Armed men rob Al La Kebab food stand

Two gun-toting men robbed the Al La Kebab food stand off West Bay Road on Monday evening, injuring one patron and firing one shot in the air.

At Around 8:20 p.m., the 911 Communications Centre dispatched police to a report of an armed robbery, according to a press release from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Officers were told that two men with covered faces had robbed the food stand. Both men were armed with guns, the release stated, and an employee of the food stand was assaulted with a gun during the incident.

The men also demanded a wallet from a patron before running down Lawrence Boulevard, firing a gun shot in the air.

Anyone with information is asked to call George Town CID at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at this link.


  1. I think that every good person on the Island is going to have to wake up the Governor and Government and police and tell them that we have a big crime problem in Cayman , and we want it stopped. If we don’t act now the CRIME is going to get worse.

    Then I think that everyone should make a promise to the police to work with them to report any criminal regardless of who the criminal is . It’s very hard for criminals to operate when they know that anyone and everyone would report them to the police . Then after you report the crime and criminals to police follow up on your report with the police, then if the police fail to arrest , then expose the officer to the media, but make sure you get a copy of your report and to who you made it to and when .

    • No, Mr Ebanks, it isn’t the Governor or the RCIPS that needs to wake up it’s the communitities of the Cayman Islands.
      These criminals are living in Cayman. They will have families and friends who know, or at least supect, what they are up to. They are protected……
      These criminals are the result of a broken society, one that says it is God fearing but is more likely to worship Mammon. They are the result of sections of society that has had it too good for too long, one where hard work and commitment count for little and where there is an expectation that everyting will be provided.
      These criminals and their Honda Civic RS or their BMWs, who spend their waking hours when they are not holding a gun or a knife in someone face, high on drugs and alcohol.
      There is nothing the Governor or the RCIPS can do about that but try and pick up the pieces of shattered lives knowing that witnesses are frightened to come forward and the community shields them.
      That’s who needs to wake up Mr Ebanks and they need to stop blaming everyone else for their woes.

  2. Mr Ashley , but that’s just what I said for everyone to do . Report the criminal who ever the criminal would be , I disagree that it’s only the few citizens that needs to wake up .

    We need to look at leadership and law enforcement , and community if those three are not working together, then you are going to have a broken society. That’s why I said everyone needs to make a promise to the police, but the Governor and the government need to give the police the powers , and sometimes the public needs to hold government accountable for their actions .

    • Mr Ebanks, it isn’t a matter of providing additional powers, it is about creating a society where crime is not tolerated. You and i both know that those who commit these crimes are known but they are protected by families and others are fearful of providing information.
      Crime is tackled at the community level, from the bottom up, not the top down.

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