Man stabbed, shot at, robbed near stadium
Royal Cayman Islands Police confirmed a woman was car jacked at gunpoint Thursday evening in West Bay.
Less than an hour later, a man was stabbed, shot at and had his rental car stolen in an apparently unrelated attack near Ed Bush stadium – also in West Bay.
According to reports, a 30-year-old female was walking to her car in the Dolphin Discovery car park on North West Point Road when she was confronted by two men – one of whom was carrying a firearm.
Police officers said the suspects threatened the woman and that she handed over her car keys and handbag. The men then got into the robbery victim’s car and drove off.
The woman was not physically hurt, police said. The attack happened around 6.20pm.
Staff at Dolphin Discovery said the woman, who worked at the tourist attraction, had just left for the day and was set upon in the back parking lot near the facility’s loading dock.
According to their reports, two men who appeared to be fishing along the iron shore at the back of the parking lot confronted the woman who had her laptop computer taken as well as her purse and car.
The vehicle, a Toyota Marino, was located a short distance away on Bonaventure Drive by the RCIPS helicopter crew.
The suspects in the robbery are described as thin, dark-skinned and wearing black clothes. One of the men was around 5’8″ tall, the other about 6′ tall, police said.
Anyone with information on the car jacking or who saw the suspects leave the car on Bonaventure Drive is asked to call West Bay Police Station at 949-3999 or Cayman Crime Stoppers at 800-8477.
Police said it was around 7.10pm when a 30-year-old man was assaulted near the Ed Bush playing field by two men and his white rental Hyundai Atos taken. The man was stabbed in the chest and shoulder and also struck in the face with what police said appeared to be a firearm.
The victim ran from his attackers and was subsequently shot at, police said. He was not hit by the gunfire.
The 30-year-old was later taken to hospital where his injuries were found to be not life-threatening, police said.
A quick search of the surrounding area located the stolen Hyundai and led to the arrest of a 40-year-old man on suspicion of robbery. The second attacker was not immediately found.
Again, witnesses to the attack or those who may have information were asked to call West Bay Police Station or the Crime Stoppers tip line.