Barber shop robber charged

| 30/10/2008

(CNS): A teenager has been charged with two offences following an attempted robbery which took place at Wright’s Barber Shop in George Town on Thursday, 23 October. Romario Davis (18) of George Town appeared in court this morning charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and attempted robbery.

 

He has been remanded to Northward prison.  Another man Robert Terry (22) of Newlands, who was arrested in relation to this incident, also appeared in court charged with possession of ganja. He was bailed by the court. A third man, aged 20, also arrested in connection with the attempted robbery, has been released without charge.

The men were arrested after one of them sought meidcal attention for a stab wound he had received during the botched robbery attempt, at the George Town Hospital.

The owner of the barber shopwho called 911 said that three men, each wearing masks and carrying what appeared to be firearms, entered the shop and demanded money. A struggle ensued which resulted in one of the offenders being injured. The men had fled from the shop and made off in a vehicle towards the direction of Welly’s restaurant and no shots were fired.

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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