Armed robbers strike Al La Kebab food truck

| 06/07/2018 | 22 Comments
Cayman News Service

Al La Kebab truck

(CNS): Police are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery at a food truck in Red Bay on Thursday night, during which two shots were fired before two masked men made off with cash and an employee’s handbag. The robbery at the Al La Kebab truck at the top of Selkirk Drive was reported to the 911 call centre just before midnight. Police said that two men, with their faces covered, held up the staff taking money from the register and the handbag before fleeing on foot. One of the men had a handgun, which he fired twice into the air, while the second robber had a machete.

No one was hurt during the ordeal. 

The men are described as young, possibly in their twenties, wearing what appeared to be t-shirts over their faces. They were both of slim build, tall, and of light complexion. One had on a dark-coloured jacket.

The incident is under investigation by CID and anyone with any information is asked to call the George Town Police Station at 949-4222, or Crime Stoppers in Miami free-of-charge at 800-8477 or online here to remain anonymous.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    kingston rock…!!????????

  2. Anonymous says:

    They should stop taking cash as payment. Debit or credit cards only.

  3. myplace says:

    They need to put the accent in the police reports plus put out video right away normally it’s the same cloths they were wearing that day or at some point, am sure someone will remember something.

  4. Ambidextrous says:

    I have suggested that the Red Bay/Prospect strip needs permanent police presence from Wednesday into the weekend, when anticipated heightened business sales, is attractive to those criminals. There are thugs from George Town area who has relocated/integrated themselves in the Prospect and surrounding areas, and has ruined what was once a peaceful part of the city to reside. Police presence can be by car and can use Red Bay/Lighthouse School for rest stops. We are not going to act until we have a fatality.

  5. Brick says:

    The usual now, they need more money! Same old same old with the knowledge that every business location on that Red Bay-Prospect strip has been robbed at least twice you would think that this foreign run police service would be just a little proactive in their policing in this area, but they have learn that the more serious crime we have the more money and friends they get and can employ. Our Police Budget is the highest in the Caribbean i guess they will blaming the spying license plate program now too. What a joke this impotent government is where failure is rewarded everyday.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Alas, ammo used to be far more precious and exotic than it seems to be now. It suggests these criminals are being replenished with bottomless illicit ammo from one of: (a) the police/gun range, (b) the US, and/or (c) the active nocturnal transshipment supply routes. It would be good to know the gauge of these casings so the good guys could be definitively ruled out…were the casings even recovered?!? If not, perhaps is this the same recurring silver revolver/machete duo on spree? When will the police learn how to take a proper crime report?!?

  7. Anonymous says:

    They let them out ‘AGAIN’ this pattern has not been figured out by the smart defectives at RIPS, they are released and head for the Prospect, Red Bay area , over and over again.
    Soon strike ‘AGAIN’

  8. Carnivorous Caymanian says:

    I can’t believe they didn’t also help themselves to a kebab.

    • Cow Itch says:

      The food is delicious. I would have helped myself (:))>

      I always had a weakness for that sandwich hot mango dip

  9. Anonymous says:

    Most of these crimes are being committed by repeat offenders. Given that the prison is not large enough to keep them locked up it is crazy that we don’t tag them all when they are released from prison after serving a small portion of their sentences for their previous armed robberies. At least then we would know which one of them is doing the robberies.

    • West Bay Premier says:

      The crime is getting real low , when they are robbing the little lunch truck . Pretty soon they will be stealing all the food , and starving everyone .

  10. Anonymous says:

    If they were foreigners they better have one of Aldart’s new Armed Robber work permits.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like the same untouchable pair.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I was about to say we need to arm the Police. But…

    I certainly would not be comfortable with all of our present officers being required to handle weapons. Kind of like a DJT idea of arming teachers.

    But I do think that beginning today, all new recruits need to be chosen based on a temperament that they are all able to responsibly carry, and if required, use a gun.

    There is no fear of being caught in the minds of the criminals (or the drivers) in this country.

    • Anonymous says:

      Isn’t there suppose to be a “K9 Unit”….??? That is what they are suppose to be used for

  13. Anonymous says:

    So glad the gun amnesty was there to stop thi… oh wait.. That’s right, actual criminals don’t want to get rid of their illegal weapons.. Just another PR show for the RCIPS, they got a few off the streets and hurrah for that but in truth it’s for PR.

    Glad they had the sense not to hurt anyone. Sucks that small businesses have to worry about this type of thing. Such a shame. I hope they are caught soon or they try to rob someone who has a weapon and puts them in the ground where they belong.

  14. Anonymous says:

    When did the gun amnesty end?

  15. Anonymous says:

    As bad as this is, at least they had a smidge of humanity left in them to not harm anyone. Money can be replaced, lives can’t.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Light complexion? White or light brown or light black?

    • Anonymous says:

      “Light complexion” means a black person with light skin. if the person was white it would just say white

      Have you not figured out Cayman yet?
      Black people love to differentiate between levels of blackness cause we all know being black is bad while being “lightskinned” is acceptable
      We still have that segregation mentality even here


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