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CCTV shows violent liquor store robbery

A liquor store employee  has been left traumatized after a gun was put to her head during an armed robbery. Two thieves struck at the Tortuga Liquor store at Pasadora Place, one brandishing a hand gun and another a machete. They forced employees into the back of the store where they emptied out the safe, and left their victims shaking in fear.

Tortuga CEO Robert Hamaty told Cayman 27 it was business as usual Saturday (9 April) night when the thieves struck, taking the staff off guard.

“Everything was cashed out when the money was put into the drop safe. As they were exiting, the robbers hit two of them one with a machete and one with a gun,” said Mr. Hamaty.

Armed and dangerous, the criminals forced the security officer and female cashier back inside. Fortunately another worker, not spotted by the crooks, was able to get away and call the police.

Meanwhile inside, one crook placed a gun to the head of cashier and threatened to kill her if she didn’t comply.

Mr. Hamaty told Cayman 27, “They (the robbers) told her if she didn’t open the safe they were going to blow off her head.”

The security officer could offer no help, as he cowered in a corner under a machete in fear.

The thieves made off with an undisclosed sum of money. Anyone with information on the robbery is encouraged to contact the George Town Police station at 949-4222.

About the author

Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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