Boy hurt in armed robbery

Update:The boy who was injured during the incident was released from hospital Saturday night following treatment to superficial bruising.

It is believed that his injuries were caused when the fragments, or other material, ricocheted after a shot was discharged into the wall during the store robbery.

A 6-year-old boy 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 of the robbers fired a shot, the fragments of which hit the little boy inside the store, police said.  

The victim 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. 


Vidette’s Grocery in West Bay was the scene of an armed robbery Saturday night.