Police seek masked robber

| 09/08/2008

A machete-wielding robber made off with cash stolen from a grocery store in George Town last night. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) report that 911 Emergency Services Communications Centre received a call from a worker at McRuss Grocery Store, Party Lane, reporting that a robbery had occurred at approximately 8.10 pm Friday night, 8 August.

The Police responded to the scene and were told that the 26-year-old female shop attendant had been behind the counter when a masked man carrying a machete entered the store. She says he came around the counter and demanded she hand over cash, which she did. A second store worker, accompanied by staff from neighbouring businesses, entered the store and the offender made off on foot. He is described as having a dark brown complexion, a slim build and aged in his early 20’s. He was wearing a white coloured tam, a greyish t-shirt and dark coloured long pants.

An area search was carried out but the offender was not located. Scenes of Crime officers processed the scene and police have taken a number of statements. Anyone with information, who has not yet spoken to a police officer, should contact Detective Constable Ronald Francis on 926-2578 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477. 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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