Two women targeted this week
For the second time in a week, there has been a report of an attack by a suspected robber on a woman that was walking alone through George Town.*
In the latest incident, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said a woman, 24, was set upon by an attacker while she was walking between a location on Courts Road to the rear of the Lakeside Apartments on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.
RCIPS Chief Inspector Frank Owens said the attack happened just before 6pm Wednesday.
He said the victim was approached by a knife-wielding suspect, who slashed the woman in the stomach, leg and left hand. The man then ran off, taking the woman’s groceries – which she was carrying – with him.
Police searched the area but did not immediately locate the suspect.
The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening and she was hospitalised for treatment Wednesday.
Anyone who has any information about the crime or the suspect is asked to contact RCIPS Sergeant Teekel Cowans at George Town Police Station at 949-4222. They can also call the RCIPS anonymous tip-line at 949-7777, or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).
Wednesday’s attack was preceded by an incident Friday night that occurred along the George Town waterfront.
In that incident, officers said the woman’s handbag was taken during the heist. The male suspect involved was carrying a machete, according to police.
The woman was taken to hospital with a wound to her hand and was later discharged, according to reports.
She was set upon in the vicinity of Rackam’s pub, police said.
Police said the robber was around 5’7″ tall and slim with a blue long-sleeved shirt, dark pants and a black baseball hat. An entirely different description from the one given of the suspect in the Wednesday evening attack.