Shot fired, one hurt in store robbery

A child was hurt when a bullet fragment ricocheted into him during a robbery at a West Bay convenience store Saturday night. 

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, two masked men entered Vidette’s Grocery on Reverend Blackman Road just before 9:30 p.m.  The men, in possession of a machete and a handgun, demanded cash from the store owner who was present during the time of the robbery. 
One the robbers fired a shot, the fragments of which hit a six-year old boy who was inside the store, police said. 
The child was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 
The suspects ran away after taking some cash. No arrests were immediately reported. 


  1. Delayed response from the police and the station is right down the street….sad! I guess they had to wait for armed support to arrive.

    This furthers my belief that all officers should be armed. Not only because of situations as such, but also their own personal safety. Let’s face it, the criminals out gun law enforcement. Most people obey the law, but everyone respects the bullet.

    I say for their safety in part because two of the most dangerous situations for law enforcement are routine traffic stops and domestic violence calls.

    In case of traffic stops, the perpetrators have the ability to conceal weapons to be used against an officer.

    With domestic violence, there is also the chance of concealment of not only weapons, but also people, not to mention the emotional component.

    Cayman needs to get real before it is too late.

  2. CaymanKind in full effect. Get in the house lock your doors and close your stores before the sun goes down and the stickup man comes out. Oh yeah and beware of the pristine little beaches where he’s lurking in the bushes praying on those who worked hard for what they have because he has the right to take it from you since he is out of work and unemployed which means what he’s doing is justified, after all he is only trying to put food on the table.

  3. Have local gun laws been able to keep guns out of the hands of the criminals?

    Will someone have to be killed during a home invasion for people to wake up to the reality of the world that we live in today?

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