Man in custody after smash and grab at liquor store

One man is in custody after police say he drove a vehicle through the front door of a Savannah liquor store early Sunday morning and stole an assortment of alcohol.

Authorities in Grand Cayman received a report shortly after 2.30am Sunday that a burglar alarm had been tripped at Jacques Scott Wines and Spirits at the Countryside Shopping Village in Savannah, according to a news release issued by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. When police arrived, they said they found that the front door had been smashed open by what appeared to be a vehicle, due to the type of debris left behind.

An “all points bulletin” was aired for officers to be on the lookout for a vehicle fitting the description of the debris left at the scene, police said.

At about 4.30am, a vehicle fitting the description was spotted by an off-duty officer heading toward George Town. The vehicle was located by Uniform Support Group officers near Caribbean Securities with one male occupant. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

A search of the vehicle revealed an assortment of alcohol. The suspect was found to have several cuts and bruises, and was admitted to the hospital. He was expected to be released shortly, police said.