Gunman raids liquor store

Police are hunting for a lone gunman who held up a liquor store in Grand Cayman’s main tourist district on Friday night.

The robber made off with just over $800 in the raid on Blackbeard’s at the Falls shopping plaza, opposite The Westin Grand Cayman Resort.

Witnesses said the gunman pointed his weapon at staff and demanded “give me di money.” It is the fourth time a liquor store has been held up by armed robbers in the last month.

In the latest robbery, just before 10 p.m. Friday, police said the suspect, described as 5-feet, 5-inches tall, slim build and with a dark complexion, pointed a black and silver handgun at each of the store’s cashiers and demanded that they empty the tills.

A police spokesman said the gunman was dressed in a dark long-sleeved T-shirt, wearing a baseball cap, with a bandana covering his face and carrying a green Kirk supermarket bag. No shots were fired and no one was injured in the raid.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Owen Santo on 324-0684 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 800-8477(Tips).


  1. Same person or another low life too lazy to work for a living?

    Time for all late opening business to have a drop safe for their cash takings that working staff cannot open.

    Time for police sting operations. With ARMED police.

    Time for people being allowed to defend themselves rather than being robbed at will.

    There was a book years ago by H G Wells called, "The Time Machine".

    The hero reached a future world that had two separate races: The beautiful Eloi who were gentle and peace loving and the ugly Morlocks who preyed on them at will and ate them.

    The Eloi never talked about their friends who had been taken. It was accepted that Eloi would disappear sometimes and everyone forgot them.

    I suggest that we are now the Eloi and while we aren’t being eaten we are allowing ourselves to be preyed on at will and can’t fight back.

    Someone is robbed or murdered; we just accept this as inevitable and hope we won’t be next.

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