Two men with masks and guns made off with cash last night from a popular fast food restaurant.
It happened around 8:20 Sunday night (03 April) at Al La Kebab in Marquee Plaza. Police say one employee was even pistol whipped in the robbery.
“Two peoples with masks, and a gun, drew a gun,” said Al La Kebab employee Reaju Reajesh, who says he was left shaken after two men with guns robbed the business.
“I am working on the inside, I’m working with five people inside. Two guys were coming, one guy stayed outside, one more guy is inside and held up the gun, he had the people to sit on the floor, give me the money,” said Mr. Reajesh, describing the incident.
Police said during the robbery another Al La Kebab employee was struck with a gun.
“One people stay inside, other people say ‘down down’ and five people sat down. One people was outside with the gun and shot, the people inside said ‘give me the money money,'” explained Mr. Reajesh.
After taking the cash from the till, the crooks turned their attention to customers, demanding a patron’s wallet before running off towards Camana Bay, and firing a shot into the air.
Al La Kebab owner Alan Silverman told Cayman 27 by phone his main concern is his employees’ well-being. He said he’s providing counseling for any staffers who may need it.
Employees of other restaurants in the same shopping center were too scared to go on-camera for this report, but they say they are concerned when they clock in to work a late night shift, worried that something similar could happen to them.
Mr. Silverman tells us he utilises security cameras and security guards at his brick and mortar restaurant as well as at the Al La Kavroom mobile food truck. He said worried crimes like these will continue until police can get the bad guys off the streets.
Police are urging anyone with information on the robbery to call George Town CID at 949-4222.
A similar robbery happened just a few weeks ago at Alfresco restaurant in West Bay. Anyone with information on that crime is asked to call West Bay CID at 649-3999.
Callers with information on either crime can stay anonymous by calling the Miami-based Crime Stoppers call centre. That number is 800-TIPS (8477).