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Police Investigate Two Attempt Robbery and One Armed Robbery, 7 July

7th July, 2023 Police Headlines


Police responded to three robbery related incidents yesterday between 8.45PM – 9.30PM.


On Thursday 6 July, shortly after 8:45PM officers responded to a report of an attempt robbery at a restaurant in the Birch Tree Hill area, West Bay.


On arrival at the scene it was reported to police that a man attempted to gain access to the restaurant via the main entrance door, when a staff member confronted him and a confrontation ensued.  The suspect brandished what appeared to be a weapon concealed in a cloth, then fled the location on foot towards the rear of the property.


The man was described as being about 5’ 7” tall, of brown complexion, and dressed in black shoes, black cap and wearing a black hoodie with gloves on his hands.


No injuries were reported as result of the attempted robbery.


Shortly before 9:30PM the same night, police received a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store on Eastern Avenue, George Town.


On arriving at the scene it was reported to police that two men entered the store, both armed with handguns.  One of the men demanded money from a staff member and attempted to open a safe but was unsuccessful. The second man demanded money from the cashier, which once obtained, both men made their escape in a blue Jeep Liberty that was parked outside the store.


The first man was described as about 5’ 5”, of brown complexion and wearing black shoes, black shorts, black hoodie and a black mask.  The second man was described as tall and of slim build, with black complexion and wearing a hooded jacket with black pants and shoes, and a mask. 


Shortly after 9:30PM, the same night, police received a report of an attempt robbery at a restaurant on North Church Street, George Town,


On arriving at the scene it was reported to police that a blue Jeep Liberty, license plate #105476, parked outside the restaurant, and two masked men both armed with handguns exited the vehicle and approached the restaurant. The men entered the restaurant but were unsuccessful gaining access to the area containing the cash registers. The men then saw a staff member outside the restaurant and demanded access, and a confrontation ensued.  Both offenders physically assaulted the staff member and then fled the location in the vehicle.  The staff member sustained minor injuries to the head.


The first man is described as around 5’ 7", and of heavy build and dark complexion.  He was wearing a dark coloured hoodie with a picture of Bob Marley on the back, black shorts, black shoes, a mask covering his face and gloves.  The second man is described as around 5' 8”, slim build, wearing black pants, white sneakers, white hoodie, a mask covering his face, and gloves.


Police are investigating all three incidents and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed these incidents or who may have any information about the men involved, to contact George Town CID at 949-4222.


Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website.


Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Cayman Crime Stoppers website.