Robbery, burglary attempts fail

Attempts to rob or burgle two Grand Cayman businesses during the overnight period between Wednesday and Thursday last week both failed, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Police said officers were called to an attempted robbery around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Caribbean Bakery in West Bay.

Officers said two staff members had just closed the business when a man opened the door and entered the store, holding what witnesses said looked like a handgun and demanding money. The staff members refused, police said, and the suspect ran from the store.

Nothing was taken and no one was injured police said.

In a separate incident reported early Thursday, police said a man was seen trying to get into Seven Mile Beach bar just before 2 a.m.

Police arrested the suspect, a 20-year-old Bodden Town man, shortly after they responded to the crime scene.

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