Armed burglars break into George Town store

Two men, one apparently carrying a firearm, broke into a store in Party Lane in George Town Thursday night, police reported.

Police said the break-in occurred shortly before 10:30pm. The store was closed at the time.

“Two males broke in through the front entrance, broke into the cash register and then fled on foot with a quantity of cash. One of the males appeared to be carrying a firearm,” a statement from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service read.

One of the suspects is described as being short, and of “thick build”, police said. Both were dressed in black, long-sleeve hoodies, black gloves, black masks, and one was wearing white sneakers.

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.