Hunt on for armed robbers

| 04/08/2008

Police are now hunting two men who held up and robbed Pet Pro’s on Crewe Road on Friday afternoon, 1 August. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) said that at around 5:00 pm the men entered the store where a 28-year-old female shop attendant was working alone. Pulling out handguns, they took the attendant to a rear office where they began to tie her to a chair.

At this point, a customer entered the store and the attendant was instructed to assist the shopper. The robbers also assisted by helping to load the purchased goods into the shopper’s vehicle.Once the customer had left, the men returned to the office and tied the woman up again before leaving through a rear door with an undisclosed sum of money from the cash register. Although highly traumatised, the police said that the victim was unhurt in the incident.

The first man is described as about 6ft to 6ft 2ins tall, brown skin, clean shaven wearing a small round hat, a light green long sleeve button shirt, long dark blue jeans pants and dark coloured shoes. He is believed to be in his late 20’s. The second man is described as around 5ft 5ins to 5ft 6ins tall, brown skin, clean shaven, black mask rolled up on his head, wearing a long sleeve white button shirt, long blue jeans pants and white sneakers. He is believed to be in his early 20’s. A full area search was carried out but the men were not located.

Scenes of Crime Officers processed the scene and detectives from the Criminal Investigation Department are conducting enquiries. Anyone who thinks they saw the men or has information about the robbery is asked to contact the CID on 949-4222 and ask for DC Gustavo Rodriguez.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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