Women injured in bag snatch attempt

A 28-year-old woman was injured Thursday when a bag snatcher on a bicycle dragged her along the road while trying to steal her handbag.

The woman suffered cuts and bruises after she refused to let go of the bag and was dragged on the ground by the cyclist.

Police said the attempted robbery occurred about 1.45pm on Thursday, 4 April, when the victim was walking along Newport Avenue.

When she refused to release her handbag, she was dragged to the ground and along the roadway, police said.

“As a car approached the suspect ran off empty handed, leaving the bag and his bicycle behind. The occupants of the car assisted the woman and the suspect was last seen running in the direction of Cay Court apartments,” according to a statement released by police Friday.

The woman, who suffered cuts and bruising to her legs and body, was taken to hospital and released following treatment.

The suspect is described as being of dark complexion with short hair, wearing jeans pants and had a blue towel around his head. He was riding a red and white bicycle.
Anyone who was in the area at the time and has any information which could assist the enquiry is asked to call George Town CID on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Ladies I know you will be caught off guard, but walking along the road at 1.30 am in the morning you just have to be on the alert for anything. I am so happy the woman was not hurt seriously, but I am so sorry she never got the opportunity to beat the Sh– out of him on the road. I hope he is caught. Yes put a picture of the bicycle on the Television with the news please, that is the only way it will be identified. Offer a reward too, because this must stop. I am sure that someone who knows someone who had a red bicycle and they are walking now will talk. Even if the reward is 300.00 dollars someone will talk trust me. Then they can take finger prints off the bike and match.

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  2. Hunter – Read it more carefully, it says 1:45pm, early afternoon. I agree that you just have to be on the alert for anything any time of the day or night in Cayman. Sad the safe Caymans are long gone replaced with crime and corruption.

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  3. I am pretty sure the author of this piece wrote 1:45 PM not AM which means this happened in broad daylight where even a woman alone should be safe. Now perhaps the author is mistaken about the time in which case one wonders how YOU knew when it happened!
    Editor’s note. It was indeed in broad daylight.

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