Royal Cayman Islands Police said two men with shirts covering their heads entered through the rear of Coconut Joe’s on West Bay Road at around 11:30 p.m.
Police said the men went through the kitchen holding “dark hand guns,” appeared out front and demanded cash from the employee working the register. Police said they then threatened customers with the weapons.
Restaurant staff said about eight customers were at the bar, a mix of tourists and locals. Several had cash, wallets and jewelry taken from them. There were also four employees in the restaurant at the time.
No one was hurt in the holdup and no arrests were immediately reported.
Thursday’s robbery was the fourth to occur since Sunday in George Town and was the third reported in well-traveled tourism areas of the district. Late Sunday, a man walking along the street on West Bay Road was held up by a machete-wielding man.
The next night, Da Fish Shack restaurant on North Church Street was robbed by armed men. A customer was also robbed in that incident.
In the predawn hours of Thursday, a man sitting in his car off Walkers Road was robbed of a cell phone by two armed suspects.
RCIPS officers have not stated whether they believed any of the robberies were connected.