Police appeal for witnesses, make arrest

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man reported being robbed of his jewellery and some cash Sunday evening.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at approximately 11.30pm from a man reporting that he had been robbed by another man on Courts Road, off Eastern Avenue in George Town. The victim told officers he had been approached by a man who asked him for a cigarette. He gave the man a cigarette and walked away. He says the offender then grabbed him from behind, put a knife to the back of his neck and demanded cash and jewellery. The victim told police that he gave the man some items and the offender ran off in the direction of Watlers Drive.

The man is described as around 30 years old with brown skin and some facial hair. He was wearing a black tam, an army style camouflage jacket and black shorts.

Detectives from George Town CID would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen this man or anyone who thinks they recognise the description. Anyone who can assist should contact Detective Constable Colin Pryce on 925-9935.

Man arrested

A 28-year-old West Bay man is in police custody following an incident on Birch Tree Hill Road in West Bay on Friday evening, 16 November 16.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from a member of the public reporting that two men were fighting in the vicinity of Kelly’s Bar. Police responded and found that a 38-year-old man had sustained a serious injury to his eye. The man was taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been released and is recovering at home.

Officers later arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. He remains in police custody at this time.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact PC Joanne Walsh at 949-3999.

PC Walsh said: ‘We know this to be a fairly busy area at this time and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident.’

People can also call Crimestoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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