Photos of TV station robbers released

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Royal Cayman Islands Police detectives investigating an armed robbery at WestStar TV have released photographs of two of the suspects and the getaway vehicle.

The Caymanian Compass reported on Thursday that three masked men – two of whom police later said were armed with what appeared to be firearms – entered the WestStar Television Centre offices in Eclipse Drive, George Town.

The men threatened staff and customers before making off with a sum of cash, police said. No shots were fired during the robbery and no staff or customers were injured.

The suspects then entered a getaway vehicle which was parked outside the front door with a waiting driver. They then drove off towards Eastern Avenue.

A short time later police found an abandoned car in School Road and said they were confident this was the vehicle used in the robbery.

The car is a wine coloured Mitsubishi RVR and displayed the license plates 101878; a picture of it has been included above.

Police described the suspects as follows:

•    Male, 5’8”, stocky build and of a light brown complexion, wearing a navy coloured baseball cap, a black or navy bandana covering his face, a black or navy long sleeved sweatshirt with a grey or white sweatshirt underneath
•    Male, approximately 5’11’ wearing a camouflage baseball cap with a dark coloured patterned bandana covering his face, a camouflage jacket
•    Male, approximately 5’6” with a light brown complexion wearing a black jacket, a white baseball cap with a white cover over the top and black gloves
•    Male, getaway driver, large build, wearing a light coloured long sleeved shirt

RCIPS officers arrested three people following the incident. All three have since been eliminated from the enquiry, police said.

The police ask anyone who may have been in the areas of Eclipse Drive, Eastern Avenue or School Road who may have seen the suspects or the getaway vehicle to make contact with them. 

Furthermore anyone with any information on the whereabouts of the car prior to this incident taking place are encouraged to come forward.

Information can be passed to the Drugs and Serious Crimes Task Force on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS)


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Two of the robbery suspects caught on camera inside the TV station.
Photo: RCIPS

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The getaway vehilce in Thursday’s heist.
Photo: RCIPS

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