The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has identified five men arrested in connection with Tuesday’s robbery in Little Cayman as Caymanian nationals.
The men, ages 20, 27, 27, 29 and 40, were being interviewed by police Wednesday and had not been charged at press time.
It appears the men used two watercraft to commit a store robbery on Little Cayman Tuesday afternoon.
Around 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, police received a report that five men entered the Mini Mart in Blossom Village, Little Cayman. Police said “a number of the men” were armed with what appeared to be firearms.
A bank located next door to the mini mart was left alone by the robbers, but it was closed for business on Tuesday. The Little Cayman branch of the Cayman National Bank only opens on Mondays and Thursdays.
Police did not state whether investigators believed the initial target of the armed suspects was the bank. The men were arrested about 25 miles off the coast of Grand Cayman Tuesday afternoon by police marine officers after their boat was spotted by the RCIPS helicopter team.