Armed man holds up West Bay store

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A man carrying a firearm robbed a store at Batabano Plaza in West Bay early on Tuesday morning.

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, at about 6:15 a.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery at the plaza.

Police said a seller was opening the store when an armed man approached and demanded cash. The man took an undisclosed quantity of cash and then fled on foot toward the rear of the plaza. No one was injured during the incident and no shots were fired, police said.

The suspect is described as being short in height and of dark complexion. His face was covered with a blue cloth.

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