Cops hunt fast food robbers
(CNS): Update 11:00am -- Two fast food restaurants in George Town were targeted by armed robbers last night (Wednesday 24 October) within about 15 minutes of each other. The robbery at KFC Restaurant on Shedden Road began at 8:50pm, when a lone masked man entered armed with what appeared to be a handgun, and an attempted robbery at Burger King in Walkers Road, George Town, began about 9:05pm, when two men entered the store, both wearing dark clothing and ski type masks with one in possession of what appeared to be a gun. Police said the man robbing KFC demanded cash before going over to the service counter and taking a small sum of money. He then left the scene on foot.
The suspect is described as being of slim build , approx. 5'8" wearing dark clothing with a ski type mask. He had a dark complexion and spoke with a Caymanian accent. There was one customer in the store at the time and three staff. No one was injured and no shots were fired.
The two would-be robbers at Burger King failed to get any cash from staff. Police said that the man with the gun went over the serving counter and demanded money. However, the staff members with access to the cash register had locked themselves into a rear room and the culprits left empty handed They were seen to get into a grey/silver Honda, possibly a Civic with tinted windows. The vehicle made off down Walkers Road in the general direction of South Sound.
There were no customers in the store at the time. No one was injured and no shots were fired.
Anyone who was in the vicinity of either locations just before, during or after the incidents are asked to contact CID at George Town Police on 949 4222.
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