The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is investigating a robbery that took place in West Bay on Wednesday in which a female bicyclist was severely injured.
The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at 10:30pm Wednesday reporting that a woman had been assaulted and robbed by a masked man along Watercourse Road.
Police and medics responded and found the 47-year-old female victim with injuries to her head and arm.
She told police she had been riding home from work on her bicycle and that she was jumped at the junction of Watercourse Road and Ebanks Road.
The victim told police she was pounced upon by a masked man armed with a long stick who proceeded to hit her several times on her head and left arm.
Police said the victim tried to get away from her attacker by running and screaming. However, officers said she was pursued by the attacker who grabbed her handbag, which contained money and personal effects. The attacker then escaped on foot.
The victim was taken to hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries and subsequently released.
‘This was a horrifying act which could have led to a tragic outcome,’ said RCIPS Superintendent Marlon Bodden. ‘Although the victim was seriously hurt and her condition is not considered life threatening, given the severity of the injury, it clearly suggests that her attacker meant serious bodily harm and we appeal for anyone with information to come forward’.