A worker at a store on Godfrey Nixon Way thwarted an attempted robbery by a masked man Monday night.

Police responded to a report made shortly after 8:30 p.m. that a lone masked man had entered the store and pointed an object, covered with a cloth, at a worker and demanded cash.

According to a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service news release, “A struggle ensued, during which the masked man was struck with a stick by the worker. The masked man then fled the scene on foot.”

Police said nothing was taken during the incident and no injuries occurred.

“The object brandished by the culprit during the incident does not appear to have been a firearm or other weapon,” according to the news release.

Police are investigating the attempted robbery. The suspect was described as being 5 foot 6 inches tall, dressed in black shoes, dark jeans, a black hoodie, and with a black cloth over his face.

If you value our service, if you have turned to us in the past few days or weeks for verified, factual updates, if you have watched our live streaming of press conferences or sent an article to a friend... please consider a donation. Quality local journalism was at risk before the coronavirus crisis. It is now deeply threatened. Even a small amount can go a long way to sustaining our mission of informing the public. We need our readers’ financial support now more than ever.

Donate