-handed.

Nothing was taken, no shots were fire and no one was hurt.

“The guard was shaken in the attack but not physically injured,” said RCIPS Chief Inspector Frank Owens.

The suspect was not found after a police search of the area. The man is described as being around 5’9” tall, with light brown skin and of a medium build – possibly in his mid-40s. He was wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt and a black ball cap.

Anyone who was in the area and has information that could assist the police is asked to contact Bodden Town Police Station on 947 2220/40, the RCIPS Tip-Line 949-7777 or the Confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

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