Woman threatened with gun in stranger’s car

A woman was
threatened with a gun early Monday morning as she waited for a public bus in George Town, Royal Cayman
Islands Police said.

At 6.15 a.m.
Monday, police said the woman was waiting close to Reflections on Eastern Avenue when
a small red car stopped and the driver offered her a ride.

The woman
thought the driver was a friend and got into the front passenger seat. However,
as soon as she got into the car she realised that she didn’t know the driver
but decided to continue with the ride, police said.

As the car
turned into Marina Drive
the woman realised that the driver was taking her off the agreed route and she
cried for him to stop the car, police said. At that point, officers said the
driver threatened the woman with what appeared to be a firearm.

The woman
opened the door and jumped from the moving vehicle, scraping up her knees and
elbows. Police said the car sped off down Marina Drive.

No shots were
fired in the incident.

The car is
described as a small red vehicle. The driver was described as 5’2” – 5’5” in
height, stocky with a light brown complexion, short black cut hair, and
clean-shaven.

Detective
Constable Colin Pryce of George Town Criminal Investigation Department is
asking for anyone who may have any information about this crime to come
forward.

“This lady was
very lucky to escape with such minor injuries,” Mr. Pryce said. “The
consequences of this could have been so much worse. I would urge people not to
accept rides from strangers, don’t get into cars with people you don’t know, particularly
if you’re a lone female.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. She thought it was a friend???? I am pretty sure that I know what all of my friends look like!!! And the ID of the car was “a small red car”!!! I’m also pretty sure that after she realized that this was not her friend and she got suspicious that she should have looked around the vehicle for make and or model. This might have given the police a little bit more to go on.

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  2. With the heightened crime in George Town and throughout the whole island which young woman with or without her head screwed on will jump into a car early morning or any other time if she wants to arive home alive?

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