Royal Cayman Islands Police detectives in Bodden Town have launched an investigation after two American tourists were robbed in the
Bare Foot Beach area.
Around noon Monday, police said the man and woman parked their rental car in a
pathway off the Queens Highway next to Bare Foot Beach, which is located in East End.
A short time later,
as the couple sat on the beach, they were suddenly confronted by three men. All
three had their faces covered by t-shirts and two were armed; one with a baseball
bat and another with a knuckleduster.
Police said one of the men
grabbed the male tourist, placed him in a headlock and demanded cash. The
victims them handed over a wallet containing a small sum of cash.
As the suspects
were making off from the scene RCIPS investigators said the men smashed the window of the couple’s car
with the baseball bat and stole a camera.
The man and woman
were not injured in the incident – but police said they were left shaken by the ordeal.
Police described the suspects as follows:
The first man was approximately 17 years
old, 5 feet 7″ with a dark complexion. He was wearing a knuckleduster
and a dark blue NBA jersey.
The second suspect was described as about 5 feet 10″. He was wearing short pants and carried
the baseball bat.
The third man was about 6′ and
approximately 165 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt and short pants.
“This is a very remote location and
it’s extremely unusual for an incident like this to take place in the area,” said RCIPS Sergeant Dwayne Jones. “Although the location is out of the way it is entirely possible that someone
travelling on Queens Highway saw the suspects either before or after the
incident. If anyone has information that could assist the enquiry they should
call Bodden Town CID on 947-2220 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).”
The Commander of
the Eastern Districts, Chief Inspector Martin Bodden Jr., has confirmed that
there will be increased police patrols in the area as a result of the robbery.