Instead, the Caymanian Compass was notified of the incident via an email that went out to residents at the Lakeside Villas condos along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway on Wednesday.
According to the strata statement on the incident: “Four masked men with machetes and a gun accosted a resident of Lakeside while [he was] returning to his apartment. They entered the apartment tied up the three occupants, stealing some cash and a few pieces of jewelry. They did not harm the three occupants of the apartment.”
Apparently the robbery happened sometime after midnight in the early morning hours of Monday. Residents of the complex told the Compass that the suspects in the incident waited in the stairwell of the building where the robbery occurred to confront the man.
“Currently the Executive Committee are reviewing the security in place, and [are] looking for further security measures to implement,” read the strata statement. “We ask everyone to be vigilant on property and report any unusual incidents to security, the police or the office immediately.”
It was not immediately clear why police had not been contacted immediately about the robbery. An RCIPS spokesperson was unaware of the robbery report when contacted about it Wednesday.
A police spokesperson related the following about the incident: “We received a report late [Tuesday] morning of an incident at Lakeside that had occurred some 12 hours earlier. The facts of the matter have not yet been established and police enquiries are ongoing.”