Archive for August 20th, 2011

Grocery store owner bars entry to armed man

| 20/08/2011 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for another would-be robber this weekend after a thwarted attempt on a George Town convenience store Friday night. Detectives are looking for the man who is believed to have been armed with a hand gun. The suspect is described as having a dark complexion and was wearing dark clothing as well as a white mask over his face when he attempted to hold up the owner of Solomon’s Grocery store on Mary Street at about 9: 41pm. Police received a report that the man tried to enter the store but the owner locked the door before he could get in.

The would-be robber threatened the owner and demanded cash but ran off without getting any after the owner refused to comply. The suspect left the scene on foot and was last seen running towards the car park opposite Strathvale House. No shots were fired and no-one was injured in the incident.

Anyone who was in the area at the relevant time who witnessed the crime or the suspect making off from the scene is asked to contact George Town CID on 949-4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

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Police seize ganja and ammo in East End

| 20/08/2011 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A 22 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of ganja, and possession of ganja with intent to supply following a police operation on Friday afternoon at about 3pm (19 August) in the district of East End by uniform and plain clothes officers. Police did not state the location of the raid but said during the operation some five rounds of 12 gauge ammunition was recovered – as well as 36 wrapped portions of vegetable matter resembling ganja, and 76 wrapped portions resembling Ganja Seeds – police made no mention of any weapons being found during the bust

Acting Inspector Marriott of the Bodden Town Police who lead the operation said: “This should be a warning to anyone who intends to deal in drugs, ammunition or other criminality, that all available resources will be committed to rid this sort of community ailment.”

The man is currently detained in police custody.

Anyone with information about crime in the Cayman Islands cancontact George Town police station on 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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