An American sailor suffered head
injuries in an attempted robbery in the early morning hours of Tuesday in
Police said the 21-year-old man,
who is visiting Cayman, was walking in North Church Street with a friend around
2:10am when a man who jumped out from a side street near Burger King.
The victim fell to the ground after
the attacker struck him on the face and demanded cash.
The victim’s friend yelled at the
assailant who then jumped into a dark coloured Jeep Cherokee and sped off.
Police said the Jeep had a
quincentennial license plate and that the suspect was wearing a white t-shirt
and dark jeans.
The victim was taken to the Cayman
Islands Hospital where he was detained overnight for treatment to his injuries.
He was later discharged.
Detective Constable Dave Morrison,
of George Town CID, is appealing for anyone who may have been in the area and
witnessed the attack, or the Jeep fleeing the scene, to come forward.
Anyone with information should call
George Town police station on 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).