The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) reported that two armed robberies took place this Sunday night- one in George Town and the other in West Bay.
According to the RCIPS, the first incident occurred shortly after 8:45pm on Sunday, April 24 when police responded to a report of an armed robbery outside a premises on Shedden Road, George Town, just west of Eastern Avenue.
The account from the police is that a woman had just exited the premises when she was approached by a silver Honda CRV with tinted windows. Two men exited the vehicle, one allegedly armed with a handgun and demanded her handbag. The men allegedly took the handbag (which was a light and dark brown checker pattern), which contained the woman’s passport, purse, cellphone and other personal items.
The man who allegedly had the handgun was described as short and slim in stature, with light brown complexion and dressed in black clothing, with long sleeves, balaclava and black gloves.
The second male was tall and muscular with light brown complexion, also dressed in black clothing, with long sleeves and light green gloves.
The men then reportedly returned to the car and fled the location.
The woman was not injured during the first incident and no shots were fired.
Regarding the second incident, police say that they received a report shortly after 10:00pm on Sunday night that two masked men, armed with handguns, entered Dominoes Pizza on Garston Smith Drive, West Bay and demanded money from the staff.
Police say that, during the encounter, one of the staff members was allegedly struck in the face by one of the masked men, causing a wound.
Both males then left the premises, allegedly with a quantity of cash.
The staff member that was reported to be injured was transferred to the George Town Hospital by ambulance to receive medical attention.
Police believe both armed robberies are connected and are encouraging anyone that may have witnessed either of these robberies, or has information concerning these incidents, to contact 911.
Alternatively, tips may be submitted through the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or on the RCIPS website at https://www.rcips.ky/submit-a-tip. Anonymous tips may also be submitted through Cayman Crime Stoppers online at https://caymancrimestoppers.com/.