Archive for August 30th, 2011

TD12 becomes Katia and heads west-northwest

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(CNS): Tropical Strom Katia the Atlantic’s 12th tropical storm of the season formed at around 6am local time and was headed WNW at about 17mph. Located about 535 miles WSW of the Southernmost Cape Verde Islands, Katia has maximum winds of 40mph but poses no threat to the Cayman Islands. The National Hurricane Centre said Katia was expected to speed up and Strengthening is forecast over the next 48 hours. The storm is expected to be near hurricane intensity by late Wednesday or early Thursday. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the centre. Meanwhile, local forecasters said rainy weather is expected over the Cayman area today with fresh winds and rough seas over the next 24 hours.

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Robbers target George Town fashion store

| 30/08/2011 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Police were on the hunt Monday night for two masked gunmen who robbed a fashion store on Shedden Road at around 7:15pm. The robbers pulled up outside Awescay Fashions next to Funky Tangs in a grey Honda Civic. The men, who were armed with what appeared to be firearms, entered the store, threatened the woman who was working there before making off with a sum of cash. They drove off in the direction of Martin Drive but police said they believed that the robbers turned on Tigris Street and back on to Shedden Road. Both suspects are described as being of slim build and between 5'8" to 5'10" in height.

Police said they were described as brown skinned, wearing gloves and had black t-shirts wrapped around their faces. The suspect who spoke during the commission of the robbery had what has been described as a Caymanian accent.

No shots were fired and no-one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with any information about this crime, or who saw the suspects or the car before of after the crime, should contact George Town CID on 949-4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

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