More people are being robbed in the Cayman Islands outside of their homes. This is according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS).
The police there are currently investigating three robberies which occurred last night, December 8, in George Town.
According to the RCIPS, at about 7:50pm officers received a report of a robbery which had occurred outside a residence in the Prospect area. A woman had just parked at the location when a masked man approached her vehicle, brandished a firearm at her and demanded cash. The man then fled the location on foot with a quantity of cash.
Then again at about 8:35pm, officers responded to a report of a robbery which had occurred at a bar on Boilers Road, George Town. A masked man entered the bar brandishing a firearm, and demanded money from the workers there. The man then fled the location with a quantity of cash taken from the registers and the workers.
And at about 8:50pm, officers received a report of a robbery which had occurred outside a residence in the Smith Road area of George Town.
All three incidents, according to police in the Cayman islands are under investigation with detectives pursuing all lines of inquiry, including whether the incidents are linked.
Superintendent Peter Lansdown said that investigations revealed that the first and third incident occurred shortly after the victims had attended ATMs,”
“We are advising the public to exercise caution and vigilance when conducting financial transactions, especially withdrawing cash during night time hours. Report any suspicious activity, whether persons or vehicles, by contacting 9-1-1. We are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the perpetrators, any information provided could be of help,” he said