Machete robbery at Esso

| 06/10/2008

(CNS): A man armed with a machete robbed a George Town Gas station in the early hours of this morning (Monday, October 6) making it the sixth violent robbery since the end of July in Grand Cayman. Police said that the 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from a security guard at On the Run Esso on Dorcy Drive at around 4:40 am reporting that a man had robbed the store.

Officers responded to the scene and were told that shortly before the 911 call was made a man with his face covered who was carrying a machete entered the store and demanded the cashier hand over money. The offender swung the machete at the worker, who ran from behind the counter to the back of the store. The offender then went behind the counter, took some money that was accessible to him and left the store. Hemade off on a bicycle in the direction of North Sound Road. There were two other workers and one customer in the store at the time. The clerk suffered a minor scrape to his arm which did not require medical attention.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police service said eye witnesses described the offender as 5ft 6ins – 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build and dark complexion. He was wearing a black T-shirt, light blue jeans and white sneakers while his face was covered with a black shirt so only his eyes could be seen but he spoke with a Caymanian accent.

Anyone who was in the area at the time who saw the offender and anyone who recognizes the description should contact George Town CID on 949-4222 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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  1. larry says:

    Yes lets give everybody a big old gun and turn the place in to a lawless town where the only unarm people is the public.

  2. Collin says:


    We are living in different times what will it take for the security officers (and all police) of these Islands to be provided with the adequate equipment required to protect life and property.