Five Little Cayman robbery suspects released

Five men arrested in connection with a Little Cayman mini mart robbery last week have been set free on police bail conditions.

They have not been charged in last week’s incident on the smallest of Cayman’s three islands. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has identified the men as Caymanian nationals, ages 20, 27, 27, 29 and 40.

Robbers using two watercraft committed a store robbery on Little Cayman during the afternoon of Nov. 26.

Around 1:10 p.m. that day, 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.

Police did not state whether any firearms had been recovered in the watercraft.