Robbery, burglary reported overnight

A robbery and a burglary, both in George Town, were reported during the predawn hours Tuesday. 

The first incident occurred just before 3:00 a.m. on West Bay Road.  

According to a police press release on the incident: “A man was robbed having been given a ride after leaving a bar.”  

Police sent a second press release explaining the incident further: “About 2:45 a.m., a 26-year-old man, who was in the Queen’s Court area of West Bay Road, accepted a lift from two unknown men who were in a jeep-type vehicle. The suspects, one of whom was believed to be in possession of a hand gun, drove the man to Sparkys Drive where they robbed him of his cell phone and cash. They then drove off leaving him at the location.” 

A second robbery was reported on Walkers Road where, according to police, “an employee was injured by what appeared to be glass fragments.”  

Police later clarified that the incident had been a “burglary” not a robbery. According to the police statement: “A burglar ran off empty-handed after stealing an empty cash pan from the Rubis gas station on Walkers Road.  

“About 3am today, a male who was wearing a cream colored hoodie, threw a rock through a glass door at the Rubis gas station. He entered through the broken door and stole the cash pan before running off towards the Windsor Park area.”  

No weapons were used and reports of a shot being fired were unfounded, according to police.